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 216 hours.
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:
- 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 Conversational Advanced I level, students will be able to:
❏ Confirm understanding
❏ Give a presentation.
❏ Avoid answering questions.
❏ Express interest during a conversation.
❏ Change the topic.
❏ Use questions to maintain listener interest.
❏ Add to another speaker’s comments.
❏ Identify main ideas.
❏ Identify details.
❏ Make inferences.
❏ Identify bias in the presentation
❏ Identify contrasting ideas.
❏ Identify signal words and phrases.
❏ Identify causes and effects.
❏ Highlight and annotate a text.
❏ Make inferences about a text.
❏ Identify comparisons and contrasts.
❏ Identify a writer’s bias.
❏ Create and use an outline.
❏ Identify facts and opinions
❏ Identify counter arguments and refutation.
❏ Organize and develop an essay.
❏ Write a descriptive essay.
❏ Organize and write a narrative essay and vary sentence patterns.
❏ Write a compare and contrast essay.
❏ Write a cause and effect essay.
❏ Write a summary.
❏ Write an opinion essay.
❏ Write a persuasive essay.
❏ Use collocations with nouns correctly.
❏ Use prefixes and suffixes correctly.
❏ Use cause and effect collocation correctly.
❏ Use collocations with prepositions correctly.
❏ Use idioms correctly.
❏ Stress the syllables.
❏ Pronounce unstressed syllables correctly.
❏ Use appropriate sentence stress.
❏ Use basic intonation patterns.
❏ Use common intonation patterns.
❏ Link words with vowels.
❏ Use restrictive relative clauses correctly.
❏ Use definite and indefinite articles correctly.
❏ Use the past perfect and past perfect continuous correctly.
❏ Use subordinators and transitions to compare and contrast correctly.
❏ Use phrasal verbs
❏ 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 gerunds and infinitives correctly.
❏ Use the subjunctive for suggestions correctly.
❏ Use phrasal verbs correctly.
❏ Use the present perfect and the present perfect continuous correctly.
❏ Use comparative forms of adjectives and adverbs correctly.
❏ Use simple, compound, and complex sentences correctly.
❏ Use indirect speech correctly.
❏ Use real conditional sentences correctly.
Students are able to highlight and annotate a text, make inferences about a text, and create and use an outline. Also students are able to identify comparisons and contrasts, a writer’s bias, facts and opinions, and counter arguments and refutation.
In listening, students are able to identify main ideas, details, contrasting ideas, signal words and phrases and causes and effects. Also, students are able to make inferences while listening. Students are able to stress the syllables, pronounce unstressed syllables, and link words with vowels.
In speaking, students are able to give a presentation, avoid answering questions, express interest during a conversation, change the topic and add to another speaker’s comments. Students are able to use questions to maintain listener interest. In addition, students are able to use appropriate sentence stress, basic intonation patterns and common intonation patterns.
Students are able to write a narrative essay, a descriptive essay, a compare and contrast essay, a cause and effect essay, an opinion essay, and a persuasive essay. ALso, students are able to organize and develop an essay.
Students are able to use collocations with nouns, prefixes and suffixes, cause and effect collocation, collocations with prepositions, and idioms correctly.
Students are able to use restrictive relative clauses, definite and indefinite articles, the past perfect and past perfect continuous, subordinators and transitions to compare and contrast, agents appropriately with the passive voice, reported speech with the present tense and shifting tenses, adverb phrases of reason, adverb clauses of concession, gerunds and infinitives, the subjunctive for suggestions, phrasal verbs, the present perfect and the present perfect continuous, comparative forms of adjectives and adverbs, simple, compound, and complex sentences, indirect speech, and real conditional sentences correctly.