Level 3 - Course Goals

During the Intermediate III(a) Language Course, you will:

1. Continue to develop expressive and receptive language skills;
2. Actively, orally and in writing, use appropriate and sensitive structures to proficiently:
    a. express anger and frustration
    b. apologize, explain and ask for forgiveness
    c. get someone to hurry, express a sense of urgency
    d. express or sympathize with grief
    e. agree, disagree, persuade and dissuade
3. Orally analyze and critique target language ad materials
4. Hone personal interview skills, using techniques to probe for specific data
5. Ask and respond to open-ended questions on a variety of topics
6. Participate orally in conversations regarding different conditional, hypothetical and imaginary situations;
7. Analyze potentially problematic situations and offer positive solutions;
8. Use literature and references to prepare formal reports on varied topics;
9. Orally present a series of these reports, with one major presentation at the end of the course.

Courses beyond the III(a) are considered to be special advanced courses. These involve a variety of materials and topic areas which are tailored to the advanced student or class. Specialized advanced classes are available in business, medical, financial and other areas of interest. The four functions of language, auditory comprehension, oral production, reading comprehension and writing composition are addressed in all WORLDWIDE courses, but the materials for special advanced courses are selected based on the needs, interest and/or occupational and professional areas most pertinent to the student or group. Students are required to conduct at least one formal interview in a specialized area, as well as make telephone calls, and are given opportunities for additional personal interaction/discourse with native speakers as part of the overall program. As in the rest of the program, students in special advanced courses are also required to keep a journal throughout the duration of the course.