“American English” is a bridge course between the intermediate and advanced levels that meets the equivalent of two times per week for 15 weeks. Students use both receptive and productive skills and are expected to interact with each other and the instructor on a regular basis. The course provides a basis for an in-depth study of American English by reviewing and introducing idioms, vocabulary, phrasal verbs, American English grammar, contractions, pronunciation activities, videos, music, short stories and articles. After this course, students will be prepared to study academic writing.
Ch.3-Formal & Informal Languages
Ch.5-O. Henry Fiction
Ch.6-American English Sounds
Ch.8-Speaking about Music
Ch.9-Emotion, Opinion and Body Language
Ch.13-New York, New York
Ch.14-Project Based Learning Presentations
Ch.15-Project Based Learning Discussion & Comments
The successful student will be able to:
Use and understand correct pronunciation of Standard American English
Command a vocabulary within the 8,000 academic word list (AWL)
Demonstrate ability to develop a basic essay expressing an opinion
Prepare video projects that summarize the ability to understand and communicate at the appropriate level
Prove knowledge of American English idioms, phrasal verbs and contractions.