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: food items, sports, months and dates, and health. They will also explore grammatical topics such as count and non-count nouns, adjectives of frequency, simple present, the modal “can”, the future with “be going to”, negative and positive adjectives, and imperatives.
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 or contextual clues
Respond to simple commands with appropriate physical response
Write descriptions of people or things demonstrating proper word order
Differentiate between ordinal and cardinal numbers
Identify the main idea of listening material on a variety of everyday topics
Recognize words and forms that denote differences between the tenses (simple present, present continuous, and future)