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English Conversation Today 英会話

Teacher: RICHARD SMITH (Kitakyushu)

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1 student: JPY ¥2,500.00
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English Conversation Today 英会話

Course description:


My love of the English spoken and written word gave me a marvellous career as a writer in Films, Television and the world of Media. It will be my pleasure to be your guide . By the completion of this course you will express your thoughts and ideas in English with confidence, in any situation.

About the classes

(What you can learn from this teacher)

My first aim when teaching is to instill confidence in a language learner. Even if language or vocabulary choices are not perfect, the main point is to start communicating and be understood. For this reason I focus on how to start communication rather than getting overly concerned about minute grammar details.

Secondly, learning a language is providing a window into another culture. Therefore, I give my insights into the culture of the language to engage a language learner.

Course program:


Over the past decade I have taught children, high-school & university students as well as adults and seniors, both in one-on-one situations and in groups. I have taught beginners level English all the way through to advanced English & exam preparation. Recently I have been teaching ESL and Business English in Japan.

As an English teacher I have taught and prepared Japanese students for Eiken examination/testing to obtain their teaching certificate. Also taught/prepared students for their examinations to obtain “Hoikushi Shikaku” (Kindergarten Teacher’s License). The tailored made lessons that we will develop for you will be fun and enjoyable and will include vocabulary,sentence building, pronunciation and everything you will require to improve your English skills.

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Tea house: Moji-Ku Retro
23 Sakaemachi 801-0863
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Public place: Retro Square
Retro Walk #41 801-0863
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Prices per class, per student, in JPY ¥.

Students:123+
10 Classes2,500.001,600.001,100.00
1 Class2,800.001,900.001,400.00
Trial class700.00475.00350.00

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* All classes have a duration of 60 minutes
* Single class: includes JPY ¥300.00 single-class fee
* Trial class: single-class price minus 75% discount


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Teacher:

RICHARD SMITH

City / Country of origin: SANTA BARBARA CALIFORNIA

Mother language: English

Spoken languages: English


ABOUT THE TEACHER

My love affair with the English language began as a High School drama student acting in Shakespeare’s Plays. At University I received my Bachelors Degree in English Literature. My love of the English spoken and written word gave me a marvelous career as a writer in Films, Television and the world of Media. It will be my pleasure to be your guide for this journey into English Conversation. By the completion of this course you will express your thoughts and ideas with confidence and depth of understanding in any situation.

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TEACHER EDUCATION

HOLLYWOOD HIGH SCHOOL HOLLYWOOD CALIFORNIA, 1953. GPA: 3.4 (Out of 4.00). AA DEGREE IN BUSINESS, WOODBURY UNIVERSITY PASADENA CALIFORNIA, 1959. GPA: 3.5 (Out of 4.5) BACHELOR OF ARTS ENGLISH LITERATURE UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO, 1955. GPA: 3.0 (Out of 4.0). Continuing Education and Certifications TESOL (ESL) (3 MONTHS) OXFORD SEMINARS, UNIVERSITY CALIFORNIA SANTA BARBARA CALIFORNIA

TEACHER EXPERIENCE

Teacher: English as a second language Cambridge Language Group, Los Angeles, California. 2008 - 2013. High School
Teacher Business English Freelance. Los Angeles California. 2005 - 2008. Businessmen, Companies
Teacher Business English RG Ltd. Santa Barbara, California. 2003 - 2005. Executives,
Teacher: Mitsui English School Kitakushu-Shi, Japan 2013-2014 High School. University Students, Businessmen

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Learn English: English Conversation Today 英会話


Proficiency level

Your English proficiency level will be evaluated by the teacher according to this framework:



A1 - Beginner:

  • Understands familiar English expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of concrete needs.
  • Can introduce him/herself and answer questions about personal details such as the place of residence and belongings.
  • Can hold a simple conversation in English if the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

A2 - Elementary:

  • Understands frequently used expressions related to areas of immediate relevance like personal and family information.
  • Can communicate in routine situations requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar matters.
  • Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and immediate needs.

B1 - Intermediate:

  • Understands the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in everyday situations.
  • Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where English is spoken.
  • Can produce simple, connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
  • Can describe events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give explanations for opinions and plans.

B2 - Independent:

  • Understands the main ideas of complex English text on both concrete and abstract topics.
  • Interaction with native English speakers can happen with fluency and spontaineity and without strain for either party.
  • Can produce clear text on a wide variety of subjects and expose a point of view given the various options.

C1 - Advanced:

  • Understands a wide range of demanding, longer English texts, and recognizes implicit meaning.
  • Can express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
  • Can use English flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
  • Can produce detailed, well-structured text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns and connectors.

C2 - Proficient:

  • Easily understands virtually everything heard or read in English.
  • Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources and reconstruct arguments in a coherent presentation.
  • Expresses him/herself spontaneously, fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in complex situations.

Interested in this course?

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