Speech Communication Course 

Course aims

Build fluency and confidence in English speaking. Give learners practical skills that can be applied to real-life communication such as managing conversations, exchanging opinions, and linking ideas. Extra focus will be given to speech quality (phonology) and high-frequency vocabulary/phrases used in speech.

Learners can expect a high degree of interaction with both the teacher and other learners though small-group and pair-work activities. Learners will be asked to complete short homework tasks to prepare for each lesson’s speaking tasks. Learners will also receive personalized feedback including detailed written feedback from two short speaking tests.

Course details

Learner type/level*:  Upper-beginner to lower intermediate (CEFR A2-B1). Young adult/adult learners. All nationalities and learner types welcome.
Lesson length/timing:  50min/week x10 weeks (10 lessons)
Homework tasks:  Around 60min/week
Lesson size:  5-15 students
Course start:  April 18, 2021
Lesson timing:  Every Sunday 3-3:50pm Japan time (1am EST)
Lesson format:  Real-time (synchronous) online**
Total course cost: USD$100.00/student (including course materials)
Deadline for applications:  March 31, 2021

*All learners take a free 30min one-on-one lesson (& English level-check) before joining the course
**Learners need access to PC or device with a webcam & mic, and a stable internet/WIFI connection. Learners also need to have Zoom (free software/app) installed

Course schedule*

   Date/time**   Topic   Skills etc.
 1  Sun April 18, 3-3:50pm  Course outline & language  Asking for more information
 2  Sun April 25, 3-3:50pm  Hometowns and countries  Continuing conversations
 3  Sun May 2, 3-3:50pm  Weekends and interests  Similar sounds 1
 4  Sun May 9, 3-3:50pm  Travel (speaking test 1)  Pair-work vocabulary quiz 1
 5  Sun May 16, 3-3:50pm  Money and shopping  Giving opinions
 6  Sun May 23, 3-3:50pm  Food and eating out  Common phrases & idioms
 7  Sun Mar 30, 3-3:50pm  Communicating online  Similar sounds 2
 8  Sun June 6, 3-3:50pm  Study and work  Pair-work vocabulary quiz 2
 9  Sun June 13, 3-3:50pm  Movies and music (speaking test 2)  Linking/connecting language
 10  Sun June 20, 3-3:50pm  Review: Learner as teacher activity  Review

*Lesson content may change due to class/learner needs

**Lesson times are Japan time (12am EST)

Apply here for free 30min (one-on-one) introduction lesson

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