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Additional Resources

posted Apr 17, 2012, 4:54 PM by Vincent Marx   [ updated May 24, 2012, 8:15 AM ]

There is now a page called "Additional Resources" where you can find further articles and videos regarding the class topics. So far, there are three links to the topic "Dark Matter" and two links to articles about politics.

Course Guidelines

posted Apr 10, 2012, 10:11 PM by Vincent Marx   [ updated May 24, 2012, 8:18 AM ]

Course Guidelines

Lesson Format
• Each lesson is written at 3 levels (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced). READ THEM ALL.
• Each lesson has four sections (a short reading, a key word section, a conversation section,
and useful phrases section),
• Each unit will address all forms of communication (reading, listening, writing, and
speaking).

Readings
• Advanced students can learn level 3 by understanding the context from levels 1 and 2.
• Intermediate students can learn level 2 by understanding the context from level 1, and they
can challenge themselves to learn more complex English sentences by reading level 3.
• Beginners can learn level 1 by reading the “Key Word” section, and they can challenge
themselves to learn more complex English sentences by reading levels 2 and 3.

Key Word Section
• Sometimes difficult words need to be used because of the subject matter. These words will
be explained in this section.
• Try to learn the meanings without a dictionary.

Conversation Section
• Advanced students can learn level 3 by understanding the context from levels 1 and 2.
• Intermediate students can learn level 2 by understanding the context from level 1, and they
can challenge themselves to learn more complex English sentences by reading level 3.
• Beginners can learn level 1 by reading the “Key Word” section, and they can challenge
themselves to learn more complex English sentences by reading levels 2 and 3.

Useful Phrases
• These phrases can be used to help guide conversations during class.

Assignment (Writing/Recording/Listening/Speaking
• Each student will write a short paragraph related to the topic.
• After the text is corrected, a recording of students writing will be put on line for download.
• Students will listen to the recording and practice speaking.
• The following week, students will recite from memory.

First 1 True Spirit Class on April 10, 2012!

posted Apr 10, 2012, 1:15 AM by Vincent Marx   [ updated Apr 10, 2012, 1:15 AM ]

On April 10, the first 1 True Spirit English class is being held in Kawaguchi. 

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