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Start Date:

09-06-2021

End Date:

10-17-2021

Time:

08:00 - 10:00

Standard English - Beginners

New Level 101

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Standard English

Is this course right for me?

This course is suitable for anyone wanting to improve their English skills.

Don’t worry if you do not know your English level. Before starting your course, you will be given a short placement test. That way we can make sure join a class at the right level.

Course Description

Our Standard English Program begins with Survival English and progresses through to Advanced Academic Writing. In other words, our Standard English Program caters to everyone’s needs.

This class is offered on campus via Zoni Language Centers, or Online via the Virtual Presence Program (VPP) by Zoni Institute.

For many of our courses, you can choose class times to fit your schedule. Please check the schedule carefully. These classes are not on-demand, meaning you must log-in to the virtual school at set class times. If you miss a class, you will be marked as absent.

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    Course highlights

    Key Skills
    Key Skills

    Students develop their speaking skills, increase their vocabulary, and practice a range of writing styles.

    Oral Skills
    Oral Skills

    Students improve their oral language skills through conversation, everyday situations and at more advanced levels, how to give presentations, role play and participate in debates.

    Topics AND Themes
    Topics AND Themes

    Students learn about American values and culture, as well as a wide range of academic skills and themes.

    Expectations

    Course journey

    Course Teachers

    You will be taught by one of our highly qualified and experienced English teachers. All of our teachers have college degrees, an English teaching qualification and many years of experience. On top of this, our teachers are specially trained in virtual teaching and are able to make sure you are a fully integrated member of the class.

    Course Program

    • 101: Survival English

      An introductory English course. Students learn the simple present tense, greetings, numbers, dates, time and other simple grammar. Students are able to participate in a 2-way conversation.

    • 102: 3-Way Conversation

      Students improve their English fluency as well as writing, reading comprehension and spelling. Students are also introduced to 3-way conversations.

    • 103: Paths to Everyday Conversations

      In this course students improve their writing and conversation skills. Students learn to use the future and progressive tenses, comparatives, superlatives, and some idiomatic expressions.

    • 204: Intermediate Conversation

      This standard English course focuses on accuracy and fluency. Students’ improve their listening and reading comprehension as more complicated material is introduced. In addition, students learn the perfect tenses.

    • 205: Grammar & Conversation

      This course is designed for intermediate students. It challenges students to use complex language and discuss topics such as culture and hobbies.

    • 206 Advanced Conversation

      For intermediate level students ready for complex grammar. This course focuses on increasing vocabulary and introduces basic phrasal verbs and idioms.

    • 307: Real Situations

      This course focuses on refining students’ conversation skills. Students are given real-life situations wherein they apply conversation strategies and idiomatic expressions. Students learn to express themselves using high-intermediate structures, new idioms and vocabulary.

    • 308: Introduction to Idioms

      This course focuses on phrasal verbs and idioms. Students study their usage through reading, writing, and speaking. Students also complete writing assignments as part of this course.

    • 409: Dynamic Reading

      Suitable for high intermediate students. Students develop reading skills such as scanning for main ideas, skimming for details, summarizing, paraphrasing and making predictions.

    • 410: Introduction to Writing

      This high intermediate course develops students’ academic writing. For example, students learn paragraph construction, punctuation, capitalization, and composition writing.

    • 511: Introduction to Speech

      This advanced course teaches students the basics of speech writing and delivery. This includes informative, persuasive, and impromptu speeches and debates.

    • 612: Listening Practice I

      This course is focused on listening comprehension. It provides a variety of listening activities including dialogues, interviews and lectures. It emphasizes listening strategies such as summarizing, making inferences, listening for stressed words, reductions and intonations.

    • 713: Written Structure I

      This course is an advanced grammar course that assists students in developing and mastering language skills for speaking and writing. It gives students a better understanding of the structural rules of English grammar and its usage.

    • 714: Written Structure II

      This course expands upon the grammar structures and rules studied in Written Structure 1. Focus is placed on the practical use of grammar in speaking and writing.

    • 715: Written Structure III

      This course further develops the grammar learnt in Written Structure 1 and 2. Further emphasis is given to grammar rules and their real-life application.

    • 804.1 / 804.2: Advanced Listening and Speaking I & II / Conversation Practice

      This course is designed for advanced students. It is an integrated skills course with an emphasis on listening and speaking as well as on vocabulary building. Students will listen to actual radio shows and interviews; summarize main ideas; make inferences; listen for intonation; listen for special utterances such as repetition, hesitation and tone of voice. Students will employ these same techniques in discussions, debates and role-plays.

    • 805.1 / 805.2: Advanced Vocabulary and Idioms I & II

      This course is designed for students who have a solid command of structural English but lack the vocabulary necessary for real-life language situations. Students will study the most commonly used words, expressions and idioms derived from magazines, newspapers, books and internet.

    • 806.1 / 806.2: Advanced Reading and Writing I & II

      This course is designed for advanced English learners who want to develop their reading and writing to meet their academic and professional goals. Students write essays expressing their views and opinions on topics of interest. Students discuss and interpret textual meaning and analyze articles to provoke critical thinking.

    • 816: Cultural Awareness

      In this course students study American culture and how it differs from their own. It is designed to enhance communication skills through cultural awareness.

    • 817: Reading II

      This course is for advanced level students. During the course, students improve their reading comprehension, speaking, grammar and writing skills. Students learn more sophisticated grammar structures and vocabulary.

    • 818.1 / 818.2: Writing II (Parts 1 & 2)

      This course prepares advanced level students for academic courses. The course includes rhetorical strategies and techniques. Students also review grammatical structures and the mechanics of writing.

    • 819: Listening II

      This course provides stimulating and content-based lessons for developing comprehension, note taking and academic study skills.

    • 820: Critical Thinking

      Students read and discuss topics of international interest and form their own opinions.

    • 821: Writing III

      An advanced academic writing course where students practice writing tasks required in college and business. This course also includes the vocabulary and grammar needed for academic and technical writing.