Elective Classes at EC Boston!

Wondering what elective classes are currently being offered at EC Boston? Our Academic Team and teachers put together this list of electives including the teacher, time, and content for each class. Enjoy!

Advanced/Upper/High Intermediate

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays

Advanced Write Now MWF 11:35 Carolyn Writing at the Upper and Advanced levels.
Establish a strong familiarity and confidence in writing in English with many opportunities to write while integrating new vocabulary and grammar.
Film Studies 120 MWF 11:35 Tessa Viewing films.
Develop critical skills by watching, analyzing, and learning to express criticisms on a varied genre of films.
Write Now 122 MWF 11:35 Leslie
Write Now 121 MWF 1:10 Rachel Writing at the High Intermediate level. Establish a strong familiarity and confidence in writing in English with many opportunities to write while integrating new vocabulary and grammar.

 

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Advanced Academic Skills TT 1:10 Anna Developing research and study skills for academic pursuits.
Analyze complex issues in society through the use of academic language.
Advanced Get Talking TT 11:35 Tessa Speaking at the Advanced level. Develop confidence in holding conversations in English by utilizing structural collocations, language of debate, and vocabulary for casual and formal situations.
Lang Through Music 120 TT 11:35 Cosimo
Lang Through Music 121 TT 1:10 Tessa Using music to analyze structure and culture.
Focus on different singer/songwriters and genres that have impacted and shaped the music world. Emphasize vocabulary, reading and comprehension in addition to listening activities.
Get Talking 120 TT 1:10 JennaTalking at the High Intermediate level.
Develop confidence and practice speaking about a variety of topics you may encounter in conversation with a native speaker.
Grammar in Real Contexts 120 TT 1:10 Victoria Using higher level grammar in context. Strengthen and build confidence with English grammar through activities and lessons with a focus on practical application.
Slang TT 1:10 Jenna How Americans speak outside of school.
Learning about informal language, idioms, and phrases native speakers say that don’t always make literal sense. We use music and media to give real examples, while the skills we focus on are speaking, vocabulary, listening, intonation, and pronunciation.
World of Words 121 (Vocabulary) TT 1:10 Danielle Text-based presentations of vocabulary and idioms.
Determine the meaning of vocabulary words from the context in which they are used and practice the new vocabulary in productive skills activities.

 

Intermediate/Low Intermediate

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays

Global Citizenship 110 MWF 11:35AnnaMulticultural awareness elective. Exploring cultural aspects of the world around us and becoming better cultured by means of new words, and phrases to help us express our opinions respectfully when conversing in a multicultural setting.
Media Studies MWF 11:35 Rick Social media elective.
Sharpening analytical skills by studying a variety of news media, separating fact from opinion and analyzing meaning.
Write Now 110 MWF 11:35 Danielle
Write Now 111 MWF 1:10 Victoria Writing at the Low and Intermediate level. Establish a strong familiarity and confidence in writing in English with many opportunities to write while integrating new vocabulary and grammar.

 

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Get Talking 115  TT 11:35 Mary
Get Talking 111 TT 1:10 Dovshe
Get Talking 113 WF 11:35 Cat Talking at the Low and Intermediate level.
Develop confidence and practice speaking about a variety of topics you may encounter in conversation with a native speaker.
Grammar in Real Contexts 110 TT 11:35 Lucas Using Low and Intermediate level grammar in context.
Strengthen and build confidence with English grammar through activities and lessons with a focus on practical application.
Intro TOEFL TT 11:35 Tyler Test prep elective for TOEFL.
Learning the structure of the TOEFL exam and practice basic test-taking strategies. Students will practice all skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening.
Lang Through Music 110 TT 1:10 Carolyn Using music to analyze structure and culture.
Focus on different singer/songwriters and genres that have impacted and shaped the music world. Emphasize vocabulary, reading and comprehension in addition to listening activities.
World of Worlds 111 TT 11:35 Katherine Donnelly
World of Words 110 TT 1:10 Rachel
Text-based presentations of vocabulary and idioms.
Determine the meaning of vocabulary words from the context in which they are used and practice the new vocabulary in productive skills activities.

 

Business Electives: English For Work

Bit of Business MWF 11:35 Gordon Business English.
Improving speaking, listening, reading, writing and vocabulary, focusing on the world of business. Reading from business texts, role-play business situations, listening to business lectures and expanding business vocabulary, using real-world materials.
Business TT 1:10 John Business English.
Improving speaking, listening, reading, writing and vocabulary, focusing on the world of business. Reading from business texts, role-play business situations, listening to business lectures and expanding business vocabulary, using real-world materials.

 

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