Intermediate I First Half
High quality ESL instruction to non-native speakers of English
This course introduces students to write a longer text and develop speaking ability in a longer conversation through focused topics. The class is taught using a student-centered communicative approach to English language learning. The total time of the course is 108 hours.
Students will be able to communicate with and understand Intermediate I level written, spoken, and aural English. Students read several articles, write various types of paragraphs about various topics introduced in class, and actively participate in class discussions. In this course, the focus is on improving students’ ability to understand written and spoken English, and understand and discuss various aspects of American culture and society. The core competencies of reading, writing, listening, and speaking will be given equal importance.
Students will …
- Read several articles in a textbook.
-Gather information and ideas to write various types of writing such as:
- Listen to a various types of audio such as:
-Gather information and ideas to
At the completion of Intermediate I level (first half), students will be able to:
❏ Ask for and give examples.
❏ Give advice and make
❏ Ask for and give clarification.
❏ Identify main ideas.
❏ Identify cause and effect.
❏ Identify specific information.
❏ Identify the main idea of a paragraph.
❏ Identify supporting details.
❏ Write a descriptive paragraph.
❏ Support main ideas with examples.
❏ Write an opinion paragraph.
❏ Use suffixes and prefixes to change word forms.
❏ Use collocations correctly.
❏ Use synonyms correctly.
❏ Use verbs, nouns and adjectives from word families.
❏ Use interjections and intonation.
❏ Use the schwa in unstressed syllables.
❏ Connect final /s/ or /z/ sounds.
❏ Link consonant sounds.
❏ Use the present continuous correctly.
❏ Use the future with will correctly.
❏ Use subject-verb agreement correctly.
❏ Use modals correctly
❏ Use the present continuous
❏ Use there’s and it’s correctly.
❏ Use the modal verbs should and shouldn’t correctly.
❏ Use comparative correctly.
Students are able to identify the main idea of a paragraph, supporting details, the author’s purpose. Also, students are able to identify claims and support in articles.
In listening, students are able to identify main ideas, cause and effect, specific information, reasons and explanations, dates and other numbers, a speaker’s attitude and facts and opinions.
In speaking, students are able to ask for and give examples, give advice and make recommendations, ask for and give clarification, express opinions, give clear instructions, summarize information and participate in a group discussion. ALso, students are able to use interjections and intonation, the schwa in unstressed syllables, connect final /s/ or /z/ sounds, link consonant sounds, use intonation in questions with or, use correct word stress in compound nouns and stress function words properly.
Students are able to write a descriptive paragraph, opinion paragraph, a paragraph with unified ideas, an explanatory paragraph and a description of a step-by-step process. Also, students are able to support main ideas with examples and use a variety of sentences.
Students are able to use suffixes and prefixes to change word forms, phrasal verbs, collocations and compound nouns, synonyms correctly. Also, students are able to use verbs, nouns and adjectives from word families.
Students are able to use the present continuous, the future with will, subject-verb agreement, comparative and superlative adjectives, the infinitive of purpose, the simple past and past continuous, adverbs of manner and degree, there’s and it’s, the modal verbs should and shouldn’t, auxiliary verbs in questions, and if clauses for future possibility correctly.