This course is part of a program designed to increase the participant’s proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing English. Each level contains a series of 32-hour courses which can be taken in any order as each course covers new vocabulary and grammar. All courses within a level must be completed before moving up to the next level.
ACTFL Language Level Description:
Speakers at this level are able to successfully handle a limited number of uncomplicated communicative tasks by creating with the language in predictable social situations. Conversation is restricted to some of the concrete exchanges and predictable topics necessary for survival in the target language culture. These topics relate to basic personal information covering, for example, self and family, some daily activities and personal preferences, as well as to some immediate needs, such as ordering food and making simple purchases. At the Low Intermediate level, speakers produce discrete sentences mostly in the present tense, and are primarily reactive and struggle to answer direct questions or requests for information, but they are also able to ask a few appropriate questions.
Level 4: Low Intermediate English is comprised of three courses. This course covers Units 8-10 and is designed to transition from basic to intermediate-level classroom communication for students who are able to create the language in predictable social situations only. Students develop skills at using functional language to introduce and describe themselves and others as well as to discuss clothes shopping and fashion attire, take public transportation, and bargain wisely while shopping. Students also learn about American culture, customs, and sayings as they apply to each of the topics covered.
Student Learning Outcomes:
Ask for and give personal information (name, place of origin, occupation, career, email, age, nickname)
Recognize and respond to familiar yes/no and information questions in written and spoken forms
Introduce a third person using possessive pronouns
Use common contractions with verb “to be” in written and spoken forms
Identify articles of clothing and make a purchase
Describe what people are wearing in a picture
Read and compare culturally appropriate professional attire using comparative adjectives
Identify different modes of transportation
Make flight reservations
Understand airport announcements
Use modals “could/should” to offer travel advice and to ask travel-related questions
Describe store items with superlative adjective in written form
Compare and bargain for lower prices
Express opinion by discussing shopping experiences
You must complete an oral evaluation which places you at this level prior to registration.
For details or to enroll today, please contact the Client Service Center at 407-582-6688.
Please note that this course has a credit card payment plan option (not to be combined with any discount offers).