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Critical Thinking B

Course Description: This course is designed for advanced ESL students. Using authentic radio commentaries from National Public Radio, it presents an integrated approach to developing critical thinking skills. Each unit explores a controversial issue of international appeal.  Students will be called upon to
discuss the commentaries with the aim of assimilating different points of view, thereby challenging previously held beliefs.  The writing exercises focus on a grammatical structure used in the commentary.  These structures have been chosen to respond to the advanced learner’s needs in developing more sophisticated forms in writing.

Critical Thinking A

Course Description: This course is designed for advanced ESL students. Using authentic radio commentaries from National Public Radio, it presents an integrated approach to developing critical thinking skills. Each unit explores a controversial issue of international appeal.  Students will be called upon to
discuss the commentaries with the aim of assimilating different points of view, thereby challenging previously held beliefs.  The writing exercises focus on a grammatical structure used in the commentary.  These structures have been chosen to respond to the advanced learner’s needs in developing more sophisticated forms in writing.

Reading & Writing 2-C

Course Description: This course is designed for advanced ESL students. It presents new themes and updated content from a variety of genres.  Students will be called upon to think critically and use utilize academic skills such as inferencing, synthesizing, and note taking. Students will also develop their writing
proficiency through enhanced composition sections.

Reading & Writing 2-B

Course Description:   This course is designed for advanced ESL students. It presents new themes and updated content from a variety of genres.  Students will be called upon to think critically and use utilize academic skills such as inferencing, synthesizing, and note taking. Students will also develop their writing proficiency through enhanced composition sections.

Advanced 103

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Advanced 103

COURSE NAME

COURSE CODE

CEFR

WEEKS

TEXTBOOK  UNITS

ADVANCED 103

A03

C1

5

PASSAGES 2

UNITS 7-9

Integrated Skills 1-B

Course Description: This course is designed for advanced students in English as a Foreign language.

Course Objective: During this session students will enhance their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills while exploring the following themes: changing times, consumer culture, and animals. Students will also explore grammatical topics such as relative pronouns, verbs in the subjunctive, and noun clauses.

Approach: Language is a creative and constantly evolving tool for communication. It is best acquired when a communicative and cooperative approach is taken with a focus on forms, dynamic activities, technology integration, and ample student practice time.

Methodology: We highly encourage ample task-oriented practice time in pairs, trios and groups as well as the use of eclectic methodologies to enhance student learning.

We strongly suggest the following inside-classroom dynamics: warm up activities, mingling activities, pantomime / gestures, role playing, rotating dialogues, chain drills, elicitation, self / peer correction, cooperative learning, and individual pronunciation correction as applicable to the course.

Student Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the session, the student will be able to:

 

  • Demonstrate comprehension of edited and authentic articles
  • Demonstrate control of an expanding range of  more complicated sentence structures including the use of the subjunctive
  • Compose, develop and combine sentences to improve writing style using noun clauses
  • Identify main idea and supporting details related to listening material
  • Plan and organize an essay (classification)
Integrated Skills 1-B

American Culture C

Course Description: This course is designed for advanced ESL students. It explores many aspects of American culture using a values approach for discussion and reading.  Students will be called upon to discuss their own cultures as to how the are the same as or are different from American culture. They will also develop their vocabulary using the context of the reading selections.

American Culture B 

Course Description:   This course is designed for advanced ESL students. It explores many aspects of American culture using a values approach for discussion and reading.  Students will be called upon to discuss their own cultures as to how the are the same as or are different from American culture. They will also develop their vocabulary using the context of the reading selections.

American Culture A   

Course Description:
Course Description:  This course is designed for advanced ESL students. It explores many aspects of American culture using a values approach for discussion and reading. Students will be called upon to discuss their own cultures as to how the are the same as or are different from American culture. Students will also develop their vocabulary using the context of the selections.

Listening & Speaking 2-C

Course Description:  This course is designed for advanced ESL students. It integrates critical thinking and an enhanced focus on academic skills such as drawing inferences, synthesizing, note taking and test taking to help students develop strategies for success in the classroom and on standardized tests. Students will be called upon to listen to authentic radio reports, interviews, or other genre that addresses the unit topic. Then, the class members will discuss the selection they have heard, make inferences about it and, finally, express their opinions. Thus listening and speaking are
integrated.                               

Intermediate 109

COURSE NAME

COURSE CODE

CEFR

HOURS

WEEKS

TEXTBOOK  UNITS

INTERMEDIATE 109

I09

B2

30 - 45

5

PASSAGES 1

UNITS 7-9

Integrated Skills 1-B

Course Description: This course is designed for high-intermediate students in English as a Foreign language.

Course Objective: During this session students will enhance their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills while exploring the following themes: The information age, putting the mind to work and generally speaking. They will also explore grammatical structures such as Passive of present continuous, present perfect, future, negative tag questions for giving opinions, reduced relative clauses, non-relative clauses as sentence modifiers, clauses and phrases showing contrast and exception, and past habitual.

Approach: Language is a creative and constantly evolving tool for communication. It is best acquired when a communicative and cooperative approach is taken with a focus on forms, dynamic activities, technology integration, and ample student practice time.

Methodology: We highly encourage ample task-oriented practice time in pairs, trios and groups as well as the use of eclectic methodologies to enhance student learning.

We strongly suggest the following inside-classroom dynamics: warm up activities, mingling activities, pantomime / gestures, role playing, rotating dialogues, chain drills, elicitation, self / peer correction, cooperative learning, and individual pronunciation correction as applicable to the course.

Student Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the session, the student will be able to:

  • Produce conditional sentences which predict, persuade, or speculate
  • Recognize words and forms that signal differences between present, past, and future events
  • Compose  a brief composition demonstrating acceptable structure, mechanics, and tense
  • Demonstrate control of a developing range of vocabulary
  • Identify the main idea and supporting details of a reading passage
  • Respond to an idea in a reading selection using new vocabulary
Integrated Skills 1-B
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