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Hello, 我是 Alex

2018年5月加入

Alex 來自美國,畢業自威斯康辛大學麥迪遜分校,主修人類學,同時熱愛經濟、哲學與歷史。畢業後來到台灣,成為專職的英文老師,擁有國際認可的英語教學執照 CELTA,累計有六年的教學經驗。教學之餘喜歡寫作,最喜歡的電影是《刺激1995》。

Alex開設的課程 (7)

83則課程評價

Sophia Su
2020年10月.英文時事討論中高級
Alex's class is as excellent as before, recommended for those who are interested in learning more about US cultures and global social issues which fewer local media covered.

Michelle
2020年10月.英文聽說能力中級班
Alex 是很棒的老師,在課堂中總是鼓勵同學多開口。就算是一般認為的會話課也能在平常的主題帶入不同的觀點及其相關更深入的討論。

Alan
2020年09月.英文時事討論中高級
Alex is well prepared for this course.

Yi-Chiu Wen
2020年08月.英文時事討論中高級
這堂課肯定有機會開口說英文,但我覺得寶貴的是可以學到美國人思考邏輯,上課文章有政治、經濟、科技、醫療等,每次都能從ALEX那邊聽到一些美國人思考邏輯,相對於台灣人來說非常跳躍的,ALEX也引導我們除了新聞的論點以外,我們可以再跳躍的思考哪些層面。希望下次能再參與critical thinking class!

Jolie
2020年08月.英文時事討論中高級
課程討論內容難度偏高(較不是日常生活內容),但是具有挑戰性 若是能更明確指出每次上課的討論主題,會比較能夠提前查閱相關字彙

Eddie
2020年08月.一起輕鬆讀懂系列:馬克思
What I learnt the most from this class would be as following: 1. The main events and works of Marx's life. 2. Grasp some key concepts: socialism, historical materialism, labor, labor power, value, surplus value, class, exploitation, class struggle, capital, capitalism (by David Harvey's definition), capital as value in motion (production, realization of value, accumulation) 3. Marx's concrete political program on the basis of scientific socialism: Be for great precision (be precise in what I want), e.g. Marx's concerns about the length of normal working day and prohibition of child labor. 4.Dialectical thinking: contradictions as a whole co-existing and inherent in the structure; dynamic in the process Several contradictory pairs of key terms: use value & exchange value; forces of production & relations of production; class consciousness & false consciousness (coined by György Lukács); relations of class. 5. Try to be precise in what sort of world I want to live in: aim to transfer productive resources to common ownership.

Ula Jou Kung
2020年08月.英文聽說能力中級班
Alex老師幽默風趣平易近人~讓每位同學都有開口表達的機會~ 很喜歡老師討論課堂主題外的內容~如疫情剛爆發時討論美國的文化還有失業率~課堂裡也有其他有趣的主題~AI還有極地馬拉松的~收穫良多 :)

Eva Sun
2020年08月.英文時事討論中高級
Alex is one of the best culture observers between East and West. I’ve learned lot from the class. Hope I could join the physiology class taught by him.

高子璇
2020年07月.英文時事討論中高級
Alex 在每一堂課前做足準備,且從國際新聞延伸回到思考台灣的狀況,蠻多時候準備討論的問題時都能讓我有不同的思考角度。

陳孟熹
2020年07月.英文時事討論中高級
Alex is a very great teacher who gives all the students opportunities to share their ideas and treats everyone responsibly. Also, the topics he chooses are insightful and informative, and I do learn a lot from them. Don’t hesitate to sign up, you won’t regret it!

Roger
2020年07月.英文時事討論中高級
Great! I got a lot of fun in this series of classes. For a piece of advice, being prepared will make your learning experience much better.

Ben
2020年07月.一起輕鬆讀懂系列:馬克思
Interesting

Emily Hung
2020年06月.每個人都可以學的經濟學入門
This class provides an introduction to economics and inspires us to look at economic policies from a new perspective. Alex is knowledgeable, insightful, and inquisitive. I highly recommend this class.

Eddie
2020年06月.每個人都可以學的經濟學入門
Thanks for Alex's teaching. I learned a lot from Mr. Ha-Joon Chang's video lecture and your teaching with great insights. 1. I learned some key theories and basic assumptions from a developmentalist economist, quite different from dominant, mainstream neoclassical and neo-liberal economist view. Kind of critical perspective to know economics I think. 2. A great introduction for people to understand economics, fewer mathematical models, graphs and numbers, making it easier to get into economic world. It's quite suitable for me, a economic outsider. 3. I get to know how the current financial market works and the real world has been built up. Also, the financialization, penetration of financial logic into everything. People rigidly stick to some ideologies so that they are easily unaware of viewing the world through their financial lens. 4. Mostly interestingly for me, it's the interdisciplinary studies, comparison between mainstream economist and Karl Marx's view about production and distribution. 5. So happy to find some allies (?) and we may work together to organize and mobilize people in the future...lol

Will
2020年05月.英文時事討論中高級
Online class due to covid-19 but Alex still offered great lessons for us!

Eddie
2020年04月.英文時事討論中高級
We put every news into bigger political, economic, social and cultural context and found out their connection. That's the most fascinating!

Eddie
2020年04月.每個人都可以學的經濟學入門
I highly recommend the class as we want to take a more clear and closer look at the real world. On top of that, I got to know some economic dominant assumptions. It seems like a process of revealing and dissecting mainstream economist's worldview. Most importantly, the class presents a great opportunity to be aware of how these economic assumptions have shaped the world.

廖涵容
2020年04月.英文時事討論中高級
很棒的老師!

尹毓鄭
2020年03月.英文聽說能力中級班
喜歡老師的上課方式,提供大家許多討論機會,也非常能練習口說

張檸檬
2020年03月.英文聽說能力中級班
老師會盡量主動詢問每個人,讓大家都有發言機會,聽說讀寫都會教

Kathy
2020年03月.英文聽說能力中級班
輕鬆地聊天, 開口也不會有壓力

Claire
2020年03月.英文時事討論中高級
課程內容切合時事,什麼議題Alex都可以討論,從課程中學到不少~

Tonnie
2020年02月.英文聽說能力中級班
You can get some new ideas in the course discussion, very interesting !

Vicky
2020年02月.英文時事討論中高級
Alex is well-prepared. 課程內容多元且國際化,主題選擇切合時事,能夠廣泛的接觸到不同面向的議題,有助於擴展視野

Chen Yu-Fang
2020年01月.英文時事討論中高級
很有深度的課程,老師教得很好,上課前要多做準備,才能練習到比較多的口說。

Leon Yang
2020年01月.英文時事討論中高級
Really appreciate Alex for updating latest headlines each week, providing well-designed worksheet with insightful questions for reflection, and facilitating “round-table discussion” smoothly. This class does bring me closer to the world. 準備四刷這堂課~繼續長知識

Violet Lin
2020年01月.英文時事討論中高級
The class is great!! I acquired lots of knowledge and perspectives (and some issues I never noticed before). Articles provided during the class are wide and deep, like conflict between Iran and the US. Alex is a well-prepared and learned teacher. He put forward many deep questions and guided us to think and express our thought. I'm really happy I made the choice to join Alex's class!

Li-wen Lin
2020年01月.英文時事討論中高級
more political topic plz

Eddie
2020年01月.英文時事討論中高級
This time our discussion went further from NIMBY (not in my backyard), automation at the workplace (textile industry), school technologies, housing justice to escalating conflict between the US and Iran (assassination of the Iranian most powerful General). Again, broaden my mind and worldview. Look at and see the world with a clear mind. A huge thank for Alex!

Emily Hung
2020年01月.簡報能力與公開演講
Alex is a very encouraging teacher and he also provides lots of opportunities for students to practice presentation skills. I especially like how he guided us to think deeper about our final presentation.

Szu-Han Liu
2019年12月.英文時事討論中高級
Alex is patient and well-prepared. Recommend for those who'd like to train the critical thinking and practice English expression.

Tim
2019年12月.英文聽說能力中級班
容易有機會可以發言跟對談,很適合不敢講的人嘗試的開始

Eddie Chou
2019年12月.英文時事討論中高級
Now I get to know why I enjoy Alex's news discussion a lot. It's because his weekly articles, questions and open mindedness allow me to connect my personal troubles with public issues and practice speaking out in English. Let me use a different way to view the world around me. Thank you so much Alex.

林阿天
2019年12月.英文時事討論中高級
Topics are all very inspiring, intriguing, and related to the public. Some are even more controversial, which could help you think deeper and build your personal viewpoint thought the process of debating. Every student has plenty of time to express opinions, and Alex will help with more concept and more precise vocabularies.

Leon Yang
2019年12月.英文時事討論中高級
Amazing, spontaneous leading style. Providing latest news articles with some questions for discussion really helped me understand and be able to apply the concepts in the news and now I think I understand them better than I could have if I’d only read about them.幽默帥哥又認真準備,準備三刷這堂課

Jerry
2019年12月.英文時事討論中高級
Alex is always well prepared and willing to to share his knowledge of the topics. He also takes notes of what the class says, making us feel like our opinions matter. I strongly recommend Alex if you're still deciding which teacher to go with.

Iris Hsieh
2019年11月.英文聽說能力中級班
Alex is an experienced teacher to lead students.

Eddie Chou
2019年11月.英文時事討論中高級
Alex's teaching style is to make students feel relaxed and comfortable to speak. Also, I learned a lot. Thanks indeed!

Nuke
2019年11月.英文聽說能力中級班
Every lesson makes me fun, abundant experience and more obtain a new point of view in English.

iwenlai
2019年07月.簡報能力與公開演講
The target of this class is to improve students' ability of public speaking. We had to do a final presentation at the last class. Before that, each student had chances to do practice presentations based on different Ted talks. Those Ted talks were not all good in terms of public speaking skills. However, they were all helpful since you could try to avoid the mistakes appeared in the bad ones. In order to do the practice presentations, we had to absorb the content of the Ted talks and turn into our own words. That process was really challenging. It was interesting to see all the practice presentations because I found everybody had different focus even though we all watched the same video. I felt that we learned from Alex of course and learned from our classmates as well. Alex was very patient and gave sincere comments. He not only told us which parts we could improve but also gave us compliments. At the end of the class, I found myself become less nervous speaking in front of classmates.

Eddie
2019年07月.一起輕鬆讀懂系列:馬克思
Thanks again, Alex. His knowledge always helps me to broaden my mind, update what I learned before, see my blind spots, rethink about the world in a different way and consider the possibility (not to be alienated) of making some changes in my life and people's lives. I appreciate his teaching. Looking forward to his new courses in near future.

mina
2019年06月.簡報能力與公開演講
Every class was great. I had enough time expressing myself and discussing with other classmates... enjoyed the class! :)

Nuke
2019年05月.英文聽說能力中級班
If you seek a chance to express yourself and interact with people then get the English learning. Here it is.

Mamie
2019年05月.英文聽說能力中級班
老師每堂課都會準備一篇文章帶領大家討論,能學到很多新單字,也能討論平常比較不會去思考的社會議題。在Alex的課堂上可以很輕鬆的開口說英文,說錯了也沒有關係。

Zack
2019年05月.英文時事討論中高級
Alex is a very patient teacher, well-prepared in class, and the reading he shares is really useful. Since this is a discussion class, your classmates play a huge part in your overall learning experience as well.

Edna
2019年04月.英文時事討論中高級
Alex is always well-prepared, and is very patient to listen to the students. In the first class, we talked about the format of the class, what the topics we gonna discuss on, and you can always have your opinions of the topics. This class gave me many different perspectives to see the world. Thank you Alex and of course other classmates. :)

Eddie
2019年03月.英文時事討論中高級
Alex, incredibly brilliant and tolerant attitude as always! Ha Thanks a million for his giving me several different views to think over during analyzing news in class. Looking forward to joining his class again in near future.

Natasha
2019年03月.英文聽說能力中級班
喜歡Alex會用不同的方式解說單字,並說明其他同義字和做其他應用的延伸!最後用申論題討論的方式也很不錯~

Angie Lu
2019年03月.英文聽說能力中級班
上課很輕鬆,即使講錯也不會有壓力

Lin Yi-Pei
2019年02月.英文聽說能力中級班
比想像中的簡單,不過還是有學到一些發音的技巧.

宋莉安
2019年01月.一起輕鬆讀懂:尼采
尼采的理論難懂,課本內容也艱澀,因爲老師的帶領閱讀,才學習了怎麼抓重點和整合思考,雖然準備過程很辛苦,但是越過之後英文會進一大步。

Maggie
2019年01月.英文聽說能力中級班
很不錯的課,可以訓練到聽力和口說,遇到不會說的句子或是單字,老師都會補充說明,希望課程內容編排上更有明確的主題

Keira
2019年01月.英文聽說能力中級班
第一次旁聽Alex的課,他給了我們開口說英文的機會介紹自己以及教材的想法討論,並適時用英文解釋並補充單字,我覺得這很棒~ 如果可能的話,以主題短篇文章為主,並帶入上述方式上課,師生應該會更能發揮~

賴婷婷
2019年01月.英文聽說能力中級班
老師很親切,上起課來沒有壓力

Sandy Feng
2019年01月.英文聽說能力中級班
不錯

Annie Sun
2019年01月.英文聽說能力中級班
很希望有機會能再度參與,老師上課的節奏與目標很清楚。

Miffy Shih
2019年01月.英文聽說能力中級班
老師親和力十足,讓我們不容易感到緊張。上課有趣。

Hsing-Yun Chang
2019年01月.英文聽說能力中級班
老師的發音很清楚,也很親切

Eddie
2018年12月.簡報能力與公開演講
I'm a return student because I feel like practicing English publicly again and again. Alex's class provides the opportunity to do that. Also, thanks for Alex's patience and kindness. I learned something new from my lovely classmates as well. Thank you all for being here, Vivian, Cody, Ed, Steve.

NiShan
2018年12月.一起輕鬆讀懂系列:馬克思
喜歡Alex 的課,會讓你從不同的角度重新思考人事物 !

Eddie
2018年12月.一起輕鬆讀懂系列:馬克思
Again, thank you so much Alex. You helped me refresh my remaining memory of the full beard (Karl Marx), his central theory: historical materialism, bourgeois (capital) vs. proletariat (labor), surplus value ... Most important, you leave you with several questions and encourage us to use another ways to view this world around us and go further. We may make a difference. I took two questions. 1. If not capitalism, then what? 2. How to deal with neoliberalism in Taiwanese comtext?

宋莉安
2018年12月.一起輕鬆讀懂系列:馬克思
很開心參加Alex的輕鬆讀馬克思課程,如果沒有老師的整理和串連,是不可能光從書籍閱讀理解的。 上完課後,我對自己每天工作的意義,及資本家的世界觀,換了一個全新的角度,並讓我有能力讀些更深入的文章。 Alex的哲學家課程真的很棒,感謝你們開這樣的課,尤其開在週末。

James Yu
2018年10月.簡報能力與公開演講
Alex is a great instructor. I am gaining knowledge and tips to make my presentation better. We have ample of time to discuss openly for various topics. I recommend to anyone who wants to improve their public speaking skills.

徐紫芸
2018年09月.簡報能力與公開演講
This is probably my favorite class in MDT ever. Alex knows student's want and need, and is always ready to offer the most useful advices. In the end I find everyone in this class made a big progress. We truly learned a lot from each other. I love all our classmates' final presentations so much, each showing how much effort one had pour in, which fully demonstrate our own abilities and possibilities.

Henry
2018年09月.簡報能力與公開演講
每個人都有至少2次機會針對Ted talk影片做簡報,另外還有期末報告,期末報告的主題不拘,可依照自己的興趣決定。課堂指定的Ted talk影片可以學到很多實用的簡報技巧,由於最後一堂課期末報告的主題是自己決定的,從資料蒐集整理、報告架構、投影片排版到最後上台做簡報,覺得簡報功力進步很多。同學們的報告也十分有趣,學到很多東西。

Eddie
2018年09月.簡報能力與公開演講
First of all, massive thanks for Alex' teaching way - patience, positive feedback and encouraging me to relax myself speaking on the stage. I appreciate his kindness and heartwarming quality, especially creating comfortable atmosphere to speak. Actually, I highly recommend those who want to share their ideas and practice public speaking fluently can take his course! More importantly, I hope I will have chance to attend his "Public Speaking" again because I always need second chance and spend more time improving myself. Ha Hopefully, see you soon! Eddie

Scott Hsieh
2018年09月.英文時事討論中高級
Alex would give abundant materials few days before a session, encouraging students to read over them for discussion, which may give a participant an opportunity to improve the skills of scheduling and reading. He is always open-minded about topics he's familiar with, e.g. politics, economics, etc. For those who are familiar with or interested in the fileds AND wants to improve a little bit more on English speaking with the already-quite-good base, you should be seriously considering Alex's class.

Aiyana
2018年08月.英文時事討論中高級
Discussed a lot.

Charlie 佳霖
2018年06月.英文時事討論中高級
This is my third times to join Alex’s class. I’ve truly learned a lot from him in each class!!!Alex is really good at stimulating us to think critically through different kinds of news.In his class, I've not only improved my English skill but also gained a lot of valuable knowledge!  Alex really knows a lot, even those current affairs happening in Taiwan he knows well! Thanks ever so much, Alex!! Your class is awesome.

匿名
2018年04月.英文時事討論中高級
適合練習想要口說、聽力,增進國際觀的人參加。

匿名
2018年04月.英文時事討論中高級
very professional teacher, highly recommendable

Amy Lin
2018年04月.英文時事討論中高級
老師上課認真,又能帶給大家不同想法,與及帶動上課氣氛。值得推薦

匿名
2018年04月.英文時事討論中高級
課程本身氣氛不錯 可以提供英文方面新的刺激 有助於維持英語語感 小小建議是松江南京場地有時候有點吵  南京復興比較適合

Vicky
2018年04月.英文時事討論中高級
Thank you Alex for making this great class, had a great time! I will go to your classes in the future.

謝家安
2018年04月.英文時事討論中高級
Alex 很棒,除了練習口說,也鼓勵大家提問,並給予我們許多不同的觀點,Alex博學多聞,上到最後覺得觀點反而是最吸引人的地方。

陳欣怡
2018年04月.英文時事討論中高級
Alex 在課程設計上有自己的想法,第一堂課他就告訴大家說:「這些文章或許一開始有點難,但我希望大家在四堂課後,能夠學到討論國際時事的方法,未來能更有自信地以英文參與比較難的討論。」,從小上過這麼多英文課,我覺得老師對課程是否有期待、要求是很重要的。從這點來說,Alex 是位值得推薦的老師。另一方面老師私下蠻可愛的,會想一直參加下去 😄😄

Fang Ting
2018年04月.英文時事討論中高級
建議課前可以先瞭解參加者的需求與程度 相信課程會更棒; 課程本身氣氛不錯 可以提供英文方面新的刺激 有助於維持英語語感 會再找有興趣的主題參加

Chen Shu Han
2018年04月.英文時事討論中高級
認真的老師 課後還會私下再針對學生的缺點提出建議 課程內容有深度 但氣氛不會嚴肅

Irene
2018年02月.英文時事討論中高級
Alex對於經濟、政治、歷史等議題涉獵很廣, 對於我不熟悉的領域, 從中學到很多, 除了所討論的國際時事議題, 也會加入此議題對於台灣的影響, 衝擊等討論分享, 很推薦的一堂課

杜維恆 (Xavier Tu)
2018年02月.英文時事討論中高級
步調輕快,善於營造輕鬆聊天的氣氛,讓人容易加入討論。老師擅長的國際政經領域及本身的生活經驗,都能補足台灣人(好啦也許只有我..)觀點不足的問題,也讓討論內容多了一份深度。

YuTing
2018年02月.英文時事討論中高級
Alex認真選擇擅長的政治經濟相關文章,帶同學思考自身社會,藉由口說練習,加強英文詞彙運用。

Jen
2018年01月.英文時事討論中高級
老師會用開放態度去鼓勵學生討論,透過討論也可以知道許多時事。另外,老師對文字的使用有自己的想法,會針對特別單字做強調

Astrid
2018年01月.英文時事討論中高級
老師上課態度親切外,也十分樂意回答學生的問題。另外,Alex也會盡量讓學生發言,並適時引導及提供正確英文用字。如果想讓用字更精進的同學,滿推薦上Alex的課!