Video review of Week 1

Lead educator, David, made a video talking about the highlights from this first week of the course.

David starts by saying how much he’s enjoying the course as it’s one of his favourites and that for him it’s even better than the World Cup!

He talks about English as a world language and mentions comments from some of you including Zumrat Gitinova on how English is a tool that opens a whole new world and Olesia Yaroshenko on Chinese being introduced into schools in Ukraine.

On the topic of learning and improving languages David gives examples of resourceful ways to practice English from Ivna Oliveira and Richsoul Mushara.

Next, David talks about technolgy and learning and he mentions comments from Alexandra Pisareva and Hoang Anh Vu.

This week’s language focus was the passive voice. David quotes Maria-Anna Papadaki and gives an easy to remember example of how the passive voice works in his video. You’ll find more practice of the passive voice here and in task 4 here.

He gives a reminder to check out the Facebook live broadcast from week 1 and gives us a clue about his contribution to the ‘Sing a song for us’ step in week 2.

See you on the course in week 2!

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Coming up in Week 2

Next week we’ll be talking about British music! If you want to get started straight away, go to the To do list for Week 2.

You can always use the To do icon at the top of the page to see what’s coming up or go back to previous weeks and catch up.

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Exploring English: Language and Culture

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