ELA 2

Fellow: Dr. Jenny Grigoropoulos

This course focuses on developing language skills for basic, intermediate level students of English. Language development is combined with building media literacy and sharpening skills that will be transferable to core academic subjects. Vocabulary building and fundamental grammar concepts involving the application of basic grammar tenses in speaking and writing are consolidated in combination with fiction and non-fiction reading comprehension, as well as personal and narrative writing. Emphasis is placed on the writing process while listening and viewing activities are incorporated throughout. A minimum of four registered students is required for the course to run.

The course corresponds to the B1 level of CEFR.

Registration by June 28, 2020.

ELA 3

Fellow: Dr. Jenny Grigoropoulos

Prerequisite: Successful completion of ELA2 or appropriate score on the Placement Test for new students.

This course focuses on developing language skills for students approaching a higher level of intermediate English proficiency. Students learn to apply advanced grammar structures and academic vocabulary to increasingly demanding reading, writing, listening, and speaking activities. Emphasis is placed on expository and narrative essay writing, interpretive reading, and summarizing. Students further develop skills in literary analysis and research. Oral skills are developed through presentations and group discussions. The course corresponds to the B2 level of CEFR.

Registration by June 28, 2020.