Welcome to Early Bird English, the fun and interesting way to improve your conversation skills early in the day -- without cutting into the rest of your weekend!
Leader Eve will supply plenty to discuss, but feel free to bring along an English-language passage that you have enjoyed or found puzzling. We'll all take a look and discuss what it means.
Early Bird English is founded on the idea that people learn best when they are enjoying themselves. Each session is quickly paced, friendly, and meant to challenge.
Eve charges a small, non-refundable fee for each session, which helps to cover the cost of the website as well as her preparation. Please note that the $10 fee DOES NOT cover the cost of coffee! Please also note that if only one person attends (in addition to Eve), the meeting will last one hour instead of 1.5.
When we learn with pleasure, we never forget.
-- Alfred Mercier
"Lenovo is one of a growing number of multinationals from the non-Anglophone world that have made English their official language."
-- The Economist, 2/15/14
"A strong vocabulary may be your ticket to side-stepping dementia," says a new study from researchers in Spain. "...An ample vocab is an indication of robust cognitive reserves, a surplus of neurons that help the brain compensate for memory lapses..."
-- Prevention, April 2015
"It might have been easier to learn a language years ago, but still, I'm having fun...I was heartened to see, just a month or so ago, a Penn State study suggesting that learning a new language can improve your brain function. It can, in the researcher's words, 'lead to more graceful aging.'"
-- Tina Hay, editor, The Penn Stater, March/April 2015
"The average American speaks one language. Be more than average."
-- magazine ad for Rosetta Stone
Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.