B2+ Everyday English and Conversation - Intensive
Combine everyday English with conversation intensively twice a week
This course is for you if you have already taken an intensive course at the B2 level, but do not think you are quite ready to move up to C1 advanced just yet. B2+ is higher than B2. Moving up from B2 to C1 takes, on average, 250 hours of study, so this course provides a further 70 hours of class time to get you closer to C1!
The course is a combination of a general English course book, which focuses on the four skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing plus grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary, and communicative lessons based on newspaper articles or fun tasks to get you talking together as much as possible to improve your fluency and confidence. The first session of the week will be used to study the book and the second session will be devoted to the communicative tasks.
You can expect to improve your English fast as the course is intensive. This means you will quickly broaden your vocabulary and improve your spoken English significantly. On this intensive course, you will become more fluent when having discussions with friends or work colleagues.
This could be in-depth conversations about more abstract or complex issues such as:
- Different cultures and communities
- The environment
- Brands, advertising and celebrities
You will also learn language that will help you handle specific more advanced practical situations such as: agreeing and disagreeing politely, apologising, making and responding to suggestions, dealing with problems on the phone, expressing surprise and expressing opinions.
Thought-provoking newspaper articles from leading current affairs publications will be used to stimulate conversation during the communicative lessons. These are supplemented by YouTube clips to further inspire debate and provide listening practice.
The articles could be about vegetarianism, diet and health, the global obesity epidemic, sustainable future transport, smoking, urban exploration and private property, the role of zoos, art, how different cultures communicate, and plastic and the environment. 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.
The primary focus is that you become better at speaking English, but you can expect some written assignments for homework and grammar exercises, as most lessons will involve studying some grammar to ensure that your English is as accurate as possible.
As we will be meeting twice a week and there will also be homework, you will be training your English nearly every day, which means you will get into a totally different rhythm than if you had only been going to English classes once per week. On the course, you will typically meet students who need to improve their English because they have recently got a new job, or students who need to improve their English quickly so they can perform well in their current job.
Preparation time: approx. 1-2 hours
Before you start the course, you should buy the book: Face-to-Face Upper-Intermediate, Student's book, 2015 (Cambridge University Press), ISBN 9781107422018. We will study selected pages. You are welcome to study the pages we do not use in class for extra homework. You can either buy the book online at www.academicbooks.dk or at their shop:
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The book includes an interactive self-study DVD for use outside the classroom. In addition, the book can be projected on the whiteboard so you and the other students will typically follow the teaching there as well as looking in your own book.
The Moodle learning platform
Moodle is the online course platform of Studieskolen, 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.