|Objective:||To enhance proficiency and competence in the English language to an advanced level with particular emphasis on writing skills for academic purposes.|
|Student Learning Time:||120 hours|
Final Examination: 60%
Listening and Speaking
All listening sub-skills including listening for main ideas and supporting details; Predicting the speaker's next point and confirming or negating the prediction; Listening critically and making own judgements; Recognising the speaker(s)'s point(s), intention(s), role(s) and relationship. All speaking sub-skills including speaking effectively in presenting factual information, persuading and drawing conclusions; Using correct pronunciation, stress, intonation and body language effectively.
Reading and Vocabulary
All sub-skills including reading for main ideas and details; Using skills of inter-textuality and reading critically; Making judgements and hypotheses; Making inferences and predicting outcomes; Distinguishing facts from opinions; Extending and developing vocabulary in context.
To introduce the process of writing; Synthesis essay including synthesising information and paraphrasing; Paragraphing; Developing thesis statement, topic sentence; Developing critical thinking skills; Accessing, collating, organising and presenting data; Citing and documenting sources; Drafting, revising and editing; Argumentative essays and process essays.
Modal verbs; Cohesive devices; Types of sentences; Punctuation marks.
At the completion of the subject, students should be able to: