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Overview



Students in this level will have an intermediate working knowledge of English to complete more complex communicative tasks. Students will focus on more in-depth graded listening and reading material. This course will help learners write longer paragraphs with the end goal of formulating a three-paragraph essay. Students will prepare a structured presentation on an assigned topic. This course further extends student capacity to read a variety of texts, write for multiple purposes and expand vocabulary.

SPEAKING
LISTENING
READING
WRITING
By the end of the course, students will be able to:

Explain what they like or dislike about something, why they prefer one thing to another, making simple, direct comparisons.
Give a short, rehearsed presentation on a familiar topic and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions, plans and actions.
Present ideas and information orally for small group discussions on familiar and assigned topics.
Engage in spoken interactions on personal and content-area topics.
Use a number of conversational expressions to negotiate spoken interactions
Use an accurate number of pronunciation, stress, and intonation patterns.

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

Understand and extract the essential information from short, recorded passages dealing with predictable everyday matters.
Understand phrases and expressions related to areas of most immediate priority (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
Generally, identify the topic of discussion and recognise when people agree and disagree in a conversation.
Follow a very simple, well-structured presentation or demonstration.
Understand basic instructions on times, dates and numbers, etc., and on routine tasks and assignments to be carried out.
Demonstrate comprehension of specific information in more complex, graded audio recordings.

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

Find specific, predictable information in simple everyday material such as advertisements, reference lists and timetables.
Pick out the main information in short news reports or simple articles in which figures, names, illustrations and titles play a prominent role and support the meaning of the text.
Understand simple, brief instructions.
Demonstrate an understanding of graded texts.
Demonstrate a clear and well-structured response to graded texts.
Use a variety of reading comprehension strategies before, during, and after reading to understand texts.

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

Write more complex texts to convey information and ideas for a variety of purposes.
Organize information relating to a central idea into a three-paragraph essay.
Demonstrate correct simple grammatical structures.
Use prewriting strategies to generate vocabulary and develop ideas for writing.
Revise, edit, and proofread drafts using a variety of teacher-directed and independent strategies.
Identify and integrate feedback provided by the instructor.
Demonstrate guided use of the different stages in the writing process.

Mode of delivery



The majority of instruction and class time will be spent on-site. In-person delivery will include lectures, workshops, small group work and partner activities. Occasionally, students will attend alternative learning field trips to nearby destinations such as libraries, museums and cultural events to immerse themselves in the English language and apply skills learned in the classroom. Sessions can be divided into reading, writing, listening and speaking, with skills overlapping when necessary or preferred at the discretion of instructors.

Textbooks



Oxford Picture Dictionary Third Edition by Jayme Adelson-Goldstein and Norma Shapiro
Oxford Picture Dictionary Low Beginning Workbook Third Edition by Jayme Adelson-Goldstein and Norma Shapiro

Assessments



Students will need 75% to continue on to Level 3. Students will be assessed on graded completion of formative weekly tasks and assignments assigned at the discretion of their instructor. In addition, there will be two scheduled summative exams students will complete midway through and at the end of term. All exams and assignments are assessed according to rubrics and answer keys. Student attendance and participation will be included in their final grade breakdown.

ComponentPercentage
Attendance and participation20%
Weekly tasks and assignments25%
Midterm Exam10%
Final Exam20%
Written Assessments15%
Speaking Assessments10%
Total100%