How to best use the follow-up e-learning modules

Each e-learning module consists of three sections: Summary, Interactive Review, and Work Plan.

  • The Summary gives a summary of the things we talked about and touches on some of the words and expressions used in the meetup. 
  • The Interactive Review consists of:
    – An Interactive Quiz
    – Grammar, Vocabulary and Usage Notes
    – (Sometimes) an Audio Review
    – (Sometimes) Fluency and Pronunciation Practice
  • Work Plan tells you what you need to do to be ready for the activities in the next meetup.
  1. Read the summary.
  2. Open the Interactive Review section… 
    2.A. Click on Interactive Quiz and fill as many of the blanks as you can from memory. Do NOT click on “Finish Quiz” yet!
    2.B. Click on Grammar, Vocabulary and Usage Notes and study the notes.
    2.C. If there is an Audio Review section, listen to it.
    2.D. Go back to the Interactive Quiz and try to correct your answers and complete as many of the remaining blanks as  you can.
    2.E. Click on “Finish Quiz” to see your score. Then click on “View Questions” to review your answers.
  3. If there is an Fluency and Pronunciation Practice section, listen to it and repeat and practice what you hear.
  4. Open the Fluency and Pronunciation Practice section…
    Practice the words, phrases and sentences with the help of the audio recording.
    Pay attention to what you hear, not what you expect the pronunciation to be, based on the spelling of the word. Also, try to repeat as quickly as you can. This will help you remain closer to the original pronunciation you hear rather that the (probably incorrect) pronunciation stored in your memory.
  5. Open the Work Plan section…
    Do the activities for your next lesson. The better you do these activities, the better your chance of having an active and fruitful meetup in which you can participate more, talk more and learn more.
  • Work actively! Don’t just read. Take your eyes off the page and see if you can repeat the sentences, ask yourself questions and answer them. See also if you can make similar realistic sentences about your own life.
  • Create an English environment around you. Read the news in English, watch films in English, speak with your classmates in English before and after the lesson, …