Adelaide Walk & Talk Meetups
The Walk&Talk meetups are a sub-set of meetups by Adelaide English as a Second Language Group (https://www.meetup.com/ESL-English-practice-meet-up-group/). Walk&Talk meetups will be scheduled irregularly when requested. The discussion questions below have been created by Thor May to encourage English speaking practice. The question-core approach for speaking appears to work well. The process of creating questions is itself one of the most empowering skills that anyone can practice in any language.
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1. All meetup discussion questions from Adelaide English as a Second Language Group: Adelaide ESL Meetup.htm
2. English as a Second Language Meetup site: https://www.meetup.com/ESL-English-practice-meet-up-group/
3. An index of general discussion topics from earlier meetups run by Thor is online at http://thormay.net/unwiseideas/DiscussionTopics/DiscussionIndex.htm
4. Articles on many topics by Thor May at : https://independent.academia.edu/ThorMay
Professional bio: Thor May has a core professional interest in cognitive linguistics, at which he has rarely succeeded in making a living. He has also, perhaps fatally in a career sense, cultivated an interest in how things work – people, brains, systems, countries, machines, whatever… In the world of daily employment he has mostly taught English as a foreign language, a stimulating activity though rarely regarded as a profession by the world at large. His PhD dissertation, Language Tangle, dealt with language teaching productivity. Thor has been teaching English to non-native speakers, training teachers and lecturing linguistics, since 1976. This work has taken him to seven countries in Oceania and East Asia, mostly with tertiary students, but with a couple of detours to teach secondary students and young children. He has trained teachers in Australia, Fiji and South Korea. In an earlier life, prior to becoming a teacher, he had a decade of finding his way out of working class origins, through unskilled jobs in Australia, New Zealand and finally England (after backpacking across Asia to England in 1972).
Adelaide ESL Meetup - Walk&Talk Questions ŠThor May 2018