Intermediate Communication Skills 3 provides participants with skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing at a pre-advanced level. The speaking class gives emphasis on article reporting and group discussions. Listening and reading skills are sharpened by a lot of practice both from current broadcasts and publications and from other selected materials. The grammar and writing classes cover parallel structure, subordinate clauses, conditional sentences, comparison and contrast development in writing proposal, and summary writing.
By the end of the course, participants will be able to communicate with other people in the work place and in everyday situations, in both written and spoken English at a pre-advanced level, and score 460 in TOEFL.
GRAMMAR: Showing relationships between ideas and Conditional senses. LISTENING: Listening comprehension topics from "Breaking the TOEFL Barriers". SPEAKING: Article reporting, Expressing opinion, and Defending arguments. VOCABULARY AND READING: Article from current newspapers and magazines, Exercise from "Word Power 4500". WRITING: Journal writing, Summary Writing, and Comparison and contrast development.
Pass Placement Test for Intermediate Communication Skills 3 or pass Intermediate Communication Skills 2.
Sixty hours. The course meets three times a week
for 12 weeks. Each session lasts one and a half hours.