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edX: Just Reading and Writing in English | 生活英语读写

 with  Fang Yang and Wenxia Zhang

Reading enriches our life and writing enables us to express our thoughts. Being skillful in reading and writing allows you to better acquire and communicate information.

This course focuses on 8 themes:

  • learning 
  • university 
  • culture 
  • city 
  • education 
  • behavior theory 
  • communication 
  • meaning of life 

For each theme, there are two texts, key words analysis, reading skills, guest interviews, composition tutorials, writing workshops, and literature tutors.

Join us and understand the beauty of language.

作为一门语言非常重要的两个方面,阅读可以让我们获取丰富的知识,写作可以让我们表达内心的思想。掌握正确的阅读技巧和写作技巧,能够让我们更好地获取信息和表达信息。本课程由中外教师及清华学生带领大家在真实的生活场景中畅游英语世界。

本课程从学习、大学、文化、城市、教育、行为论、人际交流和人生的意义等八个主题展开,每个主题由主题课文(两篇)、重点词句讲解、阅读技巧讲解、嘉宾访谈、作文批改和写作技巧讲解、英语学习方法介绍、文学赏析等模块构成。主题课文模块围绕精心挑选的主题展开,带你体验丰富多彩的文化,拓宽视野,同时配有相应的重点词句讲解,让你的英语知识库更庞大;阅读技巧模块以师生互动的形式展开,由老师和英语专业研究生带大家从学习者的角度一起探讨英语阅读的秘诀所在;嘉宾访谈模块邀请了三位嘉宾老师,分别在学习、文化等方面进行了介绍和分享;写作部分包括作文批改和写作技巧讲解,选取与主题相关的四六级作文考题,并各配以两篇学生真实写作案例,通过批改作文的形式讲解写作技巧;英语学习方法模块以访谈形式展开,由留学生助教为大家分享英语学习经验;文学赏析模块精选了八篇文学名著,让学习者在师生互动中遨游文学的海洋。

和我们一起感受语言的魅力,让我们一起实现一次英语读写的飞跃!

Syllabus

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.

Week 10 - Final Exam
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Cost Free Online Course
Pace Self Paced
Subject ESL
Institution Tsinghua University
Provider edX
Language English
Certificates $49 Certificate Available
Hours 4 hours a week
Calendar 15 weeks long

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