928122 English (Int 2)

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COURSE OUTLINE
Code/Title : 928122 / English Language (Intermediate 2)
Lecturer(s) : 1. Ms. Christine
Academic Year/Semester : Semester 2, Year 2
Credit Hours : 3
Prerequisite (if any) : Completed English Language
1. The OBJECTIVES of this course are to develop:
_ listening, speaking, reading & writing skills
_ vocabulary skills
_ an awareness of language usage
_ critical thinking skills
_ develop confident on public speaking and presentation skills
2. LANGUAGE SKILLS & LANGUAGE CONTENTS to be covered include:
2.1 Language Skills:
- discerning main ideas
- locating specific details
- predicting outcomes
- using correct pronunciation, stress & intonation
- speaking coherently
- interacting in group discussions
- skimming & scanning for information
- identifying main ideas
- identifying supporting details
- making inferences
- writing thesis statement, topic, supporting & concluding sentence
- understanding writing process and paragraph structure
2.2 Language Contents:
- Grammar (prepositions/present tense/present progressive/concord/
conjunctions/sentence structure/compound & complex sentences )
-Vocabulary (words related to themes/topics/synonyms/antonyms)
- Mechanics of Writing (capitalisation, commas, full stops, paragraphs)
3. LEARNING OUTCOME:
- Students will be able to plan and write a good thesis and able to develop their own
writing style.
- Students will be able to write Comparison and Contrast, Cause and Effect, and
Persuasive and Arguementative Essay which able to support in the topic.
- Students will be able to develop self learning skills and research skills in
contemporary issues.
- Students will be able to express their personal opinion in confident manner.
4. TEACHING STRATEGIES:
- Exercise (Oral and Written)
- Essay Writing
- Group / Class disucssion
- Oral Presentations
- Role plays
- Peer Evaluation
5. COURSEWORK (50%):
_ Quizzes (spelling, grammar, vocabulary etc.) ....................10%
_ Oral Presentation …………………………………………20%
_ Mid-Term Test ……………………....................................20%
6. FINAL EXAMINATION (50%):
_ Section A: Reading Comprehension [30 marks]
_ Section B: Language Usage, Vocabulary & Cloze Passage [40 marks]
_ Section C: Writing [30 marks]
7. LEARNING UNITS: 1. Academic Success 2. Life Choices 3. My Culture, Your
Culture
8. TEXTBOOK: Fellag,L.R.,(2005),Write Ahead:Skills for Academic Success (2),
NY: Longman
9. REFERENCE: Blanchard,K., & Root,C.,(1994), Ready to Write, Longman
Blanchard,K., & Root,C.,(1997), Ready to Write More, Longman
Eastwood, J., (2000), Oxford Practice Grammar, (14th ed.), OUP
cyy/2001
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