英語口說討論中高級 ─ 單堂課程

Discussion and Debate

Tim Feliks

Tim 來自荷蘭,主修歷史與哲學,畢業後旅居世界各地已逾六年,足跡遍佈非洲、中東、南亞等四十多個國家,擁有豐富的生命經驗與旅行經驗。他曾在羅馬擔任導遊,是位風趣友善的老師,另外曾在台灣與澳洲從事英語教學工作,累積有四年的教學經驗。


課程簡介

本課程專注在口說的練習,以有趣的短片或新聞為教材,內容涉及歷史、心理學、文化差異、現代生活等等主題。老師將於課前公佈當週教材,並提供討論問題。譬如說:內向的人表達喜歡的10種跡象

進行方式

  1. 老師帶領閱讀文章,並解釋較為困難的單字以及學員不理解的地方。
  2. 針對指定的問題進行討論,學員將能練習表達自己的想法。
  3. 過程中,老師將引導發言、提出見解,以增進討論的趣味與豐富。

備註

課程目標

  • 增進英文口說的自信
  • 增進英文口說的流暢度
  • 增進以英文討論各種議題的能力

*本課程適合多益700分/全民英檢中高級的學員參加。

*如果你喜歡更有挑戰性的內容,歡迎參考老師 Tim 的另外一堂課程:進階討論與辯論練習

Summary

The goal of this class is to test and improve your English skills by studying short videos or articles and debating them in class. I like challenging my students with questions that require them to really think about their answer and encourage interaction between students.

I intend to use resources in this class that are interesting, but not particularly difficult. I want you to be able to quickly understand the message of the video or article, so you can spend your preparation time putting that message into your own words and developing your own opinions about it. If you prefer a more challenging class with a greater focus on debate, I recommend checking out my Advanced class.

Format

I will provide you with a short (5-10 min) video or article a few days before class and several comprehension questions that will help you fully understand them. The source material can be about a variety of topics, such as history, philosophy, psychology, culture, and modern society. I will also include a few questions that encourage you to develop your own opinions about the topic to prepare you for the debate section of the class.

During class time, we'll spend a good amount of time sharing our understanding of the video/article, before moving on to debate our own opinions. My role will generally be to ask questions, guide the discussion, and encourage debate among students. I can also provide my own insights whenever required, as I'm sure to have my own opinions on whatever we're talking about.

*Sample Material: 10 Signs an Introvert Likes You (youtube)

What you can learn from this class

Students will improve their reading and listening abilities by studying the provided materials before class. More importantly, they'll learn how to put what they learned into their own words and share their insights with fellow students, which is an important part of using English in every day life. They'll also develop opinions on topics they might not have thought about before and learn how to present and debate them in class.

My experience for the class

I love running classes set up around discussion and debate. I have a background in both history and philosophy, which makes me especially well suited teach these skills. Several years of living and traveling on different continents has also granted me an open mind and the ability to ask questions you might not have even thought about before.
相當於多益700分/全民英檢中高級,能以英文輕鬆地聊天,想加強討論能力者。 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

星期日 1 堂課共 $ 500額滿
08/26 14:00-15:30
​小樹科技大樓 : 台北市大安區復興南路二段200號6樓 (捷運科技大樓站出口步行約2分鐘)

星期日 1 堂課共 $ 500確定開班
08/26 15:45-17:15
​小樹科技大樓 : 台北市大安區復興南路二段200號6樓 (捷運科技大樓站出口步行約2分鐘)

星期日 1 堂課共 $ 500確定開班
09/02 14:00-15:30
​小樹科技大樓 : 台北市大安區復興南路二段200號6樓 (捷運科技大樓站出口步行約2分鐘)

星期日 1 堂課共 $ 500
09/02 16:00-17:30
​小樹科技大樓 : 台北市大安區復興南路二段200號6樓 (捷運科技大樓站出口步行約2分鐘)

星期日 1 堂課共 $ 500
09/09 14:00-15:30
​小樹科技大樓 : 台北市大安區復興南路二段200號6樓 (捷運科技大樓站出口步行約2分鐘)

星期日 1 堂課共 $ 500
09/09 15:45-17:15
​小樹科技大樓 : 台北市大安區復興南路二段200號6樓 (捷運科技大樓站出口步行約2分鐘)

18則課程評價

Grace
2018年08月
老師很有耐心也很會引導,鼓勵我們表達。topic也很有深度值得探討。很棒的經驗~

Pei-Xuan Lian
2018年08月

Patrik Huang
2018年08月
interesting discussion and feedback from Tim.

Joanne Chang
2018年08月
課題新穎 受益良多

Jerry Ho
2018年08月
Very good topic and discussion environment

Penny
2018年07月
This is my first time taking Tim's class,and he is a teacher who is good at asking questions to students.As a student,we have lots of opportunities to express our opinions and discuss with each others,but that would be great if Tim can share more his views as well.

Henry
2018年07月
主題相當有趣,兼具深度與實用,Tim會一步步引導學生思考問題,有充分的發言機會。

Joanne Chang
2018年07月
Tim一開始為了讓大家熟悉點就聊起他在台灣的颱風經驗也分享了自己的經歷,使得所有的學員都能放開心胸講出自己的觀點。 再來,Tim也會解釋名詞意思;也請學員們解釋;能讓所有在場學員更清楚主題更能腦力激盪。 而且,Tim充分準備禸容及導課方式清晰有條理;也分享自已的見解,並且學員們也充分表達自己的觀點,Tim也會就學員問題來回應。

CY
2018年07月
對於他所選的教材,老師非常有結構性地引導我們說出每個人的意見,並適時加入他自己的觀點。整堂課下來,透過老師引導,可以獲得許多課前沒想過的觀點,十分有趣。另外,老師其實非常會鼓勵學生說出自己的想法。

賴彥如
2018年07月
啟發式的教學,獲益良多

徐紫芸
2018年07月
The class I took today is called "Discussion & Debate" and I really enjoyed it. Before the class Tim sent us a 5-minute-long video "10 Signs An Introvert Likes You" and some questions he devised in order to help us get prepared. In class we took time reviewing the video first and then dicussed on the topics. Although today we didn't have enough time to run over all the questions, the class is still interesting and enlightening to me. Tim is a good listener and skillful at leading discussion. He has created a friendly environment for students to speak up and express their own opinions, not only for extroverts but also introverts. The design of the class itself puts focus on the student, so you definitely will have many opportunites to speak and will naturally pay more attention to what your classmates think at the same time. I strongly recommend this class, especially to those who want to improve their speaking and comprehensing ability. Also, maybe it's because of his multilingual background that Tim seems to be more sensitive and aware of the usages in different kinds of English, which I think is a good thing. We also spent time discussing on some unfamiliar vocabularies in the video today.

Mei
2018年07月
Interesting class. Teacher Tim gave us many questions to think and discuss in class. I think it was a great opportunity to practice my ability of listening and speaking.

Hannah Chen
2018年05月
Tim很善於引導,問的問題也是平常比較沒有接觸的議題,很發人深省~~

匿名
2018年05月
I really liked the content, well spoken and easy to understand.

潘思安
2018年05月
思考及討論能夠以英文的邏輯思考原先不熟悉的領域或話題。課前一定要看過老師的文章,不然上課時會無話可說。

匿名
2018年05月
Interesting sessions, good classmates and teacher. The classroom was sometimes noisy though.

Joyce Lin
2018年05月
It's a great class for English as well as critical thinking. Tim's is charming and well prepared, the class is small and as a result a very good environment to work in.

Hank
2018年05月
Tim 博學多聞、open-minded,課堂中總能學到有趣的想法。學員程度很好。