生活中的經濟學

The Economy and Society

Erich

Erich 畢業自名校 University of Wisconsin-Madison ,主修經濟學,畢業後旅居哥倫比亞與蘇格蘭多年,目前是蘇格蘭格拉斯哥大學的博士候選人。除了學術領域以外,Erich 曾在蘇格蘭與台灣從事英語教學工作,累積了兩年的教學經驗。課餘他喜歡帶著心愛的狗到處散步,最喜歡的地方是大安森林公園。


課程簡介

你知道機票價格為什麼會波動嗎?又為什麼健身房會採用會員制度呢?如果你想學一點經濟學卻不知道如何開始,很歡迎你來參加。

本課程專注在口說的練習,教材選自 Planet Money ,這是很受歡迎的網路廣播節目,宗旨是讓經濟學變得有趣而且生活化,內容從日常生活切入,每集15分鐘聽起來輕鬆明快,不像傳統課程艱澀難懂。

進行方式

老師將於每週課前於課程群組內公佈當週教材,教材是每週一集podcast。

*選文與問題範例:固定價格 vs 浮動價格
可樂一瓶28元台幣,不論你渴不渴,價格就是忠實地掛在瓶身上。然而機票或旅館可不是這樣,旅行老手都知道,機票買得好可以省下許多預算,但為什麼有些產品的價格會浮動呢?價格又是誰來決定?你還可以想到哪些生活中的案例呢?完整文章請見連結,問題範例如下:

  1. Do you often buy "early bird tickets"?
  2. In what industries/circumstances do you think fixed pricing is better? Why?
  3. Do you think Starbucks should use dynamic pricing?

備註

課程目標

  • 幫助學員更細膩地以英文表達想法
  • 練習以英文討論商業、經濟學相關的主題
  • 增進對商業、經濟學的瞭解

*本課程適合多益850分以上的學員參加。

Summary

This class looks at interesting news stories that help explain how economics shape our world. Each week, we will explore a different aspect of the economy through unique, interesting news content that makes understanding economics simple and fun. We will then discuss this content to practice our conversational English, while improving our vocabulary, and learning about economic and social issues. 

Format

Each week, I will assign students news content to prepare for class (article, podcast, video, etc.), along with a few questions for an in-class discussion. We will review the content together as a class, discuss the questions, and then have an open discussion on the week's topic. 

*Sample Article: Episode 633: The Birth And Death Of The Price Tag (link)
Few sample questions when having a discussion about this episode:

  1. Where did fixed prices ('the price tag') come from, and what are the benefits?
  2. What situations and industries use flexible pricing, and what are the benefits?
  3. As a consumer, what do you think is better?

What you can learn from this class

Students will improve conversational English skills, and develop intermediate and advanced vocabulary.

My experience for the class

I have taught business English for over two years. I am also a researcher and writer who looks at how economics shape social issues in cities across the world.
相當於多益850分,適合有國際經驗,或工作上會以英文進行討論者。​ 完整分級說明請點此連結

若學員人數不足,我們最遲將於兩天前通知大家,並協助各位全額退費。

報名課程

星期三 4 堂課共 $ 2400額滿
10/17 19:00-20:30
10/24 19:00-20:30
10/31 19:00-20:30
11/07 19:00-20:30
逗點空間 : 台北市光復南路102號7F (捷運國父紀念館1號出口步行約5分鐘。)

10則課程評價

Grace
2018年10月
Erich很會引導學生,不只是英文學習上更是思考上。從課程中學習到許多不曾思考的主題~若課程周數能稍長一點更好!

Ivory Chen
2018年09月
報名上的是0903「生活中的經濟學」。 Erich的上課方式,是課前會先給當周課堂要討論的教材,是podcast,題目範圍很廣泛,從環保、醫療健制、CEO年薪討論等都有,上課前一定要先聽過,否則上課不太能融入討論,會有點浪費時間。 Podcast內容,就像聽美國廣播的一樣,講話速度跟一般美國人聊天一樣快,第一次可能只能聽懂七成,甚至更少,但若沒時間再聽一遍聽懂的話,也不用擔心,Erich上課會用引導大家回憶內容,進而讓大家討論。每個人在課堂上,都有發言機會,若是少講話的同學,Erich會注意到,刻意讓你發言。 I very enjoy Erich class. He can make difficult issue easy to learn, such as energy, trash recycling. He can lead the class very well that everyone has a chance to talk about their thought. Due to a short time in class, Erich doesn't have much to explain some word or phrase used in daily life. I suggest that take a little bit time to explain some keywords may would be better. Overall I highly recommended Erich class!

Brenda Chen
2018年09月
老師知識豐富,很會引導討論,很推薦這堂課!

Ziv
2018年09月
Erich is very patient. Discussion topics are meaningful and worth thinking.

Mike Y Wang
2018年09月
Erich is very passionate, intelligent, and patient with students. He chooses unique topics each week, and encourages students to think about them and welcomes debates between students. He also is open to critique from students as he strives to improve the quality of his class, which is already top notch! I only wish they were longer!

JH
2018年09月
If you are interested in economics but don’t know where to start, Alex’s classes are definitely the sort of place for you to join.

王怡婷
2018年08月
Erich 引導的很好,他本人顯然也是見識非常好!授課者跟學生之間有很多互相學習討論的機會,選的素材很多是行為經濟學,讓人覺得可以很貼近生活,常有很生動的感覺!四周的課程內容會從簡單到困難,而且課前都會聽一段podcast,因為是比較高階的討論課程,所以完全沒有辦法不聽素材就直接討論,這部分要報課程之前要注意。透過他,我知道了很多很棒的podcast,對有知識慾的同學們絕對受用無窮。

Betty Liu
2018年08月
這是我第一次上MTD的課,Erich給我很棒的經驗,上課很輕鬆也很尊重學生的想法,課程節奏很流暢,對於不常發言的學生他也會給他們機會發表意見,課程不僅僅在於經濟學,也帶出很多文化背景的差異,非常推薦上他的課!!!

Grace
2018年08月
It's the great experience to take Erich's class. The topic each week is very interesting and related to social issues. He not only encourages us speak but think in a critical way. Thanks a lot. Highly recommended~

Ivan
2018年08月
Erich cares shy students like me and give them chances to talk. A fun class with good atmosphere, you really can learn economy concept in it.