Lessons: 10 Zoom sessions face-to-face with online materials (groups of 2)
This course is for Upper-Intermediate students who would like to improve their fluency in English. All for skills are covered with an emphasis on speaking and vocabulary. Each unit consists of one main topic and several subtopics. The subtopics focus on pronunciation work, presentation skills, reading comprehension check and written tasks. These can be done by you at any time before and after class. In class, we will focus on using the ideas you have learnt about the topic, vocabulary and the functional language you will need to add to what you will be talking about. The topics can be chosen by you as well as the skills. For example, if you need to work on your presentation skills, pronunciation or subject related knowledge, such as customer engagement and empowerment (suitable for marketers), time management skills, Covid-19, you will not only learn the necessary vocabulary but be able to speak using it.
If you have reached an upper-intermediate level but still feel anxious when you have need to explain your thoughts in English in front of others or when speaking to your university lecturer, then this course might be for you. In other words, you don’t feel you are fluent enough to feel comfortable when speaking with others. You may benefit from some work on pronunciation to learn all the rules related to joining the words together when you speak and you need to worth on rhythm, intonation and possibly presentation techniques, then you are in the right place.
You will find pronunciation tasks in each unit based on the teacher’s experience of students’ pronunciation problems. You will be asked to go over some of these if necessary. You will also learn how to talk on different topics that are often discussed by intelligent people, such as emotional intelligence in leadership, culture shock, fake science and others so you can learn and practise not only new vocabulary but also functional language you need to sound more natural. You will also receive tasks from your teacher to prepare short talks and a presentation to practise your speaking skills on a newly learnt topic.
You will learn how to work with spoken texts and how to learn from them to gain more fluency when speaking. These classes are led by a trained teacher who has more than 20 years of teaching experience to international students.
For more information about the course, you can fill in the form below and the teacher will get back to you to discuss your learning goals.