Corso di lingue:
Docente Paul Van Gastel
a partire da martedì 27 febbraio, ore 18.00
Il tuo nuovo corso di inglese! Un docente madrelingua qualificato e dodici incontri per chiacchierare di letteratura, storia, società, cultura. Il tutto rigorosamente in inglese!
“BEING DIFFERENT, AND BEING PROUD OF IT. My English conversation course is ideal for who wants to brush up their English, with a focus on speaking and listening, and fluency in general. Every lesson you will do a number of exercises in pairs, such as “role playing” and “listen-and-then-repeat”. To accommodate for students of different levels, we start from a basic description of your weekend or a movie plot, to how-to-write-an-email, and at the end of the course you’ll find yourself giving a presentation on a subject of your own choice. We’ve had various topics over the years: travel, history, a special painter, a writer or an architect, global warming, the art of statistics, a special village. You name it. We also look at English and American literature, as I believe that culture and language are closely knit. During my next course we shall read The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon, and read it chapter by chapter in between lessons. Don’t worry if you have no time to read, because we always recap the homework before entering in a discussion, a so-called “heated debate”. The main character in this book, for example, is autistic. He is different, difficult, but not stupid. The book is written in a way that we are drawn into his world, and … it is a fascinating world. A world to be proud of. Hence my opening “being different, and being proud of it”.
Also we use Youtube and BBC videos to improve your listening, such as news programs and documentaries. Here I am fully flexible and gladly adapt to my students’ wishes and preferences. And last but not least, my lessons are fun. During my lessons you’ll find yourself having to swim and survive, as there is the strict English-only rule. This will allow you to prepare yourself for real life situations such as travel and business, in today’s world where English has become the dominant international language.”
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