Course Description: This course is designed for high 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: childhood, transportation, housing, lifestyle changes, and food and recipes. They will also explore grammatical topics such as the simple past, habitual actions, count and non-count nouns, evaluations and comparisons with adjectives and simple past vs. present perfect.
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 the main idea as well as supporting details from reading passages using appropriate vocabulary and sentence structure
Write comparisons of people and/or things demonstrating proper word order
Recognize words that denote differences between the tenses (simple past and present perfect)
Participate in class and group discussions on relevant topics
Identify the main idea and details based on listening material
Demonstrate awareness of cultural differences based on customs