Course Description: This course is designed for beginning 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: introductions and greetings, schedules, shopping for clothes, and entertainment. They will also explore grammatical topics such as the verb “to be”, the formation of questions, time expressions, demonstratives, and object pronouns.
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:
Ask and answer simple yes/no questions
Identify thematic vocabulary via visual and/or contextual clues
Use numbers in contextualized situations
Fill out a schedule and/or a form
Read and demonstrate understanding of vocabulary and short sentences related to life skills
Identify the main idea and details of listening material on a variety of everyday topics