Extended Level 3: Grammar
This course provides a comprehensive integrated-skills approach to understand and practice English grammar. Centered on thematic instruction, it combines controlled and communicative practice with critical thinking skills and ongoing assessment. Students gain the confidence they need to speak and write English accurately and fluently.
The goal of this course is to provide instructional support to enable high advanced students to communicate in English regarding subjects including: the present time frame, modern technology and personal communication, past forms, arranged marriage in the United States, future time, future plans and suggestions for travel, degrees of necessity, customs in other countries, events, myths, and legends of the past, health and wellness, environmental issues and concerns, various forms of money, unrealized expectations and unexpected outcomes, funny stories, effective communication and potential misunderstanding during communication.
- Unit 1: Focus on the meanings and uses of four aspects of the present time frame and the contrasts among them.
- Unit 2: Focus on the meanings and uses of a variety of past forms and how these forms can work alone and together to convey a range of meanings regarding past time: the simple past, the past progressive, the present perfect, used to/would + base form, past perfect, and past perfect progressive.
- Unit 3: Focus on the meanings and uses of a variety of tenses and aspects that are used to express future time.
- Unit 4: Focus on language that is used to discuss suggested, required, or prohibited customs in other cultures.
- Unit 4: Focus on the meanings and uses of modals that are used to express varying degrees of necessity.
- Unit 5: Focus on the meaning and uses of modals and modal-like expressions that express varying degrees of certainty.
- Unit 6: Focus on the meanings and uses of count and non-count nouns.
- Unit 7: Focus on the meanings and uses of definite and indefinite articles.
- Unit 8: Focus on the meanings and uses of variety of quantifiers.
- Unit 9: Focus on the meanings and uses of noun, adjective, and compound modifiers as well as order of adjectives.
- Unit 10: Focus on the meanings and uses of noun clauses as subjects, objects, and complements.
- Unit 11: Focus on the forms, meanings, and uses of reporting verbs and direct and indirect speech for questions and statements.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Unit 1.1: Students can use the simple present to show actions, events, or states that are true in general or happen habitually.
- Unit 1.2: Students can use the present progressive to show actions or events in progress at the moment, but not yet complete.
- Unit 1.3: Students can use the present perfect and the present perfect progressive to connect the past to the present and show actions and states that began in the past and continue until now.
- Unit 1.4: Students can use the present perfect to describe
completed actions with a connection to the present.
- Unit 2.1: Students can use the simple past to express an action, event, or state completed at specific time in the past.
- Unit 2.2: Students can use the past progressive to express an action that was in progress or not completed at a time in the past.
- Unit 2.3: Students can use the present perfect to express an action, event, or state completed at an indefinite time in the past.
- Unit 2.4: Students can use used to and would + base form to express a habitual action, event, or state what was true in the past but is no longer true.
- Unit 2.5: Students can use the past perfect to show an action, event, or state that happened before a certain time in the past. They can also use the past perfect with the simple past to show which of the two past actions, events, or state happened first.
- Unit 2.6: Students can use past perfect progressive to express an action that was in progress before another past event.
- Unit 2.7: Students can use was/were going to /would + base form to describe an action, event, or state that was planned or expected before now.
- Unit 3.1: Students can use the simple future – will or be going to + base form of a verb to express what they think will happen in the future.
- Unit 3.2: Students can use the future progressive to talk about an action that will be in progress at a certain time in the future.
- Unit 3.3: Students can use the future perfect or the future perfect progressive to talk about an action, state, or event that will happen or will be happening before a certain time in the future.
- Unit 4.1: Students can use modals to show degrees of necessity in the present and future.
- Unit 4.2: Students can use perfect modals (modal + have + past participle of verb) to show degree of necessity in the past.
- Unit 5.1: Students can use modals to show degrees of certainty.
- Unit 5.2: Students can use must, have to, and have got to + base form to express near certainty about the present.
- Unit 5.3: Students can use may, might, and could + base form to express less certain speculation about the present.
- Unit 6.1: Students can effectively use nouns (non-count and count).
- Unit 6.2: Students can use non count and count nouns with proper verbs.
- Unit 7.1: Students can use indefinite nouns to refer to unspecified people, places, or things.
- Unit 7.2: Students can use the indefinite article before indefinite singular count nouns.
- Unit 7.3: Students can use the zero articles with indefinite plural count nouns.
- Unit 8.1: Students can use quantifiers.
- Unit 8.2: Students can use quantifiers with count and non-count nouns.
- Unit 9.1: Students can identify and use nouns.
- Unit 9.2: Students can identify and use participial adjectives.
- Unit 9.3: Students can identify and use modifiers, fixed order and compound modifiers.
- Unit 10.1: Students can use that to introduce noun clauses.
- Unit 10.2: Students can use what as the object in the noun clause.
- Unit 10.3: Students can use, the fact that and that in noun and subject clauses.
- Unit 11.1: Students can use direct and indirect speech.
- Unit 11.2: Students can use that to introduce a statement that is reported.
- Unit 11: Students can use say and tell in direct and indirect speech.
- Unit 11.3: Students can use question words to introduce indirect wh– questions.
Extended Level 3: Conversation
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.
The goal of this course is to provide instructional support to enable high advanced students to write and communicate in English regarding complex subjects including: new challenges, talking, reading, and Writing about first impressions and cooperation and competition, Writing an essay, Writing thesis statements, refining ability to compose essays, Writing about cause and effect relationships, Writing about a remarkable individual, Writing about creativity, write about nonverbal behavior, Writing about issues related to crime and punishment.
- Chapter 1: Discuss talking, reading, and writing about first impressions
- Chapter 2: Discuss talking, reading, and writing about cooperation and competition
- Chapter 3: Discuss writing an essay
- Chapter 4: Discuss writing thesis statements about cause-effect relationships
- Chapter 5: Discuss refining the ability to compose essays
- Chapter 6: Discuss writing about cause/effect relationships
- Chapter 7: Discuss and write about a remarkable individual
- Chapter 8: Discuss and write about creativity
- Chapter 9: Discuss and write about nonverbal behavior
- Chapter 10: Discuss and write about issues related to crime and punishment
Student Learning Outcomes
- Chapter 1.1: Students can discuss and write about people’s first impressions of reading postcards from around the world.
- Chapter 1.2: Students can discuss, write, and use vocabulary and expressions for describing people, places and things.
- Chapter 1.3: Students can discuss, write, and generate information and questions to collect information about impressions in an interview.
- Chapter 1.4: Students can discuss the purpose and structure of a paragraph.
- Chapter 1.5: Students can discuss and write a well-developed paragraph.
- Chapter 1.6: Students can discuss and practice identifying and writing topic sentences.
- Chapter 2.1: Students can discuss and share ideas about different learning environments.
- Chapter 2.2: Students can discuss and use vocabulary and expressions for Writing about positive and negative qualities and advantages and disadvantages
- Chapter 2.3: Students can use vocabulary related to learning.
- Chapter 2.4: Students can discuss synthesizing information and analyzing paragraphs.
- Chapter 2.5: Students can write a paragraph about cooperation and competition in learning.
- Chapter 2.6: Students can understand the parts of a paragraph and the principles of unification.
- Chapter 3.1: Students can discuss and describe different types of relationships.
- Chapter 3.2: Students can discuss and describe people by gathering words, expressions, and making comparisons.
- Chapter 3.3: Students can develop an essay from a paragraph.
- Chapter 3.4: Students can complete an outline.
- Chapter 3.5: Students can complete an essay on cause-effect relationships.
- Chapter 3.6: Students can write about someone they admire.
- Chapter 4.1: Students can discuss aspects of physical, emotional, and psychological health.
- Chapter 4.2: Students can discuss habits and beliefs that link negative thinking to early death.
- Chapter 4.3: Students can discuss and interview three people about healthy/unhealthy habits.
- Chapter 4.4: Students can discuss and practice expressions for Writing about causes and effects.
- Chapter 4.5: Students can discuss how choices we make affect our health.
- Chapter 4.6: Students can discuss a study of attitude and health.
- Chapter 5.1: Students can discuss the benefits of technological innovations.
- Chapter 5.2: Students can discuss what we have learned about technological tools or processes.
- Chapter 5.3: Students can discuss and use vocabulary and word parts in technology areas.
- Chapter 5.4: Students can discuss and practice integrating direct quotations and paraphrases into writing.
- Chapter 5.5: Students can discuss and practice four types of introductions and essay development.
- Chapter 5.6: Students can comprehend a scientific article.
- Chapter 6.1: Students can discuss perceptions and experiences about business ventures at home and abroad.
- Chapter 6.2: Students can discuss and speculate on the future of other successful enterprises.
- Chapter 6.3: Students can discuss and link ideas across sentences and paragraphs through key words and phrases.
- Chapter 6.4: Students can discuss and practice effective conclusions.
- Chapter 6.5: Students can write about cause/effect relationships.
- Chapter 6.6: Students can revise their writings.
- Chapter 7.1: Students can discuss and talk and use vocabulary for describing world leaders.
- Chapter 7.2: Students can discuss and talk about historical figures, and memorable leadership.
- Chapter 7.3: Students can discuss common characteristics of leaders that span different periods.
- Chapter 7.4: Students can discuss and organize an academic essay.
- Chapter 7.5: Students can discuss leaders that students admire.
- Chapter 7.6: Students distinguish between general and specific details.
- Chapter 8.1: Students can discuss and write about what inspires artists.
- Chapter 8.2: Students can discuss and research creative people in different lines of work.
- Chapter 8.3: Students can discuss writing coherent by signals and connectors.
- Chapter 8.4: Students can write about an aspect of beauty.
- Chapter 8.5: Students can organize information and highlight differences.
- Chapter 8.6: Students can gather information to write effective essays.
- Chapter 9.1: Students can contrast nonverbal behavior across cultures.
- Chapter 9.2: Students can discuss and describe communication by nonverbal behavior.
- Chapter 9.3: Students can write an essay about nonverbal communication.
- Chapter 9.4: Students can use vocabulary to describe and interpret gestures.
- Chapter 9.5: Students can use outlining to write about nonverbal behavior.
- Chapter 9.6: Students can distinguish fact from opinion.
- Chapter 10.1: Students can discuss and prepare a controversial topic and develop an essay.
- Chapter 10.2: Students can write about issues and state beliefs and opinions.
- Chapter 10.3: Students can discuss and develop argument skills and structures for opposing opinions.
- Chapter 10.4: Students can write a persuasive essay.
- Chapter 10.5: Students can write an argument essay.
- Chapter 10.6: Students can write a summary-and-response essay.
- Chapter 10.7: Students can use vocabulary words that are related to crime and punishment.