英語口說中高級與議題討論

Discussion: Controversial Ideas

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,以具爭議性的議題作為討論主題。學員將能充份練習口說,並增進臨場表達能力。

老師 Noah 兼具教學的理論與實務經驗,個性親切有趣,適合已有基礎,還想更加精進的學員。

選文範例請參考:說謊的隱形成本 (NY Times)

進行方式

老師將於課前將文章寄給學員,每週一到兩篇選文。請學員於課前先行讀過,並思考指定問題。

備註

課程目標

  • 增進英語口說能力
  • 增進以英語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

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,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

8則課程評價

Ivy
2019年05月
Noah is nice and always prepares some interesting little games for the lesson, it is good!

Sylvia
2019年03月
Noah has a great sense of humor and always encourage us for different opinions (or even peculiar thoughts). It would be even better if the class downsize to 6 (8 was a bit too much).

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.