|9:30–11 a.m.||Communication Skills||Vocabulary Development||Communication Skills||Communication Skills||Vocabulary Development|
|11:10 a.m.– 12:40 p.m.||Academic Writing||Grammar||Academic Writing||Academic Writing||Grammar|
|12:45 –1:45 p.m.||LUNCH||LUNCH||LUNCH||LUNCH||LUNCH|
|1:45–3:15 p.m.||College Readiness||Amer. Culture 1:45 - 3:45||Activity or Free||College Readiness||Activity or Free|
Open Courses: Summer 2017
EAL 1550 Intensive English Language Program
Wed.–Fri., 9:30 a.m.–3:45 p.m.
July 5–Aug. 11
The following are part of the Intensive English Language Program:
|Students develop clarity, correctness, and variety of style in written English. As appropriate to students’ level of proficiency, attention will be given to improving sentence structure, paragraphs, and essays. Grammar and oral communication skills will be an integral part of interactive peer activities and writing exercises.|
|Oral Communication Skills|
|Students improve their social and academic oral and aural communication skills. Interactive exercises, individual student presentations, and small group activities will be employed to increase students’ confidence in communicating in English in all arenas.|
|Students strengthen and further develop grammatical skills to communicate with confidence and clarity of expression in both oral and written communications. Although the primary focus will be on grammar, students will work on the development of all language skills by integrating grammar into speaking, reading, and writing activities.|
|Students increase their academic and social vocabulary including idiomatic expressions. A variety of materials will be used to present vocabulary in context. Students are expected to keep a vocabulary notebook and to participate fully in pair, group, and whole class activities. Terminology relevant to specific disciplines will be included when appropriate.|
|Students are introduced to the structure and vocabulary of academic study and U.S. college life. Through discussions, exercises, and live interviews with members of the Purchase College community, students will become familiar with U.S. academic culture, including both classroom and independent learning expectations, and academic integrity policy. At least one class session will address two key strategies to student success: effective note taking and time management..|
To speak a language is to take on a world, a culture”. Students discover and broaden their understanding of the melting pot that is America. Culture is explored through national traditions, holidays, customs, institutions, and social interactions. This course reinforces the language skills being developed throughout the summer. Students will improve their presentation skills by presenting an aspect of American culture they find fascinating.