Basic I Second 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 (second half), students will be able to:
❏ Agree and disagree.
❏ Ask for repetition.
❏ Use open questions.
❏ Identify the speaker's opinions.
❏ Identify frequency words and expressions.
❏ Identify topic and main ideas of short text.
❏ Identify pronoun references
❏ Write simple sentences.
❏ Use correct subject-verb agreement in different types of sentences.
❏ Write simple and compound sentences with and.
❏ Use collocations in sentences correctly.
❏ Use compound nouns in sentences correctly.
❏ Use phrases “get” in sentences correctly.
❏ Stress important words in sentences.
❏ Pronounce -ed ending, compound nouns, and numbers with -teen and -ty correctly.
❏ Use prepositions of location in sentences correctly.
❏ Use modals can, could, and should correctly.
❏ Use the past of be and the simple past in affirmative statements correctly.
❏ Use the simple past with regular and irregular verbs 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