Extended Level 2: 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 high advanced students to better understand the following areas -TOEFL iBT Test including: speaking on a variety of topics that draw on personal experience, campus-based situations, and academic-type content material, the format -6 TOEFL iBT Speaking questions, how spoken responses are evaluated on the TOEFL test, the strategies for preparing for the Speaking section -TOEFL test, tips for answering each Speaking question type, the format -TOEFL iBT Writing questions, how written responses are evaluated on the TOEFL test, tips for answering the Writing question types on the TOEFL test, strategies for preparing for the Writing section and writing an essay.

Course Objectives

  • Chapter 4: Learn how to speak on a variety of topics that draw on personal experience, campus-based situation, and academic-type content material.
  • Chapter 5: Learn how to communicate in English writing.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Chapter 4.1: Student can discuss the format of the 6 TOEFL iBT Speaking questions.
  • Chapter 4.2: Student can discuss how spoken responses are evaluated on the TOEFL test.
  • Chapter 4.3: Student can use strategies for preparing for the Speaking section of the TOEFL test.
  • Chapter 4.4: Student can use tips for answering each Speaking question type.
  • Chapter 5.1: Student can discuss the format of the TOEFL iBT Writing questions.
  • Chapter 5.2: Student can discuss how written responses are evaluated on the TOEFL test.
  • Chapter 5.3: Student can use tips for answering the Writing questions on the TOEFL test.
  • Chapter 5.4: Student can use strategies for the Writing section of the TOEFL iBT test.

Extended Level 2: Conversation

Course Description

This course is for High Advanced speakers that Discuss principles to contribute to excellent language leaning. 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 high advanced students to read and communicate in English regarding complex subjects including: language and learning, adventurous people and risks involved, gender and relationships, beauty, transitions in life, the mind, working, breakthroughs in science, art and poetry, conflict and resolution.

Course Objectives

  • Chapter 1: Discuss language and learning
  • Chapter 2: Discuss adventurous people and the risks involved
  • Chapter 3: Discuss gender and relationships
  • Chapter 4: Discuss beauty
  • Chapter 5: Discuss transitions in life
  • Chapter 6: Discuss the mind
  • Chapter 7: Discuss working
  • Chapter 8: Discuss breakthroughs in science
  • Chapter 9: Discuss art and poetry
  • Chapter 10: Discuss conflict and resolution

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Chapter 1.1: Students can discuss the growth of English as a second and international language.
  • Chapter 1.2: Students can discuss the use of English in the media, transportation, technology, international business, and diplomacy.
  • Chapter 1.3: Students can discuss lingua franca or common languages.
  • Chapter 1.4: Students can discuss the role of English in developing countries.
  • Chapter 1.5: Students can discuss and understand acronyms and abbreviations.
  • Chapter 1.6: Students can discuss and comprehend word structure and context.
  • Chapter 1.7: Students can discuss and understand skimming for main ideas, and specific information.
  • Chapter 1.8: Students can discuss, analyze, complete, and write summary statements.
  • Chapter 1.9: Students can use strong verbs from context.
  • Chapter 2.1: Students can discuss the anatomy of fear and adrenaline.
  • Chapter 2.2: Students can discuss and comprehend phrases or idioms.
  • Chapter 2.3: Students can identify exact or colorful synonyms.
  • Chapter 2.4: Students can make inferences, comprehend phrases or idioms.
  • Chapter 2.5: Students can discuss using flow charts to sequence emotions and events.
  • Chapter 2.6: Students can structure a letter.
  • Chapter 2.7: Students can recall vocabulary of fear and danger.
  • Chapter 2.8: Students can preview a reading and identify a theme.
  • Chapter 3.1: Students can discuss love, intimacy, and relationships.
  • Chapter 3.2: Students can discuss the phenomenon in China and India of gender imbalance.
  • Chapter 3.3: Students can discuss matchmaking history and its future.
  • Chapter 3.4: Students can preview a reading for its organization.
  • Chapter 3.5: Students can scan for details and make inferences.
  • Chapter 3.6: Students can identify causes.
  • Chapter 3.7: Students can compare opinions and interpretations.
  • Chapter 3.8: Students can take a side in a debate.
  • Chapter 3.9: Students can use a graphic organizer to determine the order of events.
  • Chapter 4.1: Students can discuss the beauty of music and other sounds.
  • Chapter 4.2: Students can preview a reading for its organization.
  • Chapter 4.3: Students can discuss man-made beauty of plastic surgery.
  • Chapter 4.4: Students can use unknown and specialized terms.
  • Chapter 4.5: Students can identify synonyms for adjectives.
  • Chapter 4.6: Students can give precise explanations and get meaning from context.
  • Chapter 4.7: Students can discuss and get the meaning of terms related to architecture.
  • Chapter 4.8: Students can use vocabulary terms related to personal beauty.
  • Chapter 5.1: Students can discuss the transition of leaving home.
  • Chapter 5.2: Students can discuss cultural, materialistic, and lifestyle differences.
  • Chapter 5.3: Students can discuss making comparisons.
  • Chapter 5.4: Students can discuss the differences between Standard English and global English.
  • Chapter 5.5: Students can find support for main ideas.
  • Chapter 5.6: Students can paraphrase.
  • Chapter 5.7: Students can predict story events.
  • Chapter 5.8: Students can summarize a story.
  • Chapter 6.1: Students can discuss human memory and the nature/nurture debate.
  • Chapter 6.2: Students can discuss the mind of a madman.
  • Chapter 6.3: Students can discuss mnemonic devices.
  • Chapter 6.4: Students can discuss finding supporting facts for or against a hypothesis.
  • Chapter 6.5: Students can recall information from readings.
  • Chapter 6.6: Students can identify elements in a story.
  • Chapter 6.7: Students can read with speed and fluency.
  • Chapter 6.8: Students can summarize from a different point of view.
  • Chapter 7.1: Students can discuss what makes for successful business managers.
  • Chapter 7.2: Students can discuss successful women in countries.
  • Chapter 7.3: Students can discuss and describe poor job applicants.
  • Chapter 7.4: Students can complete a timed reading of a short narrative describing poor applicants.
  • Chapter 7.5: Students can preview and predict information from reading.
  • Chapter 7.6: Students can form adjectives from nouns.
  • Chapter 7.7: Students can recall information and make inferences.
  • Chapter 7.8: Students can use idiomatic phrases.
  • Chapter 8.1: Students can discuss science and improving life for human beings.
  • Chapter 8.2: Students can discuss stems cells in science achievements.
  • Chapter 8.3: Students can discuss and develop skills in previewing a speech.
  • Chapter 8.4: Students can discuss breakthroughs in computers.
  • Chapter 8.5: Students can find evidence to disprove false arguments.
  • Chapter 8.6: Students can view words in groups with speed and accuracy.
  • Chapter 8.7: Students can analyze an author’s point of view.
  • Chapter 8.8: Students can build new words with prefixes and suffices.
  • Chapter 8.9: Students can identify compound words.
  • Chapter 9.1: Students can discuss poetry that does not rhyme or explain themes.
  • Chapter 9.2: Students can discuss public art in the United States and Canada.
  • Chapter 9.3: Students can discuss paraphrasing.
  • Chapter 9.4: Students can read with speed without losing comprehension.
  • Chapter 9.5: Students can discuss writing comparative papers.
  • Chapter 9.6: Students can understand poetry and interpret its meaning.
  • Chapter 9.7: Students can compare opinions.
  • Chapter 9.8: Students can summarize information.
  • Chapter 10.1: Students can discuss apologizing and forgiving.
  • Chapter 10.2: Students can discuss the strength of an apology.
  • Chapter 10.3: Students can discuss how men and women view apologies differently.
  • Chapter 10.4: Students can discuss the role of mediation in solving housemates’ problems.
  • Chapter 10.5: Students can infer the meanings of idioms.
  • Chapter 10.6: Students can discuss identifying contextual and structural cues.
  • Chapter 10.7: Students can analyze cause and effect.
  • Chapter 10.8: Students can synthesize information and apply it to real-life situations.