Schedules - Syllabus for intensive TOEIC

Malc Prentice

General Description

This course is eight-day, TWO credit, Communication and TOEIC skills course. In the Communication section, students will practice speaking, listening, reading and writing on topics that are useful for everyday situations. Students will give presentations in English at the end of the course. In the TOEIC section of the course, students will learn and practice test-taking strategies to improve their TOEIC scores. Credit for the course is optional, and if chosen, will be awarded in the following semester

Notes

Goals and Objectives

TOEIC

Listening: By the end of this course, you will learn to identify

By the end of this course you will learn to

Evaluation/Assessment

For TOEIC only:

Homework

30m per day (-1% NG point if forgotten or done badly)

1) learn vocabulary - at least 10 words per class

2) do a quickwrite every class

Schedule (Summer)

First Day, Morning

Pre-test for everyone

1

Overview of Course.

How to study Vocab (Text and Lists)

How to do a quick-write

Quick-write 1

How to do a speed reading

Speed-reading 1

Unit 1) Listening - Photographs

Nouns and Verbs, Predicting, Describing Movement

HW: QW2+Vocab

2

Unit 2) Listening - Question Response

Requests. Tag Questions.

Thinking about Meaning. Avoiding Distractors.

Speed Reading 2

HW: QW3+Vocab

3

Unit 3) Listening - Conversations

Offers & Suggestions

Using content to predict. Paraphrasing

Reading Sprints

HW: QW4+Vocab

4

Unit 4) Listening - Talks

Announcements. Who and Where

Listening Review Test

HW: QW5+Vocab

5

Unit 5) Reading - Incomplete Sentences

Managing time.

Talking about the Past

HW: QW6+Vocab

6

Unit 6) Reading - Text Completion

Managing time.

Identifying Parts of Speech

HW: QW7+Vocab

7

Unit 7) Reading - Reading Comprehension

Answering specific info questions.

Using Context for Vocabulary questions.

Reading Review Test

Check Homework (QW1-7, Vocab 1-60 minimum)

Last day, afternoon

Test for everyone

Schedule (Winter)

First Day, Morning

Pre-test for everyone

1

Overview of Course.

How to study Vocab (Text and Lists)

Quick-write 1

Unit 8) Listening - Photographs

Present tense, avoiding common distractors

HW: QW2+Vocab

2

Unit 9) Listening - Question Response

Indirect answers, Listening for question words and tenses. Yes/No questions

HW: QW3+Vocab

3

Unit 10) Listening - Conversations

Answering quickly, answer what questions

Reading Sprints

HW: QW4+Vocab

4

Unit 11) Listening - Talks

Recorded messages, Listening for details, WHen/Why/How questions

Listening Review Test

HW: QW5+Vocab

5

Unit 12) Reading - Incomplete Sentences

Infinitives and Gerunds. Guessing meaning from prefixes. Prepositions.

HW: QW6+Vocab

6

Unit 13) Reading - Text Completion

Connecting content questions. Pronouns and Possessives

HW: QW7+Vocab

7

Unit 14) Reading - Reading Comprehension

Main idea and inference questions. "Not" questions

Reading Review Test

Check Homework (QW1-7, Vocab 1-60 minimum)

Last day, afternoon

Test for everyone