Want to improve your English conversation skills? Want to communicate and read better in English?
Hope to gain confidence speaking English? Come join us!

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Session #6 on 4/13/13

Lesson plan to be posted soon!

Also see http://www.meetup.com/English-Corner-SF-Main-Library/

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Session #5 on 3/30/13

Tentative lesson plan: Practice conversation skills and review pronunciation techniques.

3/31/13 Update:
What we did for the 3/30/13 class. We went through a set of conversation tips focused on communication, then practiced conversations in "speed dating" style. Conversation topics included sharing our name and its meaning, where we lived at age 10, our favorite childhood hobby, our first car/home/pet. We switched partners every 6 minutes and at the end of the class each person stood up to introduce one of their conversation partners.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Session #4 on 3/16/13

We're going to practice presentation and reading skills for Session #4.

We'll provide brochures and materials for this class. Each person picks a brochure, and then "sells" the product on the brochure for 5 minutes to the rest of the class. Participants will provide constructive feedback to one another.

You can also bring an actual presentation that you're working on for any purpose (bring your laptop and we'll have a projector with adaptors).

3/16/13 Session update:
4 students came to practice presentation skills. We practiced "selling" items to the rest of the class including Tesla cars, a trip to the wine country, instant glutinous rice, multi-vitamins, and perfume. We shared techniques such as eye contact, using stories to personalize the conversation, summarizing the sales pitch, and affirming the audience.

Friday, March 1, 2013

The History of English in 10 Minutes

A short video worth watching: "The History of English in 10 Minutes". This video talks about the origin and influences of the English language, and how it is constantly evolving.

(The video has a little bit of adult language.) 

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Session #3 (3/2/13)

Saturday 3/2/2013, 10.15 am - 11.45 pm
San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA. (at Grove St)
4th floor Sycip Conference Room

This session:
- Practice one-on-one conversations
- Improve your reading skills
- Learn pronunciation techniques
- Ask questions

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Session #1 (2/2/2013)

Saturday 2/2/2013, 10.15 am - 11.45 pm
San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA. (at Grove St)
1st floor Mary Louise Stong Conference Room (located next to the first floor Information Desk)

This session:
- Learn 10 commonly-used English colloquialisms
- Improve your reading skills
- Practice one-on-one conversations
- Ask questions about English conversational skills

More details to be posted soon.