1. Practice holding conversations and discussions, making presentations, working in groups and with a partner. Develop the skills of voicing and supporting opinions on current topics.
2. Listening practice in class, and for homework (the BBC Learning English site, newsinlevels.com and eslpod.com, etc).
(Changes may be made to the syllabus during the year).
*Acquiring your vocabulary and increasing conversational fluency. Increasing your ability to listen effectively. Increasing your ability to exchange ideas and express opinions.
The textbook will be announced in the second class of the course. Students will be provided with a detailed schedule at the beginning of the course.
In pairs, students will review and comment upon each other’s writing homework as a way to help each other, and to increase their own editing/rewriting skills. Students will participate in a range of activities individually and in groups to practice and improve their speaking and listening skills.
Revision (15 mins) Vocab check (10 mins) Preparation (15 mins) Also, homework will be counted toward students’ final grade, and must be completed each week. Students will review each other’s homework in pairs in each class. If you are absent from a class it is your responsibility to find out what the homework assignment is, and complete it. You should review every lesson after class and prepare questions on what you are not sure about.
The textbook will be announced at the beginning of the course. Any handouts will be provided by the instructor.