Course Description: This course is designed for low-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: the alphabet, greetings, numbers, personal information, classroom objects, personal items, cities and countries, clothing, colors, and weather. They will also explore grammatical topics such as the verb “to be”, possessive adjectives, articles, demonstratives, prepositions of place, and present 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 the letters of the alphabet and cardinal numbers
Respond to simple words and phrases referring to personal information or immediate physical surroundings
Ask and answer simple “yes/no” questions with the verb “to be”
Spell words dictated by the teacher
Respond to simple commands with appropriate physical response