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:life in the past, present and future, abilities and skills, landmarks and monuments, and storytelling. They will also explore grammatical topics such as “if clauses”, gerunds, passive voice, past continuous vs. simple past, and present perfect continuous.
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:
Recognize words and forms that signal differences between present, past, and future events
Produce conditional sentences which either persuade, predict, or speculate
Demonstrate and expanding range of vocabulary
Identify the main idea as well as supporting details in reading passages
Respond to key questions using new vocabulary and grammatical structures