Intermediate 2
High quality ESL instruction to non-native speakers of English

COURSE DESCRIPTION


The course is designed to help students to refine reading, writing, listening and speaking skills for the purpose of participating in everyday situations, including school. The class is taught using a student-centered communicative approach to English language learning. The total time of the course is 216 hours.

CLASS SCHEDULE

Class schedule TBD

Length of Study

12 Weeks (216 Hours)

Course Code

Reading & Writing (R202)
Listening & Speaking (C202)

Relevant Level

High Intermediate

COURSE GOALS


Students will be able to communicate with and understand Intermediate II level written, spoken, and aural English. Students write and read extensively, participate in group discussions, give oral presentations, practice their listening skills and improve their pronunciation. In this course, the focus is on improving students’ ability to understand written and spoken English, improve their ability to communicate in real-world situations, and understand and discuss various aspects of American culture and society. Continued focus will be given to helping students acquire strategies for effective oral communication.


COURSE OBJECTIVES


Students will …

Reading

- Read several articles in a textbook.

Writing

- Gather information and ideas to write various types of writing such as:

  • A paragraph on how to make a good first impression.
  • A descriptive paragraph about favorite dishes.
  • A summary and a personal response paragraph about how technology has affected our lives.
  • An opinion essay on advertising.
  • A narrative essay about an obstacle that students have faced.
  • An analysis essay about whether a student is a good decision maker.
  • A cause/ effect essay about how a business can make money while making a difference.
  • An argumentative essay about what it takes to be successful.

Listening

- Listen to a various types of audio such as:

  • A lecture and excerpt from a radio show
  • A class discussion after watching a video
  • A talk
  • An interview
  • A radio show
  • A podcast
  • A report
  • A radio interview
  • An excerpt from a college class discussion
  • A presentation
  • A panel discussion

Speaking

-Gather information and ideas to

  • Give a short talk about an accurate first impression.
  • Conduct a class survey on food preferences.
  • Participate in a group discussion about change.
  • State and support opinions in a group discussion on advertising.
  • Give a short presentation on a rish the student has taken.
  • State and explain opinions in a group discussion about research into artificial intelligence.
  • Participate in a group discussion evaluating the influence money has on happiness.
  • Discuss successful and unsuccessful personal experiences and explain what students learned from them.

Student Learning Outcomes

At the completion of Intermediate II level, students will be able to


  • Identify main ideas and supporting ideas.
  • Identify facts from opinions.
  • Use a graphic organizer.
  • Use a timeline.


  • Organize and develop a paragraph.
  • Use descriptive adjectives in writing.
  • Write a summary and a personal response.
  • Write an opinion essay.
  • Write a narrative essay.
  • State reasons and give examples.
  • Write a cause/ effect essay.
  • Write an argumentative essay.


  • dentify causes and effects
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  • Identify time markers.
  • Identify fact and opinion.
  • Identify different kinds of numbers.
  • Identify the speaker's attitude.
  • Identify examples.


  • Take conversation turns.
  • Give advice.
  • Ask for and give reasons.
  • Give and support opinions.
  • Give a short presentation.
  • Lead a group discussion.
  • Use expressions for agreeing and disagreeing.
  • Ask for and give clarification.


  • Use contractions with auxiliary verbs.
  • Link words with /j/ and /w/ sounds.
  • Use intonation in tag questions.
  • Use correct intonation in questions.
  • Use contractions of had.
  • Put stress on important words.
  • Use correct intonation in different types of sentences.
  • Vary intonation to maintain interest.


  • Use synonyms correctly.
  • Use prefixes and suffixes correctly.
  • Use phrasal verbs and idioms correctly.
  • Use collocations with verbs, adjectives + prepositions, and adjective-noun collocations correctly.


  • Use real conditions: present and future correctly.
  • Use adjectives in the correct order.
  • Use parallel structure correctly.
  • Use compound sentences correctly.
  • Use time shifts correctly in narrative writing.
  • Use gerunds and infinitives correctly.
  • Use the auxiliary verbs: do, be, and have correctly.
  • Use quantifiers with count and noncount nouns correctly.
  • Use tag questions correctly.
  • Use modals to express your attitude correctly.
  • Use the past perfect correctly.
  • Use gerunds and infinitives as the objects of verbs correctly.
  • Use the simple past and present perfect correctly.