High quality ESL instruction to non-native speakers of English
The course is designed to build upon emerging academic English language skills to engage in speaking, listening, writing, and reading tasks which are relevant to their professional, personal, and academic life. The class is taught using a student-centered communicative approach to English language learning. The total time of the course is 108 hours.
Length of Study
Listening & Speaking (C301)
Students will be able to communicate with and understand Advanced I level written, spoken, and aural English. Students write and read extensively, participate in group discussions, give oral presentations, practice their listening skills. In this course, the focus is on developing and supporting functional skills for highly nuanced expression and interaction in an English language environment, primarily focusing on making multi-faceted descriptions, analyses, and evaluations. Continued focus will be given to helping students acquire strategies for effective oral communication. 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:
- An article from a health magazine
- An article from a science magazine
- A blog post
- News magazine articles
- An article from an engineering magazine
- An article from an international newspaper
- Gather information and ideas to write the followings:
- A cause and effect essay about the effects of science on the food we eat.
- Summary of a text
- An opinion essay about a specific discovery or type of exploration.
- A persuasive essay about whether failure can lead to success.
- Listen to a various types of audio such as:
- A video report
- A radio report
- A conversation
- A video
- A lecture
- A report
- A radio interview
- Gather information and ideas to:
- Participate in a debate on food science.
- Have a discussion and make a group discussion.
- Tell a personal story about an accidental discovery you made and how it affected you.
- Present your opinions about the consequences of progress.
Student Learning Outcomes
At the completion of Advanced I level, students will be able to
- Identify a writer’s bias.
- Create and use an outline.
- Identify facts and opinions
- Identify counter arguments and refutation.
- Write a cause and effect essay.
- Write a summary.
- Write an opinion essay.
- Write a persuasive essay.
- Identify bias in the presentation.
- Identify contrasting ideas.
- Identify causes and effects.
- Express interest during a conversation.
- Change the topic.
- Add to another speaker’s comments.
- Use common intonation patterns.
- Use basic intonation patterns.
- Link words with vowels.
- Use collocations with nouns correctly.
- Use prefixes and suffixes correctly.
- Use collocations with prepositions correctly.
- Use idioms correctly.
- Use agents appropriately with the passive voice.
- Use reported speech with the present tense and shifting tenses correctly.
- Use adverb phrases of reason correctly.
- Use adverb clauses of concession correctly.
- Use comparative forms of adjectives and adverbs correctly.
- Use simple, compound, and complex sentences correctly.
- Use real conditional sentences correctly.