English Conversation Workshop – Intermediate level
Prerequisites: Self-Evaluation for Non-credit workshop at Intermediate level:
I am able to understand most of a conversation when I hear the language spoken. I cannot understand very well when people speak quickly. I can hold a conversation, but I make many mistakes when I speak and I have difficulty expressing complex ideas because I do not have the vocabulary and I am missing some of the grammatical rules.
Duration: 25 hours
A variety of learning techniques such as role-play and discussions will be used to develop oral fluency.
Material: There is no book required for this course. Photocopied material will be provided to students.
This course aims to give students at the intermediate level the opportunity to improve and practice their speaking and comprehension skills and to enrich their vocabulary.
Through role play and group discussions, students will be able to gain confidence as English speakers.
Emphasis will be placed on speaking skills and particular attention will be paid to the enrichment of both
vocabulary and idiomatic expressions.
The topics and subjects chosen are related to the workplace, the environment, the news, education,
culture, literature, health and relationships. The course focuses on refining the skills already acquired.
(Additional themes can be covered depending on the interests of the participants).
-Expressing tastes and preferences (current affairs, culture, society)
-Giving advice and making suggestions
-Expressing hopes, desires and goals
-Talking about past events, their countries of origin, their families and past experiences
The course begins by introducing students to vocabulary enrichment and idiomatic expressions, which will
assist them both in the conversations held in class and in their daily lives.
-Authentic material (TV broadcasts, podcasts …)
-Articles, short stories
-Extracts from films