Course Syllabus

 

Course Description

Welcome to "Vocabulary Level 2," a comprehensive online course dedicated to expanding your linguistic horizons and deepening your appreciation for the richness and diversity of the English language. This course is structured into ten meticulously crafted lessons, each focusing on different aspects of vocabulary development.

Lesson 1: Global Lexicon - The Influence of Foreign Languages on English Our linguistic journey begins with an exploration of how English has been shaped by various languages. We'll delve into the etymologies of common English words, tracing their roots back to Latin, Greek, French, and beyond. This lesson not only broadens your vocabulary but also provides a historical context, enhancing your understanding of word origins and their evolutions.

Lesson 2: The Power of Suffixes in Word Formation The second lesson focuses on how suffixes alter the meaning and function of base words. We'll examine a range of common and less familiar suffixes, exploring their roles in word formation. Through engaging exercises, you'll learn to craft new words and understand the nuances of their meanings.

Lesson 3: Pronunciation Challenges in English English pronunciation can be tricky, and this lesson aims to tackle those challenges head-on. We will cover commonly mispronounced words, silent letters, and pronunciation rules that defy logic. Interactive audio examples will aid in perfecting your pronunciation skills.

Lesson 4: Culinary Vocabulary - The Language of Cooking and Food This delicious lesson serves up the language of gastronomy. You'll learn culinary terms that describe cooking techniques, food preparation, and dining experiences. Whether you're reading a recipe or a restaurant review, this lesson ensures you're well-equipped to understand and use culinary vocabulary.

Lesson 5: Exploring Literary Vocabulary and Terms Here, we dive into the language of literature. From poetic devices to narrative techniques, this lesson covers terms that are crucial for understanding and analyzing literary works. This is an essential lesson for aspiring writers and avid readers alike.

Lesson 6: Describing Personalities - Words for Human Traits Understanding and describing human personality and behavior is key in many aspects of life. This lesson introduces vocabulary that paints a vivid picture of human characteristics, emotions, and behaviors. You'll learn to articulate observations about people with greater clarity and insight.

Lesson 7: Clarifying Confusables - Differentiating Commonly Misused Words English is rife with words that look or sound similar but have different meanings. This lesson focuses on demystifying these confusables. Through comparative analysis, you'll learn to distinguish between commonly mixed-up words, enhancing your writing precision and verbal clarity.

Lesson 8: Navigating Academic Jargon - Words Common in Testing Academic jargon can often be impenetrable. This lesson aims to decode complex academic terminology, particularly those prevalent in standardized tests and scholarly discourse. You'll gain confidence in navigating academic texts and discussions.

Lesson 9: Tech Talk - Understanding Modern Technology Terms In our increasingly digital world, tech literacy is crucial. This lesson covers essential technology-related vocabulary, from internet slang to technical terms used in the IT industry. Whether you're a tech enthusiast or just aiming to stay updated, this lesson is invaluable.

Lesson 10: Beware of Deceptions - Navigating Tricky English Words The final lesson of the course focuses on English words that are often deceptive in their meanings. We'll explore words with surprising definitions, helping you avoid common pitfalls and misunderstandings.

Throughout this course, each lesson is accompanied by assignments, exams, and a wealth of resources, all designed to reinforce learning and ensure a comprehensive understanding of each topic. By the end of this course, you will not only have enriched your vocabulary but also gained a deeper appreciation for the dynamic and evolving nature of the English language. Join us on this exciting journey to linguistic mastery in "Vocabulary Building Level 2."

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
An Introduction 1 points
Lesson Exam 1 10 points
Lesson Exam 2 20 points
Lesson Exam 3 10 points
Lesson Exam 4 10 points
Lesson Exam 5 20 points
Lesson Exam 6 30 points
Lesson Exam 7 18 points
Lesson Exam 8 20 points
Lesson Exam 9 20 points
Lesson Exam 10 20 points
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