This course will help students improve their conversational skills and become better at English in a very short time. It is intended for people who are looking to get conversation practice, but do not have enough access to other English speakers or who do not understand how to get better. This course includes a combination of instructional videos, example conversations, and many sets of questions. To complete the course materials it will only take a few hours, but the material is so fun that speaking to others in English will become something that you will want to do for the rest of your life. The course is separated into different sections that will teach you how to get better at English conversation, some examples of conversations and questions, and then many sets of questions to use when you practice with other students. The main reason people should take this course is it is a really fun way to improve their conversational skills. I know that studying English can be boring and difficult sometimes, but the way I teach people to get better at conversation allows their sense of fun and sense of humor to spread around the class so everyone has a great time while getting better. If this sounds like it would be a good way to improve, then I suggest you take this course.
This short video will introduce you to the course instructors and tell you a little bit about how you should proceed.
In my classes, I get my students into partners or groups and I get them to have conversations with each other. I am going to do the same with this online course. This video shows you the basic steps of how a practice conversation lesson will go.
This short video will explain how becoming friends can help students learn English, and it will also explain what I will do to try to introduce students to each other.
This short video will tell students what I think about mistakes and how they should view them. Mistakes should not make us worry in this course. We use them as chances to get better.
This video shows students how to deal with situations where they can not understand what someone is saying to them.
This video will show students what to you if they have a problem pronouncing a certain word.
This short video will discuss the debate between having a partner who is a native English speaker versus a non-native English speaker. Students will understand how non-native speaking partners can really help their English improve faster.
This short video will tell students what fluency really is. After watching it, students will understand what real fluency is and how to achieve it.
This short video will show students how to keep conversations going and so give them more chances to ask and answer questions and improve their conversation skills.
This video will tell you what I get my students to do in my classes. This technique will show you how to test and improve your abilities by using real life situations that won't cost you anything.
This short video will tell students what they need to do in order to be successful at learning and improving with this course.
This short video will provide a sample of how a conversation about one's family could go.
This short video provides some examples of language that students can expect to hear and use when shopping.
This short video gives some common examples of how to ask for and give directions.
This short videos gives some examples of common questions that can be asked about work.
This short video will give examples of questions and answers students can use when discussing hobbies.
This short video will give students some examples of conversations about school so they can learn common questions and answers.
This short video will provide examples of how to ask about and give answers about favorites.
This video shows examples of how ask and answer "Do you believe...?" questions.
This short video gives some examples of "Have you ever..." questions so that students can see how they can be asked and answered as well as what follow up questions can be added.
This short video shows some examples of how to use "How much" and "How many" in questions about countable and non-countable things.
This short video shows common examples of questions and replies that talk about "How often" something happens.
This short video will give students some examples of how one could ask and answer these types of questions.
This is a short sample video of the conversations that students will be able to have once they ask these questions to their partners or groups.
This video is a sample of short conversations students will be able to do when they ask these questions to their partners and group.
This video shows short example conversations that students will be able to have with their partners and groups when they use these questions.
This video shows short conversations that students will be able to have once they ask these questions to their partners or groups.
This video shows short conversations that students will be able to have with their partners and groups when they use the questions listed.
This video will show some short conversations using the travel questions that students will be able to use with their partners and groups.
This video will show some short example conversations that students will be able to have with their partners and groups when they use the questions listed.
This video just introduces the pdf documents that hold more sets of questions.
This is a short video to congratulate you on getting this far in my course. Great job. Also, I want to remind you of what to do if you have a problem, a question, or a suggestion.
I teach English as a second language. I have been an ESL teacher since 1995. I started teaching in South Korea where I worked for a private language school and two universities in my six years there. I returned home to Canada in 2002 and have been teaching ESL at Saint Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia since then. I am married. My wife, who is also a teacher, is named Gail. I also have two wonderful children.