This is an English Upgrading course for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students. Students at the Pre- Intermediate Level will be able to use and develop the reading, writing, vocabulary and grammar skills taught at the Upper Beginner Level. Through the study of themes, students develop language for educational goals and functional use in the community. Students will be able to answer the 5 W questions relating to a previously discussed text. Students will begin to develop skills in scanning and skimming for keywords and information. Vocabulary will be further developed through longer more challenging graphs, brochures, schedules, current affair topics or short texts and the introduction of idioms. Through sign and writing, students will begin to answer open-ended comprehension questions about previously discussed material. Students will complete written application forms, personal messages and postcards. Students will continue to develop Computer skills/literacy through using previously taught email prompts to write a short, personal email to a friend. Students will read, and record short numerical sentences, and discuss and categorize patterns. Students will prepare a short 4-5 sentence about a familiar topic and give a timed, seated presentation. Students are taught using a variety of communication methods, assistive learning equipment and modified materials.
Course code: DHHE 0630H
Length: 10 hours
* Fees are approximate and subject to change. Students are required to pay any applicable fee increases. Fees listed are for domestic students. For international programs, visit VCC International.
† This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.