Course overview:
This course is designed to provide non – native English speakers the opportunity to improve their English Language skills and promote English language competency for personal, social, educational, and profession purposes, applying English to real-life situations. Students will learn and communicate in everyday situations and build a larger vocabulary through listening, speaking, reading, writing and grammar activities that are essential in human life skills.

Course description:
– It consists of eight levels of proficiency, Novice to Superior Advanced.
– All new students take a placement test before classes start to determine their initial level.
– Completion of the program varies on the student’s request.
– Promotion to the next level is based on the monthly level test result and teachers’ assessment on student’s behavioral classroom conduct and class attendance.

 

Course

Number of classes

Power Speaking 7 Filipino 1:1 (7H) + 1:6 group class (2H) + Option class (30 Minute Vocabulary test and 30 Minute diary or essay writing)

-1H is 50 minutes

Subjects for Power Speaking 7
Man-to-man class Listening and Speaking, Conversational Skills, Reading and Vocabulary, Writing and Grammar (TOEIC, Business Or IELTS Subjects can be Requested)
Group class Grammar, Survival English, Conversation Skills, Pronunciation, Discussion, IELTS Listening, IELTS Speaking, TOEIC Listening, TOEIC Speaking, Business(English for telephoning, E-mail, Meeting, Presentation), JOB(Working Holiday English), Native Conversation Skills.
Option Class 4 Weeks Mandatory Vocabulary Test and Diary or Essay Writing

 

Course requirements:
– Completion of the placement test: Every student is required to take the placement test which covers 4 areas of examination; listening, reading, writing and oral interview. Based on the results of the test, student will be advised to enroll a program suitable for his / her level. The course / program is challenging but not overwhelming.
– No entry level requirement.
– Attendance: 100% (Inevitable absence will only be considered if there is an excuse letter provided.)
– Students are required to participate in all scheduled exams like Mock exams on Friday and monthly assessment exams.

Course objectives:
At the end of the course, students will be able to meet the following competencies:
– Develop both interpersonal communication skills and cognitive academic language proficiency;
– Develop proficiency in the language domains of listening, speaking, reading, and writing;
– Enhance competence in intercultural interactions;
– Encourage participation in full range of classroom and school activities.

Learning outcome: (optional)
Upon completion of the course the students should be able to:
– Communicate with a greater command and understanding of the English language including;
a. grammar points
b. reading skills
c. listening skills
d. writing fluency
e. conversational skills

Recommended study duration:
12- 24 weeks

Instructional methods:

Class

Teaching Method

Listening/ Speaking

In speaking / listening classes, students practice understanding spoken English through guided exercises, listening exercises, note-taking practice, and vocabulary building. Listening materials includes short controlled passages at the beginning levels to authentic lectures. In speaking, students receive instruction and feedback on pronunciation issues including sound production, intonation, thought groups, and word and sentence stress. Fluency is emphasized. Students learn to participate more confidently in conversations and group discussions and to give both formal and informal presentations.

Grammar

Grammar classes help students learn structures that will help them communicate more accurately in English. Emphasis is more likely not on learning rules of English grammar. Instead, teaching them to learn how to use English grammar structures accurately in meaningful communication in both speaking and writing.

Reading and Discussion

In reading and discussion classes, students learn strategies and practice reading for detail, main idea, and inference. They also work on the skills of speed reading, skimming and scanning, paraphrasing, and summarizing and synthesizing information. Students can practice new vocabulary and participate in discussions about class texts. Texts include short, simple newspaper articles to scholarly journal articles and literature.

Writing

At the lower levels, focus is on writing sentences and paragraphs related to students’ experiences. In the intermediate levels, students work on different rhetorical styles, writing unified coherent paragraphs and essays that demonstrate a variety of cohesive devises, some mastery of punctuation rules and diction, and use of adequate support. At the advanced levels, focus is on writing more academic topics. Students learn to research and use the techniques of paraphrasing and summarizing of information effectively in their writing.

 

Classroom Activities

Lectures, exercises, homework checking, pronunciation enhancement, group discussion/team work

 

Text and additional resources/materials:
– Basic grammar in use
– CNN Series
– Consider the issues 2nd- 3rd Edition
– Discussions A-Z
– English Grammar in Use
– English Idioms
– English Headway Series
– Language to go Series
– Touchstone

Level development:

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Sample Timetable (Power Speaking 7)

Time

Subject

Class type

07:00-07:50 am

Breakfast

08:00-08:50 am

Writing and Grammar

1:1

09:00-09:50 am

Reading and Vocabulary

1:1

10:00-10:50 am

Listening and Speaking

1:1

11:00-11:50 pm

Conversational Skills

1:1

12:00-12:50 pm

Lunch

01:00-01:50 pm

Reading and Vocabulary

1:1

02:00-02:50 pm

Conversational Skills

1:1

03:00-03:50 pm

Listening and Speaking

1:1

04:00-04:50 pm

TOEIC Speaking

1:6 Native Group

05:00-05:50 pm

TOEIC Listening

1:4 Filipino Group

06:00-06:50 pm

Dinner

07:00-07:50 pm

Option Class (Diary/Essay & Daily Vocabulary Test)