Summer and winter programs given at Instituto Tecnológico de Chihuahua, a local university. The program is intensive, two weeks long per level. It helps students looking to graduate, meet their language requirements quickly. The topics vary widely and are usually picked by me but may change depending on student feedback.
English for beginners
Set the basics for student-teacher communication to quickly reach English only. Practice vocabulary and expressions necessary for class room interaction between students and with the teacher. Get them ready to be able to communicate everything a native student would with their teacher in elementary school.
In class conversations between students with teacher guidance. Also conversations between the teacher and students as a group, focusing on getting those who are shy or do not participate as much. Topics range widely but usually are picked by me and then may change depending on feedback from students.
Reading and writing English
Read from prepared class books as well as articles or writings selected by me from internet sources. Write about subjects picked by me that go well with the lesson in hand. Start off with simple questions. Grow to a series of questions which lead to writing paragraphs with the addition of transitional, connection, comparative and other phrases that help a narrative.
Understanding English movies
Use of an English club for conversations that range widely in subject based on the movie and clip chosen to view. Subjects tend to be more open ended and philosophical in nature but may also be technical or about daily life.
English lifestyle and culture
In the English Club students can bring questions or subjects to consider as a group conversations that range widely in subject based on the student's preference. Subjects tend to be more philosophical in nature but may also be technical or about daily life and work in other countries.