英文進階+菁英專班
Advanced English Course

  • 每星期六晚上18:30-21:30
  • 本課程為全英語授課 This course is fully conducted in English

課程介紹:

本課程是為已經很熟悉英語並且渴望將英語提升至更高水平的學生所設計。雖然參加此課程的學生很可能正在準備考檢定考試,例如托福(TOEFL)、雅思(IELTS)、GRE或GMAT,或者已經通過檢定,但本課程的目的並不是在幫學生準備考試,而是透過多種媒介和主題將他們的技能提高到接近母語的程度。而這些主題並不受限於檢定考試的範圍,因此,學生不僅能提高英語水平,還能透過英語學習各種不同的領域,包括國內外時事、歷史、神經學、金融、經濟學、政治、科技、心理學、人類學、考古學、天文學……等等,在這堂課程中,涵蓋的範圍是無邊無際的。

本課程最有特色的地方之一為,講師Andrew每週都會花費大量時間搜集、研究資料,然後準備有關特定主題的投影片,並以井井有條、引人入勝的方式呈現給學生。在聽完講師演示後,將會進行有關該主題的腦力激盪,然後製作有關該主題的書面報告。此外,每週都會選擇一名學生,在下一週上課時上台準備5至10分鐘的簡短口頭報告。透過老師每週的示範演練,以及學生自己準備的口頭報告,學生將會變得擅長針對難度較高的主題進行對話,同時也精通口頭報告的技巧。

以下是此課程中曾經討論過的主題一覽:

  • 基因改造食品的優缺點與爭議
  • 南太平洋中國化
  • Deepfake 技術及科技主導的未來世界
  • 光明會與歷史上的神秘組織
  • 911陰謀論
  • 蘋果公司的歷史與創辦人賈伯斯
  • 美國政府與總統選舉的選舉人團制度
  • 財務詐欺的不同類型
  • 邪教的特徵
  • 2008年金融海嘯如何發生
  • 非法組織如何洗錢
  • 人工智慧以及中國如何發展其AI的主導地位
  • Covid-19:病毒的傳播方式和預防方法
  • 第二次世界大戰陰謀論以及希特勒現在還生還的可能性
  • 囚徒困境以及賽局理論在現實生活中的應用
  • 汽車零件以及汽車的運作原理
  • 不同類型的毒品以及其造成的心理反應
  • 中東戰爭與2020年Beirut港口爆炸的陰謀論

Class Overview:

This course is designed for students who are already well-spoken in English and are eager to take their English to the next level. Although students enrolled in this course are likely preparing for advanced standardized examinations, such as the TOEFL, IELTS, GRE, or GMAT, or have already taken these tests, this course is not meant to prepare them for these tests alone. Instead, this course is meant to enhance their skills to a native level through a variety of mediums and topics that are not confined to the limitation of standardized testing subjects. Not only will students be advancing their English, they will be learning about various disciplines IN ENGLISH, including but not limited to a plethora of current events, history, neuroscience, finance, economics, politics, technology, psychology, anthropology, archaeology, astronomy, etc. The sky is NOT the limit in this course. 

One of the most distinguishing features of this class is that the instructor (Andrew) takes the liberty each week to collect data from, study, then prepare a presentation on a specific topic. The information is presented to students in a well-organized and engaging manner. After the instructor makes the presentation, there will be an open-discussion about the topic, then a writing assignment about the topic. Additionally, a student will be chosen each week to prepare a short 5 to 10 minute presentation for the following week. With the teacher’s weekly presentation demonstrations combined with students’ own chances to present, students will become adept at engaging in dialogue about advanced topics and also skilled in the art of presentation. 

Here is a list of previously covered topics in this course:

  • The pros and cons of GMO foods and areas of controversy
  • Chinafication in the South Pacific
  • Deepfake technology and its future implications
  • The Illuminati and secret societies throughout history
  • 911 conspiracy theories
  • The history of Apple Inc. and how Steve Jobs single handedly built his empire
  • The US government and the electoral college system of presidential election
  • Types of Financial Fraud
  • Characteristics of Cults
  • The 2008 financial crisis and how it happened
  • How illegal organizations launder their money and get away with it
  • Artificial Intelligence and how China is growing its AI dominance
  • Covid-19: how similar viruses spread and ways to prevent them
  • World War Two Conspiracies and how Adolf Hitler could still be alive
  • The Prisoner’s Dilemma and how game theory can be applied to the real world
  • Car Components and how the automobile works
  • Different types of illegal substances and their psychoactive effects
  • The war in the Middle East and how this is related to Beirut explosion conspiracy theories

洽詢課程時間請聯絡櫃檯
Please call this number inquire about class times

(02)2704 7286