English intro intensive Feb-March 2014

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English intro intensive Feb-March 2014

  1. 1. English intensive 5 February–6 March 2014 17 lessons; 34 hours
  2. 2. English intensive 5 February–6 March 2014 17 lessons; 34 hours
  3. 3. Towards the end of poverty find 20 errors IN HIS inaugural address in 1949 Harry Truman said that ―more than half the people in the world is living in condition approaching misery. For the first time in history, humanity possess the knowledges and skill to relieved the suffering of that people.‖ It has took much longer than Truman hopes, but the world is lately been making extraordinary progress in lifting people out of extremes poverty. Between 1990 and 2010, there number felt by half as a shares of the total population in developing country, from 43% to 21%—a reductions of almost 1 billion people. Now the world have a serious chances to redeem Truman’s pledge to lift the least fortunates. Of the 7 billion people alive on the planet, 1.1 billion subsists below the internationally accepted extreme-poverty line of $1.25 a days... The Economist – 1st June 2013
  4. 4. Towards the end of poverty find 20 errors IN HIS inaugural address in 1949 Harry Truman said that ―more than half the people in the world is living in condition approaching misery. For the first time in history, humanity possess the knowledges and skill to relieved the suffering of that people.‖ It has took much longer than Truman hopes, but the world is lately been making extraordinary progress in lifting people out of extremes poverty. Between 1990 and 2010, there number felt by half as a shares of the total population in developing country, from 43% to 21%—a reductions of almost 1 billion people. Now the world have a serious chances to redeem Truman’s pledge to lift the least fortunates. Of the 7 billion people alive on the planet, 1.1 billion subsists below the internationally accepted extreme-poverty line of $1.25 a days... The Economist – 1st June 2013
  5. 5. Towards the end of poverty IN HIS inaugural address in 1949 Harry Truman said that ―more than half the people in the world are living in conditions approaching misery. For the first time in history, humanity possesses the knowledge and skill to relieve the suffering of those people.‖ It has taken much longer than Truman hoped, but the world has lately been making extraordinary progress in lifting people out of extreme poverty. Between 1990 and 2010, their number fell by half as a share of the total population in developing countries, from 43% to 21%—a reduction of almost 1 billion people. Now the world has a serious chance to redeem Truman’s pledge to lift the least fortunate. Of the 7 billion people alive on the planet, 1.1 billion subsist below the internationally accepted extreme-poverty line of $1.25 a day... The Economist – 1st June 2013
  6. 6. English intensive 5 February–6 March 2014 17 lessons; 34 hours
  7. 7. your approach
  8. 8. 60,851,000
  9. 9. population of Italy 60,851,000
  10. 10. 2,014,000
  11. 11. 2,014,000 students in higher education
  12. 12. 3.31%
  13. 13. % of uni students in Italy 3.31%
  14. 14. this number means you are special 3.31%
  15. 15. in these lessons I expect your approach to show this
  16. 16. in other words
  17. 17. please bring your intelligence and commitment to class
  18. 18. about learning English
  19. 19. intermediate is different it’s difficult to make progress don’t drift!
  20. 20. intermediate is different it’s difficult to make progress don’t drift!
  21. 21. ‘drift’
  22. 22. progress time
  23. 23. progress Can you describe this graph? time
  24. 24. progress the intermediate plateau time
  25. 25. English as object of study English as means of communication
  26. 26. vocab: 1,000-3,000 words vocab: 15,000+ words
  27. 27. grammar: past, present, future grammar as a system
  28. 28. foreign language as alien foreign language as culture
  29. 29. what can you do to get past the intermediate plateau ?
  30. 30. about this course
  31. 31. components:
  32. 32. grammar
  33. 33. grammar we decide the grammar syllabus together
  34. 34. some ideas…
  35. 35. grammar verbs vs. main verbs would have done present perfect future tenses modal verbs word order something else
  36. 36. pronunciation
  37. 37. pronunciation every Monday
  38. 38. pronunciation the English phonetic system is different
  39. 39. video comprehension
  40. 40. video comprehension every Thursday
  41. 41. in class
  42. 42. in class ‘show and tell’ every lesson
  43. 43. in class group presentations instead of final exam
  44. 44. on the forum
  45. 45. 1. lesson summaries
  46. 46. 2. grammar homework
  47. 47. example post English Grammar in Use Units 15-16 ----------I’ve done the exercises. It took me 20 minutes. I understood everything except 2.4 – why is ―….‖ not right?
  48. 48. examples of how you can get English practice watch a film in English TED iTunes U BBC or other reading on the internet reading a research paper for your subject talking to Anglophone tourists in the pub
  49. 49. 3. anything you find interesting
  50. 50. The forum is your space. Use it to post anything you find, interesting, curious or useful. You can ask for help and you can propose problems for discussion.
  51. 51. Remember that you can learn a lot from your classmates - read their writing homework - try to answer their questions
  52. 52. resources for this course
  53. 53. all the links on the following pages can be found at: https://pinboard.in/u:davidatrome/t:Roma3/
  54. 54. resources: I grammar book
  55. 55. buy, beg, borrow or steal … English Grammar in Use
  56. 56. OK not ‘steal’ buy, beg, borrow or steal … English Grammar in Use
  57. 57.  intermediate  4th edition  with answers (CD-ROM optional)
  58. 58.  intermediate  4th edition  with answers (CD-ROM optional)
  59. 59. resources: II CLACSON
  60. 60. Moodle@CLA http://webdev3.caspur.it/cla/
  61. 61. no capitals no spaces no accents
  62. 62. resources: III dictionaries
  63. 63. Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary (OALD) www.oxfordadvancedlearnersdictionary.com
  64. 64. Bi-lingual dictionaries don’t use them!
  65. 65. Bi-lingual dictionaries but if you must…
  66. 66. WordReference http://www.wordreference.com/
  67. 67. Oxford Collocations Dictionary http://oxforddictionary.so8848.com/o#.UbBFkha0 LzI
  68. 68. resources: V video and audio practice
  69. 69. iTunes U http://www.apple.com/education/itunes-u
  70. 70. TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) www.ted.com
  71. 71. The BBC www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/inde x.shtml
  72. 72. some good places to read: BBC – www.bbc.co.uk The Economist – www.economist.com Wired – www.wired.com The New Yorker – www.newyorker.com and also My paper.li – paper.li/f-1337027006
  73. 73. if you have any problems
  74. 74. if you have any problems about anything related to this course
  75. 75. write to me on Moodle@CLA
  76. 76. or at david@davidnicholson.it
  77. 77. www.davidnicholson.it

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