Course Description: This course is designed for beginning 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: appearance and dress, past experiences, cities and countries, and health. They will also explore grammatical topics such as the formation of questions for describing people, present perfect vs. simple past, adverbs, and modal verbs.
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:
Determine the meaning of new words from contextual clues in reading passages
Complete short affirmative and negative statements in the present perfect and simple past tenses
Identify thematic vocabulary via visual and/or contextual clues
Identify the main idea and details of listening material on a range of every day topics
Prepare a brief oral presentation on a relevant topic