Friday, 13 October 2017

October 27th presentations

Dear students,
Today is your end-of-trimester final assignment. Please talk for a minimum of three minutes and a maximum of four minutes. (Ideally, everyone should present today, so this is why there is a rather strict time limit). There will be a computer already set up, so your should bring your presentation slides on a thumbstick for quick and easy access.
You will be assessed for fluency (not reading, and speed of delivery), vocabulary (appropriacy and precision), grammar (range and accuracy), and pronunciation (clarity and naturalness).
Good luck!
Chris Elvin

Friday, 15 September 2017

September 22nd lesson

Dear students,
Today you will carry on as usual with a student-led activity and if there is time study about the nineties. Everything in class seems to be going reasonably well, I think. How about you? Were your activities useful? Not so useful? Could any of them be done again or improved somehow?
Please post your comments below.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

Friday, 8 September 2017

September 15th lesson

Dear students,
Today you will have another student-led activity, and continue with the 1991 prints if there is time.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

Friday, 1 September 2017

September 8th lesson

Dear students,
Today you will read your essay about 1990 in the groups that you were in last week. Then you will check the answers to the 1991 matching homework, and after that there will be a student-led activity.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

September 1st lesson

Dear students,
Welcome back to Tsuda College for the second trimester. I hope you had a restful break.
Today you will decide what you will do for the next nine weeks, including the nature of your second final assessment. You will also continue to study about the nineties, so please download the prints below and bring them to class.
http://www.eflclub.com/music/1991songs.pdf
http://www.eflclub.com/1990s/1991.pdf
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

Sunday, 11 June 2017

First Trimester Reflections

Dear students,
Your first trimester is almost over, so how did it go for you? I would like you all to write a few sentences about what went well or not so well regarding your learning of English. Hopefully, your thoughtful comments will enable others to continue to make wise choices and be intelligent and efficient language learners.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

Friday, 2 June 2017

June 16th TEST

Dear students,
Today you should deliver a presentation lasting at least three minutes about any topic, serious or light. You will be assessed for fluency, grammatical range and accuracy, vocabulary appropriacy and precision, and pronunciation.
Good luck!
Chris Elvin