Course Description: This course is designed for low 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: pet peeves, unexplained events, complicated situations, the media, controversial issues and accomplishments and goals. Students will also explore grammatical topics such as past modals, defining and non-defining relative clauses, passive modals, and noun phrases containing gerunds.
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:
Contribute to class and group discussions using relevant vocabulary and grammatical structures
Demonstrate the ability to read critically to make inferences in order to distinguish fact from opinion
Produce a variety of sentence patterns showing correct grammar and punctuation
Create an ending to a story
Use contextual clues to infer meaning of new vocabulary