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Introduction to online course and language learning

Introduction to online course and language learning

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  • 1. Welcome to theB1 Online English courseThe course consists of the following parts:70 hours of online study that includes grammar, vocabulary, listening, reading and writing exercises.12 hours of blogging and 4 hours of chat by your teacher to help you with any language questions or problems you may have (check the calendar).15 hours of presence-based classes to develop your speaking skills ( check calendar to see the class timetable) *El final del curso coincidiré con un examen de acreditación de nivel de B1.
  • 2. Course StructureThe online course is divided into 3 MODULES consisting of grammar units, topics, reviews, writing and a module test
  • 3. Course StructureThe GRAMMAR UNITS explain and practise different tenses(tiempos verbales), prepositions, articles, etc.The TOPICS present vocabulary, listening and reading exercises connected with different areas, such as health, the weather, technology, work, travel, etc.The REVIEWS help you to remember the language you have studied. You must answer questions about the topics you have studied speaking aloud! (en voz alto)The WRITING SECTIONS give you help on informal, formal letters and typical mistakes.The MODULE TESTs check you know the language you have studied. You must try to get 80% correct before moving on to the next module.
  • 4. Using the online coursePlease remember to allow POP UPS in your browser (IE, Firefox, etc.)Install a dictionary or translation tool to help you with difficult words.
  • 5. Presentations and Explanations
  • 6. Videos with exercises
  • 7. Different kinds of exercises
  • 8. We have also chosen the best from .
  • 9. SongsRemember, it’s agood chanceto practiseyourSINGING, too!
  • 10. How to improve your EnglishSome advice on how to improve your EnglishJust like any sport or activity , the more you practise, the better you will get.It is also important to look at the different parts of the language.
  • 11. Improving your Grammar GRAMMAR is like a JIGSAW PUZZLE – the pieces fit together. They have been to New York. MAIN PREP. OBJECT SUBJECT AUXILIARY VERB If I had known I would have told you about itThis is a more complicated structure – it’s a 3rd conditional. Again, thepieces (subject, auxiliary, verb, etc) must fit together.
  • 12. Improving your pronunciationEnglish is NOT a phonetic language!!!I had to subJECT (vb) the SUBject (noun) to a series of testsI reCORded all my RECords on CD. (Stress is important)I saw a live concert near where I live. /ai/ /I/Just compare heart, beard, and heardPhonetics /ha:rt/ /biƏ/ /hƷ:d/The same 3 letters but with different pronunciation.
  • 13. Improving your vocabulary1.Learn new words by making them relevant or personal to you. Library (biblioteca)– I usually study in the Law Faculty Library.2.Think about the different FORMS of words. If you learn a verb check you know if it is regular or irregular  Go (inf) went (past) gone(past participle)  Eat (inf) ate (past) eaten (past participle) If you learn a noun check you know the other forms.  Success (noun =exito) Succeed (verb= tener exito)  Successful (adjective) Unsuccessful (negative adjective)3. Think about the pronunciation of the word Vegetables - /VDJerterbels/ Comfortable /KUMferterbel/
  • 14. Improving your SkillsSpeaking Speak more fluently, more accurately, more clearlyListening  Understand more and more easily, more  naturallyReading  Read faster, stopping less, more enjoyableWriting  Write more correctly, more complex sentences  more interesting ones
  • 15. SO -REMEMBER YOUR ENGLISHGP(V)SG is for grammar - tenses, structures, rules, exceptionsP is for pronunciation – individual sounds of letters, stress, intonation(V) is for vocabulary – different forms, phrasal verbs and expressionsS is for skills – keep a balance by practising them all (S is also for SMILE)
  • 16. The best way to learn languages isto be MOTIVATEDrelax and enjoy learninglanguages are fun   !Everyday, you will learn some new words, some new structures and so improve.Focus on the reasons why you are learninge.g. to travel, to find a jobor just because you love languages! THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND ENJOY THE COURSE