B1 Conversation for fluency - Online
Study English online from the comfort of your own home or office
This online course is for you if you have already taken the B1.1 online course or are interested in broadening your vocabulary and learning how to pronounce English correctly. This course is designed to get you to talk together as much as possible and improve your fluency and confidence. As there is a maximum of ten students on this course, you will have a lot of speaking time in class and with the teacher.
The topics will be selected according to what you and your fellow students would like to talk about, but we will discuss some of the following subjects: holidays, the future of work, climate change, crime and movies. There will also be a focus on using language to handle everyday, practical situations such as a job interview, ordering food in a restaurant, booking holidays via a travel agent, asking for and giving directions and other typical tourist interactions.
Because you will be learning many new words on the course, there will also be a focus on pronunciation such as syllables and word stress and you will learn some new techniques for pronouncing the language correctly.
This is not a grammar course, but at this level, grammatical mistakes are quite common and they can stop you holding a fluent and accurate conversation. So your teacher will spend some time explaining any grammar mistakes that you and your fellow students make.
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.
You do not 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 upload a secure link to the class meeting room on our digital platform, Moodle. 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
Preparation time: approx. 1-2 hours.
There is a maximum of 14 students in this class.