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At first glance, conditionals seem quite easy : a second thing requires a first thing. However as any language learner and language teacher knows, things are not always what they seem and this applies too to conditionals in English. Native speakers do not always use them correctly, while special traps await Spanish-speakers.
What : This programme reviews the four conditionals in English, uses and misuses, hidden and false forms, when / should / had conditionals, the subjunctive, future time, common problems, interference errors and teaching approaches and activities.
Who : Students, teachers and others interested in contemporary English usage.
Length : eight hours – one-day intensive or two half-days semi-intensive or four two-hour sessions
Eligible for SENCE :yes
Eligible for Ley SEP : yes
Format : interactive seminar
Recommended previous programmes : none
Recommended English level : CEFR-B2 or higher*
Programme Fee ; CLP80 000 (before SENCE)
Session I – Definitions, purposes, forms, uses
Session II – Practice, discrimination, coursebook presentations
Session III – Practice, discrimination, activities and approaches,activities and approaches
Session IV – Common concerns and a problem clinic
Related programmes :
- Pardon my French! Taboo language in English
- Británico´s Contemporary English series
- more programmes are coming soon so please contact us to find out more
For more information, or to speak with a programme advisor, contact us.
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* Unsure as to your level of English, or lacking a formal qualification? We can help!
Check out our Assessment Services available to teachers and to schools.
We can often run a closed programme with as few as 4 participants (slightly more outside Santiago). If you can get four friends or colleagues together, ask us about a closed programme on your date(s), at your time(s) and in your location(s).