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Preparatory Year Program

 
 
 
Intensive English (1703-102)
I.Course Description

This course focuses on improving students’ skills in the areas of reading comprehension, writing, grammar, listening, and oral communication. It develops the skill of using skimming and scanning for main ideas and specific information as well. It teaches students how to use capitalisation and punctuation;write complete simple and compound sentences; recognise the parts of a paragraph; brainstorm, outline, write a basic formal paragraph; and use transitional phrases in paragraphs. It improves basic interpersonal communication skills through extensive conversation and speaking practice by means of a variety of learning techniques, including group and pair exercises, role-plays, interviews, etc. The course will also help students improve their listening skills and expand their vocabulary while they develop and practice their pronunciation.

II.Course Objectives

This course aims at helping the students to:

  • Find out main ideas and specific information using skimming and scanning.
  • Use capitalisation and punctuation correctly.
  • Develop basic and interpersonal communication skill.
  • Practice basic and intermediate grammar structures in various situations.
III. Learning Resources :

Bitterli, G., Johnson, D., Price, D., Ramirez, S. and Savage, K. L. (2014) Ventures 2: Student's Book. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
______ (2014) Ventures 2: Workbook. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
______ (2014) Ventures 3: Student's Book. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
______ (2014) Ventures 3: Workbook. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.