If you are an advanced ESL learner or have termed out of the advanced low ESL class at the Palo Alto Adult School, and if you want to take your English conversation skills to the next level, this class is for you. Whether you are preparing for the TOEFL, preparing to take college level courses, employed or a stay at home parent, this textbook based course uses powerful ideas from TED talks to teach learners to think critically and communicate effectively. Students will build fluency in the listening and speaking skills needed to achieve academic and personal success.
Ted Talks are used to develop essential 21st century skills including critical thinking, collaboration, and visual literacy. Speaking, pronunciation and presentation skills inspired by TED speakers prepare learners to speak confidently in any situation. Extended listening based on real world situations and TED talks provide listening and note taking practice.