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A2.1 Everyday English

Start
Tuesday September 7
Price
DKK 3,950
Reduced price
DKK 3,645
Lessons
51
Start 07.09.2021
Period 07.09.2021 to 11.01.2022
Lessons 51
Class no. 1004-21
Teacher BA, TEFL Tara Klarlund Hogan
 
Location Borgergade 12, 1. floor
Room 124
Time Tue 17:00 - 19:30
Price DKK 3,950
Reduced price DKK 3,645
Time Tue 17:00 - 19:30

This course is for you if you have already mastered the basics of the English language and would like to develop your skills further. It focuses on the four skills you need when you are learning a new language: speaking, listening, reading and writing so you will experience well-balanced progress. On this course, you will become more fluent when speaking to new people.

This could be when having conversations about:


  • Your family

  • Shopping

  • Past experiences

  • Countries, nationalities and language


You will also learn a lot of new words to do with, for example, clothes, jobs, work, daily activities, family and learn how to pronounce the new words correctly.

The primary focus is that you become better at speaking English, but you will also be given short written assignments for homework, for example, writing a personal profile. We will also study some elementary grammar in each lesson to give you a framework on which to build the language.

We will study the first half (chapters 1 to 6) of the book, Navigate.

On the course, you will typically meet students who need to improve their English because they have recently got a new job, or students who need to improve their English quickly so they can perform well in their current job.

Preparation time: approx. 1-2 hours

Teaching material
Navigate Elementary, Student's book, 2016 (Oxford University Press), ISBN 9780194566360. We will study selected pages. You should buy the book before the start of the course. You can either buy the book online at www.academicbooks.dk or at their shop:
Academic Books
Øster Farimagsgade 5 A
1353 København K
The book includes access to an online skills programme and CD for self-study outside the classroom. In addition, the book can be projected on the whiteboard so you and the other students will typically follow the teaching there as well as looking in your own book.

Overview of the course layout and material
You will receive access to our online digital platform, Moodle. Moodle provides a comprehensive overview of the entire course. You will also be able to contact your classmates and discuss the activities taking place in your class.

On Moodle you can:

  • see the plan for the course, the individual teaching sessions and homework

  • see teaching materials including extra materials such as videos

  • communicate with your teacher and your fellow students

  • follow up and catch up on lessons missed if you are absent during the course



There is a maximum of 16 students in this class.

Vi tilpasser undervisningen til den aktuelle situation
På Studieskolen viser erfaringen, at man bedst lærer sprog ved at øve sig og tale meget. Det gør vi normalt i klassen, hvor I noget af tiden arbejder i par eller i grupper, så I når at sige så meget som muligt i løbet af timen, og underviseren går rundt mellem jer. På mange hold laver vi også øvelser, hvor I skal op og stå og gå rundt mellem hinanden.
Pga. covid-19 er det ikke muligt at undervise på den måde, for vi kan ikke holde nok afstand. Derfor tilpasser vi hele tiden vores metoder til den aktuelle situation, så vi kan holde afstand, og så det er sikkert for både undervisere og kursister at være på Studieskolen.
NB! Hvis vi på et tidspunkt må lukke for undervisning med fysisk fremmøde på grund af corona, fortsætter holdet med undervisning online. Det kan også ske, at vi må gennemføre en enkelt eller to undervisningsgange online - fx hvis underviseren skal testes.
Onlineundervisning på coronalukkede hold betragtes som almindelig gennemført undervisning, uanset om den enkelte deltager ønsker at gøre brug af denne mulighed eller ej. Hvis vi må ændre til onlineundervisning, bortfalder kompensation i form af tilbagebetaling eller erstatningsundervisning. Husk, at du altid kan annullere din tilmelding op til en uge, før dit kursus starter.

Tara Klarlund Hogan

Tara is a TEFL qualified teacher and holds a BA in French and Theology. She started teaching Languages whilst at university and often worked as an exam invigilator. Her theological background has given her a great understanding and curiosity for meeting and teaching people from various cultures, professions and traditions. She teaches  all levels in both general and business English. She is also certified in PRINCE2 project management. Tara is from Ireland and has been teaching English in Copenhagen since 2001.

“I have a passion for teaching. I love to motivate students to do their best and achieve their goals. Fear holds a lot of people back. Once this is overcome, anything can be achieved.”

Tara plays football in Valby, plays guitar and writes poetry in her spare time. 

Tara recommends
Food and drink: Seafood is amazing in Ireland. The Galway Oyster and Seafood festival is well worth a visit. Irish lamb, traditional bread, cheese and anything dairy are also a must. 
Learning tips: Music can be a fun way of learning a new language. Listen to songs whilst reading the lyrics or singing along. This is how I improved my Danish pronunciation. Reading a book and discussing it with a friend is also enjoyable and productive.
Places to visit: Connemara, in the west of Ireland. Oscar Wilde referred to it as “A Savage Beauty”
Literature: Poetry, plays and crime novels. What she’d recommend ; The boy in the striped pyjamas ( John Boyne), The Field ( John B Keane), The Lost Symbol ( Dan Brown), The poetry of William Butler Yeats.
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A2.1 Everyday English

7 September - 11 January

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