The PS99 Parents’ Association proudly presents a new Free English Class series for PS99 Parents.
Six Saturdays: April 17 through May 22, 10 – 11 am
This class is for high beginner to low intermediate English speakers who want to improve their English skills and gain confidence in speaking English. Each week will focus on a different theme that includes important vocabulary and grammar that people living in New York City need to know. Themes may include keeping in touch with your child’s school, taking care of errands in the neighborhood, chatting about current events, and various other topics that the class wants to learn about. In each class, vocabulary and grammar that are important for the topic will be reviewed and practiced, and most of the classwork will involve conversation and discussion so that class attendees can practice their speaking. The teacher will suggest and provide activities to complete at home to continue practicing, but all “homework” will be optional. Above all, the English class is a place to learn with a group of people who have the same goal; we will practice the language and have fun getting to know others in the community at the same time.
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Brittany Ober, a PS99 parent, has volunteered to create and teach this class just for our school community!
Brittany Ober has been teaching at the American Language Program at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies since 2012. At the ALP, she teaches various levels in the Intensive English Program, Advanced Academic Preparation, and English for International and Public Affairs at SIPA.
Since 2015, she has been the co-chair of the ALP’s annual winter conference for TESOL professionals. Ober’s pedagogical interests include extensive listening, critical thinking, and incorporating art, poetry, and music into ESL instruction. Her recent professional projects include presenting at the ANUPI conference in Huatulco, Mexico, co-teaching a teacher training seminar on English Medium Instruction at Universidad Panamericana, Guadalajara, and writing Project-Based Language Learning courses for the ALP’s new summer curriculum.