C1 Advanced Conversation & Writing - ONLINE
Study English online from the comfort of your own home or office
This online course is for you if you are already an advanced English student, but you would like to develop your English speaking and writing skills even further. Perhaps you haven't used your English for a while and you lack confidence and/or need a brush up. On this course, we will improve your spoken fluency by discussing thought-provoking news stories taken from leading current affairs publications supplemented by YouTube excerpts to inspire debate.
The topics we discuss include the environment, sustainable diet, health, gender equality, art, travel and tourism.
In each lesson, we will focus on broadening your vocabulary and improving your pronunciation through, for example, studying syllables and word stress, prefixes and suffixes and the definitions of new words.
Three written assignments will be set for homework. These will be discursive essays based on the topics discussed in the lessons. We will focus on how to structure your writing and you will receive extensive feedback from your teacher on grammar, spelling and style. Additional homework will be in the form of advanced vocabulary exercises.
This is not a grammar course, so your teacher will give you relatively brief explanations about grammatical mistakes, although extra material that focuses on identified mistakes can be provided for homework.
Some lessons will be based on role-plays, where you will work together in groups to solve a particular task. These fun lessons have been developed by the teachers to get you to talk together as much as possible.
Preparation time: approx. 1-2 hours including the written assignments.
You don't need to buy a book for this course. Your teacher will select suitable material, which is included in the price.
How do the online lessons take place?
You take part in the class via the video conferencing programme, Zoom. Your teacher will send you a link with a secure code to the class meeting room. You and your fellow students will meet online once a week. You will work with authentic texts, video and audio clips as well as interactive group tasks. Online classes are similar to face-to-face classes in that you can work in groups, take part in classroom discussions, raise your hand and share your work with everyone.
Overview of the course layout and material
You will receive access to our online digital platform, Moodle. Moodle provides a comprehensive overview of the entire course. You will also be able to contact your classmates and discuss the activities taking place in your class.
On Moodle you can:
- see the plan for the course, the individual teaching sessions and homework
- see teaching materials including extra materials such as videos
- communicate with your teacher and your fellow students
- follow up and catch up on lessons missed if you are absent during the course