|Objective:||To enhance proficiency and competence in the English language to an advanced level with particular emphasis on listening and speaking skills for general purposes.|
|Student Learning Time:||120 hours|
Final examination: 60%
Listening and Speaking
All listening sub-skills including listening for main ideas and supporting details; listening critically and making own judgments; listening for explicitly stated or implicitly suggested information and drawing justifiable and accurate inferences; extracting specifically-required information and significant details used to support ideas. recognizing the speaker(s)’s point(s), intention(s), role(s) and relationship. All speaking sub-skills including observing social conventions in interactions; managing a discussion; asking for and giving information; expressing agreement or disagreement; making suggestions and recommendations; using correct pronunciation, stress, intonation and body language effectively.
Reading and Vocabulary
All sub-skills including skimming and scanning; deriving meaning of words from context; distinguishing main ideas from supporting details and the relevant from the irrelevant; making inferences and predicting outcomes; transferring information from linear to non-linear texts and vice versa; building vocabulary focusing on synonym, antonym, and homonym.
All sub-skills including generating and developing ideas; deciding on relative prominence of points – prioritizing and organizing ideas; developing thesis statement, topic sentences and supporting details; writing effective introductions and conclusions; developing coherent and cohesive paragraphs leading to extended writing; responding critically and appropriately to information contained in linear and non-linear texts; drafting, revising and proofreading; developing expository writing focusing on cause and effect essays.
Word classes, Verb Tenses, Subject Verb Agreement.
Upon completion of this subject, students should be able to: