Seminar – Wednesday

12:00 – 13:00 | Joshua Lee Solomon | TOEFL Vocabulary Bootcamp  


14:30 – 15:30 | Brian Birdsell | From Fire to AI: The Inventive Mind of Humans

In this seminar, we will explore the evolution of the human mind by focusing on creativity and our ability to blend concepts together, extend concepts in new ways, and solve problems. We will trace the trajectory of human inventions from fire to language to AI and for each one consider its impact on human evolution (culture, society, the environment) and how it changed the physiology of  human body,  particularly the brain.

16:00 – 17:00 | Brian Birdsell | English in the News

In this seminar, you will learn more about various current event topics from reading news articles (sports, politics, business, lifestyle, travel, etc). We will use these articles to improve your reading skills, vocabulary, and deepen your knowledge of world events. Learning about current events provides people with topics to discuss and share with other people, thus you will also gain opportunities to improve your communication skills.