UGE 04 – English Four
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Course objectives :
Reading: 1. Students are able to understand long and complex texts appreciating distinctions of style (formal/informal). 2. Students can formulate an opinion about the text, providing logical rationale. 3. Students can understand, with ease, specialized articles, and longer technical instructions, even when they do not relate to their field. 4. Students can extract specific information from the text. 5. Students can understand when information is implied and not directly stated in an attempt to draw conclusions and make inferences about the feelings and attitudes of the characters/ writer of the text, and the opinion of the writer. 6. Students can identify the pronoun reference from within a text. 7. Students can identify the meaning of a word from context. 8. Students can analyse literary texts\’ themes and characters. Speaking: 1. Students can express themselves fluently without much sign of having to restrict what they want to say. 2. They have a good command of a good lexical repertoire including idiomatic expressions and colloquialisms with occasional minor slips, but no significant vocabulary errors, allowing gaps to be readily overcome with little obvious searching for expressions and avoidance strategies. 3. They demonstrate grammatical control with occasional slips and minor flaws in sentence structure which can often be corrected in retrospect, showing controlled use of connectors and cohesive devices along with using a variety of linking words efficiently to clearly accentuate the relationships between ideas. 4. They can intervene appropriately in discussions and debates exploiting appropriate language to do so and can maintain, initiate and end discourse appropriately with effective turn taking. 5. Students can formulate ideas and opinions with precision and relate their contribution skilfully to those of other speakers. 6. Students can debate a certain topic with clear prompts and to be able to defend a point of view, having conducted some research on the topic. Listening: 1. Students can understand any kind of spoken language at fast native speed when they have some time to get familiar with the accent. 2. They can understand enough to follow extended speech on abstract and complex topics beyond their own field. 3. They can recognize a wide range of idiomatic expressions and colloquialisms. 4. They can follow most lectures, discussions and debates with relative ease and can extract specific information along with elaborating on it from their own perspective (production) 5. They can draw conclusions and make inferences about the emotions of the speakers and the relationship between them. 6. They can select or match speakers from a list. 7. They can identify the setting or degree of formality of the conversation. Writing (Covering letter – Problem-solution essay) 1. Students can write clear, smooth-flowing, well-structured text. 2. They can develop an argument systematically giving appropriate emphasis to significant points and present relevant supporting details. 3. Students can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices. 4. They can write a covering letter to apply to a letter, with accurate layout and appropriate content. 5. They can write a problem solution essay, discussing a certain problem (reasons or results) and suggest some solutions.
Course description :
Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing a controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
Course assessment :
Final Exam = 50 marks Course Work = 50 marks 10 marks Midterm (Reading and Systems) 10 marks Writing Quiz (in class after midterm) 5 marks Listening Quiz (in lab before midterm) 5 marks Quarter 1 (in class before midterm) (Reading and Writing) 5 marks Speaking quiz (in class after midterm) 15 marks Moodle: 5 marks Quarter 2 (Systems) 10 marks graded tasks (2 graded tasks)
Recommended text books :
Language Leader advanced coursebook