Reading for A2 learners is designed for high beginner level students. This class will use the communicative language approach which means active participation is important for the students to learn, make progress, and contribute to the learning environment.  Participants will have the opportunity to read and discuss a variety of different readings.  Students will work to increase their vocabulary, refine their skills of asking and answering questions, read and discuss various articles or stories, and understand new content.  During class time, students will have the chance to talk about each story, practice using their new vocabulary, review asking questions about the reading, explain what they learned from the reading, apply their new learning to their discussions, and complete short comprehension checks. 

 Classes will be conducted virtually and handouts created by the instructor will be used for instruction.  Students will be expected to have access to the handouts during class time.

At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to do the following:

·      Identify main ideas and some supporting details in a simple reading

·      Order events described in a given text 

·      Use basic skimming and scanning techniques to support discussion points and content review

·      Identify the meaning of new vocabulary from the context of the text

·      Make inferences from the clues found in the text

·      Summarize a reading and express personal connection to it in both writing and discussion

·      Share personal and cultural information and relate it to a text, in either writing or discussion

·      Compare and contrast the ideas found in different texts

·      Ask and answer questions regarding content of the text



Academic Writing B1 is designed for intermediate level students who wish to improve their English writing skills. This class will use the communicative language approach which means active participation is important for the students to learn, make progress, and contribute to the learning environment.  Participants will build on their knowledge of sentences vs. fragments, appositives, the four types of sentences, subordinating conjunctions, sentence combining, and sentence expansion to write paragraphs and at least one multiple paragraph composition.  Students will also continue to build their revising and editing skills and use these skills to hone their writing. Students will also have the opportunity to compose writing abstracts and presentation outlines for their own personal research. During class time, students will have the chance to practice their writing with a partner and on their own, gain direct feedback from the instructor, and overall continue to improve their writing skills.

Classes will be conducted virtually and handouts created by the instructor will be used for instruction.  Students will be expected to have access to the handouts during class time.

At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to do the following:

·      Identify sentences, fragments, appositives and subordinating conjunctions and use them correctly

·      use the four different types of sentences to write a topic sentence or concluding sentence

·      utilize subordinating conjunctions and appositives to build clear supporting sentences in a paragraph

·      write single paragraphs on given topics

·      edit and revise single paragraphs

·      write a thesis statement for a multiple paragraph composition

·      write an introduction and concluding paragraph for a multiple paragraph composition

·      edit and revise a multiple paragraph writing composition

 



Integrated Skills for Intermediate learners B1/ B2 is designed for intermediate to advanced level students. This class will use the communicative language approach which means active participation is important for the students to learn, make progress, and contribute to the learning environment.  Participants will have the opportunity to speak, listen, read, and write about a variety of topics and build their skills to increase their fluency, competency, and pronunciation in English.  During class time, students will have the chance to do a variety of activities such as speak directly with the instructor and their classmates, watch and discuss short videos or TED talks, explain the main points and their opinions of a reading, make short presentations, host interviews or panel discussions, and complete short writing exercises. Students will also have the opportunity to explore their own English language teaching procedures with their fellow classmates.   

 Classes will be conducted virtually and handouts created by the instructor will be used for instruction.  Students will be expected to have access to the handouts during class time.

At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to do the following:

Reading and writing

·      skim and scan for main ideas and supporting details in an advanced text

·      add and support their opinions in the reading discussions

·      predict and infer meanings from advanced readings

·      use the main ideas and supporting details in text to summarize the text in writing

·      properly use transitions, appositives, and subordinating conjunctions in personal writing

·      write an expository paragraph or essay

Speaking and listening

·      express their opinions and agreement/disagreement of a topic in clear, well supported statements

·      give a presentation about a related topic

·      prepare questions for and host a guest interview

·      orally explain the main points and details of a lecture or speech

·      identify a speaker’s point of view and orally compare it to their own point of view

·      ask for and give advice



Reading for A2 learners is designed for high beginner level students. This class will use the communicative language approach which mean active participation is important for the students to learn, make progress, and contribute to the learning environment.  Participants will have the opportunity to read and discuss a variety of different readings.  Students will work to

increase their vocabulary, read and discuss a variety of topics, and understand new content.  During class time, students will have the chance to talk about a reading, discuss their opinions and insights about the reading and complete short reading comprehension checks. 

 

Classes will be conducted online and handouts created by the instructor will be used for instruction.  Students will be expected to have access to the handouts during class time.

 

 

5.2 Specific Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to do the following:

Reading

·      Identify main ideas and some supporting details in a simple reading

·      Differentiate between fact and opinion

·      Use simple context and visual context clues to catch meaning

·      Order events described in a simple text 

·      Use basic skimming and scanning techniques to support discussion points and content review

·      Identify the meaning of new vocabulary from the context of the text

·      Make inferences from the clues found in the text

 


Academic Writing B1 is designed for intermediate level students who wish to improve their English writing skills. This class will use the communicative language approach which mean active participation is important for the students to learn, make progress, and contribute to the learning environment.  Participants will have the opportunity to write about a variety of topics and increase their knowledge of sentences vs. fragments, appositives, the four types of sentences, subordinating conjunctions, sentence combining, and sentence expansion. Students will also work towards writing a single paragraph outline and single paragraph.  If successful, students will also work on revising and editing and using their skills to write a multiple paragraph writing. During class time, students will have the chance to practice their writing with a partner, gain direct feedback from the instructor, and overall improve their writing skills.

 

Classes will be conducted online and handouts created by the instructor will be used for instruction.  Students will be expected to have access to the handouts during class time.

At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to do the following:

writing

·      identify the difference between sentences and fragments

·      create sentences from fragments

·      unscramble scrambled sentence

·      recognize the four types of sentences

·      complete sentences using because, but, and so

·      utilize subordinating conjunctions and appositives to build clear sentences

·      write a single paragraph outline

·      create a single paragraph from a single paragraph outline

·      revise a single paragraph


Integrated Skills B1A and B1B is designed for intermediate level students. This class will use the communicative language approach which mean active participation is important for the students to learn, make progress, and contribute to the learning environment.  Participants will have the opportunity to speak, listen, read, and write about a variety of topics.  Students will work to improve all of their skills, increase their vocabulary, read and discuss a variety of topics, and understand new content.  During class time, students will have the chance to do a variety of activities such as speak directly with the instructor and their classmates, watch short videos and discuss them, talk about a reading, make short presentations, conduct interviews, and complete short writing exercises.  Classes will be conducted online and handouts created by the instructor will be used for instruction.  Students will be expected to have access to the handouts during class time.

 

5.2 Specific Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to do the following:

Reading and writing

·      identify the main ideas and supporting details in a simple text

·      add their own opinion and ideas to the reading discussions

·      predict and infer meanings from pre-reading activities

·      write clear sentences about what they read

·      answer questions about explicit information in a text

·      identify main ideas, details and simple transitions in written paragraphs or texts on familiar subjects

Speaking and listening

·      describe things that are important to them

·      express their opinions, agreement, and disagreement in clear statements

·      use context clues to get the main idea and identify details of a speech

·      create simple questions, statements, and commands with familiar vocabulary

·      orally compare and contrast information from a text

·      conduct interviews or gather oral information