Advanced II First Half
High quality ESL instruction to non-native speakers of English
The course is delivered through the integrated language skills, with a focus on making multifaceted descriptions and analyses. The class is taught using a student-centered communicative approach to English language learning. The total time of the course is 108 hours.
Students will be able to communicate with and understand Advanced II level written, spoken, and aural English. Students utilize academic language and skills to participate in discussions, create dialogues, complete written compositions, read articles, and listen to conversations and lectures regarding current events, cultural values, personal views, and other aspects of contemporary life. In this course, students read authentic texts from several well-known publications and listen to several advanced talks and discussions. In addition, students participate in various kinds of speaking activities in order to develop fluency and accuracy.
Students will …
- Read a various types of text such as:
- Gather information and ideas to write the followings:
- Listen to a various types of audio such as:
- Gather information and ideas to:
At the completion of Advanced II level (first half), students will be able to:
❏ Use figurative language correctly.
❏ Discuss preferences and alternatives.
❏ Cite sources.
❏ Identify examples.
❏ Identify facts and figures.
❏ Distinguish main ideas from details.
❏ Identify contrasting ideas.
❏ Write an effective email.
❏ Use evidence to support an argument.
❏ Write with unity.
❏ Organize supporting ideas in writing.
❏ Use reporting verbs in a sentence correctly.
❏ Use prefixes in sentences correctly.
❏ Use negative prefixes correctly in sentences.
❏ Use compound nouns correctly.
❏ Use collocations in sentences correctly.
❏ Use emphatic word stress.
❏ Use intonation with choices.
❏ Use linking with final consonants.
❏ Use contrast and concession connectors correctly.
❏ Use noun clauses in a sentence correctly.
❏ Use quantifiers correctly.
❏ Use parallel structure and ellipsis correctly.
❏ Use the passive voice correctly.
❏ Use comparative structures correctly.
❏ Use reported speech in sentences correctly.
Students are able to distinguish main ideas from details and organize notes and annotations in a chart. Also, students are able to identify contrasting ideas and the author’s intent.
In listening, students are able to identify examples, appositives that explain, facts and figures, organizational cues, attitudes, and cause and effect. Moreover, students are able to distinguish between facts and opinions.
In speaking, students are able to use figurative language correctly and formal and informal language appropriately. Students are able to discuss preferences and alternatives, clarify information, cite sources, give advice, paraphrase and debate opinions with the classmates. In addition, students are able to use emphatic word stress, intonation with choices, linking with final, and consonant variations. Consonants. Students are able to shift word stress with suffixes and pronounce affirmative and negative conditional modals correctly. Additionally, students are able to say a sentence with a natural rhythm.
Students are able to write an effective email, a summary, and a cause and effect essay. Students are able to use evidence to support an argument and organize supporting ideas in writing. In addition, students are able to write with unity and paraphrase the information from the reading.
Students are able to use contrast and concession connectors, noun clauses, quantifiers, parallel structure and ellipsis, the passive voice to focus information, modals of possibility, cause and effect connectors, the passive voice, comparative structures, relative clauses, reported speech, conditionals, gerunds and infinitives, adverb clauses in sentences correctly. Students are also able to correct subject-verb agreement errors.
Students are able to use reporting verbs in a sentence, prefixes, noun suffixes, adjective/ verb + preposition collocations, negative prefixes, compound nouns, word forms and suffixes, collocations, words with multiple meanings, idioms and informal expressions and phrasal verbs in sentences correctly.