This course is delivered by teachers from the British Council, the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities, and is organised in small groups of around 15 students. The course is a topic based, modular, integrated skills course with an emphasis on effective communication. There are 3 modules:
Current affairs topics related to students faculties (Economics, Law and Social Sciences) presentation skills. Topics covered will be related to students’ lives and studies to provide an interesting, motivating and enjoyable context for language development. Students will cover the four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing, though effective and confident oral communication will be highlighted. The course will also include topic based vocabulary development.
Grammar and pronunciation may also be included although this will be primarily on a remedial basis. Language will be challenging and level appropriate for the students and there will be an emphasis on using less common vocabulary and more complex grammar. Students will be encouraged to speak English in class at all times. Discussion and debate skills will be integrated into the lessons in the first two modules, and in the third module the students will work on presentation skills. Goals & Methodology Last updated: 2013-04-15 The goal of the course is to challenge students to further develop their ability to express their ideas effectively in English and as a result further build students’ confidence to communicate in the language. In practical terms the goal of the course is for the students to be able to give a coherent and linguistically precise presentation and to be able to engage effectively in high level discussions at the end of the course.
Lessons will be student-centred and the teacher will ensure maximum time for practice to ensure students become comfortable with using the language they learn. As the course is topic-based, students will learn vocabulary and practise skills through topics that are relevant and useful for their lives and studies. Students will be expected to regularly review the lessons alongside completing homework in the form of writing practice, vocabulary development and language consolidation exercises. There will be regular review stages in lessons to ensure that students are able to retain and use language studied on the course. Topics / Schedule
LESSONS 1- 4 MODULE 1:
LESSONS 5-8 MODULE 2:
LESSONS 10-12 MODULE 3:
LESSON 13-15 MODULE 4:
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