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LEVEL
Intermediate High

SEMESTER
Winter, starting week of January 7, 2019

DAY/TIME
Wednesdays, 10 weeks
4 to 6 p.m.

PRICE
$329

LOCATION
Chattanooga School of Language

What information will be covered during this course?

Intermediate High (B2)
(approximately 480 hours)

This class builds on the skills acquired at the Novice (Low-High) and Intermediate (Low-Mid) courses and continues to focus on the acquisition of high frequency words (the most frequently used words in a language), common structures and cognates (if applicable in target language). In this class, students will expand their knowledge of high frequency vocabulary, build their comprehension skills, and be able to converse with ease and confidence when dealing with the routine tasks and social situations of the Intermediate level.

Review the Proficiency Guidelines (click here) for this level and learn what you can do with language at this level in terms of speaking, writing, listening, and reading in real-world situations and non-rehearsed context.

Competencies acquired at this level: (according to ACTFL)

Intermediate High:

  • I can usually follow the main message in various time frames in straightforward, and sometimes descriptive, paragraph length informational texts. [Interpretive]
  • I can usually follow the main story and actions expressed in various time frames in paragraph-length fictional texts. [Interpretive]
  • I can usually understand the main idea and flow of events expressed in various time frames in conversations and discussions. [Interpretive]
  • I can exchange information in conversations and some discussions on a variety of familiar and some concrete topics that I have researched, using connected sentences that may combine to form paragraphs and asking a variety of questions, often across various time frames. [Interpersonal]
  • I can interact with others to meet my needs in a variety of situations, sometimes involving a complication, using connected sentences that may combine to form paragraphs and asking a variety of questions, often across various time frames. [Interpersonal]
  • I can explain preferences, opinions, and emotions and provide advice on a variety of familiar and some concrete topics that I have researched, using connected sentences that may combine to form paragraphs and asking a variety of questions, often across various time frames. [Interpersonal]
  • I can tell stories about school and community events and personal experiences, using a few short paragraphs, often across various time frames. [Presentational]
  • I can state my viewpoint on familiar or researched topics and provide reasons to support it, using a few short paragraphs, often across various time frames. [Presentational]
  • I can give detailed presentations on a variety of familiar topics and some concrete topics I have researched, using a few short paragraphs, often across various time frames. [Presentational]

Any additional materials for this course will be ordered for you by CSL and given to you in class.