Training

Business and Management

ESL Advanced

Start: TBA       Duration (hr): 120

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course is designed for highly advanced students who can communicate with native speakers well, but still experience difficulties understanding unedited, colloquial, and in some case formal language. The class maintains a set of objectives including mastering critical thinking skills, practical listening comprehension, and achieving oral fluency. Throughout the course, students are exposed to various speech phenomena such dialectal patterns, redundancies, hesitations, and others found in the language of every day conversation. Students are expected to learn the appropriateness of particular written expressions, grammatical forms and structures to complete grammatically correct writing assignments. Students will be challenged to practice a variety of sentence structures using their imagination, judgment, intelligence and feeling of communication in the English language.
 
COURSE OBJECTIVES:
The students will be able to:
1. Achieve fluency and accuracy in understanding and speaking English
2. Gain confidence in their ability to express themselves on sophisticated level in written and oral form   
3. Identify the difference between the formal and informal way of speaking English.
4. Utilize their critical thinking abilities
  
METHOD OF INSTRUCTION:
Lecture presentations are combined with class discussions and practical writing assignments. Students’ participation is encouraged and mandatory in required assignments as well as in demonstrations, both individual and group effort. On-line databases and internet are integral parts of the course. Introduction to new material is done through visual presentations, role playing activities, and discussion. Class discussion is an integral part of every lesson.

  

The following topics will be cowered

 

Present, Past, and Future
Modals and Other Auxiliaries
Nouns
Adjective Clauses
Passive Voice
Gerunds
Infinitives
Parallelism of Gerunds and Infinitives
Adverbs and Adverb Clauses
Adverb and Adverbial Phrases
Noun Clauses
Conditional and the Subjunctive

 

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