Orientation for October classes will be 6-10 p.m. on September 24
Orientation for November classes will be 6-10 p.m. on October 29.
There are seven classes per week:
Saturday: 10:00-13:00 and 3-6 p.m.
The global average TOEFL speaking score is 19. The Japan average score is 15. My students' average top TOEFL speaking score is 23. Why? Because they don't use templates! If you have a clear voice and practice regularly, you should get 23 consistently too.
"Answer the question and do not reproduce an answer you have memorized. "The Official Guide says the same thing. You've been warned!
Mistake: "Lots of employees left and
freshmendidn't want to enter the company."
アルク gives many ways to say this, but the fact is that we don't use these expressions often.Question: I understand that you can only say "freshman" for high school or college students, but how would you describe the 新入社員 in English?
Lots of employees left, and the number of applicants fell dramatically.Or:
Lots of employees left, and it was difficult to replace them because no one wanted to work there.I am not a sociologist, but it seems to me that several basic concepts of Japanese society, especially 内･外 (such as 外国人) and 階層 (such as 先輩･後輩、エリート、 and 新入社員) are concepts that you should try to avoid using if you want to write or speak English well.
I tried to study English as Starbucks, but it was too noisy. So I changed my mind and decided to study at home.The difficulty of using "I changed my mind" is related to the listener's knowledge. It's fine to say:
I went to MacDonald's and ordered a cheeseburger. But then I changed my mind and ordered a Big Mac.This is OK because the listener knows the menu items at MacDonald's. The listener knows what your options are at MacDonald's.
I wasn't sure if I should study at Starbucks or at home. I tried to study English as Starbucks, but it was too noisy. So I changed my mind and decided to study at home.That's fine.