iSpeak ENGLISH!

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The Metropolitan College iSpeak ENGLISH! method is……
designed to help you  communicate in the real world.…….

In each conversation circle you communicate in English about a
variety of interesting topics. There are new topics in every session.

The goal is for you to understand a little bit more and for others.
to understand you a little better after each session..………………..

The skills you build will help you communicate confidently in both.professional and social situations.……………………………….

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

1. Where are the conversation circles?

We offer sessions online through our 5 Day Kaizen Challenges.
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2. Is it just a speaking/conversation?
No.  It is a complete English language program, which improves all of your skills through speaking.

When you make mistakes your teacher corrects you and explains the specific grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation or other point.
She then helps you find the phrases you need to express your idea clearly.

She gives you the information you need exactly when you need it (when you have tried to express yourself and couldn’t).
This method helps you connect all of your language knowledge in order to communicate more effectively.

3. What do we do in each conversation circle?
You begin each conversation circle with a chat to get warmed up.  This is light conversation, also called “small talk”.

After this your teacher introduces the topic of the day.  All of the activities which follow are related to this topic.  Each day there is a new topic.

At the end of the session your teacher asks each student “what’s on your mind?” This is your chance to speak about something that is interesting to you.

Throughout the conversation your teacher helps you correct your mistakes and explains how to express your ideas in the most natural way.

4. Will the teacher correct every mistake I make? 
No.  Your teacher helps you find the words and phrases you need when you are trying to communicate.
She focuses on giving you feedback that will help you improve accuracy and fluency.

5. How many students are in the class?
The average class size is 3 – 4 students and the maximum is 5.

6. Where are the students from?
Students from all over the world are welcome take this class.
This class is especially popular with Japanese students.
If there are other people who speak your language in your class, it could benefit you as they may be facing the same challenges.
This means you will find it interesting and useful when the teacher is answering their questions.

7. How many levels are there?

There are 2 levels. For more details see the My English Level page.

Most 5 Day Kaizen Challenges are for Level A (High Intermediate & Advanced) participants.
However, we encourage all students to try it.

8. Do I take a placement test?
No.  You try it out to see how you feel in the conversation circle.

9. How do I progress to a higher level?
If you begin in level B, you can try level A whenever you feel ready.

In every session the teacher focuses on the individual needs of each participant.
This means that your personal level improves after every class.

In each conversation circle the teacher follows you.
She encourages you to communicate and then gives you the information you need to express your ideas clearly.
The goal is for you to understand a little bit more and for others to understand you a little better after each session.

10. Will I have different teachers?  
You may have a different teacher on a different day. All of our teachers have taught using the iSpeak ENGLISH! method for many years.