Ep #9: Finding a Speaking Partner w/. Dr Chris Korten

Jul 27, 2021

Today I spoke to Dr Chris Korten about speaking partners and here's what we covered:
  • Why is regular conversations a good thing?
  • What’s important for students to know before they try to find a speaking partner?
  • Is it important to figure out what level you are at before looking for a speaking partner?
  • Do you need to find a native English speaking conversation partner?
  • What happens after you find a speaking partner?
  • Understanding cultural differences
  • What are some of the things you recommend to give the meetings more structure?
  • How to become successful when it comes to finding the right speaking partner
New Words
wending - go in a specified direction, typically slowly or by an indirect route.
willy nilly - in a haphazard or spontaneous manner.
tease out - to obtain by or as if by disentangling or freeing with a pointed instrument
novel - interestingly new or unusual
fortunate - favoured by or involving good luck; lucky.
ignominious - deserving or causing public disgrace or shame.
head around- to succeed in understanding or accepting something such as a new idea
Source of definitions by Oxford Languages.
How to check your level?
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