Talking about the Global Tourism course at Nagasaki International University
Getting students to reflect on the amount of English they study each day/week.
Asking students to make a daily schedule and find time within that schedule for self-study of English.
Fostering some ideas for performing self-study.
Here are the slides from my presentation:
Overall, the it was nice to interact with the students but the time flew past so quickly that we didn't really get into anything in detail.
I asked the students what their goals for studying English were:
- Speak fluently
- Read and write fluently
- Pass the class
- Travel abroad
- Take a test
- Be a global student
- Sleeping, eating, getting ready…?
- Studying at school? at home?
- Playing with family/friends?
- Club activities/hobbies?
- Practicing your English?
Then we discussed some things they could do to study English in their free time. Some ideas came from the students, and some ideas were my own.
- Active learning
- Talk with friends (make a circle)
- Watch TV/Movies/YouTube
- Listen to music
- App for your smartphone
EnglishCentral (www.englishcentral.com) Watch/Learn/Speak
- Lectures with subtitles
- Expand your mind
Apps for English Study (there are literally hundreds and hundreds of them)
There is a lot of free stuff. Just hit Google and have a look!