Speaking Practice | Spoken Discourse Adapted Program (A2 to C2)Report Concern
- Language taught: English
- Course type: Other
- Sessions taught: 2430
- 30 minute trial session - 185 ITC
- 60 minute session - 185 ITC
- 90 minute session - 250 ITC
- 5 x 60 minutes - 795 ITC
- 5 x 90 minutes - 1100 ITC
I lead a session based on your interests, work and hobbies. You will learn new vocabulary you won't learn in textbooks and I'll correct your errors, if you like. I have lists of topics, human resources questions, interview questions, exam speaking test questions -- you will be surprised how fast an hour can go and how much you'll enjoy talking about your life in English :-) I modulate / adjust my speaking speed and complexity to suit different people.
This session is about systematic but personalized vocabulary learning and error feedback via friendly but focused discussions. These sessions create the conditions where gaps in grammar mastery create opportunities for 'just-in-time' learning i.e. we'll spend a few minutes on grammar when and where it's needed.
Need practice? Choose this session. Speaking Practice is low stress. I loosely follow the CEFR so we never run out of ideas / I squeeze in all the grammar points for your level. 70% student talk time. NB. The focus is here is on accurate spoken communication (discourse-level grammaticality (meaning and usage) over sentence-level examples or isolated, context-less grammar forms. Connected speech, turn-taking, pronunciation, meta-conversation, casual speech vs formal language, etc) It's a good session for intermediate plateau-ed speakers.
Need lessons / ongoing structure / homework? Choose the Bespoke session; it's the whole enchilada (readings, vocabulary, methodical grammar instruction of form, meaning and usage) This is a good option if you want someone to teach you new structures, organize and check homework. We work in a goal-oriented curriculum, NOT a single textbook series because everyone gets to the goal via a different route.
Need a challenge? Choose the Watch Video session.
**This session includes my notes (3 to 5 pages) as well as *occasional* vocabulary files / discussion question files / grammar remediation exercises (depends on the student, depends on the topic)
55 min / 85 min