This is a course for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students. Students at the Lower Intermediate Level will be able to use and develop the reading, writing, vocabulary and grammar skills taught at the Pre-Intermediate Level. Through the study of themes, students develop language for educational goals and functional use in the community. Students will read longer, more challenging texts, answering the 5 W questions, open-ended questions and restating main points. Students will sequence sentences not always accompanied by pictures. Vocabulary is developed through current affairs, reading labels, advertisements, more complex graphs, Penguin Readers and safety/warning signs. Idioms are more advanced and demonstrated through both reading comprehension and writing sentences. Students begin to write more formalized paragraphs demonstrating rules of indentation, topic sentence and general format. Students will learn note-taking skills, selecting keywords and use those keywords to write a summary of a previously discussed text. Computer skills/literacy will continue to develop through written emails and messages requesting particular information. Students will begin to solve numerical sentences and word problems. Using learned presentation skills and prompts, students will be asked to prepare a 6-8 sentence, timed presentation on a topic of their choosing. Students are taught using a variety of communication methods, assistive learning equipment and modified materials.
Course code: DHHE 0640F
Length: 20 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.