Course description: Level 5 is for people who completed Level 4 or who have very good knowledge of the language acquired through living in the country extensively or through using the language regularly through work or personal relationships. The course runs over three ten week terms and each session is two hours long. The course includes all four skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening. The course will cover the following:
Topics: specialised topics of interest, old films, colloquial expressions, regional language. Cultural references: historical highlights, politics, music, sport, topics chosen according to students’ specialised interests.
Functions: understanding colloquial language, understanding basic regional accents and language; expressing preference, supporting an argument, public presentations, expressing gratitude, sympathy, appreciation; expressing regret and indifference; defending and accusing, analysing, and responding to, reviews and criticism, writing reviews and summaries.
Grammar: revision of grammar introduced on previous levels, colloquial and regional grammatical forms, historical past, synonyms, antonyms.
Study materials: authentic press articles; audio and video clips, teacher’s materials.