具爭議性的社會議題討論

Discussion: Controversial News Articles

Noah Hynam

Noah 來自澳洲,畢業自 Federation University Australia ,主修心理學。畢業後任職於 IBM 四年的時間,負責客戶服務。後來為了追求更豐富的生活經驗,他考取 CELTA 英語教學師資認證、來到台灣成為專職的英文教師,至今累積兩年的教學經驗。最喜歡的電影是2010年的《生存法則》。


課程簡介

本課程專注在口說的練習,以具爭議性的社會議題作為討論主題。學員將能練習以英文分享自己的想法、感受與觀點,學員也將練習增進意見的深度與邏輯,參與討論時能更有說服力。

選文範例請參考:說謊的隱形成本 (NY Times)

進行方式

每週課前,老師將寄送兩篇選文給學員,請大家事先讀過,並簡單記下自己的想法、不理解的地方。上課將按照以下流程進行:

  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. 學員分組討論指定的問題,討論後以組為單位分享想法。
  3. 過程中,老師將引導發言、提出見解,以增加討論的樂趣與豐富程度。

備註

課程目標

  • 增進英文口說的自信與流暢
  • 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。

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

Hi everyone, my name is Noah. I come from Australia and have taught English in Taipei, Taiwan for almost 2 years. I am a laid back and fun person to be around. I like to think that I can talk to anyone about anything which makes me an ideal conversation partner. Before moving to Taiwan I worked in a corporate business and technical support environment so I well versed in this type of English communication. During that time I travelled to many different countries and experienced many different cultures. I look forward to sharing that knowledge with you and more!
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

星期二 3 堂課共 $ 1280
03/05 20:00-21:30
03/12 20:00-21:30
03/19 20:00-21:30
※課程原價NTD1580元,本期為MDT推薦體驗價格。
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。)

6則課程評價

Li-wen Lin
2019年01月
氣氛輕鬆,可以充分練習口說

Andy
2019年01月
Noah provided sufficient materials that enables me to participate well in the class. Look forward to join Noah's courses again.

Peggy
2019年01月
Relaxing. You’re encouraged to speak. Open minded discussions. Good atmosphere.

Lucas Ko
2018年12月
Noah 是個大男孩老師,從他準備的口說討論教材中,常常會有許多幽默、好玩的題目,讓同學之間的討論更容易,不知不覺會講很多英文,很開心能上到Noah 老師的課 :)

張雅子
2018年11月
Noah prepared the class very sufficiently.

VIVIAN CHANG
2018年10月
classes were interesting, topic related to everyone and provide enough opportunity to share students thoughts.