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: 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 th 11 Presentations In class Presentation Presentations In Class Presentation th 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: 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.