The Corner is full of content!
English is a language to be used. Spoken conversations are useful but they are only one part of the language. To increase language proficiency, you should also read, write, and listen to the language as much as possible.
Becoming a student at Donald's English Corner connects you to a variety of material to use between our scheduled lessons. These materials will help you to grow vocabulary, increase proficiency, understand American culture, as well as the most important goal: to build confidence.
Every student receives dedicated, focussed time with me. We use Google Meets (or, Zoom if preferred) to connect virtually. The class then follows a format of conversation, content lesson, content review, and conversation.
Students can record their lessons. Google Meets allows for participants to record their session, meaning that students can save their classes locally in order to review later. This option gives my students a powerful resource for practicing what happens during our live lessons in their own time.
Every student receives their own Google Classroom area. That area is the central space for our class content. I add all of the material used in the classes to the Classroom: written notes, pronunciation pointers, new expressions, vocabulary exercises, websites, and videos. The student has access to their Google Classroom 24/7, so that they can refer back to it whenever they need.
ORIGINAL LANGUAGE PDFs
Students taking lessons with me also get access to a growing library of PDFs that contain explanations of common American expressions, phrasal verbs, and relevant cultural observations. These PDFs are easily viewable on mobile devices, so make getting additional practice on the go pretty easy! You can see an example PDF here: Talking about COVID-19.