Welcome to this conversation class. I hope you find this class both interesting and a little unique.
Here’s the basic purpose of this class. To improve your English communication skills by understanding and using six words:
That does not sound like a lot of work. But actually, to truly understand these concepts and use them on a daily basis … in conversation, listening and reading… requires some effort and study.
Here is the syllabus for this class.
Here is a worksheet that helps ESL students understand how to write a good thesis sentence.
This ESL worksheet shows how to use a thesis sentence in a short paragraph.
Here is a worksheet that explain how to make a hypothesis sentence.
You have some homework. Please read the article THE ART OF FAILURE by Malcolm Gladwell. It is in your booklet. After reading the article please complete these tasks:
- Write 6-8 comprehension questions, which you will ask your partner. This helps you understand the article better as well as your colleagues.
- Write a thesis sentence.
- Write a short summary of the article.
- Write 2 or 3 hypotheses from the article.