This course is designed specifically for learners planning to live and study abroad in an English-speaking country. There is an emphasis on meeting the immediate social and psychological needs of individuals from NESB (non English speaking backgrounds), who are preparing to live, or who are in the process of adapting to everyday life, in an English-speaking environment.
Learners of all levels will benefit from this course, however learners of intermediate level and below are likely to have some difficulty with some exercises.
Conversely, learners at High Advanced Level are unlikely to find this course
linguistically challenging. Yet,more competent learners will find the
content enlightening and stimulating.
This course provides cultural knowledge and introduces learners to ‘survival’ English language. The interactive exercises enable learners to practise their language skills using the models provided.
At the end of this course, learners are expected to have the knowledge and confidence to:
- Introduce themselves and a 3rd person
- Begin and end a conversation
- Ask for clarification and keep a conversation going
- Make small talk through expressing likes and dislikes and preference
- Ask about and respond to house rules
- Make an appropriate polite request
- Offer to help
- Find out about daily routines
- Share information about their family, school, city and country
- Discuss family relationships
- Understand service encounters (the language of shopping)
- Deal with minor health issues or items lost
- Talk about future plans
- Recognise and accept cultural difference.