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Just Reading and Writing in English

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15 weeks
169 USD
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15 weeks
169 USD
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Course description

Just Reading and Writing in English

Reading enriches our life and writing enables us to express our thoughts. Being skillful in reading and writing allows you to better acquire and communicate information.

This course focuses on 8 themes:

  • learning
  • university
  • culture
  • city
  • education
  • behavior theory
  • communication
  • meaning of life

For each theme, there are two texts, key words analysis, reading skills, guest interviews, composition tutorials, writing workshops, and literature tutors.

Join us and understand the beauty of language.

As two very important aspects of a language, reading allows us to acquire a wealth of knowledge, and writing allows us to express our inner thoughts. Mastering the correct reading and writing skills can enable us to better obtain information and express information. This course is led by Chinese and foreign teachers and Tsinghua students to tour the English world in real life scenarios.

This course is developed from eight themes including learning, university, culture, city, education, behavior theory, interpersonal communication and the meaning of life. Composition correction and writing skills explanation, English learning method introduction, literature appreciation and other modules. The theme text module is developed around carefully selected themes, taking you to experience rich and colorful cultures and broaden your horizons. At the same time, it is equipped with corresponding explanations of key words and sentences to expand your English knowledge base; the reading skills module is developed in the form of teacher-student interaction. Teachers and graduate students majoring in English will lead everyone to discuss the secrets of English reading from the perspective of learners; the guest interview module invites three guest teachers to introduce and share their studies and culture; the writing part includes composition correction and Explanation of writing skills, selecting CET-4 and CET-6 composition test questions related to the theme, each with two real writing cases of students, explaining writing skills in the form of correcting compositions; the English learning method module is carried out in the form of interviews, shared by foreign student teaching assistants English learning experience; the literature appreciation module selects eight literary masterpieces, allowing learners to explore the ocean of literature in the interaction between teachers and students.

Feel the charm of language with us, let us achieve a leap in English reading and writing together!

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Training content

Week 1 - Learning

Introduction to the problems in English learning, and some special skills in learning English efficiently.

Week 2 - University

Introduction to the learning skills of vocabulary, sentences and writing skills, and the campus life in Cambridge University and Oxford University.

Week 3 - Cultural Differences

Introduction to the gestures used in communication, and the different meanings of the gestures in different countries.

Week 4 - Cities

Introduction to London with its famous tourist sites such as Westminster Abbey, the Thames, Big ben and the streets of the city.

Week 5 - Education

Introduction to the education cost in the USA, and how students pay for their tuition fees. Moreover, teachers will talk about learning through books, and the meaning of reading books.

Week 6 - Manners

Introduction to how American parents cultivate their children’s manners. The table manners in the USA are talked about and compared with Chinese table manners.

Week 7 - Personal Communication

Introduction to the holidays, especially the individualism and the understanding of family. An article named Why I want a wife is shared to elaborate the inner thoughts of a man in perspective of a woman.

Week 8 - Purpose of Living

Introduction to dreams, and the profound influence of a passage named Youth to the business leaders of Japan.

Week 9 - Review

Exercises in preparation of the final exam.

Week 10 - Final Exam

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

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What you'll learn

  • English reading and writing skills
  • The ability to acquire and communicate information
  • Culture of different English-speaking countries

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