Course Description: This course is designed for 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: families, routines, sports and fitness, past events, and neighborhoods. They will also explore grammatical topics such as the present continuous, the simples present, adverbs of frequency, simple past of selected regular and irregular verbs, and “there is/there are”.
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:
Repeat words and phrases for pronunciation improvement
Ask and answer simple yes/no questions in the present and past
Compose sentences about past experiences and daily routines.
Recognize words and forms that denote differences between the tenses
(simple present and present continuous)
Write descriptions of people and things demonstrating proper word order
Identify the main idea and details of listening material on a variety of everyday topics