General English Course - Lower Intermediate

Course Code: GEC302
Day: Sat Time: 9:00-12:50 Hours: 40 Sessions: 10 Semester: Spring Instructional Language: English Special Notes: 【This course is offered in the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.】 Location: In-Person (Tokyo) English Proficiency Level: Lower Intermediate

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Course Description

This course is for lower-intermediate learners who have the grammatical, vocabulary and functional proficiency to handle some common interactions in English. It will build upon basic English skills to bring the student up to a comfortable intermediate level. This course covers: - Taking part in general conversations comfortably - Asking for more details/developing a conversation (discussion and explanation) - Reading naturally/effectively - Vocabulary development through a wider range of general/common topics.

Who should take this course

English language learners who are in the range of TOEFL 400-450/ CBT 97-133, TOEIC 600-650 and EIKEN 3-kyu
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Betty Kates

Instructor Biography

Betty is from Brisbane, Australia and has several years experience working in the hospitality industry. Her experience includes handling day to day operations, promotions, and customer service at a cafe, fine dining restaurant and the banquet department in a five star hotel in Brisbane. While front of house supervisor, at a catering service in London, she was also part of the management team.
Betty came to Tokyo soon after completing her Master's Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. She has taught English for over twenty years - In Brisbane, Taipei, London and Tokyo.
Betty is a supportive teacher who strives to help students feel comfortable. The experience and enthusiasm she brings to the classroom makes it the perfect environment for students to broaden their skills and knowledge.