Writing
Language Learning through Vocabulary and Collocations
Thu. 2nd. Period Tiina Matikainen
Keywords:
Academic English, Grammar, Listening, Speaking, Vocabulary, Writing

This course aims to improve students’ English writing, reading, vocabulary, and speaking skills through collocations. Collocations are combinations of words which frequently appear together, and by knowing them and using them, you can improve your fluency in English. Through thematic collocation units and exercises, students will increase their knowledge of collocations and how to use them. Through collocations in context, each unit features reading, writing, vocabulary, and oral communication exercises.


This course will

1. improve students' knowledge of thematic everyday collocations,

2. improve students' knowledge of using collocations in reading, writing, and speaking,

3. improve students collaborative and communication skills through pair and small group work.


Active Participation: 30%
Quizzes (x2) : 40%
Student Project : 30%


1

Introductions: explain syllabus and class procedures. Getting to know each other.

2

Introduction to Collocations and Class Exercises

3

Topic 1: People

4

Topic 2: Relationships

5

Topic 3: Travel

6

Topic 4: Eating and Drinking

7

Review and Quiz Topics 1-4

8

Topic 5: Health

9

Topic 6: Study

10

Topic 7: The Internet

11

Topic 8: The Environment

12

Review and Quiz Topics 5-8

13

Student Project Workshop

14

Student Project Workshop

15

Class Wrap-Up and Reflection


This class will be conducted only in English and students are expected to use English during class. Practicing our English is the only way we can improve our language proficiency. Students are also expected to actively participate during class, especially during group and pair work.

Note: More than three unexcused absences will result in a failing grade.