ESL PROGRAM Intermediate Level 2
Intermediate Level 2 –(Stage 2/ CLB 7-8/ IELTS levels 6-6.5 / TOEFL level72-94 (total), 18-23 (reading), 17-21 (listening), 20-24 (speaking), 17-23 (writing)/ EU Framework Level B2)
Twenty-five hours per week course (five hours per day x 5 days per week/ or 4+ hours divided over 6 days per week).
To be able to produce spoken language in moderately complex, moderately demanding contexts; to be able to listen to and interpret moderately complex, moderately demanding spoken communication; to be able to read and interpret moderately complex written communication in moderately demanding contexts; to be able to produce written communication in moderately complex, moderately demanding contexts within the Canadian Language Benchmark competencies.
- Speaking, Listening– students practice speaking and learn the skills needed to verbally interact with confidence in most daily, social, work, and educational situations. Through interactive learning, classroom activities, role play, and drills, students engage in face-to-face, phone or digital media communication. They practice speaking to increase fluency, improve connected speech and pronunciation, use an expanded range of familiar, concrete, abstract language, and idiomatic expressions. All the elements of Grammar 2 are pulled together to create a fluent, logically and grammatically-coherent speech. Students learn to sustain verbal communication for more extended lengths, and in unpredictable, unfamiliar situations.
- Grammar 2-builds on Grammar 1 with the introduction of more complex grammatical structures required in a range of verbal and written expressions, in moderately-complex familiar and unfamiliar situations, to express concrete and abstract ideas. Introduces and expands grammatical elements used to formulate subordinate, hypothetical, conditional expressions. And a combination of terms and structures to expand main communicative competencies such as giving instructions, interacting with others, accomplishing tasks and/or functions.
- Writing 2, Vocabulary- students expand their vocabulary and build on Intermediate I Writing to allow them to develop written material that is moderately-short to average in length, about descriptions, narrations, communications about familiar and unfamiliar topics. Develop good paragraph structures that bear evidence of logic, clarity, and cohesion; a good range of vocabulary, sentence connectors and cohesive elements, to express concrete and abstract concepts, craft written work that contains a clearly-stated main idea, supporting details, an introduction, body or development, and a conclusion.
- Reading-(intensive/extensive)- Reading, comprehending and analyzing moderately complex to complex social messages (opinions, assessments, current events, editorials). They learn to identify implied or hidden meanings, the mood of the writer, the tone of the written piece, contextual details, the purpose of the text, the register and style.
- Full immersion listening and speaking drills – Students listen to spoken interactions that are average to moderately long, relating to a range of familiar and non-familiar, moderately-complex subjects. They practice correct pronunciation of English phonemes, expressions, the rhythmic qualities of connected speech, and accurately reproduce moderately long to long sentences and phrases.
At the end of the Intermediate Level 2 course, students will be able to produce spoken language in moderately complex, moderately demanding contexts; they will be able to listen to and interpret moderately complex, moderately demanding spoken communication; students will be able to read and interpret moderately complex written communication in moderately demanding contexts; students will be able to produce written communication in moderately complex, moderately demanding contexts within the followingCandian Language Benchmark competency areas:
Interacting with Others (all skills): communication to maintain or change interpersonal relationships and to foster social cohesion.
Comprehending Instructions (Reading and Listening): communication to understand instructions and directions.
Giving Instructions (Speaking): communication to convey instructions and directions. Getting Things Done (all skills): communication to get things done, to obtain services, to inform decisions, to persuade or to learn what others want done.
Comprehending Information (Reading and Listening): communication to learn and understand information and ideas.
Sharing Information (Speaking and Writing): communication to inform others, to share or present information and ideas.