英文演讲与写作班报名表

良好的表达沟通能力是决定孩子将来成功的关键因素之一。对于孩子来说,从小培养当众讲话的能力,提升演讲自信心以及阅读、写作能力,增强综合软实力,就会离成功越近。

写作和演讲越来越受到人们的重视,是职场中两项重要的软实力。在2019年春季我们开设青少年英文写作课与英文演讲课,帮助孩子提高表达能力,增强自信

英文写作班(12-15岁): 每周六 (1/12-5/4) 9:15-10:45 am, 共16节课       

练习使用更为生动具体的词汇,选择流畅的句式,清晰组织语言结构, 加强表达的逻辑性和连贯性,掌握写作构思,起草和修改。通过学习优秀短文的写作技巧,课堂文字训练,以及各种写作实践,提高综合写作能力。 (点击课程介绍家长反馈    部分往期学生习作

英文演讲班(1215):   周六 (1/12-5/4) 11-11:50 am, 共16节课

学习公众演讲礼仪与技巧,提高表达技能,学会组织和分享自己想法,增强语言逻辑性,完善演讲稿构架,掌握开篇、主体及结尾的写法。战胜演讲中的紧张感,提升自信心和合作能力。(点击课程介绍家长反馈

授课老师:

Dr. Ye具有丰富的教授英语演讲与写作的经验。她拥有佐治亚州立Communication系博士学位,南开大学英语语言文学系硕士。曾教授美国大学本科生public speaking 和 group communication,在多个职业技能培训中教授英文写作和演讲。她创建了BrightSpeaking网站及微信公众号(BrightSpeaking英语交流技巧),传授各种英语交流,演讲,及写作的技巧。她是两个孩子的母亲,深知华人第二代青少年在沟通表达方面的欠缺,她对帮助提高青少年演讲和写作能力充满热情。 

日期:1月12日至5月4日 (共16节课),每周六上课(春假周 4/20不上课)。

地点: 100 Park Avenue, Suite 8, Rockville, MD 20850

学费*:英文写作班 (9:15-10:45 am) $750

             英文演讲班 (11am-11:50am) $350

注册费:$25 (non-refundable)

*退学,退课: 开课前一周退课可以全额退还学费,开课之后将不退款。

课程因故取消退款事宜
1.当一门课的注册人数没有达到开课标准 (6人或以上),我们持有取消该课的权利,并会全额退还学费和注册费。
2. 如因天气或其他原因某周课程取消,我们会提前通知学生和家长。对于这周取消的课程,我们会即时公布随后补课的时间。如因学生个人原因缺课,不予补课。

英文演讲与写作班报名表

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写作课家长反馈

”今年秋天,我的两个儿子第一次参加了叶老师的写作演汫班。叶老师花了大量的时间和心血准备自己独特的教案,课堂上不仅广义地讲解写作的方法,技巧,而且分主题讲解如何运用形容词,对话,细节描述等等。对每一个孩子的课后写作练习,叶老师都认真阅读,提出修改意见,所以虽然才短短的一个月,但两个孩子的写作已经有了可喜的进步,期待着他们在叶老师的带领下写作越来越好。谢谢!”- Ty & Leo 妈妈

“孩子虽然写作能力尚可 但如何将文章写得更生动有趣一直是个难题。 上了叶老师的几次课,我们欣喜地发现孩子找到了突破口。孩子感受最深的是叶老师的讲课清晰细致,通过具体的举例说明,对词汇 、句型 、文章结构的讲解分析都非常清楚,尤其是词汇运用的准确性,生动性,多样性,使她写作很受益。每次的作文练习,叶老师总是给出启发性的修改建议,使孩子在细节处理,详略安排方面都有了提高。相信通过今后更多的课程学习,孩子的写作水平会越来越高。感谢叶老师的辛勤付出!”- Claire 妈妈

“叶老师非常尽职尽责,对Zachary的每个作业都有详细评阅。 她的评语即严格又有鼓励。课后还悉心地与家长交流,分享培养孩子写作能力的方法。Zachary在叶老师的激励下,开始挖掘属于自己的故事,并按着老师教授的写作技巧,努力把故事内容讲述得更有趣,更有意义。” – Zachary 妈妈

“My son has benefited from Dr. Ye’s class and improved his writing skills. Dr. Ye has an excellent step-by-step approach to teaching students how to write well and improve their writing skills. She starts from an overview of grammar and usage of vivid action words. Dr. Ye then teaches students how to be descriptive yet focus on the topic, how to prepare and conduct research before writing, and how to revise once a draft is completed. Dr. Ye reviews each assignment with attention to details and provides constructive feedback, which helps my son improve his writing skills by identifying his strengths and weaknesses. As a parent, I always appreciate Dr. Ye’s summary on what’s taught during the weekly class and what each assignment is about. This enables me to ask my son specific questions on what he has learned in class and go over with him how he can apply the skills he has learned to complete the assignment.” – Brian mom

演讲课家长反馈

“感谢叶老师的辛勤付出,Carl从第一堂课的不敢来、不想学,到现在的喜欢来上课,一切都离不开老师的精心教育。在孩子的眼里,你上课风趣幽默,和蔼可亲,您用丰富的教学经验和专业知识,让Carl钦佩老师、喜欢老师,同时爱上这门课,对演讲有了兴趣,感谢你们!”  – Carl妈妈

“Dr. Ye 的教学,使我的两个孩子都大有收获。中级班的老大说,老师总有creative ways to teach, 学生们在课堂上enjoy hands-on training。初级班的老二从害羞的小丫头,变成了勇敢,积极地做demo and pubic speaking 的女孩。是老师给他们做的课堂游戏和练习活跃了课堂气氛,让同学们之间熟悉了起来,一起进步。谢谢老师的辛勤付出!“ – Alyssa和Andy妈妈

”我儿子告诉我他很喜欢叶老师的讲课,说学到很有用的写作和演讲知识和技巧。从叶老师对我儿子文章的修改中,看出叶老师的文学写作功底,更感受到叶老师对孩子的关爱。谢谢叶老师!“ – Mason 妈妈

”Ella很喜欢Dr. Ye的演讲班。经过短短数周培训不仅自信大增,也学了不少演讲技巧。还有就是Dr. Ye 把近似年龄孩子组织在一起学习,玩游戏,寓教于乐,让孩子不觉得是在上另一门被家长“逼着”上的课…“ – Ella爸爸

部分往期学生习作


The Delivery
By Claire

Ding-dong. The sound of the doorbell echoed through the house, waking me up. I squinted at the clock. Three in the morning? This is a weird time for a delivery…

I trudged down the stairs, rubbing my eyes. I looked out the window. The sky was a dark gray, and the sun was gradually coming up. A dim street light flickered in the distance. I slowly turned the doorknob and stepped onto the front porch.[expander_maker id=”1″ more=”Read more” less=”Read less”]

At my feet, I saw a tan cardboard package and picked it up. There wasn’t an address or name of the deliverer. Interesting…

Scritch, scritch. Suddenly, I heard a strange scratching noise coming from the package in my hands. There had to be something living inside, so I decided to investigate. I tore open the box.

I gasped as I looked inside. In the corner of the box was a stormy-gray ball of fluff. It was about the size of a small piggy bank, and had two shiny black eyes. Its long ears drooped down, and its tiny tail looked like a cotton ball.  It was a bunny.

When I was younger, I had always wanted a pet rabbit. Later, I wasn’t as obsessed, but still thought about it sometimes. My shocked face broke into a smile. I just received the best delivery ever. But, who delivered it?

I scooped up the warm and fuzzy bunny and took it inside. Then, I jogged outside, picked up the empty box, and turned it over. On the bottom, there was a note that read:

Take care of Raincloud. He needs a better home. I love him, but can’t keep him anymore. Get him hay, veggies, and a good cage. Thanks.  –Sam

Sam was my neighbor. He must have known that I liked bunnies. I didn’t know he owned one.  I looked at Sam’s house. Workers were moving boxes into a big truck. He must have had to leave really early in the morning, I thought.

By then, I understood everything. I couldn’t wait to experience more adventures with Raincloud. This delivery, which seemed mysterious at first, turned out to be a wonderful surprise that fulfilled my dreams.

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A Person Who Inspired Me: Jayson Werth
By Brian

Sure, baseball is a team sport, but there’s one man, who changed the whole scene for DC baseball. He’s the man, the myth, the legend, Jayson Werth! He completely transformed the Nationals. From being a ragtag, appalling team, to a top contender for winning the NL East division.
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Jayson Werth had to make the biggest decision in his career when he became a free agent in 2010. With his previous team, the Phillies, he had already won two MVP awards and had even gotten a World Series ring. Now he had to decide whether to stay with the Phillies, the number one NL East team, or to sign with the Nationals, the worst NL East team at that time.

He chose the Nationals. Even after a rough first season with the Nationals, he would still always try his best and his hard work paid off. For the next six years of his career, the Nationals made playoffs four times. Even after a loss, he would laugh it off and be ready on the field the very next day. He’s the person that would always help out his team. You could say he is the reason why Bryce Harper is the Bryce Harper we know today.

Jayson Werth’s efforts and upbeat personality with the Nationals inspired me to always try my best and keep going even when things look bleak and hopeless. He also inspired me to always have a positive attitude even when things don’t go my way. He showed me that anyone, even just a single person, can make changes for the better.
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A Visit to My Hometown
By Arielsie

I felt extraordinary when I left Maryland and flew back to China in last summer. My mind was filled with images of my good friends, delicious food, and cities in China. But there was still a surprise trip waiting for me: a visit to my hometown: Inner Mongolia and Ningwu. I grew up in Beijing, and always see Beijing as my home, but I had never seen my actual hometown.
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When we drove from Beijing to Inner Mongolia, we saw sceneries a lot different than the city. Green mountains and farmland stretched miles in the far distance. Sometimes, cows and sheep wandered around the farm. I was amazed by how beautiful it was when crops danced in the wind. Finally, we arrived at my hometown, a little village. The residents in the village are mostly old farmers, including dad’s uncles. We visited their houses, and I screamed with joy when I saw many cute sheep and chickens. It was amazing to see an actual village instead of just reading about villages in books.

For my dad, Ningwu is really important because it’s where he spent his childhood. And just like how dad described it, Ningwu was amazing. All the tall mountains, winding rivers, and fresh air are wild and beautiful. I was also surprised that the village and the house where dad spent his childhood were still there, with new people moved in. At last, we visited the Icehole, a hole that is filled with ice formed in the Ice Age! It is now a cool tour site. With lights, the icicles, ice pillars, and ice trees shined in different colors.

Before, dad always said that my hometown is as good as the famous tour sites we once visited. I didn’t believe it before, but now I do.
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A Dishwashing Adventure
By Bernie

When people think about “Emotional Moment,” they don’t usually think about dishwashing. However, that is exactly what I felt when I went to the county fair and washed dishes.

My friend, Eric, and I had just finished our previous job and decided to take a seat and relax. However, the seat that we were sitting on was right in front of a cooking counter, and my dad had the great idea of helping the people there wash the dishes. I didn’t mind at first, but that was about to change very soon.
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I started out drying dishes. I thought that we were going too slow, so I decided to take on the task of rinsing dishes, as that was the job holding up the supply. After I’d rinsed a couple dozen dishes, somebody announced lunch was ready in the cafeteria. At that time, I decided to hurry up, and rinsed dishes with even more ferocity. However, after washing what must’ve been a hundred dishes, there was still no end in sight. “What kind of job is this?” I wondered. “Do they even want us to eat lunch?” I scrubbed faster.

As lunch hour was half over, I started getting angry. “WHY DO SO MANY DISHES HAVE TO BE ‘DIRTY’ ? THERE ISN’T EVEN A SPECK OF DUST ON IT!” I thought. At that point, I was ticked off. I didn’t care how clean the dishes were. I just wanted them to get rinsed. I even cracked a few, but I didn’t care.

After what seemed like an eternity, we finally got them finished. We rushed to the cafeteria and got there just as they were closing up the serving line. We got our lunch, and ducked out of there as soon as we could.

So, next time somebody asks you to wash dishes for a fair, please KINDLY reply to them: “No thanks” and walk away.

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