英文表達與新聞討論

News Discussion Class with Jody

Jody Hepperly

Jody 來自美國,畢業自 Oregon State University,擁有水資源管理的碩士學位,畢業後從事教職,累計5年的教學經驗,擁有國際認可的教學執照TEFL。教學之餘,Jody 是位攝影師,拍攝許多以文化為主題的 Vlog。最喜歡的電影是2006年的《人類之子》。


課程簡介

本課程專注在口說的練習,我們以新聞為主題,但不會過於嚴肅,學員能夠加強英語口說能力,同時增進對於世界的理解。

老師每週準備一則新聞作為討論主題,此外,每位學員可以分享一則新聞,可以是國際的、台灣的,甚至是你家附近的事情,主題可以是藝文、健康、運動、社會議題(或任何主題!)

本課程特別適合「閱讀能力不錯,想更加強英語表達與討論能力」的學員,你可以增加口說的經驗與膽量。

本課程為中高級,老師會減少單字的講解,但介紹更多母語者常用的口語與表達方式,幫助學員說英語時更加自然。

課程目標

  • 增進英語聽說能力
  • 增進表達想法與參與討論的能力
  • 增進對於時事的理解

進行方式

每堂課程分兩部分:

  1. 老師選文討論(每週一篇選文)
  2. 學員選文討論(optional)

每週每位學員可以分享一則新聞,介紹的時間為2分鐘,請簡單說明:

  1. 事情經過 ─ 人事時地物
  2. 為什麼重要或是有趣?

老師推薦的新聞來源有:

WEBSITES

  1. The New York Times  -- nytimes.com
  2. The Washington Post  -- washingtonpost.com
  3. The BBC  --- BBC.com/news
  4.  NPR  (publicly funded radio news from the US) -- npr.org

備註

本課程適用【MDT 兩人團報九折優惠】

只要報名同一堂課,兩位學員都能享有九折優惠,優惠辦法如下:

  1. 付款並完成報名
  2. 填寫本表單

MDT 將於十五個工作日內,將折扣金額退還至您的信用卡帳戶。

Summary

In this course we will take a relaxed and fun approach to learning about and discussing current events and news stories that shape our world.

Each week we will focus on what you found interesting in the news. topics can be international, Taiwan-centric, or even something cool or important that happened in your neighborhood. We can discuss the arts, international politics, health, sports—whatever! Come ready to both talk about an issue or news story and explain to the class why it is important or interesting. We don’t simply want to rehash or retell something we read or saw on TV, but to dig deeper and discover the broader implications and connections and learn why it should matter to us.

This class will appeal to anybody who wants to talk about current events in English. However, it will be especially helpful for the person who feels they have a decent grasp of things in print but doesn’t necessarily feel 100% confident in their speaking ability (Don’t worry, speaking in front of a group is a challenge for many native speakers as well). This course will provide an opportunity to practice your English, learn about current events, meet new people, and have lively discussions in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Format

Each week students should read at least a couple of news stories and find one that you found particularly interesting or important. It doesn't have to be the biggest thing that happened each week. Rather, our goal will be to have a nice spread of news stories to discuss. Addiitonally, I will send out a particular news story that we can focus on as a group to learn new vocabulary and analyze the written structure. 

Feel free to use any TV channel, radio, website or news source to learn about what's Quality English news sources include: 

NEWSPAPERS

The New York Times  -- nytimes.com

The Washington Post  -- washingtonpost.com

RADIO

NPR  (publicly funded radio news from the US) -- npr.org

The World from PRI (Daily radio news 「andpublic」 interest stories for an English audience)  -- pri.org

Democracy Now (Left-leaning news with a social-justice orientation)   --democracynow.org

WEBSITES

The BBC  --- BBC.com/news

Politico (mainly political news)  -- politico.com

PBS News (hour-long televison news program on America's publicly-funded TV channel) -- pbs.org/newshour 

What you can learn from this class

Students will learn about to better discuss about current events and news stories in English.

My experience for the class

I am an avid reader and news consumer. I have been reading the New York Times and Washington Post every day since I was 17. I have also written a few articles for my university newspaper and also one that appeared in Apple Daily in China.
相當於多益700分/全民英檢中高級,能以英文輕鬆地聊天,目標是進一步加強表達能力的學員。 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。

根據北市府規定,學生於第二堂課上課前提出退費申請者,退還課程費用總額百分之七十。 完整說明請點此連結

報名課程

星期日 6 堂課共 $ 3600差 1 位開班
10/27 17:30-19:30
11/03 17:30-19:30
11/10 17:30-19:30
11/17 17:30-19:30
11/24 17:30-19:30
12/01 17:30-19:30
MDT信義教室 : 台北市光復南路578號3樓 (捷運信義安和站5號出口步行約5分鐘。)

星期四 6 堂課共 $ 3600
10/31 19:30-21:30
11/07 19:30-21:30
11/14 19:30-21:30
11/21 19:30-21:30
11/28 19:30-21:30
12/05 19:30-21:30
小樹民權西路 : 台灣台北市中山區民權西路56號2樓 (捷運民權西路7號出口步行約30秒)

8則課程評價

陳昭廷
2019年09月
I enjoyed the class. Jody explained lots of interesting words by sharing the news. Everyone can feel free to share the insight of news to others and receive feedback from Jody. We'll get notes made on class by Jody to review what we learn in the class!

Jay Lin
2019年09月
老師親和力十足

Shu-Hua Tseng
2019年09月
We talked about some topics in class and had a lot of chance to express what we thought about. Thanks Jody!

喔啦
2019年08月
Thanks to Jody and all the classmates. That was a great evening with informative ideas. I found the way that Jody took notes of people’s sharing was useful. He would explain the vocabulary further and give examples for how people use it in certain circumstances so that we can learn more in the class. It’s good to learn from others and native speakers. I would like to take Jody’s class again, and looking forward to having more further discussions in among various topics and practicing how to speak more naturally.

Cheng Tung Liu
2019年08月
上課氣氛輕鬆,有很多開口的機會,老師會適時的引導跟補充說明,參加前針對課程主題稍做準備的話會更有自信並成效更佳,還會想再回來上Jody的課!

Andrea
2019年08月
Jody is an inspired teacher. We didn’t just follow the handout for the session. Jody also gave us some pop-up practices to encourage us to talk. Great MDT experience for the very first time!

kitty
2019年08月
Jody is a hard working teacher and well prepared for the class. i definitely will take his class again.

Ted Shen
2019年08月
Very nice class