C1 Advanced Conversation & Writing
Fine-tune your speaking and writing skills
This 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 will depend on the needs and interests of the students, but we usually talk about guns in America, smoking, urban exploration and private property, the role of zoos, art, how different cultures communicate,and over-reliance on technology.
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.
The Moodle learning platform
Moodle is Studieskolen's online course platform, which we use for all our courses. You will be given personal access to your course Moodle page, where you can:
- Find your course plan and teaching material
- Find homework
- Watch videos and click on links to useful English resources on the Internet uploaded by your teacher
- Find practical information about each lesson
- Communicate with your teacher and fellow students
If you are ill or absent during the course, you can always follow the teaching and catch up via Moodle.