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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

ENGS311 Global English I

This course focuses on the improvement of students' macro skills: reading, speaking, listening, and writing, and knowledge of grammar, e.g. the tense system, quantity, articles, verb patterns, future forms, and comparative and superlative adjectives and knowledge of vocabulary about verbs of similar meaning, prepositions, words with two meanings, adjectives and nouns that go together, food, phrasal verbs, synonyms and antonyms. The first half of New Headway Pre-Intermediate (fourth edition) by Liz and John Soars is its core textbook. The course lasts 15 weeks or 45 hours and is delivered three hours per week.

ENGS313 Grammar in Use I

Grammar in Use I is designed for students who have met the academic, but not the English language requirements for Bachelor’s Degree and for students who wish to develop a higher specialization in their existing body of knowledge and skills in a new discipline area. The overall aim of the course is to develop fundamental grammars in a variety of areas including nouns, articles, pronouns and possessive adjectives, verb tenses, subject-verb agreement, prepositions, word forms, modals, and gerunds and infinitives. This course lasts 15 weeks or 45 hours and is delivered three hours per week.

ENGS316 Writing Development I

This course aims at acquainting students with basic skills required for good writing and helps them become comfortable, confident, and independent writers in English. The course focuses on the fundamental principles of prewriting, planning, drafting, revising, and editing as they move from sentence–level writing to guided paragraphs and beyond through an abundance of pair and group activities as well as individual writing tasks. This course lasts 15 weeks or 45 hours and is delivered three hours a week.

ENGS318 Reading Development I

Reading Development I is designed for students who have met the academic, but not the English language requirements for Bachelor’s Degree and for students who wish to develop a higher specialization in their existing body of knowledge and skills in a new discipline area. The primary aim of this course is to reinforce and expand crucial reading skills through a wide range of stimulating authentic texts. Each chapter in the book revolves around a central theme, but every text in a chapter approaches the theme from a different angle or level of formality which help develop reading skills including previewing, scanning, skimming, and making predictions. This course lasts 15 weeks or 45 hours and is delivered three hours per week.

ENGS315 Vocabulary in Use

The overall aim of this course is to help students develop and expand their vocabulary and promote a problem-solving approach to vocabulary learning. The course covers three sections including the human body, the inner self, and the world about us with deals with different groups of words. This course lasts 15 weeks or 45 hours and is delivered three hours per week.

ENGS312 Global English II

This course focuses on the improvement of students' macro skills: reading, speaking, listening, and writing, and knowledge of grammar, e.g. the tense system, narrative tenses, joining sentences, passives, first and second conditional and knowledge of vocabulary about word endings and stress, feelings, things to wear, prepositions, and words that go together. The second half of New Headway Pre-Intermediate (fourth edition) by Liz and John Soars is its core textbook. The course lasts 15 weeks or 45 hours and is delivered three hours per week.

ENGS314 Grammar in Use II

This course develops fundamental grammar areas for good English writing, and helps students to notice the gap between their own language and correct English. Throughout the course, students will have to produce and edit original pieces of writing as they learn how to find and correct common grammatical errors. The themes covered include the use of passive voice and participial adjectives, conditionals, word order and word combinations, adjective clauses and reductions, adverb clauses and reductions, noun clauses, sentence-skills, parallel structure, and confusing words and structures. This course lasts 15 weeks or 45 hours and is delivered three hours per week.

ENGS317 Writing Development II

This course forms part of the English for International Programs. It aims at developing students’ writing skills required to become good writers and helping them become more comfortable, confident, and independent writers in English. The course focuses on the paragraph writing process, including specific techniques for prewriting, writing, and revising. Students are given numerous and varied paragraph-writing opportunities with guidance and practice. This course lasts 15 weeks or 45 hours and is delivered three hours per week.

ENGS319 Reading Development II

The primary aim of this course is to reinforce and expand crucial reading skills through a wide range of stimulating authentic texts. Each chapter in the book revolves around a central theme, but every text in a chapter approaches the theme from a different angle or level of formality which help develop reading skills including previewing, scanning, skimming, and making predictions. This course lasts 15 weeks or 45 hours and is delivered three hours per week.

ENGS320 Listening and Speaking

This course intends to develop the students’ listening and speaking skills at intermediate level. Students are given opportunities to express themselves and develop confident conversation, pronunciation, and listening skills on various topics. This course lasts 15 weeks or 45 hours and is delivered three hours per week.