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:telling time, every day activities, transportation, daily routines, days of the week, housing, and the workplace. They will also explore grammatical topics such as the present continuous, simple present, “wh” questions, “there is/there are” and adjective placement.
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:
Identify thematic vocabulary via visual and/or contextual clues
Recognize words that communicate the differences between basic verb tenses
Repeat words and phrases for pronunciation development
Write descriptions of people or things demonstrating proper word order
Ask and answer simple “yes/no” questions in the simple present and the present continuous
Distinguish between singular and plural nouns and verb forms