COURSE INFORMATION
Course Title: CORE ENGLISH
Code Course Type Regular Semester Lecture Recit. Lab Credits ECTS
ENG 107 E 1 - - - 4 5
Lecturer and Office Hours: Mirela Alhasani
Teaching Assistant(s) and Office Hours: -
Language: English
Compulsory/Elective: Compulsory
Classroom and Meeting Time: N/A
Course Description: -
Course Objectives: - To enhance English proficiency from low intermediate to high intermediate towards advanced level - To improve speaking. writing, reading and listening skills - To build up confidence in general English and academic English jargon - To make a smooth gradual introduction to academic writing - To comprehend and use sophisticated grammar knowledge accurately - To enrich vocabulary needed for daily, professional and academic usage
COURSE OUTLINE
Week Topics
1 Theme -Getting to know you/ Living Life to the Full; Conditionals; describing people collocations
2 Theme -In the Public Eye/ Giving Advice - Informal and Formal Writing; Wishes and Regrets
3 Theme- Dream Jobs - Paper Writing on Jobs; Relative Clauses
4 Theme- Connections; Communication Technology;- Extra readings on the topic
5 Theme- A successful business/ Work and business- Writing on Reason, Result and Purpose
6 Theme- Writing essays on business
7 Theme- Being Inventive/ Speaking about inventions
8 Mid-term Exam
9 Theme- Urban Living/ Modern Cities- Writing Reports
10 Theme- You live and Learn/ Reading and Writing Study; Speaking on Life long learning
11 Theme- Making decisions/ Writing letters and email
12 Theme- Language-Human Communication ; Cross-text multiple matching. topic discussions
13 Theme- In my view... Family life- Arts reviews expressing opinions
14 Course revision and highlights for the final exam
Prerequisite(s): Admission test score- Aptis result B1 level four skills
Textbook: Course textbook: Felicity O'Dell & Annie Broadhead , 2015 Objective Advanced , Cambridge University Press, Language Assessment Unit
Other References: - Supplementary Book: Jack Richards & Chuck Sandy, 2008, Passages 2, by Cambridge University Press - Internet based Authentic Materials to illustrate themes of class discussion and creative team work
Laboratory Work: N/A
Computer Usage: N/A
Others: No
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
1 At the end of this academic course , students will be able to have built up verbal interaction confidence in colorful discussions
2 Students will be able to distinguish and to successfully write formal essays, persuasive writing, reports, professional emails
3 Students will have improved their critical and analytical reading skills through exposure to authentic materials such as newspapers, magazines, journals, books, leaflets, brochures
4 Students will strengthen collaborative skills, socialization and group coherence in fulfilling the projects and presentations
5 Students will overall improve the four skills and possess a better command of grammar structured as applied for academic context.
COURSE CONTRIBUTION TO... PROGRAM COMPETENCIES
(Blank : no contribution, 1: least contribution ... 5: highest contribution)
No Program Competencies Cont.
COURSE EVALUATION METHOD
Method Quantity Percentage
Homework
10
2
Midterm Exam(s)
1
25
Presentation
1
10
Final Exam
1
45
Total Percent: 100%
ECTS (ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD)
Activities Quantity Duration(Hours) Total Workload(Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 2.5 35
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Assignments
Final examination 1 20 20
Other 5 2.4 12
Total Work Load:
125
Total Work Load/25(h):
5
ECTS Credit of the Course:
5