English conversation, intermediate level (B1) Fontys students
About the course
This English conversation course is an ideal opportunity for students in higher education who want to improve and practise communication skills. The main idea is to focus on the students' ability to express themselves in everday situations by exploring contemporary topics of interest and current news items.
Specific goals are help with learning
• to speak more confidently;
• to communicate more clearly;
• to use phrases that improve fluency in English.
Speaking practice is offered through the use of active learning techniques including prepared talks, spontaneous discussions, groupwork and pair exercises. Only English is spoken in class, except for some explanation in Dutch when necessary. We will not use a coursebook.
Although primarily a conversation course, students are encouraged to perform small writing tasks such as making notes to prepare for individual speaking turns and group activities.
Required competence level
For successful participation students must have a good basic competence in speaking and writing English and an ability to understand fairly straightforward listening and reading. The required competence level is A2+, known as pre-intermediate and equal to secondary education at havo/mbo-4 level.
If you are not sure about your competence level, you can test yourself at DIALANG.
Should your test results be significantly lower than A2/pre-intermediate, this course is not suitable for you to attend. Basic grammar and vocabulary will not be taught or practised in class.
Only if you have test results, you may contact the teacher for advice on participation.
Course length: 10 classes of 90 minutes at most per lesson
Period: 7 September 2017 - 30 November 2017 (7 December 2017 in reserve)
Teacher: ms E.M.C.P. van den Hurk, firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Fontys, building R1, room R1_0.227
Time: 6.15 p.m. - 7.45 p.m.
In weeks 42, 43, 44 (19 & 26 October, 2 November) there will be no class.
Additional course requirements
Students are expected to:
• Attend 80% of classes;
• Give at least one individual presentation in class;
• Prepare homework assignments;
• Participate constructively in group activities;
• Take responsibility for their own learning process.
Group size and timely registration
For effective conversation lessons a number of 8 to12 participants is preferred, allowing for sufficient speaking opportunities and individualized feedback in class. The course is primarily meant for Fontys student, but is open for other participants too. Closing date for registration is August 24. Depending on the number of students that have registered before this date, the possibility for a second class from 7.50 to 9.15 p.m. will be considered.
||donderdag 18:15-19:45 uur|
|periode:||7 september t/m 30 november 2017 - 10 lessen|
|plaats:||Fontys Rachelsmolen Rachelsmolen 1 Eindhoven
|docent:|| E.M.C.P. van den Hurk
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