Course Description: This course is designed for advanced 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: superstitions and beliefs, television and reading, and musicians and music. Students will also explore grammatical topics such as clauses, adverbs, “such…that vs. so…that”, and double comparatives.
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:
Communicate an awareness that different cultures may hold different views based on customs and beliefs
Interpret data from surveys and discuss the findings
Demonstrate comprehension of edited and authentic articles
Respond to an idea in a reading selection using new vocabulary
Plan, compose, and organize an essay (compare/contrast)