Speaking Practice | Spoken Discourse (A2 to C2)Report Concern
- Language taught: English
- Course type: Other
- Sessions taught: 2483
- 30 minute trial session - 175 ITC
- 60 minute session - 175 ITC
- 90 minute session - 245 ITC
- 5 x 60 minutes - 720 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 try to squeeze in grammar points for your level as we work. 70% student talk time. NB. The focus is here is on accurate spoken communication (discourse-level grammaticality (what makes sense) over sentence-level examples or isolated, context-less grammatical form. Connected speech, how to listen, pronunciation, meta-conversation, casual vs formal language.
Need serious 'lessons' / structure / homework? Choose the General English session; it's the whole enchilada (readings, vocabulary, methodical grammar instruction of form, meaning and usage) This is a good option if you want more focus on structures / grammar. I with short term goals and a curriculum e work with a curriculum, NOT a single textbook series because everyone gets to the goal via a different route.
50 min / 80 min