表達的藝術

The Art of Explanation

Charles Temowo

Charles 來自英國,畢業自知名的University of the Arts London並專攻動畫,兩年前來到台灣成為專職的英文老師,生涯從藝術轉職教育,上課風格充滿創意與驚喜。他在教學之餘喜歡寫部落格,另外是位專業的街舞舞者。最喜歡的電影是2014年《進擊的鼓手》。


課程簡介

本課程專注在口說的練習,我們將透過一系列有趣的討論與活動,增進活用英文的能力。教材由老師設計,內容涉及電影片段、流行歌曲、服裝設計、藝術作品等等。老師兼具教學與藝術背景,課程設計充滿創意與驚喜。

進行方式

  1. 老師介紹教材重點,並解釋學員不理解的地方。
  2. 學員分組討論,討論後以組為單位分享想法。
  3. 不時穿插創意活動,譬如說角色扮演、換位思考、換句話說。
  4. 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
  • 增進以英文表達自己的能力

*本課程適合多益700分/全民英檢中高級的學員參加。

Summary

We all have opinions and things we strongly believe in. But not everyone is good at communicating their beliefs. Many of us don't feel we need to explain ourselves all the time because it's just an "opinion" and we think it's not important. However, the ability to give convincing arguments is a powerful skill that can benefit everyone, whether you're about to attend a life-changing job interview or whether you and you're partner are deciding where to go on holiday.

The class will now have a new range of activities and topics to help sharpen your skills when it comes to expressing ideas so if you have attended The Art of Explanation before and enjoyed the classes, please feel free to sign up again for a wave of fresh content.

Format

In each class, we will compare various content such as movie clips, songs, artwork, clothing, dance performances, etc - and then, we will challenge each other's opinions with reasons and logic.

This is how each lesson will flow:

  1. Hello!
    Since you'll be in this class for the next 4 weeks, it's important to feel comfortable with everyone as you will be interacting with your classmates just as much as you will with me.
    I will ask a unique question each lesson to get everyone smiling, warmed up and ready to chat. This is known as an icebreaker.
     
  2. Introduce Topic
    After introducing the main the main topic for that lesson and explaining what the goal of the lesson is, I will present the class material. Splitting into small groups, you will discuss the content among each other for 5-10 minutes, while I listen, take notes and answer any questions regarding the material or vocabulary that may not be understood.
     
  3. Round Table (Part 1)
    When the discussion has finished, we will return to the centre and share with everyone what was discussed. This is known as a "Round Table." You will not only get to do lots of talking but will get to hear the opinions of your classmates which is an important part of these lessons. Listening and sharing. 
     
  4. Main Activity
    Here, I will provide the core material for the lesson. This is usually a print out that I have prepared beforehand. Sometimes it's a role-play, sometimes it's a very tricky question. Other times it may be a riddle and other times it could be a test to see how well you can support an idea. Whatever the activity is, the goal is always to provide you with material that tests your brain and forces you to give an explanation for something. 
     
  5. Round Table (Part 2)
    We return to the centre once again to discuss and share our findings from the Main Activity. Again, this is an important (and fun!) part of the lesson where you're able to practice not only your speaking and listening but your ability to explain things confidently and in a way that makes sense logically. 
     
  6. Vocabulary Q&A
    In the last 10 minutes of the lesson, I will spend some time answering any questions about the topic or explaining the meanings of any vocabulary that you as a student heard or read during the lesson. 

What you can learn from this class

In each lesson, you will learn a variety of vocabulary, gain lots of confidence and most importantly, you will learn how to provide a solid and sound reasoning for a thought or feeling that you have. Not everyone is good at this but it's a great skill to practice as it can be useful in any social and formal environment.

My experience for the class

I'm an artist who loves creativity and interaction. I have a degree in Animation, which is an art form that's all about detail, and how that detail leads to expression. I also enjoy writing and have spent years figuring out what makes a story good. This has led me to learn about philosophy and logic. But in general, I love to share ideas and teach people how to properly articulate their thoughts, which is a fundamental skill to have no matter what your profession is. Thanks to my diverse background along with my experience in teaching English and Street Dance, you'll find my classes to be engaging and exciting in many different ways.
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

星期一 4 堂課共 $ 1980額滿
01/07 19:00-20:30
01/14 19:00-20:30
01/21 19:00-20:30
01/28 19:00-20:30
小樹松江南京 : 台北市松山區松江路131-1號3樓 (捷運松江南京站7號出口步行約5分鐘。)

星期二 4 堂課共 $ 1980差 1 位開班
01/08 19:00-20:30
01/15 19:00-20:30
01/22 19:00-20:30
01/29 19:00-20:30
小樹松江南京 : 台北市松山區松江路131-1號3樓 (捷運松江南京站7號出口步行約5分鐘。)

星期三 4 堂課共 $ 1980
01/09 19:00-20:30
01/16 19:00-20:30
01/23 19:00-20:30
01/30 19:00-20:30
小樹松江南京 : 台北市松山區松江路131-1號3樓 (捷運松江南京站7號出口步行約5分鐘。)

25則課程評價

Suane Yang
2018年11月
It's a happy and inspiring course, Charlie makes the course fascinating .

Jenny Ho
2018年11月
I really had a good time in Charles' class, he really knows how to lead a talk. Whenever I run out of words (not because I have no idea about the topic but I really seldom use English to express myself), he can always help me finish the sentence!! 好課值得一修再修~~~~~

Zoe Huang
2018年09月
老師會設計創意的討論方式,引導大家討論當週主題,不會冷場。會引發不一樣的思考方式。同學素質也很好。不要怕錯,要敢開口。

Ellis
2018年09月
Charles is well-prepared for this class. He designed topic and material for each week so that we can discuss with more logical thinking and gave us useful feedback during class. I would recommend Charles for those who want to practice discuss and debate in English.

Xiaohan Zhou
2018年08月
This is my second time attending The Art of Explanation. I enjoyed the last 4 weeks so much. In each class, we discussed various contents like clothing industry, movie clips, job... etc. Then, we tried to think outside the box and challenged each other's opinions. It was so cool and fun. I enjoyed meeting people from various backgrounds My neighbor Adele supported me during the class a lot. She is a progressive thinker. She gives me ideas I've never thought about.(sorry if I had spelled your name wrong.) Yoyo motivated me to think in different perspectives. Ruby's perspective was new and meaningful. I really liked the friendly atmosphere at MDT. Thanks to Charles and to the staff of MDT.

Chloe Sun
2018年08月
The class is fantastic.Charles has many interesting topics and practices. You can hear other's openion,see other's reaction. The most important is Charles is a good teacher to guide us to think differently and speak it out!

Yenyu Chen
2018年08月
great chance to practice how to think differently from different angle.

匿名
2018年05月
老師準備非常充分(可說是over-prepared),每堂課都充滿驚喜,學員氣氛很好,會想繼續參加下去。

Jennifer Chen
2018年04月
Charles不愧是artist,課程做的很有創意、活力、充滿驚喜。是個可以練習英文、活化思考的好課程優

匿名
2018年02月
每週會有兩三篇新聞,老師事先準備題目,都是很有趣的問題。上課的時候,有兩人一組討論跟全班一起討論,可以聽到大家不同的想法,同時練習英文口說,是很不錯的課程。

Jay
2018年02月
發現大家看同一件事情的角度各有特色,常有意外的驚喜,能增加自己思考的廣度,試著用有別於常用的角度看事情。

Kristin
2017年11月
Charles has very good experience in facilitating the class, you will not want to miss a brainstorming class like this.

Ping
2017年10月
Good classes which allowed us to think out of the box, and practice speaking English in a nice environment. I enjoyed the different practices that Charles prepared for us, for instance, to pretend breaking up with your boyfriend/girlfriend! lol, it's close to real life and interesting.

匿名
2017年10月
老師懂得鼓勵比較害羞的同學,尤其英語口說沒有很流利的同學,他也很有耐心的聽完然後轉述一次並鼓勵每位學生勇於發表自己的看法! 值得推薦!

Rin
2017年10月
Charles在課程設計上相當用心,每一節課都有讓人意外的小驚喜,我尤其喜歡換位思考的練習,就如老師所說,如果你能瞭解對方的想法,那麼溝通上將更加容易。課程難度適中,回家作業也還蠻輕鬆的,是個活化思考、維持語感的好選擇。

Ann
2017年10月
有耐心且親切

寧寧
2017年10月
Great sessions I enjoyed:)

Lin Jian An
2017年09月
Interesting, students had chance to leave their comfort zone. I enjoyed debate and role-playing sessions the most. Good for students who only had learned English in classroom settings.

Mark
2017年09月
很有個人風格的老師

小胖
2017年08月
老師有個人魅力、課程設計豐富、但建議可以多cue發言比較少的同學、給予所有人平均的發言機會比較好

Josh
2017年08月
Good sessions with fun activities.

林鼎棋
2017年07月
很有趣的課,可以一直用英文聊有趣的話題很開心,老師是個熱情的人

Sunny
2017年06月
老師備課很用心,内容也很有趣!有機會很想再參加Charlie 的課

Apple
2017年06月
Awesome/amazing

Yimei
2017年06月
Charlie is kind and witty, he leverages some movie scenes to guide us discussing about relationships and communication. I'm glad to have the class.