LEVEL 3: Grammar

Course Description

This course is for High Beginners to reflect the most recent approaches to language learning. This course uses high interest themes to integrate speaking, grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, listening, reading, and writing. The underlying philosophy remains that language is best learned when it is used for meaningful communication. The course covers contemporary, real world topics that are relevant to students’ lives.

Course Goals

The goal of this course is to provide instructional support to enable high beginner students to communicate in English regarding basic everyday subjects including: personal information, work and school, money and shopping, entertainment and personal likes and dislikes, families and family life, sports and exercise, leisure, vacation activities and neighborhoods.

Course Objectives

  • Unit 1: Discuss personal information
  • Unit 2: Discuss work and school
  • Unit 3: Discuss money, especially with regard to shopping
  • Unit 4: Discuss entertainment and personal likes and dislikes
  • Unit 5: Discuss families, typical families, and family life
  • Unit 6: Discuss sports, exercise, and leisure activities
  • Unit 7: Discuss daily, leisure, and vacation activities
  • Unit 8: Discuss neighborhoods

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Unit 1A: Students can introduce themselves and others using be and possessive adjectives.
  • Unit 1B: Students can talk about themselves using yes/no questions and short answers with be.
  • Unit 2A: Students can ask and answer questions about different types of jobs using the simple present.
  • Unit 2B: Student can talk about routines and daily schedules using time expressions.
  • Unit 3A: Students can talk about prices using demonstratives and the pronouns one/ones.
  • Unit 3B: Students can talk about preferences using comparisons with adjectives.
  • Unit 4A: Students can talk about music using yes/no and Wh-questions with do.
  • Unit 4B: Students can make invitations and excuses using would and verb + to + verb.
  • Unit 5A: Students can talk about their own and other families using the present continuous.
  • Unit 5B: Students can discuss facts about families using quantifiers.
  • Unit 6A: Students can talk about sports and exercise using adverbs of frequency.
  • Unit 6B: Students can talk about leisure activities using questions with how and short answers.
  • Unit 7A: Students can talk about daily and leisure activities using the simple past with both regular and irregular verbs.
  • Unit 7B: Students can talk about vacations using the past tense of be.
  • Unit 8A: Students can talk about places using there is/there are and prepositions of place.
  • Unit 8B: Students can talk about neighborhood problems using count and non-count nouns with how many and how much.

LEVEL 3: Conversation

Course Description

This course is for high beginners to learn North American English. It is designed to develop oral communication skills and build learner confidence. Topics draw students into conversations, and engaging activities to guarantee maximum talking time. It encourages students to express their feelings, ideas, and opinions.

Course Goals

The goal of this course is to provide instructional support to enable high beginner students to communicate in English regarding basic everyday subjects including: communicating with other people, describing people, leisure activities and sports, people and relationships, ways to spend and save money, vacations, travel, and tourism, food, drink, and

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eating out, movies and television.

Course Objectives

  • Unit 1: Discuss using English to communicate with other people
  • Unit 2: Discuss describing people
  • Unit 3: Discuss leisure activities and sports
  • Unit 4: Discuss people and relationships
  • Unit 5: Discuss ways to spend and save money
  • Unit 6: Discuss vacations, travel, and tourism
  • Unit 7: Discuss food, drink, and eating out
  • Unit 8: Discuss movies and television

Student Learning Outcomes

  • 1A: Students can meet people for the first time and ask questions to get to know them better.
  • 1B: Students can practice using letters and numbers, and find out more information about people they have just met.
  • 2A: Students can talk about people’s physical appearance.
  • 2B: Students can describe people’s personalities and discuss astrological signs.
  • 3A: Students can talk about hobbies and other interests.
  • 3B: Students can discuss different sports.
  • 4A: Students can talk about family relationships and family life.
  • 4B: Students can discuss friendship and talk about their own friends.
  • 5A: Students can talk about shopping and clothing.
  • 5B: Students can discuss ways of saving money, their own attitudes toward money, and appropriate gifts for different people.
  • 6A: Students can talk about different kinds of trips and what they like to do on vacation.
  • 6B: Students can discuss international travel and planning what to take when traveling.
  • 7A: Students can discuss different kind of foods and courses served at various restaurants.
  • 7B: Students can discuss foods from around the world.
  • 8A: Students can talk about different kinds of movies, and discuss what kinds of movies they like and dislike.
  • 8B: Students can talk about television shows and learn about one another’s television-watching habits.