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English intro intensive June-July 2013

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Introduction to B1 intensive course at CLA Roma 3 in June-July 2013

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English intro intensive June-July 2013

  1. 1. English intensive6 June–18 July 201313 lessons; 26 hours
  2. 2. Towards the end of povertyIN HIS inaugural address in 1949 Harry Truman said that―more than half the people in the world is living in conditionapproaching misery. For the first time in history, humanitypossess the knowledges and skill to relieved the suffering ofthat people.‖ It has took much longer than Truman hopes, butthe world is lately been making extraordinary progress in liftingpeople out of extremes poverty. Between 1990 and 2010, therenumber felt by half as a shares of the total population indeveloping country, from 43% to 21%—a reductions of almost 1billion people.Now the world have a serious chances to redeem Truman‘spledge to lift the least fortunates. Of the 7 billion people alive onthe planet, 1.1 billion subsists below the internationally acceptedextreme-poverty line of $1.25 a days...The Economist – 1st June 2013find 20 errors
  3. 3. Towards the end of povertyIN HIS inaugural address in 1949 Harry Truman said that―more than half the people in the world is living in conditionapproaching misery. For the first time in history, humanitypossess the knowledges and skill to relieved the suffering ofthat people.‖ It has took much longer than Truman hopes, butthe world is lately been making extraordinary progress in liftingpeople out of extremes poverty. Between 1990 and 2010, therenumber felt by half as a shares of the total population indeveloping country, from 43% to 21%—a reductions of almost 1billion people.Now the world have a serious chances to redeem Truman‘spledge to lift the least fortunates. Of the 7 billion people alive onthe planet, 1.1 billion subsists below the internationally acceptedextreme-poverty line of $1.25 a days...The Economist – 1st June 2013find 20 errors
  4. 4. Towards the end of povertyIN HIS inaugural address in 1949 Harry Truman said that―more than half the people in the world are living in conditionsapproaching misery. For the first time in history, humanitypossesses the knowledge and skill to relieve the suffering ofthose people.‖ It has taken much longer than Trumanhoped, but the world has lately been making extraordinaryprogress in lifting people out of extreme poverty. Between 1990and 2010, their number fell by half as a share of the totalpopulation in developing countries, from 43% to 21%—areduction of almost 1 billion people.Now the world has a serious chance to redeem Truman‘s pledgeto lift the least fortunate. Of the 7 billion people alive on theplanet, 1.1 billion subsist below the internationally acceptedextreme-poverty line of $1.25 a day...The Economist – 1st June 2013
  5. 5. English intensive6 June–18 July 201313 lessons; 26 hours
  6. 6. your approach
  7. 7. 60,851,000
  8. 8. 60,851,000population of Italy
  9. 9. 2,014,000
  10. 10. 2,014,000students in highereducation
  11. 11. 3.31%
  12. 12. 3.31%% of uni studentsin Italy
  13. 13. 3.31%this numbermeans you arespecial
  14. 14. in these lessonsI expect your approachto show this
  15. 15. in other words
  16. 16. please bring your intelligenceand commitment to class
  17. 17. about learning English
  18. 18. intermediate is differentit’s difficult to make progressdon’t drift!
  19. 19. intermediate is differentit’s difficult to make progressdon’t drift!
  20. 20. progresstimeCan you describethis graph?
  21. 21. progresstimetheintermediateplateau
  22. 22. English asobject ofstudyEnglish asmeans ofcommunication
  23. 23. vocab:1,000-3,000wordsvocab:15,000+words
  24. 24. grammar:past, present,futuregrammaras asystem
  25. 25. foreignlanguage asalienforeignlanguage asculture
  26. 26. what can you do to get pastthe intermediate plateau?
  27. 27. about this course
  28. 28. components:
  29. 29. grammar
  30. 30. grammarwe decide the grammar syllabustogether
  31. 31. some ideas…
  32. 32. grammar verbs vs. main verbswould have donepresent perfectfuture tensesmodal verbsword ordersomething else
  33. 33. pronunciation
  34. 34. pronunciationevery Monday
  35. 35. pronunciationthe English phonetic systemis different
  36. 36. video comprehension
  37. 37. video comprehensionevery Thursday
  38. 38. in class
  39. 39. in class‘show and tell’every lesson
  40. 40. in classgroup presentationsinstead of final exam
  41. 41. on the forum
  42. 42. 1. lesson summaries
  43. 43. 2. writing homework
  44. 44. 3. grammar homework
  45. 45. English Grammar in UseUnits 15-16-----------I‘ve done the exercises. It took me20 minutes.I understood everything except 2.4– why is ―….‖ not right?example post
  46. 46. 4. practice diary
  47. 47. examples of how you can getEnglish practicewatch a film in EnglishTEDiTunes UBBC or other reading on the internetreading a research paper for your subjecttalking to Anglophone tourists in the pub
  48. 48. Mario Rossi‘s Practice Diary-----------when, what and how longOn 22 June I watched ‗Maria Bezaitis: The surprising need for stangemess‘ onTED. It took 40 minutes because I watched it twice.linkhttp://www.ted.com/talks/maria_bezaitis_the_surprising_need_for_strangeness.htmlyour comments on the contentI was really interested because…your comments on the EnglishIt wasn‘t too difficult because she spoke slowly, even if…something you learntI learnt a new word: …do you recommend it?I recommend this highly if you‘re interested in…example post
  49. 49. try to write a new entry on yourpractice diary after every lesson
  50. 50. 4. anything you find interesting
  51. 51. The forum is your space. Use itto post anything you find,interesting, curious or useful.You can ask for help and youcan propose problems fordiscussion.
  52. 52. Remember that you can learn alot from your classmates- read their writing homework- read their practice diaries- try to answer their questions
  53. 53. resources for this course
  54. 54. all the links on the followingpages can be found at:https://pinboard.in/u:davidatrome/t:Roma3/
  55. 55. resources: Igrammar book
  56. 56. buy, beg, borrow or steal …English Grammar in Use
  57. 57. buy, beg, borrow or steal …English Grammar in UseOK not‘steal’
  58. 58.  intermediate 4th edition with answers(CD-ROM optional)
  59. 59.  intermediate 4th edition with answers(CD-ROM optional)
  60. 60. resources: IICLACSON
  61. 61. Moodle@CLAhttp://webdev3.caspur.it/cla/
  62. 62. no capitalsno spacesno accents
  63. 63. resources: IIIdictionaries
  64. 64. Oxford Advanced Learner’sDictionary (OALD)www.oxfordadvancedlearnersdictionary.com
  65. 65. Bi-lingual dictionariesdon’t use them!
  66. 66. Bi-lingual dictionariesbut if you must…
  67. 67. WordReferencehttp://www.wordreference.com/
  68. 68. Oxford Collocations Dictionaryhttp://oxforddictionary.so8848.com/o#.UbBFkha0LzI
  69. 69. resources: Vvideo and audio practice
  70. 70. iTunes Uhttp://www.apple.com/education/itunes-u
  71. 71. TED(Technology, Entertainment, Design)www.ted.com
  72. 72. The BBCwww.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/index.shtml
  73. 73. some good places to read:BBC – www.bbc.co.ukThe Economist – www.economist.comWired – www.wired.comThe New Yorker – www.newyorker.comand alsoMy paper.li – paper.li/f-1337027006
  74. 74. if you have any problems
  75. 75. if you have any problems aboutanything related to this course
  76. 76. write to me onMoodle@CLA
  77. 77. or atdavid@davidnicholson.it
  78. 78. www.davidnicholson.it

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