ESL Level 3: Advanced Level

This course prepares students for secondary school English and other courses at the college and university preparation levels. Students will be encouraged to develop independence in reading literary works and academic texts, in writing essays and narratives, and in applying learning strategies and research skills effectively. Students will also learn to respond critically to print and media works.

Oral and Visual Communication

Overall Expectations

By the end of this course, students will:

  1. Initiate, sustain, and conclude conversations and discussions on a wide variety of topics of personal, social, and academic interest;

  2. Communicate orally using patterns of English grammar and pronunciation with the accuracy necessary for continued success in subject classrooms;

  3. Analyze a variety of social context to determine the appropriate style of language and non-verbal behavior to use in them;

  4. Create and analyze a variety of media works in forms appropriate for different purposes and audiences.

Reading

Overall Expectations

By the end of this course, students will:

  1. Read and respond to literature;

  2. Choose and respond to personal reading material comparable in scope and difficulty to materials chosen by their chosen LORMA Buddy;

  3. Extract information from variety of texts used in subject classrooms;

  4. Demonstrate understanding of the elements of a range of fiction and non-fiction forms of writing;

  5. Use independently a variety of strategies to build vocabulary;

  6. Use a range of research strategies independently to gather information for a variety of purposes.

Writing

Overall Expectations

By the end of this course, students will:

  1. Write in a variety of forms, adopting a voice suitable to the intended audience ;

  2. Use the writing process independently to produce a final written or electronic version of an essay or a piece of creative writing;

  3. Organize amd link ideas logically and effectively in written texts such as narratives and essays;

  4. Use the sentence patterns and conventions of standard English in their writing with the degree of accuracy necessary for continued success in subject classrooms at the college and/or university preparation level.

Social and Cultural Competence

Overall Expectations

By the end of this course, students will:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of a range of local, national, and global issues;

  2. Learn effectively in a wide variety of teaching and learning situations.

Topic Coverage

Week

Topic

1

Essay and Creative Writing

2

Formal and Informal Business Writing

3

Movie, and Book Reviews (1)

4

Movie, and Book Reviews (2)

5

News Writing and Public Speaking (1)

6

News Writing and Public Speaking (2)

Cost : $ 3,050.00 (US Dollars)

Duration: 6 weeks [ Monday to Friday ] 8am to 5pm

Start and End Date: February 7 to March 19, 2011

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