Event: Independent Professional English

The goal of the course is to provide content-based instruction to help higher education professionals develop skills in English to reach or approach the B1 level on the CEFR. This is a 12-week course organized around 8 modules. Each module uses an integrated skills approach with opportunities to develop reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. 

 Each week, you will spend about 12 hours on this course:

8 hours = independent study (online content),

          2 hours= Zoom sessions (with the instructor and other participants), 

two Zoom meetings as a class. Attend as many class meetings as possible

2 hours = study groups (at your institution with the other participants).

Each week you will meet with one or more of your colleagues to practice English. Each module will have activities for you to do together. This is an important opportunity to improve your English and practice what you are learning online. Your group may choose to meet in person or online.

Objectives

  •         To develop comfort interacting in English in an online environment.
  •         To develop and demonstrate skills for using English to communicate about familiar topics.
  •         To strengthen English grammar, vocabulary, speaking, and listening skills to communicate about personal interests.
  •         To develop English grammar, vocabulary, speaking, and listening skills for basic talk about professional topics.
  •         To strengthen English grammar, vocabulary, speaking, and listening skills for participating in meetings and work-related          discussions.
  •         To improve English skills for speaking and listening in everyday situations.
  •         To improve English skills for reading andwriting in everyday situations.
  •         To reflect on skills gained during this course and identify goals and plans for future development of English skills.

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Event Date(s) and Location

This program contains no sessions.