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: cultural comparisons, consumer complaints, the environment, and education. They will also explore grammatical topics such as noun phrases and the past participle.
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:
·Demonstrate developing comprehension and production of more complex sentence structures (noun clauses, passive voice)
·Participate in class and group discussions on relevant topics
·Demonstrate awareness of cultural differences in business and/or social settings
·Write and revise a paragraph on a given topic applying previously learned grammar, spelling, and punctuation rules.
·Demonstrate the ability to read critically and analyze what was read