A new year is just around the corner, and the first lesson in English courses starts this Monday with an English class on Monday at 10:30 a.m. from a classroom at Washington State University.
The class will be available to the public and will cover topics like vocabulary, grammar and punctuation, among other things.
Classes start in the fall semester, but there’s no reason the first class will take place in September.
“The class is geared toward the English language learner, the person who is looking to get back into regular classes or even a regular job,” said K.J. Smith, the instructor of the class.
The instructor will be a regular faculty member who will be teaching this class, he added.
“I’m hoping to get the majority of the learners through the first week.”
Smith said he hopes to get students through the course before the start of the new academic year, which is expected in October.
“We will be going into the next school year,” he said.
The class will begin with English as the second language, or ELL, classes, with students reading from the same books and listening to the same songs.
There will also be a second-language immersion class for people who can’t speak the language, but who have some other skill.
The third language immersion class is the third course of the semester.
Smith said the first two classes have been very popular and the third will be more difficult.
The course is part of a larger initiative to prepare students for a variety of careers in the humanities, social sciences and more.
Smith also said the course is not aimed at ESL learners, but instead aims to prepare for college admissions.
The first course is in Spanish and English and focuses on grammar, vocabulary and the history of English.
Students will learn the basics of Latin, Greek and Latin-based writing, while also getting to grips with the modern history of the language.
The second course is on Latin-related topics, such as the Roman Empire, and includes reading Latin works and other texts.
The course will be in English and also be part of the first-year curriculum.
The second course, said Smith, will be the second class for those who need to improve their English in order to enter the workforce.
The teacher said the aim of the second course was to prepare the students for the new job market.
“You have to take a look at your resume to find out what the career path is for you,” he explained.
Students will have two different learning styles, Smith said.
“Some of the things they’ll learn are a lot of reading and listening,” he noted.
“And then some of the other things are reading and writing.”
Students will also have the opportunity to participate in the classes as part of their extracurricular activities.
“The students will be allowed to take part in whatever activities they want,” he added, but he said the classes are meant to teach students how to work with materials.
The classroom is part-time and closed to the general public, but the instructor said that should not be a problem for students who can afford to travel.
Smith said the students who have chosen to take the class are students who are interested in continuing their education or in studying abroad.
He added that the teacher is hoping to make it accessible to everyone.
“This class is intended to make a really strong impact for those students who want to continue their education and they want to work and they just want to learn English,” Smith said, noting that the class will teach students about the history and culture of the United States and will help students prepare for the workforce and beyond.
The Washington Post