Focus of Study :
The English for Communication and Culture program is designed for individuals with intermediate to advanced proficiency who want to improve their English for personal and professional purposes. All levels emphasize listening and speaking, but also practice reading and writing for everyday use, as well as for professional situations. Course content will vary depending on group composition and interests.
Benefit, Goal of this course :
-Listening - Communicative activities, videos, guest speakers, presentations
-Speaking - Discussions and presentations for social and professional situations, including telephoning, meetings, interviews, and other topics, as well as pronunciation
-Reading and Vocabulary - General and intercultural topics, including professional practices in the U.S.
-Writing - Correspondence for professional and personal situations, including emails, business letters, memos, resumes, and reports with an overview of word processing
-Grammar - Systematic approach with emphasis on usage and application
-Projects - Community-based research for reports, video projects, or professional projects
-Field Trips - 3-5 field trips corresponding to class focus and interests
-Homework - two to four hours per day
Intensive English for Communication and Culture Overview has three different levels to fit students' needs. The intermediate course emphasizes integrative English language skills development, including a variety of communicative activities, discussions, dialogs, videos, simplified reading materials and writing tasks for personal and professional situations, as well as guest speakers and field trips related to course material. Levels 148 and 158 - Levels focus on comprehensive language skill refinement and complex grammar structures with immediate application in everyday life and professional contexts. The courses include use of authentic reading materials from cultural and professional situations, authentic writing tasks to enable students to function more effectively in social and professional situations, videos, guest speakers and field trips to integrate learning into the everyday world. Speaking tasks include practice in public speaking, presentations, and negotiations for professional and personal situations. The course content of level 158 varies from semester to semester, so level 158 may be taken more than once.
Classroom Hour :
Class schedule may vary for each level.