keeping up with current events

As I mentioned in class today, RTHK has a number of great programs covering relevant issues.  Watching these types of shows will help develop ideas for discussion.  By talking along with the text you can also work on your pronunciation and grammar at the same time.  Click HERE for a list of the latest episodes.  As I mentioned in class, the issue of gifted children has appeared in a number of discussions.  I will not be showing this in class but you will add to your own understanding by watching it.  It is easier to watch on the small screen anyway.  You can use MMLC or the English Centre to catch up on viewing!


Learning English using YouTube

As you sit on the MTR, you can play games or watch silly YouTube videos – even music.  This will help you to relax.  Another possibility is to link in to some useful lessons for English.  Two I saw in a recent newsletter are:
Rachel’s English and
English with Jennifer

There are lessons on pronunciation as well as grammar.  These will reinforce what you learn in class.  Looking at something once is not learning it.  You need to go back over vocabulary as well as key pronunciation.  A little bit every day will make a huge difference.