英文時事討論中高級

Alex

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》。


課程簡介

英文時事討論 News discussion

以國際時事作為討論主題,學員將能培養國際觀,並補充時下流行的知識 (big ideas and new terminology),教材選自 BBC, Times, The Guardian 等重要媒體,選文涉及豐富的主題:

  • 重點國際時事
  • 有趣的新聞事件
  • 社會現象
  • 文化差異
  • 科技發展與環境保護
  • 藝文、運動、健康 ‧‧‧ 

表達能力 Express your opinion

本課程的目標是提高你的英語表達能力,老師將創造大量練習的機會,並適時提出糾正與建議,以增進你的英語表達能力。

這堂課帶給你

  • 增進英語聽說能力
  • 增進表達想法與參與討論的能力
  • 擴大中高級程度單字量
  • 修正常見的英語表達錯誤

這堂課適合誰

  • 英文有相當基礎想加強口說能力
  • 工作上會用到英文或是目標進入英語職場
  • 能以英文聊天想更深入討論

選文範例

關於 Nike 在東南亞的工廠 (FB post)

進行方式

課前準備

老師將於課前給予當週材料,每週一篇(準備時間約30分鐘)。同時,老師將給予一些問題或是觀點,幫助你在課前就能夠開始思考當週主題。

課堂進行

課堂以討論的方式進行,學員發言時間約為課程時間之70%,老師將透過提問的方式引導討論的進行。老師將適時講解重要的單字、片語與觀念。

備註

補課制度

缺課的學員,可以邀請親友代為參加,或是到其他班級補課。每期課程以補課一次為限,申請補課請協助填寫表單。 

高級課程

如果你想更深入地討論文章,請參考老師的【時事討論與批判性思考】課程。

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

星期二 6 堂課共 $ 2970 $ 2673
10/27 20:10-21:40
11/03 20:10-21:40
11/10 20:10-21:40
11/17 20:10-21:40
11/24 20:10-21:40
12/01 20:10-21:40
※課程原價NTD2970元,於09/30以前報名享有早鳥優惠價格NTD2673元。
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)

星期三 6 堂課共 $ 2970 $ 2673
11/04 18:30-20:00
11/11 18:30-20:00
11/18 18:30-20:00
11/25 18:30-20:00
12/02 18:30-20:00
12/09 18:30-20:00
※課程原價NTD2970元,於10/20以前報名享有早鳥優惠價格NTD2673元。
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)

43則課程評價

Alan
2020年09月
Alex is well prepared for this course.

Yi-Chiu Wen
2020年08月
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
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

Eva Sun
2020年08月
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
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
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
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.

Will
2020年05月
Online class due to covid-19 but Alex still offered great lessons for us!

Eddie
2020年04月
We put every news into bigger political, economic, social and cultural context and found out their connection. That's the most fascinating!

廖涵容
2020年04月
很棒的老師!

Claire
2020年03月
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~

Vicky
2020年02月
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
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
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
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
more political topic plz

Eddie
2020年01月
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!

Szu-Han Liu
2019年12月
Alex is patient and well-prepared. Recommend for those who'd like to train the critical thinking and practice English expression.

Eddie Chou
2019年12月
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
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
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
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.

Eddie Chou
2019年11月
Alex's teaching style is to make students feel relaxed and comfortable to speak. Also, I learned a lot. Thanks indeed!

Zack
2019年05月
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
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
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.

Scott Hsieh
2018年09月
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
Discussed a lot.

Charlie 佳霖
2018年06月
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
適合練習想要口說、聽力,增進國際觀的人參加。

Amy Lin
2018年04月
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
very professional teacher, highly recommendable

匿名
2018年04月
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
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
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
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 😄😄

Chen Shu Han
2018年04月
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

Fang Ting
2018年04月
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

Irene
2018年02月
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
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
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
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
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!