Extended Level 1: Grammar

Course Description

This course is designed to help English language Learners improve their ability to successfully take the TOEFL test. By preparing for the test, you will also be building the skills needed to succeed in academic settings.

Course Goals

The goal of this course is to provide instructional support to enable advanced students to communicate in English regarding subjects including: friendship and advice, preferences, fashion, style, trends, and clothing, first impressions, science and technology, personal beliefs, TV programs, trends in reading and technology, music, success, lifestyles, how changes affect different people, preserving ancient traditions, shopping experiences, effective advertising, opinions about animals, trends and pampered pets, effective communicators, language use, people who have made an impact, human characteristics, events, good role models, successful entrepreneurs and hypothetical situations, values in work and business.

Course Objectives

  • Chapter 1.1: Learn the main features of the TOEFL iBT Test
  • Chapter 1.2: Learn the kind of questions that are on the test
  • Chapter 1.3: Learn how to use the book to prepare for the TOEFL iBT Test
  • Chapter 2.1: Learn the 10 types of TOEFL Reading questions
  • Chapter 2.2: Learn how to recognize each Reading question type
  • Chapter 2.3: Learn tips for answering each Reading question type
  • Chapter 2.4: Learn strategies for preparing for the Reading section
  • Chapter 3.1: Learn the 8 types of TOEFL iBT Listening questions
  • Chapter 3.2: Learn how to recognize each Listening question type
  • Chapter 3.3: Learn tips for answering each Listening question type
  • Chapter 3.4: Learn strategies for preparing for the Listening section

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Chapter 1.1: Students will be able to identify the main features of the TOEFL iBT Test.
  • Chapter 1.2: Students will be able to identify the kind of questions that are on the TOEFL iBT test.
  • Chapter 2.1: Students will be able to identify the 10 types of TOEFL Reading questions.
  • Chapter 2.2: Students will be able to recognize each Reading question type on the TOEFEL iBT Test.
  • Chapter 2.3: Students will be able to answer each Reading question type.
  • Chapter 2.4: Students will be able to use strategies for the Reading section.
  • Chapter 3.1: Students will be able to identify the 8 types of TOEFL iBT Listening questions.
  • Chapter 3.2: Students will be able to recognize each Listening question type.
  • Chapter 3.3: Students will be able to use tips for answering each Listening question type.
  • Chapter 3.4: Students will be able to use strategies for the Listening section.

Extended Level 1: Conversation

Course Description

This course is for High Advanced speakers that Discuss principles to contribute to excellent language learning. Students explore real world issues, discuss academic topics, and study content-based and thematic materials.  Students learn to organize thoughts and notes through graphic organizers that accommodate diverse learning and thinking styles.

Course Goals

The goal of this course is to provide instructional support to enable advanced students to communicate in English regarding complex subjects including: new challenges, customs and attitudes in English-speaking countries, teamwork and competition in the areas of sports and business, personal relationships and families, health and leisure, technology, financial matters, remarkable individuals, creativity and creative people, human behavior, crime and punishment.

Course Objectives

  • Chapter 1:   Discuss new challenges and the customs and attitudes in English-speaking countries
  • Chapter 2:   Discuss teamwork and competition in the areas of sports and business
  • Chapter 3:   Discuss personal relationships and families
  • Chapter 4:   Discuss health and leisure
  • Chapter 5:   Discuss technology
  • Chapter 6:   Discuss financial matters in business and in personal situations
  • Chapter 7:   Discuss remarkable individuals
  • Chapter 8:   Discuss creativity and creative people
  • Chapter 9:   Discuss human behavior
  • Chapter 10: Discuss crime and punishment

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Chapter 1.1:  Students can discuss different first impressions people have about the United States.
  • Chapter 1.2:  Students can discuss customs from the United States compared to other countries.
  • Chapter 1.3:  Students can discuss comfort zones and questions that are considered polite and rate social acceptance in a continuum.
  • Chapter 1.4:  Students can discuss and think critically about challenges associated with different customs in a variety of countries.
  • Chapter 2.1:  Students can discuss teamwork and competition in the areas of sports and business.
  • Chapter 2.2:  Students can use sports related vocabulary.
  • Chapter 2.3:  Students can discuss and recognize implied feelings.
  • Chapter 2.4:  Students can discuss taking a stand for a proposal.
  • Chapter 3.1:  Students can discuss child care and working parents.
  • Chapter 3.2:  Students can discuss statistics detailing who is considered “family”.
  • Chapter 3.3:  Students can discuss Russian businesses that exports “mail order” brides.
  • Chapter 3.4:  Students can use vocabulary related to gender and relationships.
  • Chapter 4.1:  Students can discuss different diets around the world.
  • Chapter 4.2:  Students can discuss how what we eat affects us.
  • Chapter 4.3:  Students can discuss ecotourism.
  • Chapter 4.4:  Students can discuss and examine the effects of tourists on places they visit.
  • Chapter 5.1:  Students can discuss hybrid cars and air pollution.
  • Chapter 5.2:  Students can discuss how to skim for general ideas and specialized terms.
  • Chapter 5.3:  Students can discuss “leapfroggers” communities.
  • Chapter 5.4:  Students can discuss and create a study outline, perform interviews, and incorporate ideas in speech and writing.
  • Chapter 6.1:  Students can discuss small business in Spain that grew into global success.
  • Chapter 6. 2: Students can discuss how to scan for specific information and recognize word families.
  • Chapter 6.3:  Students can discuss embarrassment that lack of money can cause for people.
  • Chapter 6.4:  Students can use critical thinking in research and diagram their ideas.
  • Chapter 7.1: Students can discuss Confucius and his influence on society.
  • Chapter 7.2: Students can discuss five heroes who fought for rights and dignity of the oppressed.
  • Chapter 7.3: Students can skim for general ideas and figure out words from structure clues.
  • Chapter 7.4: Students can use vocabulary, reading strategies, and critical thinking to research,  discuss, and organize ideas.
  • Chapter 8.1: Students can discuss creative people pertaining to architecture and music.
  • Chapter 8.2: Students can discuss male vs. female creativity.
  • Chapter 8.3: Students can express and compare opinions and interpretations of creativity.
  • Chapter 8.4: Students can use vocabulary, reading strategies, and critical thinking to increase reading and speaking fluency.
  • Chapter 9.1: Students can discuss ways people evaluate their own cultures and other cultures.
  • Chapter 9.2: Students can discuss ethnocentrism and how it can be seen in culture.
  • Chapter 9.3: Students can discuss how people are influenced by their environments.
  • Chapter 9.4: Students can use vocabulary, reading strategies, and critical thinking to create dialogues.
  • Chapter 10.1: Students can discuss what causes people to commit crimes.
  • Chapter 10.2: Students can discuss if criminals can be reformed.
  • Chapter 10.3: Students can discuss appropriate punishments for crimes.
  • Chapter 10.4: Students can formulate their own viewpoints based on new vocabulary, reading strategies, and research