Christmas week

Reduced schedule this week: 6 classes. 5 Voice and 1 text. 2 classes Monday: 11am and 4pm PST 2 classes Tuesday: 2am and 6am PST 1 class Thursday: It's Christmas day and the lesson is free: 10am PST 1 class Friday: Excursion class 8am PST

Sunday 21 December

Daisey's last class this year is a very special one and it's FREE Join her at 6 am SLT Sunday for FUN, GAMES and PRIZES in a very special classroom. Big Christmas Quiz...teams of two..so bring a friend.... and get dressed up !!!!!!

Wednesday 17 December

2 voice classes 4am PST, voice, Daisy Vocabulary, spelling, pronunciation. 10am PST, text, Inge Description 11am PST, voice, Inge SKYPE CLASS. Reading, pronunciation

Tuesday 16 December

3 classes today. 1 voice, 2 text 2am PST, voice, Inge Conversation 6am PST, text, Seikatsu Excursion: Visit interesting places in SL. See, read, tell, comment, run, fly etc. 12pm PST, text, Yanto The English Verb Tense System

Saturday 13 December

No guns allowed 4am PST, text, Word games - Learn new words, form phrases, and have fun competing in a friendly way towards other students. This is a free event. Have a good wekend

Friday 12 December

2 voice classes 4am PST, voice, Daisy Reading, pronunciation, comprehension 8am PST, voice, Inge Excursion: Visit interesting places in SL. See, read, tell, comment, run, fly etc.

Thursday 11 December

3 classes today: 2 text classes in SL and 1 voice class in Skype !!! 6am PST, text, Seikatsu Vocabulary, spelling, pronunciation on hold: questions about your country (a.k.a facing the execution squad) and the test. Or something else. 10am PST, text, Inge picture description 11am, voice, Inge reading pronunciation discussion SKYPE CLASS. Yes, Skype class. If you want, if you need a voice class today or if you can't log in SL for any reason this is the next best thing. If you already use Skype come to the infohub 20 minutes before class, IM your Skype id to the classrunner and test voice. If you don't know Skype check here or ask a help Team member in your language.

Wed 10 December

2 voice classes, 2 teachers, 1 class runner. 4am PST, voice, Daisy Vocabulary, spelling, pronunciation 10am PST, voice, Inge Everyday conversation, scripted conversation , discussion

Tuesday 9 December

2 classes today: 1 voice and 1 text 8am Voice Teacher: Inge Qunhua Business English for beginners (NEW Class!) Introductions, business conversation, idioms, experssions, vocabulary. Voice 12pm text Teacher: Yanto Dyrssen This lesson is about verb tense. The class at 2am is canceled for today. Yes, I know. Next week.

Monday 8 December

2 voice classes today: 11am PST, Voice, Inge Reading/Pronunciation 4pm PST, Voice, Alianaluz Prepositions This is our latest class of the week. It's evening in South America and Tuesday morning in Asia.

Mon 24 Nov. 4pm PST. Voice

NEW CLASS, NEW TIME, NEW TEACHER Teacher: Alianaluz Rivera Prepositions Do prepositions and idioms in English make you want to hide under a table, in a closet, or run for cover? If so, then you might find this class helpful.

meh

LONDON (AP) — At least someone is excited about "meh." The expression of indifference or boredom has gained a place in the Collins English Dictionary after generating a surprising amount of enthusiasm among lexicographers. read the article "Meh" was selected by Collins after it asked people to submit words they use in conversation that are not in the dictionary. Other suggestions included jargonaut, a fan of jargon; frenemy, an enemy disguised as a friend; and huggles, a hybrid of hugs and snuggles

TIME CHANGE

No class Wednesday 4am PST This class has been moved to Friday 4am PST

Tue 18 Nov. 6am PST. Text

Teacher: Seikatsu Karu Show and Tell : Japan Students should come prepare to share history or facts about their country. Students not presenting are welcomed to ask questions, to better understand the subject and make the teaching session interactive Cost: 500L$ (1.3 euro; 1.9US$; 215YEN) First class is free. More classes: http://www.drive-through-esl.info/index.html

Wed 12 Nov 4am PST. Voice

TIME CHANGE Daisey's classes are back to 4am PST, Wednesday and Saturday. It starts from today.

Tue 11 Nov. 11am PST. Voice

DAY CHANGE Teacher: Inge Qunhua Classrunner : CEM Clary - FRA Reading pronunciation This week only. This class is usually on Wednesday.

Week 46

Seikatsu is back Tue and Thu 6am PST, both Text Daisey is back on winter time: Wed and Sat 4am PST, both Voice Inge's Reading/Pronunciation class is Tuesday this week, not Wednesday, same time: 11am PST

Thu 6 Nov. 6am PST. Voice

This is not a class. 2 teams. Each player will receive a notecard with 5 categories. CEM will type a letter of the alphabet. Each team will have 5 minutes to find 5 words beginning with that letter, one for each category. When the time is up one player for each team has to type the words in chat. In turn, players will have to read the words and explain their meaning to other players in order to gain 1 point for each word successfully explained. (attention googlers: if you can't explain a word, don't write it).

Wed 5 Nov. 6am PST. Voice

The scheduled class taught by Daisey is canceled. In its place there will be an hour of reading/comprehension You can find the text here

TIME CHANGE (again)

The clock is SL has gone back one hour. The difference between local time and SL time is back to normal for European students. For Asian students, classes are 1 hour later. Confused? Try HERE As usual, keep an eye on the calendar for changes and adjustments.

Inge's classes this week

Inge's classes this week will be at Wed and Thu at 12pm PDT and Fri 9am PDT. If you are in Europe, there will be no changes. If you are in Asia, classes will be very early in the morning.

TIME CHANGE

The time in SL has not changed. It's still PDT. If the time has changed in your country classes are now one hour *earlier. Keep an eye on the calendar. Next week PDT will go back to PST, the time difference with Europe will go back to normal and it will change for Asia. What time is in your country? CLICK HERE

Sat 25 Oct. 9am PDT. Voice

TIME CHANGE This lesson was scheduled for 6am PDT. It is now 9am PDT. Teacher: Daisey Ragu Classrunner: CEM Clary Quiz Class Practise your English skills in this fun lesson. Includes word games, puzzles, tenses and team games.

Thu 23 Oct. 6am PDT. Text

Teacher: Seikatsu Karu TEXT IN SKYPE Class Runner: Giovanni Tweak - ITA ATTENTION: SKYPE NEEDED FOR THIS CLASS. CONTACT THE CLASS RUNNER FOR INFO BEFORE CLASS THIS CLASS IS AN EXPERIMENT. Today's class: TEXT: DRIVE-THROUGH ESL; words and idioms. Enhance your vocabulary. Learn new worlds as well as American idioms and slang. Bring questions about new words or examples of written material you in RL. Please bring a dictionary or use Google Translate tool. Do not use Blabbler. Try THIS (google account needed)

Wed 22 Oct. 6am and 11am PDT. Voice Day

Wednesday is voice day. May the gods of SL be nice. at 6am there is THIS class, taught by Daisey. It has been called Vocabulary, spelling , pronunciation but I think we need anotehr name. Suggestions? at 11am there is Reading, pronunciation class taught by Inge. Practice pronunciation and comprehension.
Yanto is taking some time off. He will be back in December. Take care Yanto.

Tue 21 Oct. 6am PDT. Text

Teacher: Seikatsu Karu TESXT (3/2) We planned for 2 but it took longer so we'll finish today. If you have missed it it's a good change to try this new type of class. Test available before class. Ask the classrunner. TESXT = test using text. Kissme brought a test last week. It has a lot to do with what Seikatsu taught. This week the class will go through it together. The notecard with the test is available now. Start reading before class starts. Ask the class runner. Have a vocabulary ready.Third class of this series.

Fri 17 Oct. 2am PDT. Voice

Teacher: Daisey Ragu Vocabulary, spelling , pronunciation This is the same lesson that was canceled Wednesday. The teacher will give you a list of words: 1st: write sentences with the words given. 2nd: when the teacher tells you to, paste the sentence in chat. 3rd: the teacher will correct spelling. 4th: read the sentence. 5th: the teacher will correct your pronunciation. Repeat as needed.

Thu 16 Oct. 6am PDT. Text

Teacher: Seikatsu Karu TESXT (2/2) TESXT = test using text. Kissme brought a test last week. It has a lot to do with what Seikatsu taught. This week the class will go through it together. The notecard with the test is available now. Start reading before class starts. Ask the class runner. Have a vocabulary ready.

Wed 15 Oct. 6am PDT. Voice

Teacher: Daisey Ragu Vocabulary, spelling , pronunciation The teacher will give you a list of words: 1st: write sentences with the words given. 2nd: when the teacher tells you to, paste the sentence in chat. 3rd: the teacher will correct spelling. 4th: read the sentence. 5th: the teacher will correct your pronunciation. Repeat as needed. This is the last class of its kind. After this, dictation only

Tue 14 Oct. 12pm PDT. Text

Teacher: Yanto Dyrrsen The English Verb Tense System 5/5. This is the last class of this series. A series of 5 classes devoted to the English Verb tense system. Beginning with the simple present tense, we'll work our way through the entire tense system via the examples that students offer for study. We'll examine both how we form the tenses and how we use them.

Tue 14 Oct. 6am PDT. Text

Teacher: Seikatsu Karu TESXT (1/2; continues Thu 16 Oct 6am PDT) TESXT = test using text. Kissme brought a test last week. It has a lot to do with what Seikatsu taught. This week the class will go through it together. The notecard with the test is available now. Start reading before class starts. Ask the class runner. Have a vocabulary ready.

ESL SL. The next bubble?

Financial markets are crumbling all over the world. In the past week, despite emergency measures taken by central banks all over the world, stock exchanges have lost 20/30% of their value and there is no end in sight to this fall. Forecast: cannibalism. In this desperate situation rumors of a raise of class prices starting January 1st, 2009 at ESL SL, Home of DRIVE-THROUGH ESL have started what some analyst call the "ESL SL bubble" Investors, knowing that fees paid before the raise will be honoured indefinitely, have started buying classes now. Many financial analysts who spend a a lot of time in SL after loosing their rl job agree that the signs are good: there hasn't been a raise in fees since the school started in 2006, so it should be a big one, providing big gains for investors. Mayhem99Jim from internet says "It's not only a short-term investment, I think fees will raise regularly from now on and classes bought in 2008 will appreciate at a pretty constant rate. This is why I put ESL SL in my retirement-plan portfolio as well." "It's a win/win situation." says krtddpukeII "It's one of the few speculative opportunities available today for investors and it will make the transition to new price easier fore students." Financial officers at the school have declined to comment.

Sat 11 Oct. 6am PDT. Text

Teacher: Daisey Ragu Story Writing [2008/10/04 7:05] Daisey Ragu: Your homework: find out who Jacob Balthazar really is! This is a text class. If it's the first time you come to Story Writing class or if you are late ask the classrunner for instructions or updates in IM. Reading is optional, only at the end. No need to test voice.

Fri 10 Oct. 8am PDT. Voice

Teacher: Inge Qunhua Excursion class Have you visited a place in Second Life where there are objects or activities you don't know the name of? It could be a destination for excursion class. Give the landmark to the class runner and tell them why it would be interesting.

Thu 9 Oct 11am PDT Text

Teacher: Inge Qunhua Description class With picture! Watch the picture and describe it. Guess what it is about.

Wed 8 Oct 11am PDT. VOICE

Teacher: Inge Qunhua Reading, pronunciation Exercise your English pronunciation. Why test voice every time? Because there are many things that can happen. SL updates, new software installation, lag, feedback, or a cable unplugged. If you have never used voice before, come to the infohub 30 minutes before class and ask the classrunner to show you the instructions to use voice and to test it when you're ready.

Wed 8 Oct 6am PDT. VOICE

Teacher: Daisey Ragu Vocabulary, spelling , pronunciation The teacher will give you a list of words: 1st: write sentences with the words given 2nd: when the teacher tells you to, paste the sentence in chat. 3rd: the teacher will correct spelling. 4th: read the sentence. 5th: the teacher will correct your pronunciation. Repeat as needed.

Tue 7 Oct 12pm PDT. Text

eacher: Yanto Dyrrsen The English Verb Tense System 4/5. A series of 5 classes devoted to the English Verb tense system. Beginning with the simple present tense, we'll work our way through the entire tense system via the examples that students offer for study. We'll examine both how we form the tenses and how we use them.

Tue 7 Oct 6am PDT. Text

Teacher: Seikatsu Koba DRIVE-THROUGH ESL TEXT Seikatsu is back. Clicky clicky text lovers.

Sat 4 Oct 6am PDT. Text

Teacher: Daisey Ragu Story Writing This is a text class. If it's the first time you come to Story Writing class or if you are late ask the classrunner for instructions or updates in IM. Reading is optional, only at the end. No need to test voice.

Wed, 1 Oct, 6am PDT. VOICE

Teacher: Daisey Ragu Vocabulary, spelling , pronunciation The teacher will give you a list of words: 1st: write sentences with the words given 2nd: when the teacher tells you to, paste the sentence in chat. 3rd: the teacher will correct spelling. 4th: read the sentence. 5th: the teacher will correct your pronunciation. Repeat as needed.

Tue, 30 Sep, 12pm PDT. TEXT

Teacher: Yanto Dyrrsen The English Verb Tense System 3/5. A series of 5 classes devoted to the English Verb tense system. Beginning with the simple present tense, we'll work our way through the entire tense system via the examples that students offer for study. We'll examine both how we form the tenses and how we use them.

Excursion Class. Voice. 8am PDT

Excursion class time has changed. Class will start at 8am PDT, 2 hours later. More time to test voice!

Practical English. Text/Voice. Wed 6am PDT

In this class you will be given a notecard which has some mistakes in it. As a group we will look at how to write better reports and fill in a simple application form. Helpful for both second life and real life. Make sure you have voice enabled and a microphone if you wish to speak in this class. Text available before class. Ask the class runner.

Like Skype and MSM with all your contacts from SL?

SAN FRANCISCO — September 3, 2008 — Linden Lab®, creator of 3D virtual world Second Life® (www.secondlife.com), has announced a new voice and instant messaging client that will enable Second Life Residents to connect and communicate with their Second Life contacts whether or not they are actually inworld. The thin client, called SLim™, provided by Vivox (www.vivox.com) in partnership with Linden Lab, enables Residents to conduct voice or text conversations with members of their Second Life Friends list in and out of the virtual world. While the Second Life viewer will still serve as the primary inworld communication engine, SLim is capable of running on any computer and offers users a voice-enabled instant messaging client that extends the value of the Second Life platform beyond the virtual world.

SLim significantly lowers the barriers between virtual world and real world communication and ensures that Second Life users will always be able to connect to friends, regardless of location or broadband connection. SLim is also a compelling tool for the Second Life enterprise offering, which will enable employees to communicate and collaborate with colleagues meeting inworld without having the Second Life application running.

Additional features of the SLim client include but are not limited to:

  • Provides Residents with access to their Second Life Friends list with real-time "presence" status updates
  • Enables users to seamlessly migrate a text conversation into a voice call
  • Allows SLim users to leave voice mails for offline friends

Story writing. Text/Voice. Saturday 10am PDT

Story class is back. Not the new story class with voice. The old story class in text. Voice will be used at the end for reading. Never been to story writing class? CLICK HERE This class is limited to 7 students. If you don't want to miss it IM Tiana Compton to reserve a seat.

Grammar. Text. Friday 10pm PDT

This class has been posted for some time but not many seems to know it's there. It's early afternoon in Asia and early morning in Europe.

Practical English. Text/Voice. Friday 2am PDT

In this class you will be given a notecard which has some mistakes in it. As a group we will look at how to write better reports and fill in a simple application form. Helpful for both second life and real life. Make sure you have voice enabled and a microphone if you wish to speak in this class. Text available before class. Ask the class runner.

The English Verb Tense System 2/5. Text. Tuesday 12pm PDT.

Every Tuesday at 12pm PDT for 5 weeks. Did you miss the first one? Trop pis. Try not to miss the second one. “The English Verb Tense System 2/5” A series of 5 classes devoted to the English Verb tense system. Beginning with the simple present tense, we’ll work our way through the entire tense system, via the examples that students offer for study. We’ll examine both how we form the tenses, and how we use them. Cost: 500L$ (1.3 euro; 1.9US$; 215YEN) First class is free. More classes: http://www.drive-through-esl.info/

Quiz Class. Voice. Saturday 13 Sep 6am PDT

Word games, puzzles, tenses and team games. Bring a friend. Teacher: Daisey Ragu Class Runner: Tiana Compton - RUM Today's class : QUIZ TIME Practise your English skills in this fun lesson. Includes word games, puzzles, tenses and team games. Bring a friend. Voice enabled. Microphone needed. Come to the infohub 15 minutes before class to test voice set up. Limited number of seats available depending on technical conditions. Cost: 1000L$ (2.6 euro; 3.8US$; 430YEN)

Week 36

Late for class? Look on the calendar who is the classrunner and send a IM. The classrunner will tell you what the class is about, give you the notecard for this class and send you a tp. If it's a voice class they will come to the infohub to test your voice set-up. 10 Classes this week: 5 txt and 5 vox.
  • Beginner Program: Classes 4, 5 and 6. Mon 10am (Bank), Wed 11am (Hospital), Fri 10am (Grease car repair shop/hair salon. All times PDT. Vox
  • Tuesday 12pm PDT. Txt Yanto begins a series of 5 classes devoted to the English Verb tense system. Beginning with the simple present tense, we’ll work our way through the entire tense system, via the examples that students offer for study. We’ll examine both how we form the tenses, and how we use them.
  • Friday 10am PDT. Txt. Grammar class. Teacher: Thea Pevensey. Do you have questions about understanding or using English grammar? Come to DRIVE-THROUGH ESL grammar class to brush up on your skills. Each class will begin with an explanation of the topic, followed by student practice.
CLASS CALENDAR: CLICK HERE HELP TEAM CALENDAR: CLICK HERE

Week 35

CLASS CALENDAR: CLICK HERE HELP TEAM CALENDAR: CLICK HERE Beginner Program started Monday, 1 September. Classes on Wednesday at 11am PDT and Friday at 10am PDT as well. Test will be Friday 19 September. Enrollment still open. More about Beginner Program: HERE I swear the teleport works if you learn how to use it. Yes, it can take some practice. Come to the infohub to try it. 10 classes this week: 5 text, 3 Beginner Program and 2 vox.

Week 33

Problems with the new teleport? Right-click on the teleport base to open the destination window. Left-click on the teleport base and select STAND from the pie menu; click on the destination in the blue window. WWWooooot, we have a website. www.drive-through-esl.info Check it out and tell DeadKing how you like it. 7 classes this week: 3 txt and 4 vox. Check the calendar. CLASS CALENDAR: CLICK HERE HELP TEAM CALENDAR: CLICK HERE

English. Beginner Program. 8 lessons in VR (Virtual Reality)

ESL SL English as a Second Language, Second life Home of DRIVE-THROUGH ESL www.drive-through-esl.info BEGINNER PROGRAM Starts Monday, September 1, classes at 19 CET, 10am PDT, 1pm EST. Teacher: Inge Qunhua 7 classes + test in 3 weeks. 1 hour each. Fee: 60 euros, 93US$. Limit 5 students. Enrollment open. E-mail giovanni_tweak@yahoo.com The beginner course is for students whose English is very basic or who have studied English years ago. It is designed to give students language skills to deal with everyday situations in SL and rl. * Students who will pass the final test will receive A1 level certificate. * Students who quit after the first lesson will receive a full refund. * Students who fail the test will receive a one-on-one consultation with the teacher and a study plan to achieve A1 level * Students who miss a lesson can attend the same lesson during one of the following Beginner Programs. A1 level "Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help." 1 Mon 1 Sep Café 1pm EST 2 Wed 3 Sep Airport 1pm EST 3 Fri 5 Sep Hotel Reception 1pm EST 4 Mon 8 Sep Bank 1pm EST 5 Wed 10 Sep Hospital 1pm EST 6 Fri 12 Sep Garage/Salon 1pm EST 7 Wed 17 Sep Home 1pm EST 8 Fri 19 Sep Test 1pm EST Lesson 1 at the Café: introducing yourself, meeting people, ordering beverages Lesson 2 at the Airport: Travel, custom, security controls Lesson 3 at the Hotel Reception: booking a room, hotel check in and out. Lesson 4 at the Bank: opening and closing a bank account, depositing, withdrawing and exchanging currency. Lesson 5 at Hospital: arriving at the Hospital or Emergency Room. Lesson 6 at the Garage/Salon: going to car repair and getting a haircut or a hair dye. Lesson 7 at Home: everyday object and actions. Lesson 8 Test: multiple choice, match ups. 30 questions. 60% needed to pass.

School pictures

The infohub, where Help Team members receive visitors. Reading, pronunciation, drama Text class Beginner Program: Hospital Beginner Program: Home Lucky student. Help Team training Text class Text class in the old classroom Voice class Voice class

Week 32

CLASS CALENDAR: CLICK HERE
HELP TEAM CALENDAR: CLICK HERE

Last week I said 8, and there were 10.
This week I say 9, 5 txt and 4 vox. Let's see what happens.
Remember the new class: Fri 10pm PDT txt.

Mon 1 Sep, 10am PDT will start the Beginner Program (A1) : 7 classes + test. If you pass you receive a diploma and a orange hat!.

New teleport: Right-click on the teleport base to open the destination window. Left-click on the teleport base and select STAND from the pie menu; click on the destination in the blue window. Good luck!

week 31

CLASS CALENDAR: CLICK HERE HELP TEAM CALENDAR: CLICK HERE 8 classes this week: 3txt and 5 vox. Yes, this post is late; only 5 left by now. The Beginner program is finished and will be back at the beginning of September.

week 30

CLASS CALENDAR: CLICK HERE HELP TEAM CALENDAR: CLICK HERE 14 classes this week: 5 txt and 9 vox
  • New class: every Friday at 10pm PDT. Grammar class (txt)
  • Dictation class is back: every Thursday at 4am PDT
  • Beginner Program and Summer Program (intermediate): enrollment always open.
  • Special class Saturday at 7am PDT: Dating in English: romance, passion and love.Words, expressions, common misunderstandings.
New teleport: Right-click on the teleport base to open the destination window. Left-click and select STAND from the pie menu; click on the destination in the blue window. Good luck!

About the Beginner Program (BP)

Voice. The first lesson is Thursday 24 Jul, 6am PDT.
7 classes + test in 2 weeks. 5.500L, open to HT members.

The beginner course is for students whose English is very basic or who have studied English years ago.
It is designed to give students language skills to deal with everyday situations in SL and rl.
  • Students who will pass the final test will receive A1 level certificate.
  • Students who quit after the first lesson will receive a full refund.
  • Students who fail the test will receive a one-on-one consultation with the teacher and a study plan to achieve A1 level
  • Students who miss a lesson can can attend the same lesson during one of the following Beginner Programs.
A1 level "Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help."

For a full plan of the Beginner Program click here.

week 29

2 extra classes this week: Monday 6am and Tuesday 2am PDT. Voice classes.
10 classes this week: 3 text and 7 voice.
Beginner Program: 8 lessons in 2 weeks. Starts Thursday 24 July. All classes at 6am PDT. More info.

Please check for updates during the week.
CLASS CALENDAR: CLICK HERE
Click on the class icon to read a short description

The picture of the calendar is only a picture. To see the latest updates go to the calendar page.
HELP TEAM CALENDAR: CLICK HERE

This week help in: Turkish, Chinese, French, Russian, Portuguese, Italian, Arabic.

Pay with PayPal.
Other payment methods: JAP, ITA, NED.

Beginner Program (BP)

Beginner classes - Pilot Teacher: Inge Qunhua Drive Through is offering ESL summer classes for beginners. There will be 8 classes starting Thursday, 24 July at 6am PDT. All classes at 6am PDT The curriculum is designed to help you deal with everyday situations. Fee: 5.500L Open to HT members. Please check Class Calendar for dates. (Scroll to next week) The classes are voice. We will practise vocabulary, phrases and pronunciation, role playing, questions and answers. Students will receive a note card with useful vocabulary and phrases at the beginning of each class. There will be at test at the end of the course. The students who pass will receive a certificate from Drive Trough ESL SL. Class 1 at the Café: The focus of this class will be: Vocabulary and phrases related to meeting people, ordering food and drinks, introducing yourself and small talk. Idioms of the day Quiz Class 2 at the Airport: Short review of previous class (Café) The focus of this class will be: Vocabulary and phrases related to travel. Idioms of the day Quiz Class 3 at the Hotel Reception: Short review of previous class (Airport) The focus of this class will be: Vocabulary and phrases related to booking a room, arriving at a hotel check in and checking out of a hotel. Idioms of the day Quiz Class 4 at the Bank: Short review of previous class (Hotel Reception) The focus of this class will be: Vocabulary and phrases related to opening and closing a bank account, depositing, withdrawing and changing money. Idioms of the day Quiz Class 5 at Hospital: Short review of previous class (Bank) The focus of this class will be: Vocabulary and phrases related to arriving at the Hospital or Emergency Room. Idioms of the day Quiz Class 6 Grease Short review of previous class (Hospital) The focus of this class will be: Vocabulary and phrases related to going to car repair and on vocabulary and phrases related to booking an appointment getting a haircut or a hair dye. Idioms of the day Quiz Class 7 at Home: Short review of previous class (Grease) The focus of this class will be: Vocabulary and phrases related everyday action. Idioms of the day Quiz Class 8 Test: Short review of past classes Test.

week 28

7 classes this week: 4 text and 3 voice.

Please check for updates during the week.
CLASS CALENDAR: CLICK HERE
Click on the class icon to read a short description

The picture of the calendar is only a picture. To see the latest updates go to the calendar page.
HELP TEAM CALENDAR: CLICK HERE

This week help in: Turkish, Chinese, French, Polish, Russian, Portuguese, Italian, Arabic.

Pay with PayPal.
Other payment methods: JAP, ITA, NED.

week 27

Did you come to one of the first 2 lessons f the Summer Program and you didn't realize it was a 10 week program? Still time to enroll, take the past quizzes and catch up with the lost lessons during next Program

8 classes this week. 4 text, 4 voice.
Please check for updates during the week. I mean it
CLASS CALENDAR: CLICK HERE
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The picture of the calendar is only a picture. To see the latest updates go to the calendar page.
HELP TEAM CALENDAR: CLICK HERE

This week help in: Turkish, Chinese, French, Polish, Russian, Portuguese, Italian, Arabic.

Pay with PayPal.
Other payment methods: JAP, ITA, NED.

week 26

Did you miss the first lesson of the Summer Program?
Book now for the next Program. If you reserve soon the next Program will start soon, so we can still call it a Summer Program.

11 classes this week. 5 text, 6 voice.
Check dictation class, it is at different times this week. Classes every day.
Please check for updates during the week.
CLASS CALENDAR: CLICK HERE
Click on the class icon to read a short description

The picture of the calendar is only a picture. To see the latest updates go to the calendar page.
HELP TEAM CALENDAR: CLICK HERE

This week help in: Turkish, Chinese, French, Polish, Russian, Portuguese, Italian, Arabic.

Pay with PayPal.
Other payment methods: JAP, ITA, NED.

SUMMER PROGRAM 10 WEEKS

Sunday June 22, 7am PDT Seikatsu will start her Summer Program. It is the first time we offer something like this, it is a PILOT Program.

All Classes will be TEXT.

Level: This program is open to anyone. Recommended for A2/B1 students, fearless beginners, rusty experienced students.

Enrollment: Open. Pay 3500L to Giovanni Tweak or to the TipJar in the INFOHUB AND send IM to Giovanni Tweak: SUMMER PROGRAM. You will receive a confirmation message and program material. For more info in many languages come to the Infohub and ask the Help Team or e-mail giovanni_tweak@yahoo.com

Price: 3500L$

DRIVE-THROUGH ESL SUMMER PROGRAM
Teacher: Seikatsu Koba

Class Runners: Djeja Aja - FRA, Turterelle Cuttita - GER, FRA

Start date: Jun 22, 2008

End date: Aug 24, 2008 (total 10 weeks)

Date

Module

Topic

Jun

22

1

Using “person” vs. “persons” vs. “people”

Jun

29

2

Using “this,” “these,” “that,” “those”

Jul

06

3

Using “anyone” and “anybody”

Are they singular or plural?

Jul

13

4

Using “something,” “nothing,” and “anything”

Are they singular or plural?

Jul

20

5

Using “did”

Jul

27

6

Using “can,” “could,” “should,” “might,” and “may”

Aug

03

7

Using “its” vs. “it’s”

Aug

10

8

Regular and irregular verbs

Aug

17

9

Program review

Aug

24

10

Final Exam

Each class will be divided in three parts:

Part 1 – Explanation of the topic

Part 2 – Students exercises to assess comprehension of the topic

Part 3 – Quiz

Exam: Students who join the Program and will take a test at the end of the Program will receive a private lesson.

For more info visit the infohub and ask the Help Team.

To enroll contact: Giovanni Tweak, Djeja Aja, Turterelle Cuttita.

week 25

It's called Visuword, it's a kind of vocabulary.

CLASS CALENDAR: CLICK HERE

8 classes this week. 4 text, 4 voice.
Monday class: Dictation class moved (this week only) from Wednesday to Monday, same time (4am PDT)

Please check for updates during the week.



HELP TEAM CALENDAR: CLICK HERE
This week help in: Turkish, Chinese, Japanese, French, Polish, Russian, Portuguese, Italian, Arabic.

Pay with PayPal.
Other payment methods: JAP, ITA, NED.

Week 24



CLASS CALENDAR: CLICK HERE

9 classes this week. 5 text, 4 voice.
Dictation class on Thursday has moved from 7am to 4am PDT (this week only)

Please check for updates during the week.



HELP TEAM CALENDAR: CLICK HERE
This week help in: Turkish, Chinese, Japanese, French, Polish, Russian, Portuguese.

Pay with PayPal.
Other payment methods: JAP, ITA, NED.

Week 23



CLASS CALENDAR: CLICK HERE

9 classes this week. 5 text, 4 voice.

Please check for updates during the week.



HELP TEAM CALENDAR: CLICK HERE
This week help in: Turkish, Chinese, Japanese, French, Polish, Russian, Portuguese.

Pay with PayPal.
Other payment methods: JAP, ITA, NED.


Week 22



CLASS CALENDAR: CLICK HERE

11 classes this week. 6 text, 5 voice.
Story writing class is back.
Please check for updates during the week.



HELP TEAM CALENDAR: CLICK HERE
This week help in: Turkish, Italian, Malay, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, French, German, Dutch, Polish, Russian, Portuguese.

Pay with PayPal.
Other payment methods: JAP, ITA, NED.

Not enough notices? Too many notices? You can receive notices by e-mail or SMS only for the classes you want. Look for "Help with the calendar" on the Help Team calendar.

Week 21



CLASS CALENDAR: CLICK HERE

9 classes this week. 5 text, 4 voice.
Or maybe more, like Saturday class last week.
Please check for updates during the week.



HELP TEAM CALENDAR: CLICK HERE
This week help in: Turkish, Italian, Malay, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, French, German, Dutch, Polish, Russian, Portuguese.

Pay with PayPal.
Other payment methods: JAP, ITA, NED.

Not enough notices? Too many notices? You can receive notices by e-mail or SMS only for the classes you want. Look for "Help with the calendar" on the Help Team calendar.

Week 20


CLASS CALENDAR: CLICK HERE

9 classes this week. 5 text, 4 voice.
Too bad excursion class was canceled; is Friday the new Wednesday? Check the calendar for this and other updates during the week.







HELP TEAM CALENDAR: CLICK HERE

This week help in: Turkish, Italian, Malay, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, French, German, Dutch, Polish, Russian, Portuguese.

Pay with PayPal.
Other payment methods: JAP, ITA, NED.

Not enough notices? Too many notices? You can receive notices by e-mail or SMS only for the classes you want. Look for "Help with the calendar" on the Help Team calendar.


I read a very interesting article. It's about an English school in China. Enjoy.

week 19


CLASS CALENDAR: CLICK HERE

8 classes this week. 4 text, 4 voice.
Where will excursion class go this week? Check the calendar for this and other updates during the week.








HELP TEAM CALENDAR: CLICK HERE

This week help in: Turkish, Italian, Malay, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, French, German, Dutch, Polish, Russian, Portuguese.

Pay with PayPal.
Other payment methods: JAP, ITA, NED.

Class notice by e-mail or SMS

week 18


Now you can pay for classes using PayPal.
If you have a credit card but you don't want to use it online.
If you have a credit card but you don't want to use it in Second Life.
If you don't have a credit card but have a bank account.


15 CAD (Canadian Dollar) for 10 text classes (9.7 EUR, 14.7 US$, 1550 円, 105元, 240Sk, 595₨, 25R$, 350руб)

30 CAD (Canadian Dollar) for 10 voice classes (19.5 EUR, 28.8 US$, 3100 円, 210元, 480Sk, 1190₨, 50R$, 700руб)


Other ways to pay: JAPAN, ITALY, NETHERLAND.
Do you know another method to pay online without credit card?
E-mail giovanni_tweak@yahoo.com

CLASS CALENDAR: CLICK HERE
Questions or comments? Come to the infohub in SL
Do you want to see the calendar in your local time?
Do you want to see the calendar in your language?
Check Help Team office hours and look for HELP WITH CALENDAR.


HELP TEAM CALENDAR: CLICK HERE
This week help in: Turkish, Italian, Malay, Japanese, Arabic, French, German, Dutch, Polish, Russian.

week 17

Monday: Snow Day. No classes Friday 6am PDT: Excursion class. Don't get lost If you do get lost: Saturday 4am PDT. How to ask questions, directions too. Saturday 8am PDT: ONE-TIME CLASS: Dating, romance, love. Words, expressions, common misunderstandings. CLASS CALENDAR: CLICK HERE Questions or comments? Come to the infohub in SL Do you want to see the calendar in your local time? Do you want to see the calendar in your language? Check Help Team office hours and look for HELP WITH CALENDAR. HELP TEAM CALENDAR: CLICK HERE This week help in: Spanish, Chinese, Turkish, Italian, Malay, Japanese, French, German, Dutch, Polish, Russian, Arabic.

week 16

Monday class is at 3am PDT Wednesday 6am and Thursday 5am have been canceled for this week. Friday class at 6am PDT. CLASS CALENDAR: CLICK HERE Questions or comments? Come to the infohub in SL Do you want to see the calendar in your local time? Do you want to see the calendar in your language? Check Help Team office hours and look for HELP WITH CALENDAR. HELP TEAM CALENDAR: CLICK HERE This week help in: Spanish, Chinese, Turkish, Italian, Malay, Japanese, French, German, Dutch, Polish, Russian.

week 15

Is 13 a lucky number? 13 classes this week: Yanto is back and will teach a text class every Tuesday at 12pm PDT; this Friday only Lylou teaches a voice class at 6am PDT. CLASS CALENDAR: CLICK HERE Questions or comments? Come to the infohub in SL Do you want to see the calendar in your local time? Do you want to see the calendar in your language? Check Help Team office hours and look for HELP WITH CALENDAR. HELP TEAM CALENDAR: CLICK HERE This week Help Team in Turkish, Spanish, Arabic, Italian, Japanese, Polish, German, French, Dutch, Russian.

week 14

Time change in Europe. Most classes start 1 hour later. CLASS SCHEDULE: CLICK HERE Questions or comments? Come to the infohub in SL Do you want to see the calendar in your local time? Do you want to see the calendar in your language? Check Help Team office hours and look for HELP WITH CALENDAR. HELP TEAM OFFICE HOURS: CLICK HERE This week Help Team in Turkish, Spanish, Arabic, Italian, Japanese, Polish, German, French, Dutch, Slovenian, Russian.

week 13

Classes at 4am PDT on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday have been moved to 5am PDT. Dictation class on Thursday is moved from 6am to 7am PDT. CLASS SCHEDULE: CLICK HERE Questions or comments? Come to the infohub in SL Do you want to see the calendar in your local time? Do you want to see the calendar in your language? Check Help Team office hours and look for HELP WITH CALENDAR. HELP TEAM OFFICE HOURS: CLICK HERE This week Help Team in Turkish, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Polish, German, French, Dutch, Slovenian, Russian.

week 12

This week: classes at 4am every day but Sunday (Easter) When is class time in your local time? Check here, CLASS SCHEDULE: CLICK HERE Questions or comments? Come to the infohub in SL Do you want to see the calendar in your local time? Do you want to see the calendar in your language? Check Help Team office hours and look for HELP WITH CALENDAR. HELP TEAM OFFICE HOURS: CLICK HERE This week Help Team in Turkish, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Polish, German, French, Dutch, Slovenian, Russian.

week 11

Second Life time has change from PST to PDT. What does it mean? For students in North America, no change. PDT + 16 = Japan, Korea time PDT + 15 = China time PDT + 8 = Germany, France, Italy, Spain PDT + 9 = Turkey PDT + 7 = Bracken's time Click here for more time zones. When is the time going to change in your time zone? Click here CLASS SCHEDULE: CLICK HERE Questions or comments? Come to the infohub in SL Do you want to see the calendar in your local time? Do you want to see the calendar in your language? Check Help Team office hours and look for HELP WITH CALENDAR. HELP TEAM OFFICE HOURS: CLICK HERE This week Help Team in Turkish, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Polish, German, French, Dutch, Slovenian, Russian.

week 10

CLASS SCHEDULE: CLICK HERE Questions or comments? Come to the infohub in SL Do you want to see the calendar in your local time? Do you want to see the calendar in your language? Check Help Team office hours and look for HELP WITH CALENDAR. HELP TEAM OFFICE HOURS: CLICK HERE This week Help Team in Turkish, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Polish, German, French, Dutch, Catalan, Slovenian, Russian.

week 9

CLASS SCHEDULE: CLICK HERE Questions or comments? Come to the infohub in SL Do you want to see the calendar in your local time? Do you want to see the calendar in your language? Check Help Team office hours and look for HELP WITH CALENDAR. HELP TEAM OFFICE HOURS: CLICK HERE This week Help Team in Turkish, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, German, French, Dutch, Catalan, Slovenian, Russian. This week the schedule is all over the place. Check often :)

Week 8

CLASS SCHEDULE: CLICK HERE Questions or comments? Come to the infohub in SL Do you want to see the calendar in your local time? Do you want to see the calendar in your language? Check Help Team office hours and look for HELP WITH CALENDAR. HELP TEAM OFFICE HOURS: CLICK HERE This week Help Team in Turkish, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, German, French, Dutch, Catalan, Slovenian, Russian. NEW VOICE CLASS Mon 4am PST
  • Voice class in Asia friendly time. Teacher: Monkicat.
  • This week's class: Picture description
50/50 classes
  • first part: no need for microphone. It's either a TEXT class or listening only.
  • second part: microphone needed. Conversation, reading pronunciation.
reading classes
  • do you have a text you'd like to read in class? Or a topic? Ask the class runner.
Bracken, your classes this week are: Wednesday 2pm DICTATION; Thursday 12pm DICTATION; Thursday 10pm (all times in Bracken's time)