What is the English Conversation Program?
The English Conversation Program (ECP) is a five program for any educators (teachers, vice principals, and principals) in any kindergarten, elementary, middle, or high school in Gyeonggi Province who want to improve their English skills. The goals of the program are to enhance English language skills by learning about different topics, cultivate cultural knowledge of English-speaking countries, and, of course, to develop motivation and interest to further study English.
This year, we’ll have a few different rounds of ECP – the first one took place in the spring (and is sadly already over!), and the second one will happen in the fall. Keep and eye on our Korean site (see the top menu) if you’re interested in registering! This course fills up faster than a BTS concert and is first-come, first serve, so you’ll have to act quick.
What kind of courses do you offer in the ECP?
We’re offering three different levels of courses this year.
Beginner Level Class: Interaction of the Week with Eric and Kristina
In the beginner-level class, trainees will learn the basics of English conversation and interaction from experienced educators Eric and Kristina. Trainees will go from giving basic introductions all the way to giving opinions. Along the way they’ll talk about weather and sports, give directions, and order food from cafes and restaurants.
Intermediate Level Classes: Coffee Shop English with Autumn and Chris
American Culture and Small Talk
In this course, we’ll go over practical English that you could overhear at any coffee shop in an English-speaking country, with topics like health, pop culture, and family. We’ll learn new vocabulary, idioms, and ways to communicate in an authentic, modern way. Every week, you’ll have the chance to practice with either Chris or Autumn.
Trainees will get plenty of speaking time in small, three or four person groups. We want to make this fun, so every week we’ll also incorporate a game or activity to help you learn the new vocabulary and idioms in fun, engaging ways.
Advanced Level Class: Current Events and Contemporary Issues with Betsey
In the advanced level class, trainees will explore deep topics and relevant issues. They will then discuss their opinions, as well as gain new insights provided by the course content.