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This course provides support for international students’ academic study in American high schools through enhancing their listening and speaking skills. It offers 13 sessions in total on different topics such as academic presentations and negotiation. It focuses on developing students’ interactive and communicative skills through providing various authentic English language materials.

 

Course Outline and Topics

Week

Topic

Functional Target

Linguistic Target

1

Data report

Number

Listening and learning theme-related vocabulary.

2

Public announcement

Information, instructions, warnings

Listening and learning theme-related sentence structure/patterns.

3

Business negotiation

Social networking

Listening and learning theme-related vocabulary and sentence patterns about business negotiation.

4

Academic presentation

Persuasion, explanation

Listening and learning theme-related vocabulary about different topics of academic presentation.

5

Sports news

Sports commentary

Vocabulary about sports news and commentary.

6

Debate

Debate

Sentence structure/patterns about debate.

8

Classroom participation

Classroom socialization and discussion

sentence structure about classroom socialization and discussion.

9

Small discussions

Q&A in a small discussions

communicative ways (e.g. transitional sentence) of negotiation in small talks.

10

Academic lecture

Note-taking and rephrasing

vocabulary about different topics of academic lectures.

11

Academic conference

Conference keynote speech and discussion

vocabulary and sentence structure about conference keynote speech.

12

Project discussion

Teamwork, negotiation, and discussion

listening and learning theme-related vocabulary and sentence patterns.

13

Museum/exhibition art

Interpretation of exhibits

theme-related vocabulary about museum and exhibits interpretation.