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English intro intensive

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Introduction to my latest B1 intensive course

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English intro intensive

  1. 1. English B1intensive4 June – 19 July 201214 lessons; 28 hours
  2. 2. about me
  3. 3. I was born here
  4. 4. I grew up here
  5. 5. I went touniversity here
  6. 6. I’ve lived inRome for 19years.And I’vetaught Englishto a lot ofpeople!
  7. 7. about you
  8. 8. 60,851,000
  9. 9. population of Italy60,851,000
  10. 10. 2,014,000
  11. 11. 2,014,000 students in higher education
  12. 12. 3.31%
  13. 13. % of uni students in Italy3.31%
  14. 14. this number means you are the elite3.31%
  15. 15. in these lessonsI expect your approach to show this
  16. 16. in other words
  17. 17. please bring your intelligence and commitment to class
  18. 18. DISCUSSIONWhat do you want from this course?
  19. 19. about learning English
  20. 20. intermediate is different it‟s difficult to make progress don‟t drift!
  21. 21. progress the intermediate plateau time
  22. 22. English as English asobject of means ofstudy communication
  23. 23. vocab: vocab:1,000-3,000 15,000+words words
  24. 24. grammar: grammarpast, present, as afuture system
  25. 25. foreign foreignlanguage as language asalien culture
  26. 26. what can you do to get past the intermediate plateau ?
  27. 27. about this course
  28. 28. components:
  29. 29. grammar
  30. 30. grammarwe‟ll focus on the areas that give problems at this level
  31. 31. future tenses
  32. 32. present perfect
  33. 33. auxiliary vs.main verbs
  34. 34. how to translate “avrei fatto”
  35. 35. anything you want to propose
  36. 36. de-Italianisation
  37. 37. de-Italianisationmaking your English more English
  38. 38. word order
  39. 39. collocation
  40. 40. pronunciation the sounds of Englishand the phonetic system
  41. 41. 21 vowels and diphthongs
  42. 42. word stress
  43. 43. sentence stress
  44. 44. weak and strong
  45. 45. the phonetic system
  46. 46. the phonetic systemand how pronunciation and grammar work together
  47. 47. comprehension
  48. 48. comprehension once a week a videocomprehension exercise
  49. 49. pronunciation andcomprehension lessons will alternate
  50. 50. classwork
  51. 51. classworkopportunities for you to speak English
  52. 52. in groups of 3-5
  53. 53. individual presentations
  54. 54. homework
  55. 55. homeworkat least equal to the time you spend in class
  56. 56. homework at least4 hours a week
  57. 57. homework at least4 hours a week
  58. 58. grammar homeworkfrom English Grammar in Use
  59. 59. writing homeworkon CLACSON forum
  60. 60. comprehension homework keep a diary on CLACSON forum
  61. 61. e.g.
  62. 62. Pinko Pallino’s English Practice diaryTED – Julian Baggini: Is there a real you?http://www.ted.com/talks/julian_baggini_is_there_a_real_you.htmlType: Video of presentationWhen: Monday 4 JuneHow long: 20 minutesHow difficult: 4/5Recommendation: 3/5Comments: I thought that …BBC Learning English – How to politely refusehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/general/englishatwork/2012/05/120529_english_at_work_16_story.shtmlType: Listening
  63. 63. resources for this course
  64. 64. all the links on the following pages can be found at:https://pinboard.in/u:davidatrome/t:Roma3/
  65. 65. resources: Iwhere to get your practice
  66. 66. iTunes Uhttp://www.apple.com/education/itunes-u
  67. 67. TED(Technology, Entertainment, Design) www.ted.com
  68. 68. The BBCwww.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/inde x.shtml
  69. 69. my Paper.lihttp://paper.li/f-1337027006#
  70. 70. resources: II dictionaries
  71. 71. Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary (OALD)www.oxfordadvancedlearnersdictionary.com
  72. 72. Bi-lingual dictionaries don’t use them!
  73. 73. Bi-lingual dictionaries but if you must…
  74. 74. WordReferencehttp://www.wordreference.com/
  75. 75. Oxford Collocations Dictionary www.lixiaolai.com/ocd/index.html
  76. 76. resources: III phonetics
  77. 77. UCL phonetic games word to vowel symbol symbol to wordssound to spelling/symbol
  78. 78. my phonetic symbols pagehttp://www.davidnicholson.it/tools_n_terms/ipa_sy mbols_basic.html
  79. 79. resources: IV grammar book
  80. 80. buy, beg, borrow or steal … English Grammar in Use
  81. 81. OK not „steal‟buy, beg, borrow or steal … English Grammar in Use
  82. 82.  intermediate 4th edition with answers(CD-ROM optional)
  83. 83. CLACSON
  84. 84. CLACSONhttp://webdev3.caspur.it/cla/
  85. 85. Username:CLA number
  86. 86. Password:surname
  87. 87. if you have any problems
  88. 88. about anything related to this course
  89. 89. you can write to me on CLACSON
  90. 90. or at
  91. 91. david@davidnicholson
  92. 92. www.davidnicholson.it

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