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Speaking Practice (Adapted Program A2 to C2)

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  • Language taught: English
  • Course type: Other
  • Sessions taught: 1795

Individual Sessions
  • 30 minute session - 95 ITC
  • 60 minute session - 175 ITC
  • 90 minute session - 235 ITC
Session Packages
  • 5 x 60 minutes - 795 ITC
  • 5 x 90 minutes - 1050 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 50 min / 80 min




**EXTRA HELP FOR LEVEL A2 / B1 SPEAKERS -- I use an adapted program especially for A2 / B1 learners, who benefit from tasks / readings / audio files for vocabulary-building, and to prepare for the live session. I choose materials from a mix of about well-respected and corpus-based vocabulary books and good websites, so you're learning high frequency language first.

I generally 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. By 'topics', I mean that I use materials / questions to create a context for meaningful grammar practice and the introduction of new vocabulary / functional language. Being lexis-focused and meaning-focused is supposed to help with grammar learning and with memory. In terms of "structured learning", rather than being locked into one textbook, this modular approach balances logical progression over time with the flexibility to choose topics / methods / activities that suit the needs and interests of each learner.