Level III: Advanced

Objectives

Students in the advanced level will get extensive oral practice of advanced grammatical concepts in exercises that range from structured practice to free discussion. They will demonstrate knowledge of grammatical structure and new vocabulary through writing assignments, oral presentations, and discussions. They will deal with structures that are important at the advanced level: the meanings and forms of the verb system, modal auxiliaries, word order, clause structure, and noun phrases. In addition, students will have the opportunity to meet with a conversation partner to strengthen oral skills. Students enrolled in this course will learn the following competencies:

Vocabulary: Use appropriate vocabulary in familiar and unfamiliar situations with proper level of formality. Use complex vocabulary and phrases (including idioms) in familiar and unfamiliar situations. Produce spontaneous comprehensible oral independently with increasing control of pronunciation, rhythm, stress, and intonation.

Grammar: Demonstrate consistent control of most grammar conventions and complex sentences in authentic communication.

Composition: Develop writing skills using grammar structure and vocabulary learned during each lesson.

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