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LONG 542 - Intensive English Language Program (26 weeks)

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Course Description

There are over a billion people worldwide who speak English or are learning to do so. Why? Because English is still the language of global business, and that is something that will not change overnight. Even as emerging nations rise in world power, people still place a high priority on understanding, writing and speaking in the English language. The participants will be learning a course Consisting of six levels (Beginner- Elementary- Pre-Intermediate- Intermediate- Upper-Intermediate and Advanced ) focusing on the main language skills (Grammar- Reading- Writing- Listening and Speaking). It is ideal for those planning to take the IELTS exams. 

Course Objectives

  • Developing participants' knowledge of English grammar & vocabulary
  • Improving participants' listening & reading comprehension skills
  • Building fluency & confidence in speaking & pronunciation
  • Improving Participants writing skills

Who Should Attend?

  • Anyone aspire to enhance his capabilities in English language at his career field and everyday life 

Course Details/Schedule

Part 1

 Beginner (Grammar)

  • Letters and numbers
  • Subject pronouns
  • Possessive adjectives/ nouns
  • The verb “be”
  • Countable & uncountable nouns
  • Articles
  • The simple present tense
  • Simple present continuous tense
  • Simple past tense
  • Spelling rules for the third person singular
  • Irregular verbs

Beginner (Reading)

  • Paragraphs
  • Scanning and skimming
  • Adverbs of sequence
  • Sentence structure
  • Clauses and sentences
  • Conjunctions 
  • Task: organise, present and compare data
  • Task: describe the stages of a process
  • Task: describe an object or event
  • Task: explain how something works

Beginner (Writing)

  • Review: parts of speech, the verb “be”
  • Punctuation
  • Capitalisation 
  • Review: nouns, there is-there are
  • Review: some, any, no
  • Review: prepositions of time
  • Review: past, present, and future tense
  • Expressing needs, wants, likes and dislikes
  • Expressing opinions 

Beginner (Listening& Speaking)

  • Self-introduction 
  • Asking for information 
  • Speculation and attitudes
  • Pronunciation of the third person singular
  • Pronunciation of –ed

Part 2

Elementary (Grammar)

  • Possessive adjectives
  • Possessive pronouns
  • Simple present continuous tense
  • Simple past tense
  • Present perfect tense
  • Present perfect vs. Simple past
  • Future tense: will
  • Past continuous tense
  • Negatives 

Elementary (Reading)

  • Reading tips
  • Understanding topic sentence
  • Connectors
  • Clauses
  • Coordinating conjunctions
  • Subordinating conjunctions
  • Transitions
  • Punctuations
  • Skimming and scanning

Elementary (Writing)

  • Sentence structure
  • Clauses
  • Referents
  • Sentences
  • Writing paragraphs
  • Writing an e-mail, a letter, and postcard
  • Writing short correspondence
  • Making summaries 
  • Paraphrasing 

 Elementary (Listening& Speaking)

  • Cardinal & ordinal numbers
  • Pronunciation
  • Listening in social situations
  • Transportation vocabulary
  • Talking about future plans
  • Presenting arguments and discussing problems.
  • Describing charts 
  • Asking for repetition 
  • Correcting yourself 
  • Finding accomodation 

Part 3

  Pre-Intermediate (Grammar) 

  • Future continuous tense
  • Past tense verb forms
  • Past tense of be
  • Past contiiuous tense
  • Present perfect tense
  • Present perfect continuous tense
  • Past perfect tense
  • Present passive
  • Past passive
  • Reported speech
  • Comparatives and Superlatives 

Pre-Intermediate (Reading)

  • Parts of speech
  • Recognizing similar and opposite meanings
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Changes from direct to indirect speech
  • Recognizing prefixes & suffixes
  • Questions for discussion
  • Speed reading skills 

Pre-Intermediate (Writing)

  • Sentence structure
  • Paragraph unity
  • Brainstorm techniques
  • Clustering
  • Listing
  • Division
  • Compare and contrast writing&comparison and contrast words
  • Comparison and contrast essay outline
  • Cause and effect writing &cause and effect writing words
  • Cause and effect essay outline
  • Writing evaluation
  • Learning diaries 

Pre-Intermediate (Listening& Speaking)

  • Question review
  • Producing the sounds /w/ and /v/
  • Practice the contrast: /e/ and /ey/
  • Syllable stress
  • Practice the sounds /ay/ and /a/
  • Practice the contrast /t/ and /d/
  • Practice the contrast /f/ and /v/
  • One-on-one interaction
  • Listening to a speech
  • Directions 
  • Locations 
  • Monologue
  • Group discussion

Part 4

   Intermediate (Grammar)

  • Overview: the prefect tenses
  • Overview of modal verbs
  • Adverb clauses
  • Adjective clauses of place and time
  • Noun clauses
  • Changes in pronouns, demonstratives, and adverbials
  • Gerunds and infinitives
  • Causative verbs

Intermediate (Reading)

  • Compound sentences
  • Complex sentences
  • Connectors
  • Latin & greek roots
  • Prefixes & suffixes from nouns, adjectives and verbs
  • Content words
  • Using English-English dictionary 
  • Stages and sequence
  • Purpose 

Intermediate (Writing)

  • Creating an outline 
  • Choosing appropriate writing style 
  • Supporting details
  • Parallelism
  • Writing a description
  • Logic in description
  • Writing a narrative
  • Outline for a process paper
  • Proofreading code

Intermediate (Listening& Speaking)

  • Syllable stress
  • Shifts in stress
  • Stress and content words
  • Note taking
  • Indentation
  • Abbreviations and symbols
  • Some separable phrasal verbs
  • Encouraging someone 
  • Taking notes 
  • Filling out information in a table 
  • Suggesting and offering to pay 
  • Invitations 

Part 5

  Upper-Intermediate (Grammar)

  • Prsent and past passive voice
  • Passive voice with perfect tenses
  • Passive voice with continuous tenses
  • Indirect objects
  • Possessives and gerunds
  • "Would" and "Used to" 
  • Exemplifications 
  • Future perfect tense 

Upper-Intermediate (Reading)

  • Reading for gist and purpose
  • Synthesizing
  • Collocations
  • Introduction to narrative styles

Upper-Intermediate (Writing)

  • Transitional expression- coordinating conjunctions
  • Cloze reading of a line graph interpratation
  • Paraphrasing and condensing
  • Synthesizing information
  • Mind mapping 
  • Timed writing 
  • Interrupting 

Upper-Intermediate (Listening& Speaking)

  • Stress with suffixes and prefixes
  • Stress and speaker attitude
  • Speaking in phrases
  • Oral presantation rubric 
  • Listening for a lecture
  • Talking about responsibilities 
  • talking about weather 

Part 6

  Advanced (Grammar)

  • Simple& compound& complex sentence
  • Quantifiers and subject verb agreement
  • Reported (indirect) speech
  • Quated direct and indirect speech
  • Reported statements
  • Verb tense changes
  • Reported questions
  • Prepositional phrases
  • Conditional sentences 
  • Informational clauses 
  • Inversion 

Advanced (Reading)

  • Skimming and scanning
  • Synonyms
  • Connotations
  • Some inseparable phrasal verbs
  • Some separable phrasal verbs
  • Formal defenitions 

Advanced (Writing)

  • Sentence problems
  • Parallelism
  • Comma splices
  • Run-on sentences
  • Irrelant details
  • Writing & organizing a narrative
  • Problem-Solution essays 
  • Reason and reuslts 

Advanced (Listening& Speaking) 

  • Stress and speaker attitude
  • Falling & rising intonation
  • Pronunciation( consonant& vowel)
  • Consoling someone 
  • Agreeing and disagreeing 
  • Adding information 
  • Concession 
  • Uncertanity 

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