Speaking Listening

These 6-hour courses develop students’ oral and aural English proficiency.

At the low levels (0–2), courses focus on interactive listening skills. Level-appropriate listening strategies are also covered. Speaking focuses on improving learners' conversation skills. Students learn words and phrases appropriate for basic conversation. They read, listen to, and watch a variety of materials on a topic and then practice their speaking skills in conversations related to the topic they have learned about. The content focus is on everyday survival English.

The upper levels (3-6) focus on academic preparation for university success. Students’ academic listening, speaking, discussion, note-taking, vocabulary, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills are developed through increasingly difficult and sophisticated tasks such as case studies, discrete vs. global tasks, presenting, and leading discussions.