Course Title : Advanced English I
Code Course
Credits ECTS
EFL 103-1 E 1 5 0 0 5.00 5
Lecturer and Office Hours
Teaching Assistant and Office Hours
Language English
Course Level
Description Students will be able to independently perform communicative acts in English that demonstrate a highly developed sense of language awareness and a mastery of argumentation and effective social discourse.
Objectives The course aims to: - To develop verbal and reading skills of students - Improve the use of vocabulary learning strategies in reading - To learn how to write letters, reports and stories - To develop knowledge of lexical items including verbs and their rankings - To develop social interaction skills of students through learning how to start a conversation and give opinions
Course Outline
1Student Syllabi overview. General introductions. Language Learner Histories. Self-assessment of English language abilities. Review of grammar: basic sentence types in English.
2Preparation for academic study: Reading dictionaries and understanding short informative texts. Pre-writing and drafting strategies. Paraphrasing in titles. Continue review of basic sentence types.
3Note-taking and listening to a lecture for the main idea. Participating in a seminar discussion. Recognizing noun phrases. Using a monolingual dictionary. The grammar of be, have, and do.
4Understanding and extracting key information in textbooks. Writing a short description of visual information. The grammar of the present and future tenses.
5Note-taking abbreviations and symbols. Speaking in a seminar context. Recognizing key factual information in a lecture. Becoming familiar with academic vocabulary. Continue review of present and future tenses.
6Using adverbs to express stance in textbooks. Analyzing and writing topic sentences and adding supporting evidence. The grammar of the past and perfect tenses.
7Participating in a tutorial discussion. Recognizing the language for introducing main ideas and supporting evidence in lectures. Inferring meaning of unknown words in sentences. Review grammar of the past and the perfect.
8Mid-Term Exam
9Writing essay introductions. Identifying the purpose and structure of a text. Paraphrasing: noun and verb transformations. The grammar of modal verbs.
10Note-taking using diagrams. Recognizing and practising signposting language in lectures. Vocabulary of classification and categorization. Continued study of modal verbs
11Analyzing and writing essay conclusions. Identifying cohesive language and hedging language in textbooks. The grammar of passives.
12Taking linear notes. Interpreting and discussing written feedback in a tutorial. Identifying spoken punctuation in lectures. Continue review of passives.
13Analyzing written descriptions of processes and writing a paragraph describing a process. Reading popular academic texts. The grammar of infinitives and -ing forms.
14Using notes on lectures to give detailed explanations. Giving a short poster presentation. Building word families through suffixes. Continue review of infinitives and -ing forms.
15Review; Reflection; Self-assessment of progress.
16Final Exam
Other References
Laboratory Work
Computer Usage
Learning Outcomes and Competences
1Students will be able to understand extended speech and lectures and follow complex lines of argument in English.
2Students will be able to read English language articles and texts concerned with contemporary topics in which the writer adopts a particular viewpoint or attitude.
3Students will be able to take an active part in academic discussions in English, presenting clear, detailed descriptions and defending a particular viewpoint by describing the various advantages and disadvantages.
4Students will be able to take notes and write essays and summaries in English.
Course Evaluation Methods
In-term studies Quantity Percentage
Term Projects00
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade75
Contribution of final examination to overall grade25
ECTS (Allocated Based on Student) Workload
Activities Quantity Duration
Total Workload
Course Duration (Including the exam week : 16 x Total course hours) 16580
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14228
Assignments 100
Midterms 188
Final examination 11515
Other 000
Total Work Load 131
Total Work Load / 25 (hours) 5.24

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