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English Language A/B (OSA201/202)

an intensive CLIL course for OSA sophomore students at MIC

This content of this course is offered in tandem with a real-time, fall-semester class at MIC, and is not ideal for learners who are not studying at the institution. Materials are only available when the course is in session, and much content is only revealed in stages.

This sophomore CLIL course explores the theory of geographic determinism; the idea that the differences between societies and societal development arise primarily from geographical causes. This theory supports the idea that the transfer of technologies, knowledge, and diseases gave western Eurasian peoples an advantage over the native peoples of the Americas, Africa, and the Pacific islands rather than biological, genetic, or racial differences.

Through reading, writing, and discussion surrounding this theme, students will develop their English language skills. Students will be required to regularly summarize and/or paraphrase orally and in writing what they have read and watched (video), and to produce digital artifacts (recordings, written work, etc.) as evidence of their comprehension, analytical skills, ability to synthesize information, and ability to think critically.


Your Instructor


Cathrine-Mette Mork
Cathrine-Mette Mork

Cathrine-Mette Mork 望久 (モーク) 片梨奈 (カタリーナ) is a Canadian EFL instructor with over 20 years of teaching experience. Read more about her here: http://morksensei.com/about


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts at the beginning of October and ends at early February. You can sometimes jump ahead to do online vocabulary work and only comprehension quizzes, but summaries will only be available after submission of homework for that chapter.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for a few months after the course ends - across any and all devices you own. Note, however, that a great majority of materials will be made unavailable for before the next cohort starts the course.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
If you are unsatisfied with the course, PLEASE give feedback to your teacher! Your comments help us improve the course for future learners!

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