Welcome to the English Conversation Course at Iiris 2022-2023
Instructor: Leila Virtanen
The goal of this course is to maintain or improve the skills needed for good conversations in English. Participants will be expected to join in the conversation to the best of their ability. Making mistakes is perfectly OK and part of the learning process. The teacher will guide the conversation, so that everyone has a chance to speak. The purpose of each lesson is to provide a fun and relaxed atmosphere for learning and practicing spoken English.
Here are some of the skills we will focus on so that we can enjoy even better conversations:
- Starting conversations + introducing ourselves
- Making small talk
- Joining conversations
- Keeping a conversation going
- Listening and showing interest
- Agreeing and disagreeing
- Interrupting in a polite way
- Changing the subject
- Leaving or ending a conversation
Conversation topics will include leisure time, languages, hobbies, family, friendships, food, career and work, social media, health, topics in the news, stories and storytelling, humor, art, music, culture, travel, etc. Participants can also suggest topics for discussion. The teacher will send listening materials related to the lesson topic via email several days before the lesson.
The course begins on September 13th. We will meet regularly on Tuesdays at 16:00 – 17:30 (90 min.). The last lesson of the year will be held on December 13th.
The location is the office of HUN, on the sixth floor of Iiris, Marjaniementie 74, Helsinki.
The cost for the autumn term is 53 euros.
Please register by September 9th, at the latest.
You can do so via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or by telephone 050 419 6477 (service for members, Mon-Wed 10-12).
Organized by HUN and Opintokeskus Sivis