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: stores and items sold there, chores vs. fun activities, biographical information, telephone calls, invitations, and going out with friends. They will also explore grammatical topics such as prepositions of place, simple past, object pronouns, and prepositional phrases.
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 and forms that denote differences between the verb tenses
(simple present, present continuous, future and simple past)
Read and demonstrate understanding of vocabulary, phrases and short sentences
Identify the main idea and details of listening material on a variety of everyday topics
Compose sentences and report about past experiences and daily routines