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English intro B1 intensive Feb 2013

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The introduction to my latest B1 courses at Roma 3.

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English intro B1 intensive Feb 2013

  1. 1. English intensive4 February–7 March 201314 lessons; 28 hours
  2. 2. English intensive4 February–7 March 201314 lessons; 28 hours
  3. 3. about me
  4. 4. I was born here
  5. 5. I grew up here
  6. 6. I went touniversity here
  7. 7. I’ve lived inRome for 20years.And I’vetaught Englishto a lot ofpeople!
  8. 8. about you
  9. 9. introduce yourself to the class
  10. 10. name…where from… studying…how long…
  11. 11. DISCUSSIONWhat do you want from this course?
  12. 12. your approach
  13. 13. 60,851,000
  14. 14. population of Italy60,851,000
  15. 15. 2,014,000
  16. 16. 2,014,000 students in higher education
  17. 17. 3.31%
  18. 18. % of uni students in Italy3.31%
  19. 19. this number means you are the elite3.31%
  20. 20. in these lessonsI expect your approach to show this
  21. 21. in other words
  22. 22. please bring your intelligence and commitment to class
  23. 23. about learning English
  24. 24. intermediate is different it’s difficult to make progress don’t drift!
  25. 25. intermediate is different it’s difficult to make progress don’t drift!
  26. 26. progress Can you describe this graph? time
  27. 27. progress the intermediate plateau time
  28. 28. English as English asobject of means ofstudy communication
  29. 29. vocab: vocab:1,000-3,000 15,000+words words
  30. 30. grammar: grammarpast, present, as afuture system
  31. 31. foreign foreignlanguage as language asalien culture
  32. 32. what can you do to get past the intermediate plateau ?
  33. 33. about this course
  34. 34. components:
  35. 35. grammar
  36. 36. grammarfocus on grammar themes that touch several areas
  37. 37. questions
  38. 38. word order
  39. 39. auxiliary vs.main verbs
  40. 40. These are all areas that createproblems for students whotranslate literally from Italian.
  41. 41. Learn these points and yourEnglish will become‘more English’!
  42. 42. pronunciation
  43. 43. pronunciation sounds of Englishthat create problems
  44. 44. classwork
  45. 45. classworkopportunities for you to speak English
  46. 46. in pairs orgroups of 3-4
  47. 47. group presentations
  48. 48. group presentations part of your final assessment
  49. 49. each groupprepares a presentation
  50. 50. homework
  51. 51. homeworkat least equal to the time you spend in class
  52. 52. homework at least6 hours a week
  53. 53. homework at least6 hours a week
  54. 54. at least2 hours a weekfor my lessons
  55. 55. divide this between:- grammar- preparing your presentation- practice activities- anything else you want to do
  56. 56. grammar homeworkfrom English Grammar in Use
  57. 57. share homework problems on CLACSON forum
  58. 58. resources for this course
  59. 59. all the links on the following pages can be found at:https://pinboard.in/u:davidatrome/t:Roma3/
  60. 60. resources: Igrammar book
  61. 61. buy, beg, borrow or steal … English Grammar in Use
  62. 62. OK not ‘steal’buy, beg, borrow or steal … English Grammar in Use
  63. 63.  intermediate 4th edition with answers(CD-ROM optional)
  64. 64.  intermediate 4th edition with answers(CD-ROM optional)
  65. 65. resources: II CLACSON
  66. 66. CLACSONhttp://webdev3.caspur.it/cla/
  67. 67. Username:CLA number
  68. 68. Password:surname
  69. 69. resources: III dictionaries
  70. 70. Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary (OALD)www.oxfordadvancedlearnersdictionary.com
  71. 71. Bi-lingual dictionaries don’t use them!
  72. 72. Bi-lingual dictionaries but if you must…
  73. 73. WordReferencehttp://www.wordreference.com/
  74. 74. Oxford Collocations Dictionary www.lixiaolai.com/ocd/index.html
  75. 75. resources: IV phonetics
  76. 76. UCL phonetic games word to vowel symbol symbol to wordssound to spelling/symbol
  77. 77. my phonetic symbols pagehttp://www.davidnicholson.it/tools_n_terms/ipa_sy mbols_basic.html
  78. 78. resources: Vwhere to get your practice
  79. 79. iTunes Uhttp://www.apple.com/education/itunes-u
  80. 80. TED(Technology, Entertainment, Design) www.ted.com
  81. 81. The BBCwww.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/inde x.shtml
  82. 82. my Paper.lihttp://paper.li/f-1337027006#
  83. 83. if you have any problems
  84. 84. about anything related to this course
  85. 85. you can write to me on CLACSON
  86. 86. or at
  87. 87. david@davidnicholson.it
  88. 88. www.davidnicholson.it

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