The TOEFL test measures reading, writing, listening and speaking. There are an infinite number of ways to practice the four skills of English. I believe that training in order to simply pass a test like TOEFL or IELTS robs students of the joy and sense of purpose they can find when studying a foreign language. Language study should be about discovery and self-expression.
In this photography class students are able to get a significant amount of English practice. Students must listen to English in order to understand how to use the photographic techniques being taught. They must speak in English in order to ask questions and get advice. They must read handouts and notes that were written in English. Finally, they must write in English in order to express what they were seeing in photographs. By experiencing English in this way, students cannot only get the valuable practice they need for tests like TOEFL or IELTS, they also have the opportunity to use English in a way that allows them to accomplish more practical goals.
Besides English practice, this photography class has other benefits. By learning to see the world from different perspectives and by trying to understand and apply newly learned skills to the goal of taking great photos, students can expand their ability to think critically, to be creative, and to solve problems. All of these are valuable skills for building a strong future as a healthcare professional.
Of course, students will learn various techniques to improve their photography.
Please ignore the printed syllabus you may have received and follow the syllabus that is written here.
|Section 1: Introduction|
|The Great Masters|
|Elements and Principles of Design|
|Exposure and Camera Settings|
|Trick Photography I|
|Trick Photography II|