Who? This class is for Upper-Intermediate members. Spring Festival is celebrated around the world by the Chinese Diasporas and in many different Asian cultures, but how does it compare to other festivals around the world? What are your plans for the week? Will you be part of the world’s largest annual movement of people? Or will you try and avoid the crush on the public transport system and stay at home? How will you cope with the stresses and strains of the festival itself? If you’re interested in discussing this most joyous of occasions, then make sure you come to this class!
What? In this class, we’ll start off by looking at some other annual festivals from around the world, and how we can learn from these to describe what happens during Spring Festival in China. Next, we’ll examine the issues related to the world’s greatest human migration as people from all around China try to get home in time to spend Chinese New Year with their nearest and dearest. Finally, we’ll draw up some tips to help each other get through what can be a stressful time and give some coping strategies for dealing with friends, family and relatives. Book Now»
Who? This class is for Pre-Intermediate members. One of the main reasons that we learn how to communicate is that we want to be able to meet people, but meeting people is only half of the battle. What’s more important is that we meet the right kind of people – people who can help us professionally or socially. If you want to learn some useful tactics for expanding your social network, as well as the English you need to know to communicate with them, then this is the class for you!
What? In this class we’ll start off by looking at the different types of networks we have, and the differences between friends and acquaintances. Next, we’ll look at some of the animal kingdom’s most successful networkers, and what lessons we can learn from them. Finally, we’ll investigate our own social networks and how we can get others to help us in a time of need. Book Now»