Atualizado: Jun 11
NPB Chats is the newest NPB program and it will make you step out of your comfort zone and speak up! In English, of course!
Ligia Chiari is the volunteer behind the new initiative. Ligia has been teaching English in different settings for over 10 years and has been in Canada for a little more than a year working in the nonprofit sector. Her main goal is to help you build confidence to show your full potential in English!
The program consists of two different activities:
1) Ligia will post some material online, in our NPB Chats Telegram Group. It can be a video, an article, a podcast episode or anything that refers to the theme she'll be addressing in the following event, and she will be encouraging members discussions about the topic.
She will also be monitoring the interactions, making general comments and suggesting improvements on how members are expressing themselves online.
2) During the meetings, every two weeks she will be hosting in-person or online events to give members of the group the chance to practice with other members, in a safe and friendly environment, what they have been discussing online. Also, during these sessions members will be offered the opportunity to work on presentations to improve their public speaking skills on a structured manner.
The attendance is not mandatory and the discussions will not follow a specific program, so these sessions are drop-in open to all NPB Chats registered members.
In order to be a part of this program you must enrol through the Members Area of the website.
A minimum level of English is required to participate, and this can be verified through an official test (CELIP 5+, IELTS 4.5+ or TOEFL 42+) or through a placement test if you don't have an official test yet.