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Speaking Practice (Adapted Program A2 to C2)

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  • Language taught: English
  • Course type: Other
  • Sessions taught: 1648

Individual Sessions
  • 60 minute session - 178 ITC
  • 90 minute session - 235 ITC
Session Packages
  • 5 x 60 minutes - 825 ITC
  • 5 x 90 minutes - 1080 ITC

Description

I lead a conversation 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.


Sessions are 55 min / 85 min


**EXTRA HELP FOR LEVEL A2 / B1 SPEAKERS -- I use an adapted program especially for A2 / B1 learners, who benefit from pre-session tasks for vocabulary-building, and to prepare for the live session. I choose materials from a mix of about 10 well-respected and corpus-based vocabulary books so you're learning high frequency language first. I sequence topics and grammar structures into sessions based on two well-known second language acquisition-informed curricula; one is Canadian, the other is from the UK. There is a logical progression over time, with the flexibility to choose topics are interesting and suitable for each learner. There are semi-structured program options / materials for learners at higher levels, as well.


That said ... many INTERMEDIATE+ SPEAKERS prefer a more 'come as you are' practice and that's fine, too.