October Week One:
Welcome back to class! It was great to see everyone after the long summer holiday. This week we got down to business and talked about our goals for English this year, and several aspects of language learning in general. Don't forget to check my website for general resources. The main goal for this week is to reestablish your English routine and the secret is to increase your contact with English as much as possible!
Learners can try a listening comprehension activity about learning languages from British Council.
For original version listening, check out a video about a teen who speaks over 20 languages and his polyglot tips to mastering languages. Or try a TED talk about the Secrets of Learning a Language with accompanying listening comprehension activity.
Learners can read try a very interesting article called 70 ways to improve your English.
For original version, check out an article from the New York Times: How to Say What You Need to Say in Another Language. Or a short story by Amy Tan entitled Mother Tongue (link to PDF).
For writing this week, write out a plan for how you plan to achieve your English goals this year. What are some of the ideas that we talked about in class that you think you could include in your routine? Now think about what obstacles you think you might come up against. How will you work around them?