Conversational English Skills | English listening and Speaking in Daily Life
The most important function of language is communication. In communication, we need to know how to start a topic that the other party is interested in, answer other people's questions, and complete a conversation naturally and smoothly. This course selects 8 themes. More than 50 teachers from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Colombia, and China, as well as students of all ages, use the most authentic expressions and the purest English in real scenes. Take you to talk about all aspects of daily life and study.
The course is divided into eight units, each with a theme, namely:
- Introduction and exchange of personal information
- Our family and friends
- Food and meals
- The purpose and method of English learning
- Holiday activities and unforgettable experiences
- Interests and hobbies
- Emotional expression
- Keeping healthy
Each topic consists of more than ten groups of dialogues and group discussions, the introduction of the differences between Chinese and Western cultures by foreign teachers, the explanation of key vocabulary and sentence patterns by Chinese teachers, listening comprehension exercises and oral tests. Through study and practice, you will be able to converse freely with English-speaking friends and discuss any issues related to the subject. There are many ways to study this course. English learners can continuously accumulate language materials in the process of repeated listening and reading dialogues, and conduct dialogue exercises with friends around you or learners of the same course; English teachers can choose suitable topics in this course and organize students to conduct Listening and speaking training, organizing efficient classrooms. You may not understand the entirety of every conversation, just the gist, and you will understand more and more as the course progresses. Let us realize a leap in English listening and speaking together.
We would like to thank the Hong Kong Weixin Education Fund and Google for the production of this course.
Upcoming start dates
- Self-paced Online
Who should attend?
Course delivery details
This course is offered through Tsinghua University, a partner institute of Trinity College.
2-4 hours per week
- Verified Track -$169
- Audit Track - Free
Certification / Credits
What you'll learn
- Develop conversational English skills
- Listen to dialogues and group discussions to better understand spoken English and cultural norms
- Learn key words and expressions
- Engage in activities to help you better understand the meaning of conversations
- Learn to initiate your own conversations in English on a variety of topics
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