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אנגלית - מידע כללי

 
Conversational English Courses
LANGUAGE VARIANT:
American English TARGET AUDIENCE: Adult Learners 
LEVELS:  A - Basic B - Pre-Intermediate C - Intermediate D - Advanced     HOURS:  56 academic hours per course (4 hours a week, twice a week, 14 weeks)  

GENERAL GOALS OF THE COURSES:

• Language development and its spontaneous implementation through the use of high frequency vocabulary and speech patterns
• Comprehension, production and use of well-formed structures to convey meanings in speech
• Speaking fluently, coherently, and spontaneously
• Speaking in meaningful utterances with proper stress and intonation
• Transferring the acquired knowledge from short-term to long-term memory

ORAL COMMUNICATION OBJECTIVES
• Communicate basic needs and courtesies
• Greet others properly
• Use polite forms of address and requests
• Ask for and give directions
• Ask for repetitions, clarifications, and explanations
• Ask and answer various questions
• Request and give information
• Express one’s point of view
• Describe events, behaviors, and actions
• Make presentations on a specific topic
• Give a speech on a special occasion

LISTENING OBJECTIVES
• Understand and use basic words and expressions prevalent in classroom language
• Respond to instructions, commands, directions, and questions physically or verbally
• Recognize and describe attitudes and emotions
• Distinguish between fact and opinion
• Relate information to student’s own lives and experiences.  

LANGUAGE LAB ACTIVITIES:
• Listening to authentic dialogs and other audio materials
• Watching and discussing topic-related video clips 
• Imitating authentic pronunciation, stress, and intonation
• Playing roles in dialogs and dramatizations
• Participating in group discussions
• Storytelling
• Playing educational games
• Memorizing and reciting rhymes, poems, jokes, riddles, tongue twisters, etc.
• Singing along with songs

MATERIALS: 

• Textbooks, workbooks and CD-ROMs of the “Side-by-Side” series (levels 1 – 4)
• Audio and video materials available in the language lab
• Online enrichment materials and computer-assisted language learning exercises both in the lab and at home (http://learnit.haifa.ac.il/)