English D

Believe it or not but do it in English.

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Details

Course structure and goals

The course is taught through information and new discoveries about the five senses, surprising facts about space, stories and encounters between the past and the present. We will also deal with topics such as choosing a career, natural disasters, famous people, and hobbies. Environmental issues, popular science and different cultures will also be a part of our course.

We will learn advanced skills including various writing styles and the differences between them. We will improve our reading skills as well by practicing scanning texts versus reading every detail, and understanding the need to choose between them. We will figure out how to come to conclusions based on indirect clues, decipher messages, organize facts in a chronological order while relying on verb tenses and conjunctions, understand the main point and identify the chain of cause and effect. We will learn to understand biographies and CVs and the logical stream of facts and arguments

All in all, the contents are used to further practice and deepen a wide array of grammar subjects as well as reading and expression skills that were learned in the previous courses.

This course is for

Graduates of our English C course or people with a satisfactory command of spoken English but that still feel insecure in expressing themselves, in a professional conversation or with theoretical, political or cultural topics. People who feel they need to brush-up and turn their passive knowledge into active knowledge

Duration

Class meets once a week over an 8-month period.
In addition, students can take advantage of our complimentary enrichment sessions, for an additional hour per week.

At the end of the course the student will

use the language effectively in social situations.
express his/her self fluently and spontaneously.
present clear descriptions of complex subjects.
independently read different writing styles
understand prolonged conversation, even when it is not structured properly.
understand TV news, TV programs and movies.
present clear and organized descriptions of complex subjects.
express themselves through writing clear and well-structured texts.
match their writing style to different audiences.
summarize a story, article, discussion etc., express an opinion and answer questions about it.
Gain and combine information and arguments from different sources and report about it.
quickly locate the content and relevance of the news, articles and reports in a wide range of subjects.
read correspondence related to his/her field of interest and understand the main ideas in them.
comment about the storyline in a movie or a book and describe his/her reaction.
understand long and complex texts in many topics.

Schedule

Course Schedule

SemesterStartEnd

July 2014

Sun, July 06, 2014 Sat, March 07, 2015
US East coast (EST)
  • Group No. 73 - Sunday, 14:00 - 14:55
  • Group No. 74 - Monday, 19:10 - 20:05
US West coast (PST)
  • Group No. 73 - Sunday, 11:00 - 11:55
  • Group No. 74 - Monday, 16:10 - 17:05
 

August 2014

Sun, August 03, 2014 Sat, March 28, 2015
US East coast (EST)
  • Group No. 76 - Sunday, 13:00 - 13:55
US West coast (PST)
  • Group No. 76 - Sunday, 10:00 - 10:55
  • Group No. 84 - Wednesday, 17:00 - 17:55
 

September 2014

Sun, September 07, 2014 Sat, April 25, 2015
Europe (CET)
  • Group No. 80 - Sunday, 11:00 - 11:55
US East coast (EST)
  • Group No. 80 - Sunday, 11:00 - 11:55
  • Group No. 81 - Sunday, 14:00 - 14:55
US West coast (PST)
  • Group No. 80 - Sunday, 11:00 - 11:55
  • Group No. 81 - Sunday, 11:00 - 11:55
 

October 2014

Sun, October 19, 2014 Sat, June 06, 2015
 

November 2014

Sun, November 16, 2014 Sat, July 04, 2015
 

December 2014

Sun, December 14, 2014 Sat, August 01, 2015
 

January 2015

Sun, January 18, 2015 Sat, September 05, 2015
 

February 2015

Sun, February 15, 2015 Sat, October 10, 2015
 

Syllabus

Coming soon.