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: travel and vacation plans, complaints, household chores, apologizing, technology, and customs and celebrations. They will also explore grammatical topics such as future tense, modals, two-part verbs, infinitives and gerunds and relative clauses.
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:
Prepare a brief oral presentation on a cultural topic
Identify thematic vocabulary
Identify the main idea and supporting details in reading passages
Identify the main idea of listening material on a range of every day topics
Analyze and correct grammatical and/or content errors in sentences