ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS BOOST WORKSHOPS


Make your English writing perfect (subject/verb (predicate) agreement in a sentence; nouns vs. pronouns; conjunctions, articles, adjectives vs. adverbs)

The workshop will be solely dedicated to English grammar including but not limited to subject predicate agreement; nouns, pronouns, Past Simple/Present Perfect tenses; adjectives, adverbs. General grammar review will be followed by discussion of common mistakes made by writers in English. Discussions and review will be complemented by quizzes and exercises.

Translate Reading into Comprehension (presentation of knowledge and ideas)

During the workshop special emphasis will be put on the importance of various reading techniques with the purpose of full comprehension. There will be a discussion of reading for general understanding; reading for details understanding. A special technique will be discussed how to guess unknown words through context. In addition to lecture and discussion, special time will be put aside for hands on practice.

Effective Writing

This workshop will focus on essay and story writing. There will be a discussion of the essay structure; the importance of the opening paragraphs, developing the body of the essay. Students will be advised on how to avoid mistakes in writing conclusions. They will be given examples on how to write in a sophisticated language and make their writing attractive and memorable.

Reading for Information (key ideas, craft and structure, integration of knowledge & ideas, range of reading and level of text complexity)

During the workshop there will be a discussion of the definition of key/main ideas. Students will learn to identify main ideas in the shortest possible way. They will be introduced to various levels of text complexity and will be given tools how to navigate in a complicated situation that might arise while reading a text.

Test taking skills

During the workshop there will be a discussion of the test taking process. Students will learn how to deal with anxiety, time management, and concentration. Special attention will be given to multiple choice format of the exams and how to avoid making common mistakes on the exams. There will be a discussion on how to write effective essays on the exams. A set of quizzes will follow the discussion and presentation.

Develop and improve note taking skills

The workshop will help students develop effective note taking skills. It will deal with individual approach of concentration and delivery. There will be a discussion of time management and accuracy.

A set of exercises will follow the discussion. 

Conventions of Standard English (knowledge of language, vocabulary acquisition and use)

The workshop will help students develop effective note taking skills. It will deal with individual approach of concentration and delivery. There will be a discussion of time management and accuracy.

A set of exercises will follow the discussion.