Course Description: This course is designed for beginning students in English as a Foreign language.
Course Objective: During this session students will enhance their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills while exploring the following themes: food and restaurants, world geography, leisure time activities, and plans and hopes for the future. They will also explore grammatical topics such as “so,too,neither and either”, comparative and superlative forms of adjectives, and verb tenses.
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:
Determine the meaning of new words from contextual clues in reading passages
Recognize words and forms that signal differences between present, past and future events
Repeat words and phrases for pronunciation improvement
Compose sentences that make comparisons between people and things
Participate in class and group discussions on relevant topics