Vocabulary Blast* !
Make 2015 your year to blast off to a higher level of vocabulary.
The most successful people have the most extensive vocabularies. The more words you have at your command, the more effective your communication can be and the more influence you can have on the people around you. Now more than ever, a strong vocabulary is essential.
Goals, Objectives, and Strategies – Increase your store of vocabulary by leaps and bounds. Specifically, you’ll master 240+ words and word parts at just above your level in less than a year. Every week you’ll study at least 10 words by touching them at least six times each through a wide variety of in-context activities. You’ll be quizzed on these words every week and tested on larger units four times. Along the way, your professor introduces the words and reviews them with you. It’s your job to complete your homework.
Assessment – First take the 30-minute placement exam: http://www.quia.com/quiz/5088048.html (Contact Maestro for your score). Then, take the course and complete all of your homework. When you take the final exam, you’ll have no trouble scoring at least 70% to pass the course.
Course content – The entire course is online: your textbook, live classes with your professor, quizzes, and tests.
Live Instruction – Native speakers of English with advanced degrees in education will lead the online course instruction. No special equipment is necessary.
Schedule – The course runs two semesters from February 1 – May 10 and June 7-Sept 13, 2015 or when your group is ready. Your live class with your professor will take place at the time and day of the week depending on your level and location as follows:
United States and the Americas Sundays 4:00-6:00pm EST (2100-2300 GMT)
Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia Wednesdays and/or Thursdays 1500-1700 GMT
Tuition – The cost to enroll includes everything: placement exam, ongoing quizzes, final exam, online course materials, live class instruction, and electronic certificates for those who pass. Payment must be made in full by the start of class. Those who pay for two semesters upfront receive a 20% discount.
To blast* off means to take off like a rocket. To have a blast* means to have fun. In other words, when you take this class you’ll see explosive growth in your store of vocabulary and have fun at the same time!