Speaking and Discussion

Course Overview

Speaking and Discussion Course is the most recommendable course and the most effective way to be heard and be understood. This course is tailored to fit the needs of individual learners according to their age, English level, and requirements. This course is Student-centered wherein students are exposed to a variety of dialogues and speeches for formal and informal speaking. We aim to help the students achieve clarity in the meaning of the English spoken.

General Objectives

  1. Engage the students in various topics
  2. Learn how to stress key words and sentences
  3. Develop the skills needed for accurate and effective speaking
  4. Perform an oral task based on reading, writing or listening inputs
  5. Be able to see their progress in using speaking skills

Features

  • Course Length: 4 to 24 weeks
  • Start Date: Every Monday
  • Required Level: Beginner to Advanced
  • Required Age: 15 and above
  • Unit of Study: 25 / 50 minutes
  • Teacher: Filipino / Native
  • Teaching Tool: One on One video class through Zoom, Skype, etc
  • Progress Report: After 20 sessions
  • Textbook: Will be selected after the level test

Skill Output

This table shows the skills that will be covered in the Speaking and Discussion Course.  Reflected also are the different levels and what is expected for each level.

Fluency and InteractionPronunciationVocabulary and ExpressionGrammar and Structure
Has very limited interactive and comprehension skillDemonstrate proper pronunciation of each vowel.Can understand very simple and commonly used expressionsResponds to guided sentence construction
Fluency and InteractionPronunciationVocabulary and ExpressionGrammar and Structure
Can ask and answer about simple personal detailsIdentify individual sounds within a word.Can recognize and use a range of vocabularyCan understand and construct very simple sentences
Fluency and InteractionPronunciationVocabulary and ExpressionGrammar and Structure
Can interact in a simple way using very familiar expressionsUse the guidelines for syllabication to correctly divide words.Can use frequently used words and expressionsCan construct simple sentences with clear meaning. Responds with simple sentence and ask, simple questions.
Fluency and InteractionPronunciationVocabulary and ExpressionGrammar and Structure
Can make short utterances that are understandableIdentifies voiced and voiceless sounds, syllabification, and aspiration and unaspiration of the three stop-plosive consonant groups.Can produce synonyms and antonyms of basic wordsEngages in a simple dialogue using daily sentence
Fluency and InteractionPronunciationVocabulary and ExpressionGrammar and Structure
Can interact on familiar topics with pausesconvey a range of meanings, emotions or situations using intonations in statements, commands and questionsCan use a range of affixation to produce basic words.Follows simple instructions and uses the grammatical points taught in daily conversation
Fluency and InteractionPronunciationVocabulary and ExpressionGrammar and Structure
Can initiate conversation on familiar topics and is able to keep the conversation goingRecognize sound in a variety of contextMake connections between new words and known vocabulary based on context cluesConstructs narrative as in recounting experiences.
Fluency and InteractionPronunciationVocabulary and ExpressionGrammar and Structure
Can initiate discourse and take turns in a developing topic for conversationRecognize and avoid common errors in the pronunciation and tries to demonstrate proper pronunciationIdentifies connotative and denotative word meanings, and/or synonyms and antonymsCan put across his mind comfortably in a conversation. Tries to express using higher level of grammatical points.
Fluency and InteractionPronunciationVocabulary and ExpressionGrammar and Structure
Can express oneself spontaneously.Work with the natural rhythm of spoken American English, avoiding the habit of pronouncing every word in a phrase as a content wordIdentify context clues such as restatement and/or contrast that enhance comprehension of new wordsEasily identifies switch time reference when recounting an experience or sharing a story. Properly arranges word order.

 

Fluency and InteractionPronunciationVocabulary and ExpressionGrammar and Structure
Can interact with ease on different topics.Communicates the words with clarity and consistencyDemonstrate understanding of complex words and relationships between wordsCan express ideas and opinions using correct grammar. Has mastered the usage of different tenses. Formulates long sentence using connectors.

 

Fluency and InteractionPronunciationVocabulary and ExpressionGrammar and Structure
Can deliver public speech and interacts in different topics and environment.Is able to communicate with the sound and music of Standard American EnglishCan use various figures of speech in meaningful sentences. Understands and uses a wide range of vocabulary and idioms.Can understand advanced grammar rule and applies it. Can receive and understand new grammatical information with less confusion.