Course Description: This course is designed for low intermediate students in English as a Foreign language.
Course Objective: During this session students will enhance their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills while exploring the following themes: personality types, career moves, formal vs. informal requests and the media. They will also explore grammatical topics such as relative pronouns, gerund phrases, if clauses and the past tenses.
Approach: Language is a creative and constantly evolving tool for communication. It is best acquired when a communicative and cooperative approach is taken with a focus on forms, dynamic activities, technology integration, and ample student practice time.
Methodology: We highly encourageample task-oriented practice time in pairs, trios and groups as well as the use of eclectic methodologies to enhance student learning.
We strongly suggest the following inside-classroom dynamics: warm up activities, mingling activities, pantomime / gestures, role playing, rotating dialogues, chain drills, elicitation, self / peer correction, cooperative learning, and individual pronunciation correction as applicable to the course.
Student Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the session, the student will be able to:
Identify the main idea and supporting details from various types of listening topics
Participate in class and group discussions on relevant topics using newly acquired vocabulary
Identify the main idea of a short narrative or descriptive passage
Write and revise a short narrative on a past activity
Demonstrate an ongoing understanding of English verb tenses.