LEVEL 7: Grammar

Course Description

This course is for High Intermediate learners 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 for 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 intermediate students to communicate in English regarding basic everyday subjects including: personalities and qualities of friends, parents, partners, and roommates, advantages and advantages of various jobs and careers, favors and messages, storytelling, differences among customs and living in a foreign country, making complaints and describing problems, social problems and environmental concerns, learning preferences and types of learning styles.

Course Objectives

  • Unit 1: Discuss personalities and qualities of friends, parents, partners, and roommates
  • Unit 2: Discuss the advantages and advantages of various jobs and careers
  • Unit 3: Discuss favors and messages
  • Unit 4: Discuss storytelling
  • Unit 5: Discuss differences among customs and the joys and difficulties of living in a foreign country
  • Unit 6: Discuss making complaints and describing problems
  • Unit 7: Discuss social problems and environmental concerns
  • Unit 8: Discuss learning preferences and types of learning styles

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Unit 1A: Students can discuss ideal friends and partners using relative pronouns.
  • Unit 1B: Students can talk about what they like and don’t like with clauses containing it.
  • Unit 2A: Students can talk about their opinions of jobs, using gerund phrase as subjects and objects.
  • Unit 2B: Students can talk about jobs using the comparative.
  • Unit 3A: Students can talk about favors, borrowing, and lending, with modals and if clauses.
  • Unit 3B: Students can practice leaving messages using indirect requests.
  • Unit 4A: Students can describe past events using the simple past and the past continuous tenses.
  • Unit 4B: Students can tell stories using the past perfect tense.
  • Unit 5A: Students can talk about living abroad using noun phrases and relative clauses.
  • Unit 5B: Students can describe expectations using when and if clauses.
  • Unit 6A: Students can describe problems using nouns and past participles as adjectives.
  • Unit 6B: Students can discuss what needs fixing using need with passive infinitives and gerunds.
  • Unit 7A: Students can talk about environmental problems, using the present continuous and present perfect passive tenses, as well as prepositions of cause.
  • Unit 7B: Students can discuss what they can do about problems, using infinitive clauses and phrases.
  • Unit 8A: Students can discuss personal preferences using would rather and would prefer.
  • Unit 8B: Students can discuss ways to learn and personal qualities using by + gerund for manners.

LEVEL 7: Conversation

Course Description

This course is for High Intermediate speakers 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 intermediate students to communicate in English regarding everyday subjects including: building relationships and developing a positive classroom environment, self-expression and communication, real crimes and fictional crime stories, mystery, optical illusions, and superstitions, school experiences and different learning, success and wealth, languages and customs in different parts of the world, products and how they work.

Course Objectives

  • Unit 1: Discuss building relationships
  • Unit 2: Discuss self-expression and communication
  • Unit 3: Discuss real crimes and fictional crime stories
  • Unit 4: Discuss mystery, optical illusions, and superstitions
  • Unit 5: Discuss school experiences and different learning
  • Unit 6: Discuss success and wealth
  • Unit 7: Discuss languages and customs in different parts of the world
  • Unit 8: Discuss ways to describe products and how they work

Student Learning Outcomes

  • 1A: Students can use conversational techniques and ways of building social relationships.
  • 1B: Students can work together to build good working relationships and learn to solve problems.
  • 2A: Students can discuss emotions and how people communicate them.
  • 2B: Students can discuss the significance of different gestures, accents, and dialects.
  • 3A: Students can use vocabulary to discuss crime in general and about different punishments for different crimes.
  • 3B: Students can discuss crime and detective movies and try solving crimes based on clues.
  • 4A: Students can discuss mysterious images and optical illusions.
  • 4B: Students can discuss being lucky and unlucky, and discuss superstitions.
  • 5A: Students can discuss memories and school experiences.
  • 5B: Students can use study techniques and ways to improve their memories.
  • 6A: Students can discuss people who have been successful in various fields.
  • 6B: Students can discuss wealthy and privileged people, and discuss how important money is to them in their own lives.
  • 7A: Students can discuss different languages and useful phrases to know in other languages.
  • 7B: Students can discuss customs, habits, and behavior in different cultures.
  • 8A: Students can describe everyday products and discuss practical skills.
  • 8B: Students can discuss inventions to solve everyday problems, and they can give and follow instructions.