NY Times 紐約時報討論課

NY Times Discussion

Jimmy Kao

Jimmy 是美國華僑,擁有 The College of New Jersey 的教育碩士學位,畢業後回到台灣,成為專職的英文老師,至今累積10年的教學經驗,尤其擅長口說與寫作課程。平時他喜歡爬山、去海邊、健身,也喜歡和朋友一起玩桌遊、看搞笑節目。最喜歡的電影是《刺激1995》。


課程簡介

本課程以 NY Tims, BBC, CNN 等文章作為討論主題,學員可以增進英文口說、表達能力與國際觀。

課程以討論的方式進行,老師將引導發言、提出見解,增加討論的面向與樂趣。

老師 Jimmy 擁有財金與教育背景,兼具教學的理論與實務經驗,適合已有程度,還想更加精進的學員。

選文範例:在非洲參加獵長頸鹿活動的白人女性 (NY Times)

進行方式

老師將於課前將文章寄給學員,每週1-2篇選文。

備註

課程目標

  • 增進英文口說能力
  • 增進以英文討論各種議題的能力

Summary

In this class we will look at controversial news articles and have a discussion about it. We will share our thoughts, feelings and opinions about the topic. You will have a chance to give your reasoning behind your stance and possibly persuade others to agree with you in a friendly debate.

Format

Before each session, I will provide students with two articles that we will review in the class. This allows students to read the articles in advance, write down questions and engage in class discussions better.

In the class we will firstly focus on reviewing the articles, along with answering students' questions regarding vocabulary and reading comprehension. Then we will work in pairs to discuss the assigned questions. We might have interesting activities, too.

Then we will come back to the round table and share our thoughts regarding the news stories, I will initiate student group discussions and debates relating to the article topics by asking follow up questions and providing different viewpoints.

What you can learn from this class

Students can gain self confidence in speaking English, practice expressing a variety of views and opinions in English as well as learn more about current affairs in general

My experience for the class

I grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia (USA). I love the sun, the beach and everything else Mother Nature has to offer. Fitness is a big part of my life and health and wellness is very important to me. I also enjoy playing games and watching silly shows. I love to have fun and laugh with people around me.
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

7則課程評價

G.E.
2019年05月
Jimmy chose many good articles which are quite controversial in society, there are no absolute answers for each one's opinion, therefore it's good for getting new ideas during the conversation.

Chris HW Wang
2019年02月
tough but interesting topics

Josh Chao
2019年02月
老師非常鼓勵大家發言,即便是主題不容易提出探討的觀點。

Peter
2019年02月
Great

Estelle Huang
2019年01月
老師善於引導大家提出不同的想法,也很會破冰,推薦害羞的同學來參加

Elaine Hsieh
2018年12月
Jimmy inspired us to have more ideas about the topics in the class.

Li-wen Lin
2018年11月
氣氛輕鬆有趣,討論題目多元。