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Collocations: “come” and “go”

Choosing the correct verb can be difficult. In English we use specific verbs for certain situations. Join me to discuss when to use the verbs “come” and “go” so it’s easier for you to understand.

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How to Be a Strong Leader

Let’s talk about how to be a strong leader in today’s class. I’ll give you some tips on how to not only be a good leader but how you can also get others to trust and follow you. Join me for another business class!

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BUSINESS TIP: Eating out but on a diet?

Do you have to eat out for work? Have you ever gone on a business trip for a few days or even longer? Do you have any experiences or tips to share? Let’s look at some healthy options you have while on the road.

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Start a Conversation 101

We all meet new people, maybe not every day but these tips will come in “handy” when you need them! Has this ever happened to you? Let’s discuss ways you can start a conversation in English.

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School subjects

Today we’re going to look at different school subjects in the US. I’d like to first take a look at the presentation and then compare the classes with your country. Do you learn the same subjects? Do you learn about different subjects? Let’s discuss this topic today in class!

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Level: Beginner
Type: Vocabulary
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Let’s talk Christmas

Today we’re going to talk about different Christmas topics. I will talk about the history of Santa Claus and we will play some games that are related to Christmas. It’s a great way to learn about traditions that are different from yours and help me celebrate this time of year.

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Type: Conversation
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How NOT to be miserable at work

If you don’t enjoy work, join me today! I will be sharing some important information about how you can “turn that frown, upside down” while at work. You shouldn’t hate going to work every day so let me help you in class!

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Adjectives

Today I want to take common adjectives and show you more complex or less common adjectives. We’ll compare them, see if there are any differences and then we can add emphasis by adding quantifiers too! This will be great for everyone to start using different adjectives so English doesn’t become boring for you!

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Teacher: Rebecca Pollack
Level: Intermediate
Type: Vocabulary
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2019!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Let’s have a class about your resolutions, what you hope for this year and any goals you might have. We can also discuss the good times from 2018 and how English has helped you in your daily or work life.

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Accomplish your goals

Do you have goals and you don’t know where to start? Let me help! Today we’ll be talking about how to accomplish your goals and even New Year’s resolutions! Today is all about motivation and starting the year out right!

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Small talk, take two

Let’s talk small, I mean, let’s talk about small talk! First, small talk is general conversation that you have with someone in the street, at the office, in a taxi, etc. It’s a way to connect and break the ice so you don’t feel so uncomfortable. Today we’re going to look at different situations and what we can say to make the circumstances better.

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Why people set goals and fail

Last week we talked about setting goals and accomplishing them. Today we’re going to look at why some people fail… It’s perfect timing to keep you on track and accomplish those goals! YES YOU CAN!

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Type: Reading
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Interested in an HR position?

Do you want to change your job? Have you thought about working in the HR (Human Resources) department? Come to class to learn more about how to get the job and to learn about what you might have to do. This is a great class for anyone interested in changing careers or finding a steady job.

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Past Simple

Let’s look at a basic grammar tense, the past simple. I want to work on the grammar, specifically some verbs and then also talk about the pronunciation of the “ed” endings in the past. It might seem like an easy tense but it’s more complicated that you think!

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Teacher: Rebecca Pollack
Level: Beginner
Type: Grammar
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New Year’s Resolutions for work

Let’s keep you motivated! So, let’s call it Motivation Monday! Today we’re going to be talking about specific New Year’s Resolutions at work! It’s never too late to start a new resolution and besides, it’s still January so it still counts!

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Type: Business
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Collocations: “reach” and “pay” Business expressio

Let’s look at expressions using the words “reach” and “pay” in class today. These are great words to keep up your motivation to do better at work and to even learn new vocabulary!

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Skills to succeed – HR

Do you work in HR? (Did you get that job I helped you with?) If you did (or didn’t), today we’re going to look at characteristics HR Managers need to succeed at work. This class is helpful for anyone in a management position too!

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Type: Business
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Would Rather, Prefer, Had Better

What’s the difference between these three word/word phrases? Today we’re going to look at each one individually and then we will talk about the similarities and differences about them. These are great upper level phrases to make you sound even more native! I’d better see you there!

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Teacher: Rebecca Pollack
Level: Advanced
Type: Grammar
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Reading: School in the 50s

We’re going to look at what school was like in the 1950s today. Join me for a fun and interesting reading activity in English! Also, if you went to school in the 50s you can tell us your experience too!

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Teacher: Rebecca Pollack
Level: Beginner
Type: Reading
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Employee Resignation

Did you find a new job? Are you leaving a current position? Today I’ll guide you in how you can resign (quit) correctly. These are steps from the US but they will help you to leave your current position professionally. “When one door opens, another door closes”

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How to have effective meetings

Are you in charge of meetings at work? Do you have to lead a meeting at work and you’ve never done it before? Join me in class today to discuss how to prepare yourself for a meeting and what to do during the meeting to be successful.

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Valentine’s Day

Everyone is welcome in this class as it’s the day of love (tomorrow)! Let’s get you ready for any vocabulary you might need to impress your significant other (or for a first date)! We’ll look at a reading activity to prepare you for whatever you may need!

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Type: Reading
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Possessive Nouns

It’s Grammar Time again! Let’s talk about Possessive nouns today, we’ll look at what they are and how to use them. When using them correctly you will increase your level of English from beginner to intermediate! Let’s learn about these types of nouns today!

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Level: Beginner
Type: Grammar
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Core Values at work

Today we are going to do a little reading and then have a discussion about our topic: Core Values. In order to be successful at work, core values are very important. Let’s talk about what they are and how you can apply them to your working career!

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Teacher: Rebecca Pollack
Level: Intermediate
Type: Business
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Icebreakers for work /class

In class we’ll be looking at “icebreakers” which is basic when meeting new people. Today we’ll be focusing on work situations but these icebreakers can be used in everyday life.

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Teacher: Rebecca Pollack
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Type: Conversation
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Tongue Twisters

It’s Tongue Twister Time again! We’ll have a lot of fun in class trying to read difficult phrases in English. We’ve done this a lot before but don’t forget, the more you practice the easier it is! This is a great way to work on pronunciation and have fun while learning English!

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Teacher: Rebecca Pollack
Level: Intermediate
Type: Idioms
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