Active Listening-Level 6
This course is designed to help higher-level students break away from classroom talk and enter the world of authentic English language usage. It stimulates students to break away from being comfortable with being able to communicate in the safe environment of the classroom. Students will be encouraged to spontaneously and independently take part in oral exchanges about simple and complex situation. Students will also develop some academic skills such as note-taking and outlining, and will be engaged in more complex speaking activities such as role plays, presentations and debates.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
- Provide and exchange key information for complex routine and non-routine situations.
- Actively participate in short formal exchanges about complex, abstract and conceptual information.
- Analyze, problem-solve and make decisions.
- Interact to coordinate tasks with others, to advise or persuade and to reassure others in one-on-one situations.
- Follow a broad variety of general interest and some technical topics.
- Comprehend an expanded range of concrete, abstract and conceptual language.
- Can determine mood, attitudes and feelings.
- Infer speaker’s bias and purpose and some other attitudinal and socio-cultural information.
- Understand and use sufficient vocabulary, idioms and colloquial expressions to follow detailed stories of general popular interest.