Course Description

Save a bundle and receive 30% off the individual course rate when you register for both ENGL 205 and ENGL 206.

Weekly live session on Wednesdays 12-1:30pm

Office Hours on Fridays 1-2pm

The goal of this course is to enable high intermediate learners of English to understand and speak English more accurately, confidently, and fluently. Each seven-week online course asynchronous components through the Canvas web site (weekly assignments/due dates) and synchronous components (scheduled Zoom meetings.) The purpose of the weekly online meetings is to engage in interactive conversations and practice the skills that students develop during the week independently. The instructor will facilitate theme-based conversations among the students in a weekly Zoom session, which students prepare for through textbook and online exercises (Summit 2, Third Edition and MyEnglishLab web site). Weekly discussion boards will provide an opportunity to engage with peers, using the vocabulary and conversation strategies presented in each unit. This course is fast-paced and requires a significant time commitment and a self-motivated attitude. Students complete one unit each week, learning new vocabulary and idioms in the context of theme-based oral exercises, conversation models, pair-work activities, and listening texts. In addition, students learn strategies to improve accents, rhythm, intonation, and stress patterns. Students deliver oral presentations and share them with their classmates through the course web site and weekly meetings on Zoom.

Bundle Courses:

ENGL 205 | English Conversation for Daily Life I-A

ENGL 206 | English Conversation for Daily Life I-B

Learner Outcomes

When you complete these courses successfully, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate increased conversational skills by building vocabulary, improving pronunciation and applying grammar concepts.
  • Participate in interactive discussions with natural social language conversation models.
  • Describe social and professional situations encountered in everyday life.
  • Complete weekly writing assignments to demonstrate understanding of new vocabulary and language constructions.

Textbook Information

A textbook is required or recommended for these courses.

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No prerequisites are required. Students may take both parts or one part of the course. However, students must begin the course with a basic conversational ability in English. The textbook, Summit 1, is designed for students at the B2 level (GSE 57-70). If you are unsure that you meet the prerequisite requirements, please contact registrar@faes.org and provide information about your course of interest and background knowledge.

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If you cancel a course, the bundled price no longer applies and you need to pay the individual course and technology fees.

Funding Justification Guide

Some labs and institutes may have specific funds set aside for trainees to continue their education and professional development. FAES has created a guide intended to help trainees request funds that may be available and, if they are available, request use of the training funds for continued professional development. More details

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