Course Description: This course is designed for high-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: Early birds and night owls, communication, and storytelling. They will also explore grammatical topics such as reported speech, the past tenses, passive voice, and relative clauses.
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:
Write a short narrative of past events using chronological order
Identify the main idea and supporting details in reading passages
Form sentences which contain clauses
Demonstrate an expanding range of vocabulary
Participate with increasing fluency in conversations on a range of topics including those about current events