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Chapel Hill, NC, United States, 2013/01/23 - Flow English announces the release of new English lessons for advanced ESL students. The lessons offer a unique curriculum designed to teach English through story-telling and nature photography - FlowEnglish.com.
Flow English, the online English language education company, has released new advanced MP3 English Lessons titled "Foto English". The company describes the lessons as advanced English lessons for ESL learners of all ages. The lessons are designed to help immigrants and international citizens learn core and idiomatic English.
Christopher J. Moses, Director of Flow English, said,“We wanted to reach a different kind of English student. Traditionally, advanced English lessons have focused on unnatural dialog and boring ‘listen and repeat exercises.’ However, we decided to tailor our new lessons to a modern approach based in the science of language acquisition. Our lessons use strange and crazy stories punctuated with nature photography to teach, entertain, and inspire.”
A unique feature of the lessons is the inclusion of award-winning nature photography.
Moses, who designed the lessons and shot the photography, states,“Of course I wanted to teach English, but I also wanted to include humorous and engaging wildlife photography. I decided to include photography that I personally shot and have a passion for.”
In addition to their photographic emphasis, the lessons also use a unique language teaching technique tool called "Listen and Answer Stories". The Listen & Answer stories are designed to teach grammar and vocabulary in an intuitive, natural way. The teacher asks a series of easy and natural questions about a central article, and the student answers as fast as possible.
Moses states,"In fact, I make the questions super-easy for a reason. If the questions were difficult, students would start to think too much. They would try to translate. I don't want that. I want them to answer instantly and automatically- without any kind of translation. Another thing I do in the stories is repeat these easy questions in many different ways. I do this to get the vocabulary, phrasing, and grammar structures deep into our student's brain."
Foto English Lessons sell for $127 and are available on the Flow English website.