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2018 Summer Camp

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English Curriculum(英文課程)

The American Cultural Exchange Program is designed to familiarize foreign students with the culture, history and language of the United States. The curriculum consists of a maximum of 20hrs/week and is designed to enable students to learn, practice and utilize primarily spoken English. Students will work on conversational and listening skills through activities ranging from educational games to buddy activities with sponsors. While the curriculum focuses on conversational and listening skills ample focus is placed on effective language acquisition and learning, facilitated by outings and activities in which learners experience a variety of cognitive challenges, including listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students are strongly encouraged and assisted in becoming independent learners and thinkers.
The summer study abroad ESL program is divided into three levels; beginning, intermediate and advanced

Beginning (初級班)

Beginning Conversation & Recitation

Prerequisite: Language Placement Test
An introduction to English conversation through the use of simple dialogues and conversation on common everyday topics. Recitation is to assist in speech output and to inculcate basic sentence patterns subconsciously.

Beginning Grammar and Sentence Structures

Prerequisite: Language Placement Test
An introduction to basic grammar emphasis on verb forms, subject-verb combinations and recognition of phrases as commonly occurring patterns.

Beginning Listening & Pronunciation

Prerequisite: Language Placement Test
An introduction to basic listening skills to enhance aural comprehension in context and to increase listening awareness. Develops fluency in conversation and accuracy in listening skills necessary for effective communication in academic and non-academic settings.

Beginning Reading & Vocabulary

Prerequisite: Language Placement Test
An introduction to reading through the use of children’s classics and other easy reading materials on various topics dealing with American everyday life and ideas with emphasis on reading comprehension, vocabulary building and basic reading skills which include looking for the main idea, the topic sentence, supporting ideas, transitional phrases and conclusion.

Beginning Writing & Dictation

Prerequisites: English Placement Test
An introduction to basic free-writing, journaling, summary writing and paragraph writing on everyday topics of interest, some of which are first presented through reading or movies.

Intermediate (中級班)

Intermediate Conversation & Recitation

Prerequisite: Language Placement Test
A course designed to improve general and academic conversation skills using authentic situations, interviews, drama, debates, skits and simulations.

Intermediate Grammar and Sentence Structures

Prerequisite: Language Placement Test
Develops the grammatical skills necessary for clear written and oral communication.

Intermediate Listening & Pronunciation

Prerequisite: Language Placement Test
A course designed to facilitate listening skills and aural comprehension to grasp the overall message and supporting details, using authentic, recorded speech, books on CD’s and songs with emphasis on differentiating sounds, articulation, diction, accent, word stress, sentence stress and voice undulation

Intermediate Reading & Vocabulary

Prerequisite: Language Placement Test
Develops vocabulary, reading skills and strategies in critical thinking necessary for university course work.

Intermediate Writing & Dictation

Prerequisites: English Placement Test
Develops writing strategies and skills necessary for well-developed, grammatical academic writing.

Intermediate (高級班)

Advanced Conversation

Prerequisite: Language Placement Test
A course designed to enhance students’ self-confidence by creating a safe, affirming environment for students to express their opinions, debate issues, ask questions or raise a concern and make public presentations. It also focuses on developing clear, critical thinking analytical presentations of argument and precision of speech.

Advanced Grammar 3 Units

Prerequisite: Language Placement Test
A rapid and intensive review of English grammar. Emphasis is on accurate grammar usage in a variety of communicative and academic contexts, both oral and written.

Advanced Listening & Pronunciation

Prerequisite: Language Placement Test
A course designed to improve general and academic listening comprehension skills using authentic audio and audio-visual materials.

Advanced Reading

Prerequisite: Language Placement Test
A course designed to foster development and application of reading skills, including interpretation, analysis, criticism and advocacy of ideas found in fiction and non-fiction texts as to result in a student’s ability to think critically, solve-problems, analyze, evaluate and advocate ideas.

Advanced Writing

Prerequisites: English Placement Test
Develops research writing skills, with emphasis on summary, paraphrase, synthesis, organization and appropriate use of sources.