K5 course (entry level B2)
Two-semester course for students at the B2 English proficiency level
Most of the course focuses on scientific and academic English, the remaining time is dedicated to selected aspects of grammar at an advanced level. Students read and write complex texts and prepare presentations on topics related to their field of study and to more general scientific topics, further developing the skills necessary for their study (reading, writing, presentation) and daily life. They develop their abilities to work with a larger number of English texts, to make notes from lectures and to present their study results and the results of others. They master the use of more complex vocabulary and grammar structures in order to express and defend their own opinions. The grammar covered in this course coincides with the grammar included in textbooks of the same level that follow the CERR framework (www.examenglish.com/CEFR/cefr_grammar.htm).
What does it mean to reach the B2+ proficiency level do according to the CEFR framework?
A student at the B2 + level between the B2 and C1 proficiency levels. Focusing on argumentation and effective social communication, which is at the core of B2 level competence, is further developed in the ability to give feedback, developing discussion skills by responding to the opinions of others, connecting ideas through a wide range of linking expressions, and highlighting the main ideas. The main emphasis is put on negotiation skills: using persuasive language, setting limits to your demands and concessions.
This is a rough guide on what materials to expect, students will receive more detailed information after discussing their individual needs with the teacher during their first lesson.
New Headway Academic Skills - level 3, S. Philpot, L. Curnick, E. Pathare, G. Pathare & R. Harrison; Oxford
Academic vocabulary in use (2012), M. McCarthy, F. O´Dell; Cambridge University Press
Aiming to Advance (2010), Z. Strnadová; Leda
Advanced Grammar In Use (2013), Hewings; Cambridge
TOEFL/IELTS/CAE test preparation materials
authentic materials (scientific articles, TED talks and other videos)