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Level 8-9 Listening/Speaking

  • language: English
  • duration: 4 weeks
  • start date: 2:00 PM Jul 15 2019
Academic English

About this Course

This course focuses on basic English communication skills for high-intermediate English learners. Topics covered include critical analysis.

For the course syllabus, student forms, and policies, please refer to Student Resources on the TLC website.


Course Objectives

  • 8.LS.1 Associate causes and effects from a variety of sources.
  • 8.LS.2 Brainstorm solutions, classify information, and determine the accuracy of information collected from sources.
  • 8.LS.3 Deliver a 5-minute planned presentation with electronic visuals and proper citations.
  • 8.LS.4 Deliver an impromptu presentation on class topics.


  • 9.LS.1 Use quotations and reported speech to support oral arguments.
  • 9.LS.2 Deliver a 5 to 7-minute planned presentation with electronic visuals and proper citations.
  • 9.LS.3 Respond in complete sentences to impromptu open-ended questions about class topics.


Integrated Objectives

  • 8.G.1 Produce grammatically appropriate sentences with modals of ability, possibility, permission, requests, necessity, prohibition, advisability, and expectations.
  • 8.G.2 Produce sentences with noun clauses.
  • 8.G.3 Produce sentences with quoted and reported speech.
  • 8.G.4 Identify and produce adverb clauses of cause, contrast, time, manner, concession, condition, purpose, reason, and place.


  • 9.G.1 Produce grammatically appropriate sentences using all verbs covered in previous levels (present, past, future, modals; active + passive).
  • 9.G.2 Produce sentences with accurate article usage.
  • 9.G.3 Produce sentences and respond to questions using true and untrue conditionals.
  • 9.G.4 Produce grammatically appropriate noun clauses, adjective clauses, and adverb clauses.


  • 8.RW.1 Respond to analysis questions on academic sources.
  • 8.RW.2 Produce non-formulaic thesis statements appropriate to specific academic tasks.
  • 8.RW.3 Produce a 3 to 4-page analysis paper over an extended piece of work (novel, biography, collection of articles, professional journal, short stories), with 2+ outside sources and proper citation.


  • 9.RW.1 Produce plans for timely completion of an academic writing project.
  • 9.RW.2 Produce an in-depth academic or professional project with at least 3 outside sources (business proposal, case study, research paper, etc.) that adheres to academic formatting guidelines.
  • 9.RW.3 Evaluate information as effective or ineffective by evaluating bias, tone, purpose, and quality of research.

Learning modules

  • Week 1
    • Attendance

    • Moon Landing Vocabulary

    • Attendance

    • Moon Landing Listening

    • Attendance

    • Warm-up Discussion about Cities

    • Attendance

    • Do Cities have a Personality?

  • Week 2
    • Attendance

    • Figurative Language Impromptu Presentations

    • Attendance

    • Listening 2

    • Attendance

    • Attendance

    • Vas Vegas Comprehension Questions

    • Las Vegas Vocab Practice

    • Attendance

    • Impromptu City Presentation

  • Week 3
    • Attendance

    • Phrasal Verbs

    • Attendance

    • Ted Talk - Cities

    • Attendance

    • Cities Presentation

    • Attendance

    • Attendance

  • Week 4
    • Attendance

    • Attendance

    • Attendance

    • Attendance

    • L9 Final Exam Presentation

    • L8 Final Exam Presentation

About the Instructor

8 courses

50 students

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Ashlee Evans

I'm a teacher at TLC Edmond.

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