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Fundamentals

Intensive Class

In this unique course, students will focus on handwriting skills and basic sentence formation (writing and speaking). The class will practice many vocabulary words and verbs along the most basic tenses in order to conduct basic daily interactions in public transportation, grocery stores, and banks, among many other common scenarios. Various parts of speech will be introduced including pronouns, nouns, and adjectives to lay the foundation for future grammar courses.

This course is a precursor to the 8-part Grammar and Beyond series. Fundamentals of English is a course that introduces students to the basics of the English language. At this level, students learn the sounds of the alphabet (to assist in reading), the alphabet, numbers, and currency. With the assistance of the PhonicsQ set and the Color Vowel Chart, a heavy focus of this course is to get students to distinguish between different sounds of the alphabet. Towards the end of the course, students will read by sounding out the letters. The class will learn many vocabulary words and verbs along with the simplest tenses in order to conduct basic daily interactions in public transportation, grocery stores, and banks, among many other common scenarios. Various parts of speech will be introduced to lay the foundation for future grammar courses.

  • SWBAT = Student will be able to
  • Writing - SWBAT produce unstructured writing up to 3 sentences long using short simple sentence structures with many errors due to word order, conjugation, or fragments, describe basic concrete personal information and share basic unstructured opinions about essential likes, dislikes and daily activities
    SWBAT clearly handwrite the 26 letters of the Roman alphabet with both capitalized and lowercase letters.
  • Speaking - SWBAT orally exchange basic concrete personal information, share basic unstructured opinions about likes and dislikes and clearly recite the letters of the alphabet in order.
    SWBAT produce pre-packaged utterances, develop recognition and basic use of stress and intonation with familiar vocabulary, participate in simple short exchanges about familiar topics with the help of gestures, express basic opinions about a few personal preferences in both complete sentences and simple phrases, achieve limited intelligibility in the most common daily interactions caused by frequent disruptions due to long pauses, false starts, incorrect pronunciation, word choice and/or reformulations, and speak with a limited selection of the most frequently used vocabulary for essential daily interactions.
  • Listening - SWBAT recognize the most common sounds associated with each letter of the alphabet, identify actions or preferences in short speech with cues or repeated exposure, provided the pace is very slow and words are clearly articulated in a familiar accent talking about essential likes, dislikes and daily activities.
  • Reading - SWBAT identify the letters of the alphabet and distinguish actions or preferences with cues or repeated exposure in selected simple short texts which introduce basic vocabulary about essential likes, dislikes and daily activities.

None

IA

Intensive Class

In 1A, students will be able to introduce themselves and others with minimal assistance. Students will explore new vocabulary and form simple sentences to describe people and objects, ownership, express thoughts about daily events, interests, and disinterests.

This course is the first in a series of 8 courses. In 1A, students will be able to introduce themselves and others with minimal assistance. Students will explore new vocabulary and form simple sentences to describe people and objects, ownership, express thoughts about daily events, interests, and disinterests.

  • SWBAT = Student will be able to
  • Writing - SWBAT produce unstructured writing 3-5 sentences long using 2 simple sentence structures with some errors due to word order, conjugation, or fragments; describe limited concrete personal information and share some simple unstructured opinions about a few personal preferences.
  • Speaking - SWBAT orally exchange some concrete personal information and share some simple unstructured opinions about a few personal preferences.
    SWBAT produce 2 simple sentence structures, sometimes use correct stress and intonation with familiar vocabulary, participate in short exchanges about familiar topics with some hesitancy, express opinions about some personal preferences in both complete sentences and simple phrases, achieve limited intelligibility in the most common daily interactions with frequent disruptions due to pauses, false starts and/or reformulations, and speak with a selection of the most frequently used vocabulary for daily interactions.
  • Listening - SWBAT identify main ideas with cues or repeated exposure, provided pace of speech is slow and clearly articulated in a familiar accent about preferences or individual actions.
  • Reading - SWBAT identify main ideas with cues or repeated exposure in selected simple short texts which include basic vocabulary about preferences and daily activities.

Familiarity with the alphabet and placement into 1A OR pass Fundamentals

IB

Intensive Class

In 1B, students learn new present tenses while learning to ask for permission, express ability and possibility, describe ownership, and articulate necessity and inferred conclusions. Students are introduced to a traditional paragraph structure as they accumulate new vocabulary.

This course is the second in a series of 8 courses. Students learn new present tenses while learning to ask for permission, express ability and possibility, describe ownership, and articulate necessity and inferred conclusions. Students are introduced to a traditional paragraph structure as they accumulate new vocabulary.

  • SWBAT = Student will be able to
  • Writing - SWBAT produce unstructured writing 3-5 sentences long using 2 simple sentence structures with some errors due to word order, conjugation, or fragments; describe limited concrete personal information and share some simple unstructured opinions about a few personal preferences.
  • Speaking - SWBAT orally exchange some concrete personal information and share some simple unstructured opinions about a few personal preferences.
    SWBAT produce 2 simple sentence structures, sometimes use correct stress and intonation with familiar vocabulary, participate in short exchanges about familiar topics with some hesitancy, express opinions about some personal preferences in both complete sentences and simple phrases, achieve limited intelligibility in the most common daily interactions with frequent disruptions due to pauses, false starts and/or reformulations, and speak with a selection of the most frequently used vocabulary for daily interactions.
  • Listening - SWBAT identify main ideas with cues or repeated exposure, provided pace of speech is slow and clearly articulated in a familiar accent about preferences or individual actions.
  • Reading - SWBAT identify main ideas with cues or repeated exposure in selected simple short texts which include basic vocabulary about preferences and daily activities.

Placement into 1B OR pass 1A

IIA

Intensive Class

In 2A, students will form sentences and questions to describe their emotions and appearances. New vocabulary will be introduced and error recognition will be practiced to enable students to communicate about their past in multiple tenses, describe events with details, make requests, suggestions and specify quantities of common items.

This course is the third in a series of 8 courses. Students will form sentences and questions to describe their emotions and appearances. New vocabulary will be introduced and error recognition will be practiced to enable students to communicate about their past in multiple tenses, describe events with details, make requests, suggestions and specify quantities of common items.

  • SWBAT = Student will be able to
  • Writing - SWBAT produce unstructured writing 5-8 sentences long using a variety of simple sentence structures, describe concrete factual information and share spontaneous personal opinions about several informal social themes.
  • Speaking -SWBAT orally exchange concrete factual information and share simple unstructured personal opinions about several informal social themes.

  • SWBAT produce a variety of simple sentence structures, frequently use correct stress and intonation with familiar vocabulary, show some hesitancy during familiar conversations, express unstructured personal opinions about selected informal social themes, achieve intelligibility in daily interactions with disruptions due to pauses, false starts and/or reformulations, and speak with a selection of frequently used social vocabulary.
  • Listening - SWBAT identify main ideas and some specific details, provided pace of speech is considerably reduced and clearly articulated in a familiar accent about several selected informal social themes.
  • Reading - SWBAT read for main ideas and some specific details in selected short texts specifically edited to introduce new vocabulary about several selected informal social themes.

Placement into 2A OR pass 1B

IIB

Intensive Class

In 2B, students will develop their ability to ask informal questions, give and take advice, and make formal requests about the present and past. They will build upon the editing skills and vocabulary learned in 2A. They will discuss ongoing events, necessity, prohibition, ability, probability and preference.

This course is the third in a series of 8 courses. Students will form sentences and questions to describe their emotions and appearances. New vocabulary will be introduced and error recognition will be practiced to enable students to communicate about their past in multiple tenses, describe events with details, make requests, suggestions and specify quantities of common items.

  • SWBAT = Student will be able to
  • Writing - SWBAT produce writing 8-10 sentences long using a few selected complex sentence structures, describe concrete factual information and synthesize unstructured personal opinions about various informal social themes.
  • Speaking -SWBAT orally describe concrete factual information and synthesize unstructured personal opinions about various informal social themes.
    SWBAT produce a few selected complex sentence structures, frequently use correct stress and intonation with familiar vocabulary, exhibit relative ease in familiar conversations, express unstructured personal opinions about various informal social themes, achieve intelligibility in daily interactions with some disruptions, and use a slightly limited variety of social vocabulary.
  • Listening - SWBAT identify both main ideas and specific details, provided pace of speech is slightly reduced and clearly articulated in a variety of familiar accents regarding diverse social subjects.
  • Reading - SWBAT read for main ideas and specific details in selected short texts specifically edited to include a variety of social vocabulary, slang, colloquialisms, and idioms about diverse social subjects.

Placement into 2B OR pass 2A

American Conversation and Culture

Intensive Class

In ACC, intermediate students may choose to take a session to work on their speaking and listening skills. This class challenges students to speak using the idioms, inflections, pronunciation and phrasal verbs unique to Americans while developing their listening skills to tackle real-life encounters with native English speakers. They will improve their vocabulary by being immersed in a myriad of content areas and realistic circumstances.

The overall goal of this course is to improve English prosody, tone and rhythm and reduce native accents. This class challenges students to speak using the idioms, inflections, pronunciation and phrasal verbs unique to Americans while developing their listening skills to tackle real-life encounters with native English speakers. They will improve their vocabulary by being immersed in a myriad of content areas and realistic circumstances.

  • SWBAT = Student will be able to
  • Speaking -SWBAT orally describe concrete factual information and synthesize well-developed personal opinions about various informal social themes.
    SWBAT produce complete sentences using a variety of social vocabulary, slang, colloquialisms, and idioms, use correct stress and intonation with familiar vocabulary and fixed statements, exhibit ease in informal conversations, express well-developed personal opinions about various informal social themes, and achieve intelligibility in daily interactions with minimal disruptions.
  • Listening - SWBAT identify both main ideas and specific details, provided pace of speech is slightly reduced and clearly articulated in a variety of familiar accents regarding diverse social subjects.
  • Reading - SWBAT read for main ideas and specific details in selected short texts specifically edited to include a variety of social vocabulary, slang, colloquialisms, and idioms about diverse social subjects.

Placement into ACC/RWS OR pass 2A/2B/3A

Read it, Write it, Speak it!

Intensive Class

In RWS, students take a literal and figurative tour of culture and history as they read biographies of famous historical figures, visit DC sites to experience these events first-hand, and learn to write paragraph-length speeches, letters, stories, journal entries and arguments inspired by their new knowledge.

This course is designed to enhance reading and writing skills for students between the 2A and 3A levels. ELLs who are struggling with reading and writing skills may choose to take this class between grammar levels. In RWS, students take a literal and figurative tour of culture and history as they read biographies of famous historical figures, visit DC sites to experience these events first-hand, and learn to write paragraph-length speeches, letters, stories, journal entries and arguments inspired by their new knowledge.

  • SWBAT = Student will be able to
  • Writing - SWBAT write a variety of structured paragraph-length pieces including a letter, a speech, and a narrative using a few complex sentence structures, synthesize concrete factual information with well-developed opinions about select social and historical themes.
    SWBAT support their written opinions about content area themes using reading material and interactions with primary sources and historical artifacts from inside and outside the classroom.
  • Speaking -SWBAT orally synthesize concrete factual information with well-developed opinions about selected social and historical themes using primary sources and historical artifacts from inside and outside the classroom.
    SWBAT produce selected complex sentence structures, use correct stress and intonation with familiar vocabulary, exhibit ease of expression in content-based discussions, share well-developed personal opinions about selected social and historical themes, achieve intelligibility in content-based discussions with minimal disruptions, and use a wide range of social vocabulary along with select historical terminology.
  • Reading - SWBAT read for main ideas and specific details in selected short texts about diverse social and historical themes including pieces specifically edited to reduce academic vocabulary and selected primary sources.

Placement into RWS/ACC OR pass 2A/2B/3A

IIIA

Intensive Class

In 3A, students will employ the remaining tenses, signal words and transitions used to denote time and subtle intentions. They will master the ability to distinguish between the most complex tenses and build upon their extensive writing, descriptive, and editing skills learned in 2B, preparing for upper level writing courses.

This course is the fifth in a series of 8 courses. In 3A, students will employ the remaining tenses, signal words and transitions used to denote time and subtle intentions. They will master the ability to distinguish between the most complex tenses and build upon their extensive writing, descriptive, and editing skills learned in 2B, preparing for upper level writing courses.

  • SWBAT = Student will be able to
  • Writing - SWBAT produce writing over 10 sentences long using a few complex sentence structures, describe concrete factual information and synthesize well-developed personal opinions about selected formal and informal social themes.
  • Speaking -SWBAT orally describe concrete factual information and synthesize well-developed personal opinions about selected formal and informal social themes.
    SWBAT produce selected complex sentence structures, use correct stress and intonation with familiar vocabulary, exhibit ease in familiar conversations, express well-developed personal opinions about selected formal and informal social themes, achieve intelligibility in daily interactions with minimal disruptions, and use a wide range of social vocabulary.
  • Listening - SWBAT identify both main ideas and specific details, provided pace of speech is slightly reduced and clearly articulated in a variety of familiar accents regarding diverse social subjects.
  • Reading - SWBAT read for main ideas and specific details in selected short texts about diverse social subjects specifically edited to reduce academic vocabulary.

Placement into 3A OR pass 2B

IIIB

Intensive Class

In 3B, students will produce increasingly complex sentences, including a range of clauses, indirect, passive, and conditional sentences, and question structures in order to vary their speech patterns like a native speaker would. They will be challenged to speak, listen to, write, and read these complex sentences, building upon their extensive writing and editing skills learned in 3A, becoming ready for upper level writing assignments.

This course is the sixth in a series of 8 courses. In 3B, students will produce increasingly complex sentences, including a range of clauses, indirect, passive, and conditional sentences, and question structures in order to vary their speech patterns like a native speaker would. They will be challenged to speak, listen to, write, and read these complex sentences, building upon their extensive writing and editing skills learned in 3A, becoming ready for upper level writing assignments.

  • SWBAT = Student will be able to
  • Writing - SWBAT produce writing over 10 sentences long using several complex sentence structures, describe moderately complex information, and synthesize well-developed opinions from textbook readings and personal experience.
  • Speaking -SWBAT orally describe moderately complex information and synthesize strong personal opinions based on prepared notes.
    SWBAT sometimes produce complex sentence structures, often speak with relative clarity due to frequently correct stress and intonation, exhibit relative ease in spontaneous conversation, express well-developed opinions based on textbook readings and personal experience, achieve near perfect intelligibility in daily interactions, and use a wide range of social vocabulary while developing preliminary academic language recognition and use.
  • Listening - SWBAT identify both main ideas and specific details, provided speech is near-natively paced and clearly articulated in a variety of familiar accents regarding diverse social subjects.
  • Reading - SWBAT read for main ideas and specific details in selected short texts about diverse social subjects.

Placement into 3B OR pass 2A

IV A

Intensive Class

In 4A, students focus on writing increasingly strong argumentative essays by perfecting the steps in the writing process. The writing themes in this course are: cause & effect, comparison & contrast, and narratives. Additionally, attention will be focused on more advanced sentence structures such as simple and compound sentences & complex sentences.

This course is the fifth in a series of 8 courses. In 4A, students focus on writing increasingly strong argumentative essays by perfecting the steps in the writing process. The writing themes in this course are: cause & effect, comparison & contrast, and narratives. Additionally, attention will be focused on more advanced sentence structures such as simple and compound sentences & complex sentences.

  • SWBAT = Student will be able to
  • Writing - SWBAT write structured paragraphs to compile 3 new types of short essays using numerous complex sentence structures, describe moderately complex information, and express moderately intricate opinions from personal experience.
  • Speaking -SWBAT orally describe complex information and express strong opinions based on prepared notes.
    SWBAT sometimes produce complex sentence structures, synthesize personal opinions, often speak with relative clarity due to consistently correct stress and intonation, exhibit ease in spontaneous conversation, incorporate moderately intricate opinions from personal experience, achieve near perfect intelligibility in daily interactions, and use a wide range of social vocabulary while developing academic language recognition and use.
  • Listening - SWBAT identify both main ideas and specific details, provided speech is near-natively paced in a variety of familiar accents about selected social and academic subjects such as social responsibility, human behavior, and American culture.
  • Reading - SWBAT read for main ideas and specific details in selected short social and academic texts regarding subjects such as social responsibility, human behavior, and American culture.

Placement into 3A OR pass 3B

IV B

Intensive Class

In 4B, students continue to improve their essay writing skills through the themes in this course, which include classification and definition, problem-solution, summary-response & persuasion. Students will sharpen a number of writing skills necessary for their careers including but not limited to classifying information, emphasizing the significance of a problem, evaluating proposed solutions, and persuasive writing.

This course is the eighth in a series of 8 courses. In 4B, students continue to improve their essay writing skills through the themes in this course, which include classification and definition, problem-solution, summary-response & persuasion. Students will sharpen a number of writing skills necessary for their careers including but not limited to classifying information, emphasizing the significance of a problem, evaluating proposed solutions, and persuasive writing.

  • SWBAT = Student will be able to
  • Writing - SWBAT write structured essays up to 3 pages in length almost always using complex sentence structures, summarize moderately complex information, and produce 3 new types of essays expressing moderately intricate opinions from personal experience.
  • Speaking -SWBAT orally summarize complex information and build a multifaceted argument based on prepared notes.
    SWBAT almost always produce complex sentence structures, synthesize multifarious opinions and analyze selected visual representations of data to support a thesis, speaking with almost near-native accuracy of stress and intonation, exhibiting near natural fluency incorporating multilayered meanings, achieving near perfect intelligibility, and using a wide range of social and academic vocabulary.
  • Listening - SWBAT identify both main ideas and specific details with natively paced speech in a variety of accents both familiar and unfamiliar about a range of social and academic subjects such as the workforce, health, and media literacy.
  • Reading - SWBAT read for main ideas and specific details in selected short scholarly texts about a range of social and academic subjects such as the workforce, health, and media literacy.

Placement into 4B OR pass 4A

Advanced Grammar Review

Intensive Class

In Advanced Grammar Review, students continue to improve their accuracy in all four language skills through the attention to detail in this course, which includes a review of tenses, modals, clauses, and the passive voice, among other advanced grammar forms. Students will hone their language use for participation in higher education, the professional world, and/or the TOEFL or IELTS exams.

This course is an advanced elective course open to students who place above level 4B or have completed 4B successfully. In Advanced Grammar Review, students continue to improve their accuracy in all four language skills through the attention to detail in this course, which includes a review of tenses, modals, clauses, and the passive voice, among other advanced grammar forms. Students will hone their language use for participation in higher education, the professional world, and/or the TOEFL or IELTS exams.

  • SWBAT = Student will be able to
  • Writing - SWBAT write structured paragraphs using targeted grammar forms and complex sentence structures, summarize moderately complex information, and express moderately intricate opinions from personal experience.
  • Speaking -SWBAT orally describe moderately complex information, and express moderately intricate opinions from personal experience.
    SWBAT produce targeted grammar forms and complex sentence structures after guided support and practice, synthesize personal opinions, and speak with almost near-native accuracy of stress and intonation, exhibit near natural fluency incorporating multilayered meanings, achieve near perfect intelligibility, and use a wide range of social and academic vocabulary.
  • Listening - SWBAT identify main ideas, specific details, and targeted grammar forms with natively paced speech in a variety of accents both familiar and unfamiliar about a range of social and academic subjects such as social habits, news events, and cultural differences.
  • Reading - SWBAT read for main ideas, specific details, and targeted grammar forms in selected short social and academic texts regarding subjects such as social habits, news events, and cultural differences.

Placement into AGR OR pass 4B

Modern American Short Stories

Intensive Class

In MASS, students read critically acclaimed contemporary short and long fiction. Each story leads them in extending their critical thinking, analytical, and argumentative skills as they tackle discussion topics regarding a range of academic, social, and political questions. Students will focus on crafting strong oral and written arguments complete with theses, claims, warrants, and rhetoric while also expanding their academic vocabulary and strengthening advanced grammar usage.

This course is designed to enhance reading and writing skills for students after passing the 4B level. ELLs who are struggling with reading, writing, or speaking skills may choose to take this class as an elective. In MASS, students read critically acclaimed contemporary short and long fiction. Each story leads them in extending their critical thinking, analytical, and argumentative skills as they tackle discussion topics regarding a range of academic, social, and political questions. Students will focus on crafting strong oral and written arguments complete with theses, claims, warrants, and rhetoric while also expanding their academic vocabulary and strengthening advanced grammar usage.

  • SWBAT = Student will be able to
  • Writing - SWBAT write structured paragraphs and short essays synthesizing plot and character information with intricate opinions to build a multifaceted argument while referencing content in multiple stories to support a thesis.
  • Speaking -SWBAT orally synthesize plot and character information with intricate opinions to build a multifaceted argument while referencing content in multiple stories to support a thesis based on prepared notes.
    SWBAT almost always produce complex sentence structures, speaking with almost near-native accuracy of stress and intonation, exhibiting near natural fluency incorporating multilayered meanings, achieving near perfect intelligibility, and using a wide range of social and academic vocabulary.
  • Listening - SWBAT identify both main ideas and specific details with natively paced speech in a variety of accents both familiar and unfamiliar about a range of social and cultural subjects such as parenting, relationships, and social change.
  • Reading - SWBAT read for main ideas, specific details, and selected literary devices such as irony, metaphor, and narrative voice in a collection of short stories about diverse social and cultural themes.

Placement into MASS OR pass 4B

Studies in American Media

Intensive Class

This course is designed to enhance listening and speaking skills for students after they successfully complete the 4A level. Students who are struggling with listening and speaking skills may choose to take this class between integrated course levels. In SAM, students can focus on their listening and speaking skills as they discover how the American media portrays current events unfolding in the United States and abroad. Exposure to current radio, television, and print news, intense class discussions, oral presentations, and argumentative essays will challenge students to gauge source validity, dissect visual data, and share their opinions on current events as they unfold, making each class experience authentic and unique.

This course is designed to enhance listening and speaking skills for students after they successfully complete the 4A level. Students who are struggling with listening and speaking skills may choose to take this class between integrated course levels. In SAM, students can focus on their listening and speaking skills as they discover how the American media portrays current events unfolding in the United States and abroad. Exposure to current radio, television, and print news, intense class discussions, oral presentations, and argumentative essays will challenge students to gauge source validity, dissect visual data, and share their opinions on current events as they unfold, making each class experience authentic and unique.

  • SWBAT = Student will be able to
  • Writing - SWBAT write loosely structured short essays using numerous complex sentence structures and synthesize complex information with intricate personal opinions about topics such as source validity and selected social and historical themes.
  • Speaking -SWBAT deliver a formal oral presentation up to 10 minutes in length, describe complex information and express strong opinions after cues or repeated exposure to selected intricate social and historical sources.
    SWBAT frequently produce complex sentence structures, often speak with relative clarity due to consistently correct stress and intonation, exhibit ease in spontaneous conversation, achieve near perfect intelligibility in daily interactions, and use a wide range of social vocabulary while further developing academic language recognition and use.
  • Listening -SWBAT identify both main ideas and specific details, provided natively-paced speech is supported by visual cues in a variety of familiar accents about selected social and historical subjects such as immigration rights and the civil rights movement including various primary source recordings.
  • Reading - SWBAT read for main ideas and specific details in selected short social and historical texts regarding subjects such as immigration rights and the civil rights movement including various selected primary sources.

Placement into SAM OR pass 4A

Academic Writing & Speaking

Intensive Class

In AWS, students explore writing fluid, complex sentences, constructing 5-paragraph essays, and structuring increasingly complex argumentative presentations. They will demonstrate proficiency in skill sets such as understanding vocabulary in context, inferring information, and media literacy. They will edit extensively and learn to use quotations as well as hone their analyzing and paraphrasing skills for research-style essays. They will engage in higher-level abstract thinking in multiple content areas and further their academic language proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

This is the gatekeeper course for the Evergreen Academy program completion certificate. In AWS, students explore writing fluid, complex sentences, constructing 5-paragraph essays, and structuring increasingly complex argumentative presentations. They will demonstrate proficiency in skill sets such as understanding vocabulary in context, inferring information, and media literacy. They will edit extensively and learn to use quotations as well as hone their analyzing and paraphrasing skills for research-style essays. They will engage in higher-level abstract thinking in multiple content areas and further their academic language proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

  • SWBAT = Student will be able to
  • Writing - SWBAT write structured essays up to 5 pages in length, summarize complex information, build a multifaceted argument, and explain intricate processes and causation.
    SWBAT consistently produce complex sentence structures, synthesize scholarly research collected from multiple sources and analyze visual representations of data to support the thesis.
  • Speaking -SWBAT deliver formally structured oral presentations up to 15 minutes in length, summarize complex information, build a multifaceted argument, and explain intricate processes and causation.
    SWBAT orally produce complex sentence structures, synthesize multifarious scholarly research collected from numerous sources and analyze moderately difficult visual representations of data to support a thesis, speaking with near-native accuracy of stress and intonation, exhibiting natural fluency incorporating multilayered meanings, achieving flawless intelligibility, and using a wide range of social and academic vocabulary.
  • Listening - SWBAT identify both main ideas and specific details with natively paced speech in a variety of accents both familiar and unfamiliar about a range of social and academic subjects such as medicine, psychology, and history.
  • Reading - SWBAT read for main ideas and specific details in various lengthy scholarly texts about a range of social and academic subjects such as medicine, psychology, and history.

Placement into AWS OR pass 4B

TOEFL

Intensive Class

In TOEFL, students will become familiar with the structure of the TOEFL test. They will practice the question types offered on the exam and learn to recognize and respond accurately to twelve types of reading questions. Additionally, they will sharpen listening, note-taking, and speaking skills. They will form articulate responses, construct cohesive essays based on both student experience and prepared material and learn how to allot time and attention to each section and subsection of the exam. They will synthesize reading and listening skills, review all tenses for effective speaking and writing and build vocabulary to increase individual section scores.

This class is paired with the Cambridge TOEFL class to provide students ample time to prepare for taking the official TOEFL iBT exam. In TOEFL, students will become familiar with the structure of the TOEFL test. They will practice the question types offered on the exam and learn to recognize and respond accurately to twelve types of reading questions. Additionally, they will sharpen listening, note-taking, and speaking skills. They will form articulate responses, construct cohesive essays based on both student experience and prepared material and learn how to allot time and attention to each section and subsection of the exam. They will synthesize reading and listening skills, review all tenses for effective speaking and writing and build vocabulary to increase individual section scores.

  • SWBAT = Student will be able to
  • Writing - SWBAT write structured essays up to 350 words long using the 5 essay patterns found in the TOEFL exam, synthesize both complex concrete information and abstract academic content, and build a multifaceted argument.
    SWBAT consistently produce accurate complex sentence structures, synthesize scholarly research regarding diverse subjects from sources selected by ETS, analyze visual representations of data to support a thesis, and demonstrate a high degree of accuracy using low frequency academic vocabulary.
  • Speaking -SWBAT deliver short, formally structured responses in timed segments, quickly synthesize both complex concrete information and abstract academic content, and swiftly build a multifaceted argument.
    SWBAT consistently produce complex sentence structures, synthesize scholarly research regarding diverse subjects from sources selected by ETS, speaking with near-native accuracy of stress and intonation, exhibiting natural fluency incorporating multilayered meanings, achieving flawless intelligibility, and accurately using a wide range of social and academic vocabulary.
  • Listening - SWBAT identify both main ideas and specific details in natively paced speech about scholarly research regarding diverse subjects from sources selected by ETS in a variety of native-speaker English accents.
  • Reading - SWBAT identify main ideas and specific details in scholarly research regarding diverse subjects from sources selected by ETS.

Placement into any TOEFL class OR pass 4B

Cambridge TOEFL

Intensive Class

Cambridge TOEFL further builds upon and practices the skills that the TOEFL class introduced. Cambridge TOEFL has additional practice tests and authentic online reading material that prepares students for their upcoming test date. Students will perfect proficiency in integrated-skills tasks and master working with authentic sample essays and speaking responses. A deeper focus on pronunciation will prepare students for both independent and integrated speaking tasks while studying additional test-taking strategies will equip students with the skills they need to reach an optimum TOEFL score.

This class is paired with the Cambridge TOEFL class to provide students ample time to prepare for taking the official TOEFL iBT exam. Cambridge TOEFL further builds upon and practices the skills that the TOEFL class introduced. Cambridge TOEFL has additional practice tests and authentic online reading material that prepares students for their upcoming test date. Students will perfect proficiency in integrated-skills tasks and master working with authentic sample essays and speaking responses. A deeper focus on pronunciation will prepare students for both independent and integrated speaking tasks while studying additional test-taking strategies will equip students with the skills they need to reach an optimum TOEFL score.

  • SWBAT = Student will be able to
  • Writing - SWBAT write structured essays up to 350 words long using the 5 essay patterns found in the TOEFL exam, synthesize both complex concrete information and abstract academic content, and build a multifaceted argument.
    SWBAT consistently produce accurate complex sentence structures, synthesize scholarly research regarding diverse subjects from sources selected by ETS, analyze visual representations of data to support a thesis, and demonstrate a high degree of accuracy using low frequency academic vocabulary.
  • Speaking -SWBAT deliver short, formally structured responses in timed segments, quickly synthesize both complex concrete information and abstract academic content, and swiftly build a multifaceted argument.
    SWBAT consistently produce complex sentence structures, synthesize scholarly research regarding diverse subjects from sources selected by ETS, speaking with near-native accuracy of stress and intonation, exhibiting natural fluency incorporating multilayered meanings, achieving flawless intelligibility, and accurately using a wide range of social and academic vocabulary.
  • Listening - SWBAT identify both main ideas and specific details in natively paced speech about scholarly research regarding diverse subjects from sources selected by ETS in a variety of native-speaker English accents.
  • Reading - SWBAT identify main ideas and specific details in scholarly research regarding diverse subjects from sources selected by ETS.

Placement into any TOEFL class OR pass 4B