ESL Advanced Conversation: Let's Talk About the News *Online*

The news is filled with very important events, from American politics to the world health crisis and the worsening environmental disaster. And there is good news too, including the way people are getting involved to face these major events. And then there are entertaining news from the world of sport, but also the arts and, of course, celebrities. Discussing the news is a great way to improve your English and get to understand the events better. In this class, we will talk about news events, the trends that they are part of and their historic context. We will cover grammar, vocabulary, idioms and pronunciation, and also develop your fluency in spoken English. We’ll make international friends and understand the situation in the US better! Instructor: John O'Donnell



Start Date

August 3, 2021









5 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6-8pm. Begins Aug. 3

This class will meet online using Zoom. The zoom link and information on how to join will be emailed to you. Please also check your spam folder.
If you register 12 hours or less before the class begins or after the start date, please contact for the link.

Instructors: John Coleman O'Donnell


John Coleman O'Donnell

John was born in Philadelphia, PA and grew up in Montreal, PQ. His educational background includes a BA in political science and an MA in political theory from Notre Dame University in South Bend, IN. He has been teaching ESL for 15 years in the Boston area. John is married to a Brazilian woman and has visited Brazil three times. He is learning Portuguese and completely empathizes with second language learners, since Portuguese is not an easy language to learn!