Power Speaking Program
Speaking is the key to communication. This innovative program builds strong communication skills and confidence with a strong focus on speaking skills. Power Speaking helps students with daily conversational skills, and covers a wide range of topics. It allows them to use learned expressions and vocabulary to create sentences that are used on a regular basis in real life situations.
In this program, students learn to express themselves more naturally and with greater fluency. They receive direct one on one feedback from their teacher to enhance their progress each week. Students are placed in Power Speaking 1, 2, 3 or 4 according to their English proficiency and will be evaluated on a bi-weekly basis.
Entry Level: Various levels
Power Speaking 1:
This course is designed to help students start forming sentences in real world conversations. The main goal is to aid the students in their conversation ability as they learn to organize their sentences and build confidence using the language to communicate with their classmates and instructor. The class focuses on using a communicative approach. This means that the teacher will emphasize participation from students and give corrective feedback where necessary. Teaching methods are focused on active participation, pronunciation, and listening skills.
Power Speaking 2:
This course is designed to provide students with as much speaking and listening practice as possible. It offers practical, everyday English skills through functional English lessons. The course also sharpens students’ academic skills through intellectually-stimulating discussions and vocabulary-building exercises. The class also uses a communicative approach and allows students a variety of opportunities to express their opinions and creativity. Teaching methods are focused on active participation, speaking, and listening skills.
Power Speaking 3
The main goal is to aid in the transition from a conversational English foundation, to a more complex and academic one. Students will have ample opportunities to work in groups, and complete in-class presentations. Additionally, bi-weekly assignments will help in evaluating students’ levels and provide plenty of opportunities for feedback. As with all Power Speaking courses, class activities are focused on active participation, pronunciation, and listening skills.
Power Speaking 4
This course is designed to be an upper-intermediate speaking course, paving the way to our Advanced Discussion class. The main goal of Power Speaking 4 is to communicate complex ideas clearly and confidently. This classes emphasizes more academic topics, and gets students a bit out of their comfort zones by giving them unfamiliar topics and assignments.