Be ready to compete with native
Students preparing to study in other
countries face two challenges; how to live in another country, and how to
succeed in a classroom filled with native English speakers.
James can help students with the "survival" skills; as an ESL teacher
and administrator, he oriented hundreds of students to life in America.
And as both a teacher and a student, he knows the classroom environment, and
what it takes to be "tops in your class"!
A special element of James' training
is to teach you the vocabulary for math, science, history, art,
literature--things you already know in Chinese, but do not know how to express
For example, can you read this
"sentence" out loud in English?
32 x 25=288
(It's "Three squared times two
to the fifth power equals two-hundred-eighty-eight")
Every native-born student in your
class will know how to do this!
Here's a brief quiz:
What does the prefix
What is the name of Darwin's
What do we call the
"beat" in poetry?
Which two countries fought each
other in the War of 1812?
What do we call the head person
of the Roman Catholic Church?
These are not difficult questions;
almost every American can answer them.
The prefix "mega"
generally means large. In technical expressions, it means one
"discovery" is called The Theory of Evolution.
The "beat" in poetry
is called the meter.
America and England
fought each other in the War of 1812?
The head person of the Roman
Catholic Church is called the Pope.
How did you do?