Jump Right In (5 Weeks) (JRI101-S)
This course has been canceled for this semester.
Did you ever feel it impossible that you would ever be speaking in English? You envied friends who could but you always felt it would be difficult for YOU! You're afraid you don't have the right words, or that you would pronounce them badly. You think you'll make grammar mistakes right and left. You feel you're not ready and that you first have to "improve" your English.
Well, it doesn't work that way. Unless you jump right in, you'll never get to that comfortable stage where you can speak English well. Think about the story of the little engine that bravely puffed its way to the other side of the mountain chanting: I think I can... I think I can... and finally, it could! With the right attitude, hard work and determination, you, too, Can! This course will focus on various speaking exercises and activities for learners who need a little help starting their engine, but who are brave enough to take on a challenge.
Go on... Jump right in and join the conversation!
This course is beneficial for students with Basic Beginner/High Beginner level English proficiency.
This course will run on the following ten days in Fall 2018: 9/18, 9/20, 9/25, 9/27, 10/2, 10/4, 10/9, 10/11, 10/16 and 10/18
Norm Farrell has taught conversational English since 1970. He came to Japan in 1972 and has lived here ever since. For about twenty years he taught in language schools and in a Japanese high school. Then he got a Master's Degree in English Education at Temple University and has taught in Japanese universities in the Tokyo area ever since. His interests are languages, writing, and nature, especially birds. He usually exercises in the park one or two hours a day. In his free time he likes to go hiking or to sit in Starbucks reading or studying Chinese. He is married to a Japanese, has two children, and a one-year old (very cute) granddaughter.
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