SPEAK ENGLISH ON SPECIFIC TOPICS (DAL 4 LIVELLO IN SU): Learn Expressions to Speak in Groups About Different Aspects of Life (in DAD)
Perché seguire un corso di Susan Brodar all’UniPopBorbiago
Why should you trust me?
I’m Susan, a British teacher and languages lover. As a globetrotter I’ve been through the uncomfortable experience of not being able to communicate adequately.
- I have decades of teaching experience but I use the most innovative strategies to make learning engaging.
- See what people say about me: https://www.speaklanguagesandtraveltheworld.com/testimonials.html
A chi è rivolto
INTERMEDIATE – UPPER INTERMEDIATE Level ENGLISH
October – December 2021
Obiettivi del corso
I am offering this innovative course to improve your vocabulary on specific topics. You will learn to speak confidently on different subjects using the appropriate expressions, idioms and collocations.
The course will be based on the Flipped learning method to give priority to your speaking practice during the lesson.
This means that before each lesson I will give students short videos and games to consolidate vocabulary/expressions – this is to do at home in your own time, before the lesson.
We will subsequently use these expressions, in small groups, during the lesson to speak about the relative topics.
Topics we will study include (not necessarily in this order):
- Family & Friends
- People & Personalities
- Fashion & Shopping
- Books, Films & Art
- Social Media
- University & Student Life
- Modern Technology
These lessons will take place online
- to practise your speaking skills with me and other students in small groups
- without the noise of the other groups and
- from the comfort of your own home.
Which level of English should you have?
Students of intermediate or upper-intermediate level will benefit from this course, particularly in speaking. It is not necessary to all be at exactly the same level as long as you can understand and communicate effectively with each other. Some of you will have better grammar skills than others, some will be able to understand native speakers more and others will be able to speak more confidently. But the aim of this course is to guide you to improving your English communication skills, even if they are not ‘perfect’, but communication is the first objective of learning a language. There’s no point in knowing your grammar perfectly if you can’t communicate effectively.
Materiale /attrezzature richiesti
This course will not follow a particular book but I will use a series of different audio-visual materials to stimulate your listening, reading and particularly your speaking skills. This course will not focus on writing.
- at least of INTERMEDIATE LEVEL
- ACCESS to INTERNET
- at least a MOBILE PHONE
- preferably computer / tablet.
Modalità di erogazione
The lessons will take place online through Zoom, which is very easy to use even for non-technological students.
So how will you improve your grammar, phrasal verbs and vocabulary?
You will pick it up in context, which is the most natural way of learning and remembering.
We will study specific grammar points that appear in the materials and practise expressions we learn in these materials.
The materials will help us to practise with authentic English rather than simplified textbook English – this is just what you need to level-up and improve so that you can finally understand real natural English.
I will also explain any grammar points that you are unsure of and you would like to revise. The exercises and (optional but recommended) homework will be prevalently aimed at getting you to practise your speaking: Short speaking tasks (audio or video recordings) posted to a private platform for feedback from me personally & your peers. However, I will be making self-correcting exercises available for anyone who wants to practise their grammar systematically on points they feel weak in.
All the lessons will be exclusively in English to maximise English listening & speaking skills without translating but using definitions in English to help your comprehension of unknown words or expressions.
The class will join a dedicated WhatsApp group for immediate communication only in English.
All the extra materials will be made available week by week, lesson by lesson, in a dedicated Dropbox folder so that you can access them even if you are absent.
The lessons will take place on Zoom, which is very easy to use even for non-technological students.
What do you need to do to improve your English?
Study & speak it just little (15-20 mins) regularly every day.
Don’t worry if you make mistakes!
We’re here to learn together and be very patient with each other.
I look forward to practising your English with you!
See you in class!
Connect with me & I look forward to interacting with you!
Iscrizioni al Corso
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- Data di inizio 18/10/2021, lunedì 18:30-20:00
- Incontri minimi 10
- Incontri massimi 10
- Tot. ore min 15 ore
- Tot. ore max 15 ore
- Livello avanzato
- Propedeuticità inglese 4° livello
- Lingua inglese
- Minimo partecipanti 8
- Massimo partecipanti 14
- N°Iscritti 1