Brief Program Description
Interactive learning includes the four main skills (Listening, speaking, reading and writing) of English, from beginning to advanced.
This course is intended for beginners. These students initially have limited or no understanding of English. They rarely use English for communication. Their use of the language is very limited and grammatically inaccurate, mostly. Throughout the course, they will progressively try to answer spontaneously to simple commands and questions using single words or simple phrases.
Through this course, the student should understand and accept the process of communicating in another language; how to build vocabulary and use a dictionary, principles for correct pronunciation and vocalization. There will be an interactive relation with the basic skills of the language: listening/understanding, speaking, reading/comprehension, writing, and a necessary cross-cultural awareness. The course will provide with functional vocabulary, basic grammatical explanations and a close approach to accurate pronunciation.
This course is intended for High beginners. Starting this level, students communicate limited information in simple day to day situations using simple phrases that have been mostly memorized. They appear to understand more while they listen, but they still produce limited answers using very basic grammar patterns. Overall communication still lacks of adequate idea sequencing.
The basic skills already acquired in ESL 1 plus the intensive practice provided in this course will progressively take the students to enhance their listening/understanding skills. Better comprehensive oral expression starts developing, too. Vocabulary should grow consistent with reading/comprehension skills. With the successful accomplishment of this course, the students will move on towards an Intermediate level of communication in the English language.