REASONS TO STUDY ABROAD

Цілі: формувати навички вживання нових лексичних одиниць; вдосконалювати навички читання, аудіювання й усного монологічного мовлення; розвивати пізнавальні інтереси учнів; виховувати відповідальне ставлення до вибору майбутньої професії, а також загальну культуру учнів.

Procedure

1.Warm-up

Fill in the chart.

Jobs

Actions

Things

Captain

Steers

Ship

1) Architect, 2) Buildings, 3) Captain, 4) Computer programmer, 5) Design, 6) Engineer, 7) Interview, 8) Journalist, 9) Machines, 10) Matches, 11) Mechanic, 12) Perform, 13) Photographer, 14) Photos, 15) Pop-singer, 16) Programs, 17) Repair, 18) Reporter, 19) Ship, 20) Songs, 21) Steers, 22) Tennis player.

2. Speaking

Do ex. 1, p. 56.

3. Listening and speaking

What questions would you ask if you called a language program overseas to find out more about it? Think of five questions and rank them in order of importance to you.

Listen carefully to the following discussion. Compare your questions to the ones asked in the conversation.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE CENTER

Listen to the conversation and answer the questions.

Receptionist. English Language Center. How may I help you?

Caller. Yes. I’m calling to find out more information about your program. For example, what kind of courses do you offer?

Receptionist. Well, first of all, the purpose of our program is to provide language learning opportunities to this area’s community [Uh-hum], whether a student’s goal is to master basic functional language skills, let’s say, for his or her job, or to study intensively to enter a US college or university.

Caller. Okay. I’m calling for a friend who is interested in attending a US university.

Receptionist. And that’s the kind of, uh, instruction that we provide, from basic communication courses to content-based classes such as computer literacy, intercultural communication, and business English.

Caller. Great. What are your application deadlines for the next semester?

Receptionist. Well, we ask applicants to apply no later than two months before the semester begins. [Uh-hum] This gives us time to process the application and issue the student’s 1-20.

Caller. An 1-20?

Receptionist. Oh, an 1-20 is a form that indicates that we are giving permission for the student to study in our program, and then the student takes this form to the US embassy in his or her country to apply for the F-l student visa.

Caller. Alright. What is the tuition for a full-time student?

Receptionist. It’s...

two thousand thirty dollars.

Caller. And how does one apply?

Receptionist. Well, we can send you an application and you can mail it back to us, or you can fill out our application that’s online at our Web site.

Caller. And are there other materials I would need to send in addition to the application form?

Receptionist. Uh, yes. You would need to send in a $35 non-refundable application fee, a sponsorship form indicating who will be responsible financially for the student while studying in our program, and a bank statement showing that you or your sponsor has sufficient funds to cover tuition expenses and living costs for the entire year of study.

Caller. And how can I send these materials to you?

Receptionist. You can either send the application packet by regular mail or you can fax it.

Caller. And the application fee?

Receptionist. We accept money orders, travelers checks, or credit cards.

Caller. Alright. I think that’s about it.

Receptionist. Okay great.

Caller. Oh and what is your name?

Receptionist. Ok. My name is Tony Nelson. You can just call and ask for me.

Caller. Great. Thank you for help.

Receptionist. No problem and please don’t hesitate to call again if you have any other questions.

Caller. Okay. Goodbye.

1) Which was NOT mentioned as part of the purpose of the English Language Center?

A) to help international students prepare to enter institutions of higher learning

B) to teach students how to use English in their daily lives and at work

C) to provide work opportunities for graduating students in the community

2) What is one course taught at the English Language Center?

A) business English

B) US Culture

C) TOEFL

3) If the Fall semester begins on August 29th, by what date should one apply to the program?

A) May 29th

B) June 29th

C) July 29th

4) What is the tuition for a full-time student?

A) $2030

B) $2300

C) $2013

5) Which one was NOT mentioned as part of the application packet a student must send to the center?

A) sponsorship form

B) high school transcripts

C) application fee

4. Summary

Explain and discuss problems related to choosing a school overseas with your partner.

5. Homework

Write a composition about:

– the differences in studying in your home country and in another country

– the difficulties in adjusting to another educational system abroad


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