- cope with everyday communication of an increasingly complex nature.
No other sector of work develops as fast as IT, thus it is very important to be able to handle all that complex communication sufficiently.
- enhance their language skills in the world of work.
To compete in the world of work, especially if it is international, you must have good conversation skills. This ability promotes your chances of an international career.
- keep track of political, economic and cultural developments in English speaking countries.
- Mass Media.
By mass media we here understand information sources such as: TV, Radio and the Internet. The major flow of information nowadays is carried over the Internet. All kind of media has a huge influence on human society. That great power of the media implies great responsibility.
- Recreation and Entertainment.
Every year, huge masses of tourist travel to distant places to spend their holidays there. Yet, what most people don't see is that they easily destroy the paradises they travel to.
- Society Today.
Society is a very complex topic. It deals with different kinds of people and their different opinions, in daily life, at work and in politics.
- Political Systems and Change.
Different countries have different political systems. Every single one has its benefits and disadvantages. Each one is very complex in its own way, too.
- Literature (short stories, novels, plays)
Understanding and interpreting stories, novels and plays is part of a general education and improves language skills.
- Energy and Environment.
Earth's resources of fossil fuel are limited. Mankind blindly waste away those resources and pollute the atmosphere. Man has to find alternative energies to save the remaining resources.
- Review and consolidation of essential grammar structures.
Examples of English Language Class content:
If-clauses, reported speech, modal auxiliaries, adverbial and defining phrases, technical terms…
Interpretations and summaries of novels as well as listening comprehensions and translations:
Inexperience by Frank Touhy, Examination day by Henry Slesar, The Pedestrian by Ray Bradbury…
Also discussions about common society topics such as:
Politics and Government, ecology and economics, work and unemployment…
Personal Opinion:The learning atmosphere at English Language Class is very lively because of the frequently discussions about current and interesting topics. Also the grammar exercises are a great improve for every students language skills. Reading novels or watching movies and the following analyses of the content is a good contrast to the usual lesson.