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生活英语听说 | Conversational English Skills

Tsinghua University via edX

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  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Self Paced
  • Language English
  • Certificate $49 Certificate Available
  • Effort 2-4 hours a week
  • Duration 10 weeks long
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Overview

Are you finding it difficult to start the conversation, or find the right words when communicating in English? Do you know how to start and end conversations in a polite way? Do you want to learn more about American, British, Canadian, Australian, South Korean, Colombian, and Chinese cultures? If so, you’ve come to the right course!

语言最重要的功能就是交流。在交流中我们要知道如何开始一个对方感兴趣的话题,回答别人的提问,自然、流畅地完成一个对话。本课程选取了8个主题,由50多位来自美国、英国、加拿大、澳大利亚、哥伦比亚、中国的老师及各个年龄段的学生,在真实的场景中,用最地道的表达和最纯正的英语,带你谈论日常生活、学习的方方面面。

本课程分为八个单元,每个单元有一个主题,分别是:

1、个人信息的介绍与交换
2、我们的家人和朋友
3、饮食与用餐
4、英语学习的目的和方法
5、假日活动和难忘的经历
6、兴趣爱好
7、情感表达
8、保持健康

每个主题由十余组对话和小组讨论,外籍老师的中西方文化差异介绍,中国老师的重点词汇、句型讲解,听力理解练习和口语测试构成。通过学习和练习,你将可以和讲英语的朋友们自如地交谈、讨论与主题相关的任何问题。本课程的学习方法有很多。英语学习者可以在反复地听和跟读对话的过程中,不断积累语言素材,和你身边的朋友或同课程的学习者进行对话练习;英语教师可以选用本课程中适合的主题,组织学生进行听说训练,组织高效课堂。也许你不能理解每段对话的全部内容,只需听懂大意,随着课程的进展,你听懂的内容会越来越多。让我们一起实现一次英语听说的飞跃吧。
本门课程在制作过程中得到了香港伟新教育基金和Google公司的资助,特此鸣谢。

Taught by

Thomas H. Piachaud, Glenn M. Davis, Fang Yang and Wenxia Zhang

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Nuray U
Nuray completed this course and found the course difficulty to be easy.
(my score is %93) it was really a good chance for me to take this course,because i could get the lessons when i had time and the teachers' explanations,all lessons and coversations between everybody were so clear ,understandable and funny.i also realised which accent problems i have when i was listening to the teachers' speechs and learned much about other cultures ,i realy enjoyed taking this course.I feel my listening skills have been developed by these lessons. Thank you to all who prepared,designed it and work on it.You gave us a great chance to develop our language skills.
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I have a African friend. She speaks highly English grammar with me daily. Sometimes I never get her point of talk. She's in fluently with me. So that I decided that I think that is necessary course for my continuous learning. I need a special teacher and I hope to speak expressively with everyone.
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Jose S
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This course includes topics tipically used in daily conversation. Diversity is shown in every conversation and useful advice in common phrases is included.
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Anonymous
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I think that is necesary this course for my continuous learning. I need a special teach and I hope to speak expressively.
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Anonymous
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It's really a great course of rich learning materials, especially English listening and speaking. This course makes me become more confident in using English. It's really a great fortune for me.
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Pat B
by Pat completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
I looked through this course as research for writing an article on learning a language online.

As a native English speaker, I thought this course was very well presented for learners of English who already have some knowledge and want to cope in an English-speaking culture. Suitable and unsuitable conversation topics are discussed as well as how to ask people to talk more slowly if you have trouble understanding.

Some topics covered:

How to greet people, both formally and informally.

How to make conversation by asking people about their interests and family.

How to discuss your own hobbies and interests.

Food from different cultures.

Although made by a university in China, this course is suitable for anyone from any country wanting to travel or live in the UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand or other countries where English is spoken widely.
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Anonymous
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This course is a good help for foreign english learners. I want to thank all the team who worked for sharing tips, informations and their knowledge with the students. Good job.
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This course was an amazing experience, full of tools, examples and people. Thank you Tsinghua University. It's really a wonderful journey.
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