For the course materials, recommended famous sermons and speeches will be used. This course focuses on helping students to improve listening skill, writing, speaking, spelling and vocabulary in context.
Once students have become familiar with the basics of English and have begun communicating, writing can help open up new avenues of expression. These first steps are often difficult as students struggle to combine simple sentences into more complex structures. This guided writing lesson is intended to help bridge the gap from simply writing sentences to developing a larger structure.
This course helps students understanding of vocabulary in context and how to make the right word choices to translate. Awkward expressions or choice of vocabulary that non English speaker use will be pointed out and smoother ways to use will be taught.
Students learn the basic concepts and theories of translation and interpretation. Students begin to learn the most common techniques and practices for translating and interpreting documents. This course prepares students to get acquainted with the practice of using two languages interchangeably as a tool for separate or simultaneous communication.
Presentations will help students take their speaking levels to another level. Presentations are divided into formal and informal. The formal presentations will focus on translating articles and giving summaries of the topic in their own words. Students will be asked to prepare power points, handouts and will practice how to deliver in a formal manner. Informal presentations will consist of students coming up with their own dialogues, translating them from Korean, Chinese or Spanish to English and acting it out in front of an audience. It also includes interpreting different dialogues on the spot.
In this course, students focus on refining English pronunciation skills with an emphasis on eliminating production errors in spontaneous spoken English. Students will review and expand their understanding of phonological principles. Skill mastery will be demonstrated through lengthy impromptu presentations on prepared or familiar topics.
In this course, students need to transcribe provided written article by hands on their note every class. After transcribing all sentences, students summarize the article with key points. That way student can develop the way of writing skills.
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