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English Through Inspiration

Course Summary

This course is intended for any educators who want an opportunity to build their skill and confidence with English through light-hearted and inspirational readings. Elementary learners can focus on translation, vocabulary and grammar skills, while advanced learners can discuss the concepts and insights evoked by the readings. The reading selections and format of the class will be tailored to the needs of the individual participants and will be taught in a relaxed workshop-style environment. 

All of the readings will have one common thread: we hope to make you smile. Please bring your good humor, your sense of wonder and your joyful heart.

This course provides an opportunity to practice translation, grammar, vocabulary and conversation skills with a native English speaker. The class will be both practical and uplifting. We’ll explore modern poetry including some lesser-known writers. We’ll read children’s stories that cultivate emotional intelligence and a sense of purpose (a special treat for elementary school educators as you can share these stories with your students).

Course Detailed Description

This course is intended for any educators who want an opportunity to build their skill and confidence with English through light-hearted and inspirational readings. Elementary learners can focus on translation, vocabulary and grammar skills, while advanced learners can discuss the concepts and insights evoked by the readings. The reading selections and format of the class will be tailored to the needs of the individual participants and will be taught in a relaxed workshop-style environment. 
 

All of the readings will have one common thread: we hope to make you smile. Please bring your good humor, your sense of wonder and your joyful heart.


This course provides an opportunity to practice translation, grammar, vocabulary and conversation skills with a native English speaker. The class will be both practical and uplifting. We’ll explore modern poetry including some lesser-known writers. We’ll read children’s stories that cultivate emotional intelligence and a sense of purpose (a special treat for elementary school educators as you can share these stories with your students).

 

We’ll laugh with humorous anecdotes and essays; we’ll play with word games and puns. We’ll explore the wisdom of philosophers, old and new. Taught with nuance by a native speaker from California’s Silicon Valley, this course will give participants more ease and confidence with American English.


Language classes can be lifeless and boring: work sheets, grammar drills, predictable dialogues. This
class offers the best of immersion learning, energizing, inspiring, joyful

COURSE SCHEDULE (Day by day):

Day 1

  • Introduction 

  • Course outline 

  • Ice-breaking activities

  • Introduction of the participants, their goals for the class and their challenges,
    school presentations 

  • Beauty, Nature and Stillness

  • Guided city tour

Day 2

  • Cultivating Emotional Intelligence in Children

Day 3

  • Our sense of purpose


Day 4

  • Playfulness: Humorous stories, jokes, puns and word games


Day 5

  • Reflections on being human

  • Contributions from the Participants: Bring your favorite readings to share


Day 6 (Additional practice workshops for 7-day courses)

  • Additional reading from your favorite authors from the class

  • Course evaluation

  • Certificate awarding 

  • Excursion and other external cultural activities

Course outcomes

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Enhance translation, vocabulary, grammar and conversation skills.

  • Gain ease and confidence with American English.

  • Navigate the quirkiness of American English with a native speaker.

  • Discern differences in US and UK English.

  • Expand your library to include some of the best English-language poets, writers and
    philosophers that can be included in your own teaching.

  • Increase your emotional intelligence skill-set.

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