Course Description: This course is designed for low-intermediate students in English as a Foreign language.
Course Objective: During this session students will develop their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills while exploring the following themes:entertainment, gestures and meaning, drawing conclusions, speculations, and excuses. They will also explore grammatical topics such as participial adjectives, modals of obligation, prohibition and permission, unreal conditional, past modals , and reported speech.
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 the ability to read critically in order to make inferences
Demonstrate an awareness of cultural differences among people
Compose and deliver a brief oral presentation
Interpret short passages on a variety of topics
Identify the main idea and details from various types of listening topics