Listening to and Discussing News (8 Weeks) (LDN101)
How do you learn to "catch" native English speech? You often hear people say that native English speakers usually speak fast and it is hard to understand them. Well, natural speech (for English or any other language) will almost always be spoken in a fast pace. For a nonnative speaker, this experience can oftentimes be daunting or overwhelming. And yet, unless you are exposed to situations where you often hear authentic speech, your English learning will always be somewhat limited. In this course, you will learn strategies for listening to rapid speech related to news and acquire common words and phrases often used in news reports. The fun part will be engaging in discussions during class and practicing your newly acquired vocabulary. This will definitely give you the confidence to talk about news in English the next time an opportunity comes up.
John has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with a specialization in Computer Integrated Manufacturing, and is presently pursing an MA in Applied Linguistics. He is from Canada, and has lived in the United States, Europe, Korea, and for the past five years he has been working and living in Japan. He has worked as a Field Service and Intelligence Engineer for an American medical device company, and currently works as a business English instructor and corporate trainer for Japanese multinational companies.
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