Course Syllabus: Enhance Your Everyday Vocabulary
with CEU Certificate*
Have you ever been reading a newspaper or listening to a commentary and been confronted with a word you didn't know -- like for instance, plethora? Over the years, you've seen and heard this word 20 times but you don't quite manage to remember the definition or use the word yourself when writing or speaking. You were supposed to have learned all this vocabulary stuff in high school or college but maybe you were absent that day? Well, It's never too late to fill in some of the gaps.
Increase your vocabulary at your own pace! Memorize just 10 words a day - or a week - whatever works for your schedule. In some cases it's not really memory work - it's just 'refreshing'. Amaze your business associates, family, friends, and (more importantly) yourself by enhancing your conversational skills. Not only will you avoid the embarrassment of misusing or mispronouncing words, but also with the right vocabulary you may impress others with your dexterous and inventive handling of important concepts without being considered a show-off. Plus vocabulary enrichment does wonders for your self-esteem and certainly has the added benefits of helping with crossword puzzles and Trivial Pursuit.
Through these interactive lessons, which have divided up ten different words in twenty lessons, you will learn interesting and relevant vocabulary. Words used frequently by "experts" to describe various cultures, words used in restaurants, words used in economics and business, legal words, technology terms, psychological jargon and much more. You'll not only practice using the words in a sentence you create, you'll also be writing short paragraphs with some of the words. Although the course emphasis is on vocabulary building, you'll have the added bonus of receiving some general writing assistance. So join the class and retain some of those words you once learned and promptly forgot.
This would be considered an Intermediate vocabulary course.
To complete this course students must finish all assignments and quizzes.
Each lesson will be associated with a practice assignment. The assignments are just intended to help you master the new vocabulary words. Each lesson will also contain a brief quiz that will test random vocabulary words presented in the lesson.
Each end of the lesson quiz is worth 6- 8 pts. (there are 19 lessons)
There is a midterm and final each worth 20 pts.
Class participation is worth 20 pts.
|Lesson 2 Assignment: Some Words Rooted in Foreign Languages||10|
|Lesson 2: Quiz||6|
|Lesson 3 Assignment: Suffixes||10|
|Lesson 3: Quiz||7|
|Lesson 4: Assignment Words with Pronunciation Pitfalls||10|
|Lesson 4: Quiz||5|
|Lesson 5 Assignment: Having to do with Food Preparation||10|
|Lesson 5: Quiz||4|
|Lesson 6 Assignment: Literary Terms||10|
|Lesson 6: Quiz||4|
|Lesson 7 Assignment: Words Describing Human Traits||10|
|Lesson 7: Quiz||5|
|Lesson 8 Assignment: Words Often Interchanged||10|
|Lesson 8: Quiz||3|
|Lesson 9 Assignment: Words Used in Testing||10|
|Lesson 9: Quiz||6|
|Lesson 10: Assignment: Technology Words||10|
|Lesson 10: Quiz||4|
|Lesson 11 Assignment: Words That May Deceive You||10|
|Lesson 11: Quiz||5|
|Lesson 12 Assignment: Expanding Your Description Vocabulary||10|
|Lesson 12: Quiz||4|
|Lesson 13 Assignment- Roots||10|
|Lesson 13: Quiz||2|
|Lesson 14 Assignment- Descriptive Adjectives and Human Traits||10|
|Lesson 14: Quiz||6|
|Lesson 15 Assignment - Legal Vocabulary||10|
|Lesson 15: Quiz||4|
|Lesson 16 Assignment: Words from Many Cultures||10|
|Lesson 16: Quiz||4|
|Lesson 17 Assignment - Business and Economic Terms||10|
|Lesson 17: Quiz||5|
|Lesson 18 Assignment- Words for Human Abnormalities||10|
|Lesson 18: Quiz||5|
|Lesson 19 Assignment- Human Behavior||10|
|Lesson 19: Quiz||4|
|Lesson 20 Assignment - Philosophy and Theory||10|
|Lesson 20: Quiz||4|
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