Week 1 - Learning
Introduction to the problems in English learning, and some special skills in learning English efficiently.
Week 2 - University
Introduction to the learning skills of vocabulary, sentences and writing skills, and the campus life in Cambridge University and Oxford University.
Week 3 - Cultural Differences
Introduction to the gestures used in communication, and the different meanings of the gestures in different countries.
Week 4 - Cities
Introduction to London with its famous tourist sites such as Westminster Abbey, the Thames, Big ben and the streets of the city.
Week 5 - Education
Introduction to the education cost in the USA, and how students pay for their tuition fees. Moreover, teachers will talk about learning through books, and the meaning of reading books.
Week 6 - Manners
Introduction to how American parents cultivate their children’s manners. The table manners in the USA are talked about and compared with Chinese table manners.
Week 7 - Personal Communication
Introduction to the holidays, especially the individualism and the understanding of family. An article named Why I want a wife is shared to elaborate the inner thoughts of a man in perspective of a woman.
Week 8 - Purpose of Living
Introduction to dreams, and the profound influence of a passage named Youth to the business leaders of Japan.
Week 9 - Review
Exercises in preparation of the final exam.
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