Basic I First Half
High quality ESL instruction to non-native speakers of English
This course helps students develop English language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing for everyday situations. The class is taught using a student-centered communicative approach to English language learning. The total time of the course is 108 hours.
This course focuses on basic English including lecture, vocabulary and grammar practice, and an expectation of participation every class session. Students read short texts, write about various topics introduced in class. Also, students practice listening skills through various types of audios. In addition, students discuss and present information to their classmates. The core competencies of reading, writing, listening, and speaking will be given equal importance.
Students will …
- Read several text types such as:
- Find information and ideas to write about different topics such as:
-Listen to a various types of audio such as:
- Use information and ideas to
At the completion of Basic I level (first half), students will be able to:
❏ Give your opinion.
❏ Agree and disagree.
❏ Identify examples.
❏ Identify the speaker's reasons.
❏ Identify topic and main ideas of short text.
❏ Scan for names, dates, and times.
❏ Write simple sentences.
❏ Edit writing for capitalization and punctuation.
❏ Capitalize proper nouns correctly.
❏ Use descriptive adjectives in sentences correctly.
❏ Use verb + noun collocations correctly.
❏ Use collocations for hobbies and interests in sentences correctly.
❏ Use antonyms in sentences correctly.
❏ Use prefixes and suffixes correctly.
❏ Use collocations with do, play, and go in sentences correctly.
❏ Pronounce simple present third-person -s/ -es.
❏ Stress important words in sentences.
❏ Reduce the pronouns he, him, her, and them.
❏ Use the present of be and simple present affirmative statements and questions correctly.
❏ Use adjectives, adverbs and adverbs + adjectives in sentences correctly.
❏ Use subject and object pronouns correctly.
❏ Use verbs + gerunds or infinitives correctly.
In reading, students are able to identify topics and main ideas of the short text. They are able to identify pronoun references used in the reading correctly.
In listening, students are able to identify opinions, examples, and sequences in different types of listening. Students are able to pronounce simple present third-person -s/ -es, -ed ending, compound nouns, and numbers with -teen and -ty correctly. Also, students are able to stress important words in sentences.
In speaking, students can introduce themselves, mention their family members, and talk in words or phrases about simple daily activities. They can also express their opinions, ask for repetition and keep a conversation going.
In writing, students can write simple sentences on a topic that is familiar to them with a proper capitalization and punctuation. They are able to use correct subject-verb agreement in different types of sentences.
Students are able to use different types of collocations in sentences correctly such as collocations for hobbies and interests, verb + noun collocations, collocations with do, play, and go. Also, students can use prefixes and suffixes and compound nouns in sentences correctly.
Students are able to use present of be and past of be and the simple past in affirmative statements. In addition, students are able to use prepositions of location, subject and object pronouns in sentences correctly. Students can use verbs + gerunds or infinitives, modals can, could, and should correctly Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening