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  1. 1. Sandra Milena Rodríguez-English Teacher Contact: [email_address]
  2. 2. COURSE PRESENTATION <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>In the undergraduate teacher’s process of training in the specific field, the communicative competences of the English language as well as its linguistic formal aspects are taught simultaneously. So far, they have developed basic competences in the four communicative skills of English and use them accurately in specific contexts. </li></ul><ul><li>A new formal stage in the undergraduate teachers’ process begins to take place. The course not only encourages the trainee to be a formal user and analyst of the EFL, but also to become a pedagogue. Therefore, the growth of the linguistic competence is crucial for their future teaching practice, as well as pronunciation components. </li></ul><ul><li>The current course of Basic English III consolidates important strategies in several fields and provides training in other areas of knowledge which will be evidenced in different settings and linguistic aspects. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  3. 3. COURSE PRESENTATION <ul><li>Focused Question: How can I teach what I’ve learnt? </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>General Objective: With the implementation of this course, the undergraduate teacher will improve his/her English language communicative competence as well as in pronunciation in an integrated way reaching an intermediate level, and making emphasis on the pragmatics of the language and on its sociocultural aspects. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Specific Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>  At the end of this course, trainees will: </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Manage social and personal information more fluently and with more properness and accuracy. </li></ul><ul><li>Extract general and specific information of oral discourses at a normal speed. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask and give wide information about themselves and others. </li></ul><ul><li>Give advice about how to be healthy. </li></ul><ul><li>Give and ask information about their interests and hobbies. </li></ul><ul><li>Talk about birthday celebrations, holidays, plans and predictions. </li></ul><ul><li>Talk about past events and remembrances in an effective and functional way. </li></ul><ul><li>Give and ask information about the location of places. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify relevant information in adapted as well as in authentic texts. </li></ul><ul><li>Pronounce and spell basic words in a proper way. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  6. 6. COURSE MATERIAL ONLINE SELF-STUDY GUIDE It includes the answers of the workbook activities
  7. 7. TUTORING SESSIONS Students who live in Bogotá
  9. 9. Reading corner <ul><li>You’re invited to choose a story for reading this semester. The author suggested is </li></ul><ul><li>Charles Dickens (1812-1870) </li></ul><ul><li>English Victorian era author. He wrote numerous highly acclaimed novels including his most autobiographical David Copperfield (1848-1850). As a prolific 19th Century author of short stories, plays, novellas, novels, fiction and non, during his lifetime Dickens became known the world over for his remarkable characters, his mastery of prose in the telling of their lives, and his depictions of the social classes, mores and values of his times. </li></ul><ul><li>You may also have the opportunity to choose a novel or a different story you may want to read. </li></ul>
  10. 10. KET PREPARATION <ul><li>Different online resources will be uploaded in the virtual campus for practicing and reinforcing language skills. </li></ul>KET is Cambridge ESOL's exam which recognizes the ability to deal with everyday written and spoken English at a basic level. What will taking KET help you do? KET is at Level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) — an internationally recognized benchmark of language ability. The framework uses six levels to describe language ability from A1 to C2. 'Can Do' statements have been used to describe these levels in terms of real language skills.
  11. 11. <ul><li>At A2 level, typical users can be expected to: </li></ul><ul><li>understand and use everyday expressions and basic phrases </li></ul><ul><li>introduce themselves and answer basic questions about your personal details </li></ul><ul><li>interact with English speakers who talk slowly and clearly. </li></ul>KET PREPARATION
  12. 12. KET PREPARATION <ul><li>What is involved in taking the KET exam? </li></ul><ul><li>KET has three papers: </li></ul><ul><li>Reading and Writing: 1 hour 10 minutes You will need to be able to understand simple written information such as signs, brochures, newspapers and magazines. You will also have to fill gaps in simple sentences and write a short piece of around 25 words. </li></ul><ul><li>Listening: 30 minutes You need to show your ability to understand announcements and other spoken material when spoken reasonably slowly. </li></ul><ul><li>Speaking: up to 10 minutes You will need to demonstrate you can take part in a conversation by answering and asking simple questions. Speaking tests are normally held with two candidates. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Different social forums will be created in the virtual campus so that you could interact with your partners around Colombia, as well as with your national tutor. </li></ul>SOCIAL FORUMS Virtual Campus Interaction
  14. 14. GO AHEAD!
  15. 15. <ul><li>Best wishes! </li></ul><ul><li>Sandra Milena Rodríguez </li></ul><ul><li>English Teacher </li></ul>