The Intensive English Program at OPMI consists of 6 consecutive levels using the series LIFE by Paul Dummett, John Hughes, and Helen Stephenson, published by Cengage Learning. The Intensive English Program is communicative based, focusing on the skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
BEGINNING LEVEL 1
The goal of this course is for the learner’s acquisition and command of sound structures
and sentence patterns of basic introductory English by practicing giving personal information, asking and answering questions: phone numbers, address, nationality; and describing places, family and vacation.
BEGINNING LEVEL 2 The goal of this course is to help learners improve their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills to gain confidence in speaking, increase vocabulary, start conversations, and improve fluency and accuracy used in day to day situations, such as making medical appointments, banking, following directions. Students will also talk about types of vacations, tourism, objects and possessions.
LEVEL 3 The goal of this course is to help learners improve their speaking, writing, reading and listening skills in real – life situations, such as communicating over the phone, making small talk, reading short articles from the newspapers or magazines, writing simple narrative and descriptive paragraphs. Topics include: talking about medical problems, transportation and leisure activities.
LEVEL 4 The goal of this course is for learners to develop intermediate level listening/speaking and reading/writing skills through analysis of assigned texts that respond to content of a reading or listening passage and use communication strategies to participate in group and class discussions. Topics include nature globalization and news stories.
LEVEL 5 The goal of this course is for the learners to develop the ability to discuss, select, compile, and synthesize information for an oral presentation; use vocabulary and grammatical structures appropriately; deliver an effective oral presentation with low-advanced-level fluency in American English. Topics include opinions about travel, staycation, global problems; overpopulation; information age; predictions and technological solutions.
LEVEL 6 The goal of this course is for learners to become more independent and effective language learners, acquire vocabulary and apply knowledge of English language structure and mechanics to produce comprehensible speech in English or express themselves orally in English for a variety of purposes, such as reading and comprehending written text by participating as thoughtful contributors in a variety of formal and informal discussion formats. Topics include using social media, health and safety issues.
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Last updated December 22, 2017