Course Description: This course is designed for high-intermediate 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: annoyances, values, culture shock. They will also explore grammatical structures such as present unreal conditional, wishes and regrets, future perfect, future perfect continuous, and mixed conditionals.
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:
Produce conditional sentences which predict, persuade, or speculate
Recognize words and forms that signal differences between present, past, and future events
Compose a brief composition demonstrating acceptable structure, mechanics, and tense
Demonstrate control of a developing range of vocabulary
Identify the main idea and supporting details of a reading passage
Respond to an idea in a reading selection using new vocabulary