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CONVERSATION COURSES CONVERSATION ONE COURSE DESCRIPTION: 6 CEU First intensive conversation course at the Lower Elementary stage

with special practice and focus on phonology (pronunciation, stress and intonation) and on listening skills (extensive and intensive); and on sustaining very short conversations using the language functionally LEARNING OUTCOMES: Completion of the course enables the learner to: Extract general information from short reading and listening texts Pronounce sounds and sound dusters meaning fully Use questions and answers through short exchanges

CONVERSATION TWO COURSE DESCRIPTION: 6 CEU Second intensive conversation course at the Elementary stage with special practice and focus on phonology (pronunciation, stress and intonation); listening skills (extensive and intensive); and on sustaining very short conversations using the language functionally; practicing everyday English through real life situations and workplace-oriented communicative English. LEARNING OUTCOMES: Completion of the course enables the learner to: Produce elementary level linguistic and lexical accuracy Exchange simple information through short dialogs Ask and answer questions appropriate to workplace oriented situations

CONVERSATION THREE COURSE DESCRIPTION: 6 CEU Third intensive conversation practice and discussion course at the Intermediate stage with special practice and focus on phonology (pronunciation, stress and intonation); listening skills (extensive and intensive); and sustaining short conversations using the language functionally; practicing everyday English through real life situations and workplace-oriented communicative English. The course content is partly student generated and targets a variety of real-life and workplace situations. LEARNING OUTCOMES: Completion of the course enables the learner to: Participate in casual conversation Generate face to face speech delivered at normal rate with some repetition Discuss controversial topics

CONVERSATION FOUR COURSE DESCRIPTION: 6 CEU Fourth intensive conversation course at the Upper Intermediate stage with special practice and focus on phonology (pronunciation, stress and intonation), listening skills (extensive and intensive), and on sustaining average length exchanges; using the language functionally; practicing everyday English through real-life situations and workplace-oriented communicative English while stressing on fluency and accuracy. The course content is partly student generated and targets increasing the students communicative abilities and awareness of social cultural differences. LEARNING OUTCOMES: Completion of the course enables the learner to: Extract main ideas provided through aural and oral exchanges Identify a variety of English-based interaction through different social settings Point out cross-cultural misunderstandings to improve communication

CONVERSATION FIVE COURSE DESCRIPTION: 6 CEU Fifth intensive conversation course at the advanced stage with practice and focus on phonology (pronunciation, stress and intonation) and listening skills (extensive and intensive); sustaining lengthy exchanges; debating controversial topics; using the language functionally through reallife situations and workplace-oriented communicative English; becoming aware of social/cultural differences. The course content is partly student generated and targets increasing the students communicative abilities. LEARNING OUTCOMES: Completion of the course enables the learner to: Use different styles of spoken English shoring levels of fluency Point out strengths and weaknesses of ideas during discussions/debates Justify own opinions during discussions of controversial issues

CONVERSATION SIX COURSE DESCRIPTION: 6 CEU The sixth conversation level at the final Advanced Stage, represents highly intensive practice of the English language listening and speaking skills through functionally based instruction. The students listen to a variety of listening materials and discuss controversial topics that relate to current events; maintain long conversations; discuss high-tech developments; talk about issues; debate over changes and discuss a variety of cultures. The course content is partly student generated but targets bringing in real-life situations and debates inside the classroom setting. LEARNING OUTCOMES: Completion of the course enables the learner to: Produce high level of fluency when talking about a variety of topics Present high level of linguistic competency and lexical accuracy during presentations Deduce speakers intention and respond to it accurately