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BASIC ENGLISH COURSE FOR IFI-14

 

Course Name :

Basic English

Study Length :

30 hours 

Beginning Date

May

Finishing Date

June

Academic Year :

Semester II

 

Subject Objectives

This course is designed to help the students study and work efficiently in an English-speaking environment. It aims at improving the IFI students’ English by providing them with necessary skills namely listening, speaking, summarizing an article and writing correspondence.

After this course, the students are able to:

1.      Understand audio documents about general topics.

2.      Communicate in person or over the phone with other people. 

3.      Express their points of view and feelings.

4.      Speak about themselves, their family, their learning and working environment.

5.      Write a summary of an article.

6.      Exchange information and ideas in written English, especially via formal and informal correspondence.

7.      Understand about recruitment procedure as well as application procedure to write an appropriate CV with cover letter and to succeed in a job interview. 

8.      Use correct basic grammatical structures in different situations.

 

Content

Listening and Speaking

  • Developing listening comprehension skills: catching main ideas, detailed ideas…
  • Developing speaking skills.
  • Listening to dialogues, texts, news on general topics.
  • Building vocabulary on formal and informal English.

 

Grammar & Writing

  • Reviewing basic grammatical structures (Tenses and Parts of Speech)
  • Writing a summary of an article.
  • Writing simple social letters/ emails.
  • Writing a CV and a cover letter.

 

Methodology

  • After listening to materials, students are expected to complete exercises given (note-taking, questions answering, gap filling, summarizing…) and speak about the related topics.
  • The students are also provided with the topics/ tasks for writing and speaking
  • Some grammatical materials are given for practice in class and some for self-study.
  • In most of the lessons, the class is divided into two groups studying in two periods of 90 minutes. While one group is working with given listening or writing tasks, the other is working with given speaking tasks or listening to the teacher’s theoretical review. Then the students of two groups swap the tasks.

     

Assessment

§         Small Tests:                    15%

§         Mid-term Test:                 20% (Listening, Speaking, Grammar,  and Writing)

§         Assignment:                    15%

§         Final examination:            50% (Listening: 20%, Speaking: 20% and Writing: 10%)

         

References

Books, Magazines, Newspapers, Working Papers and Websites.

Grammar

EA: www.e-anglais.com

HI: http://www.oup.com/elt/global/products/headway/intermediate

HU: http://www.oup.com/elt/global/products/headway/upp_intermediate

HA: http://www.oup.com/elt/global/products/headway/advanced

Listening

HE: http://www.helsinki.fi/kksc/alms

BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk

CNN: http://www.cnn.com

ELL: http://www.elllo.org

EP: http://www.englishpage.com/listening

FE: http://www.focusenglish.com
EC: http://www.englishclub.com

AU: http://audioster.com

Proposed Schedule

Lesson

Content

1

GRA: Present Tenses

LIS & SPE: Introduction

WRI: Letter writing 1 - Sentence building

2

 

GRA: Past Tenses

LIS & SPE: Hobbies & News 1

WRI: Letter writing 2 - Guided writing 1

3

GRA: Future Tenses

LIS & SPE: Learning Environment & News 2

WRI: Letter writing 3 - Guided writing 2

4

GRA: Part of speech 1 - Nouns

LIS & SPE: Travel with English & News 3

WRI: CV writing

5

Midterm Test

6

GRA: Part of speech 2 – Adjectives and Adverbs

LIS & SPE: Working environment 1 & News 4

WRI: Cover letter writing

7

GRA: Part of speech 3 – Verbs

LIS & SPE: Working environment 2 & News 5

WRI: Summarizing skills

8

GRA: Part of speech 4 - Prepositions/ Phrasal verbs

LIS & SPE: Culture & News 6

WRI: Summarizing skills

9

GRA: Revision

LIS & SPE: Business Culture & News 7

WRI: Summarizing skills

GRA: Grammar            LIS: Listening            WRI: Writing            SPE: Speaking


 
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