ENG 302 – ADVANCED ENGLISH
COURSE OUTLINE
SEMESTER: FALL 2012
FACULTY MEMBER’S DETAILS
NAME:
OFFICE:
OFFICE HOURS:
EMAIL:
Web Site:
Machi Antoniou
CDA College. Limassol
By Appointment
[email protected]
http://www.cdacollege.ac.cy/site/business-studies-ll/index.htm
Course Description
Through a variety of motivating and thought provoking authentic materials, students develop skills to
improve their ability to read native-speaker texts, understand extended spoken discourse, develop their
writing and participate actively in discussions.
Students are encouraged to develop their study skills through exposure to various learning strategies.
Extensive reading may also be introduced. In order to do so, instructors may assign the reading of
literature for reinforcement and appreciation of the language.
Writing skills: Students are guided through a logical process of writing starting from simpler to more
complicated forms of writing. The difference between formal and informal register is emphasized.
Various types of writing are covered analytically at an advanced level. Such types may include:
narrative, discursive, reflective and argumentative.
Listening skills: Students develop their listening skills through the use of authentic listening material
which they are likely to encounter in real life. Some of the skills include: predictive, intensive and
extensive listening.
Reading skills: Through a variety of more advanced authentic reading texts, students develop their
comprehension as well as their vocabulary. Skills, such as skimming, scanning and inference are
developed.
Grammar: Consolidation of grammatical structures and further development at a more advanced level
are covered such as: tenses, reported speech, relative clauses, conditionals, wish forms, perfect modal
verbs, comparatives, infinitives, gerunds, prepositions, phrasal verbs, adverbs, passive structures,
causatives, linking words, word order and inversion.
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course, students are expected to:
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to broaden their command of English
to practice and develop all four language skills
to facilitate effective learning
to adopt a variety of methodology including accelerated learning techniques
to expose more advanced structures of the language in context
Prerequisite(s) : None
Type of Course: Compulsory for Bachelor in Business Administration
Teaching Methods and Educational Activities
Lectures, presentations, articles discussion, independent and private study, preparation of projects,
fieldwork and group work.
Course Teaching Hours
39 hours a semester. The course is delivered during a 13-week semester.
Assessment method and weight
50% coursework and 50% final examination. Coursework can be one or more of the following: midterm examination, tests, assignments and projects.
Business Studies Grading System
% Grade
90-100
80-89
75-79
65-74
60-64
55-59
50-54
Below 50
Grade
A
B+
B
C+
C
D+
D
F
Grade Meaning Grade Points per Credit
Excellent
4.00
Very Good
3.50
Good
3.00
Above Average
2.50
Average
2.00
Below Average
1.50
Poor
1.00
Failure
0.00
MAIN BOOK
Title:
Advanced Matters
Author(s):
Longman
Edition/Year: 1999
ADDITIONAL READING AND OTHER LEARNING RESOURCES
Books
Title:
Inside Out Advanced
Author(s):
Macmillan Heinernann
Edition/Year: 2001
Title:
Author(s):
Modern Short Stories
Prentice Hall
LEARNING OUTCOMES TABLE
WEEK
ACTIVITIES
LEARNING OUTCOMES AND CONTENT OF THE
COURSE
Course Outline
Reading
Describing places/ Grammar: Unreal use of the past/ Listening:
Comprehensioninterview with Steve Jones/ Speaking: sentence stress and weak
Answering Questions
forms.
“Perfect World”- Reading: newspaper article/ Writing:
1st
Grammar activities
Listening
Comprehension
Speaking
nd
2
“Temper, Temper”- Listening: extract from a radio
programme/ Vocabulary: Collocation/ Grammar: Narrative
Forms/ Reading: newspaper article/ Writing: Letters/ Speaking:
roleplay.
Review Activities
Reading
ComprehensionMultiple Choice
Listening/Grammar
activities
Speaking
rd
3
“Senses and Sensibility”- Reading and Writing: Magazine
Review Activities
article/ Vocabulary: the senses/ Listening: interviw/ Grammar: Reading
Verb Patterns/ Speaking: rhythm.
ComprehensionMultiple Choice
Listening
Grammar activities
Speaking
Watch Movie: “Sense
and Sensibility”
th
4
“Another country”- Grammar: Giving emphasis/ Vocabulary: Writing
emphasising adjectives/ Listening: interview/ Reading: extract Reading
from book/ Writing: Report Writing/ Speaking: shifting stress. ComprehensionMultiple Choice
Listening
Grammar activities
Speaking
5
th
“Business or Pleasure? – Listening: interview / Vocabulary:
Commercial English / Grammar: Future Forms / Reading:
extract from novel/ Speaking: reacting.
Review Activities
Grammar - Reading
Writing
Speaking
Mid-Term Examination
th
6
7th
“Necessity: the mother of invention?”- Listening: interview/ Listening
Vocabulary: Phrasal Verbs/ Grammar: Participle clauses /
Reading: newspaper article / writing: making instructions clear/ Grammar
Speaking: linking vowel sounds.
Reading
Comprehension
Writing
Speaking
th
8
9th
“A common Language”- Vocabulary: problem words/
Review Activities
Listening: interview/ Grammar: perfect and continuous aspects/ Grammar Assignments
Reading: extract from book “Lost In translation” – Watch
movie “Lost in Translation”/ Vocabulary: American English/ Reading Comprehension
Speaking and Writing: Comparing and Contrasting.
Watch Movie
“Good Old Days?”- Listening: interview/ Grammar: Complex Reading
sentences / Reading and Writing: Poems ; An article /
Comprehensions
Vocabulary: choosing the right words/ Speaking: talking
Grammar activities
personally.
Writing
Speaking
10th
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11
Presentations
In class Presentation
Presentations
In Class Presentation
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12
13th
“What do you think?”- Reading: short story/ Grammar:
Reading
modals / Listening: informal discussion/ Speaking and Writing: Writing
giving opinions.
Vocabulary
“A reason to believe”- Reading and Writing: beliefs and
Listening
superstition: magazine article / Vocabulary: idioms and their
derivation/ Grammar written discourse: grammatical reference Grammar
words and linking expressions.
Revision
Preparation for the exam
OTHER INFORMATION:
Class attendance: Students are expected to attend the classes regularly and be punctual.
Office hours: Students are encouraged and advised to visit regularly their instructor during
the office hours and discuss promptly any issue that seems to be important for the student and
his/her success.
Humane matters: Inform your faculty member for any un-expectancies that may occur, thus
not allowing you to carry out your responsibilities.
Library: You are advised to visit regularly the library of our College and read articles
published in academic journals. I recommend you studying regularly among others, articles of
your interest, published in international journals.
NOTES:
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Class attendance and participation in class discussion is expected and absences will
affect your final grade.
The due dates for assignments are non-negotiable and late work will be penalized.
All assignments are to be professional in appearance and type.