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1 Shinas College of Technology English Language Center Course Outline Level-2 Semester 1, September-December 2014 Course Title : Grammar Program Level : Level-2 Textbook Methodology: Discovery approach Integrated skills Task-based element Emphasis on lexis Tasks are simple complex Order of knowledge raises the level of learn ability Recycling & revising helps students to shift from short-term to long-term memory Assessment Criteria: 1. Continuous Assessment 2. Weekly Quizzes 3. Mid-term Exam 4. Level Exit Exam Course Description: The Grammar course in Elementary (Level 2) aims at providing students with the basics of English Grammar that was started in Level 1. The target is to develop students grammatical competences in terms of mastery of the language code (e.g. lexical items and rules of word formation, sentence formation, literal meaning, pronunciation and spelling). The grammar elements covered in this level, as well as in Level 1, are believed to be the most essential for students with the basic level of English. Course Objectives: At the end of the course students are able to:

2 1. Use the simple past tense to produce sentences about past actions and activities. 2. Use comparative and superlative adjectives to produce sentences when comparing items. 3. Use the present simple and present progressive (continuous) to produce sentences. 4. Produce sentences showing ability in using the modals can/can t and Use of the definite, and indefinite and zero articles. 5. Use (going to, want to and would like to) to talk about plans and intentions or wishes. 6. Produce sentences expressing suggestions and offers 7. Using infinitives to show why we do something and using models of verbs (will / might) for possibility and probability 8. Use the WH questions form properly to produce questions. 9. Produce sentences using present perfect and past simple. Course Requirements: Mid Semester Exam = 5 marks + LEE = 5 marks Total = 10 marks Course Topics: Week No. Chapter/Topics 1 Module 7 2 Module 8 3 Module 9 4 Module 10 5 Module 5 6 Module 11 7 Module 12 8 Module 13 9 Module 14 Book: NEW CUTTING EDGE- ELEMENTARY by Sarah Cunningham & Peter moor. Amal AL Jahwari Coordinator Level 2, ELC Dr. Flora HOS, CTM-ELC

3 Shinas College of Technology English Language Center Course Outline Level-2 Semester 1, September-December 2014 Course Title Program Level : Writing : Level-2 Textbook Methodology : Integrated skills Task-based activities Activities encourage students to think independently Writing Activities are related to real life Students are push to learn organizational principles Assessment Criteria : 5. Continuous Assessment 6. Weekly Quizzes 7. Mid-term Exam 8. Level Exit Exam Course Description: The Writing course in Elementary (Level 2) builds up on the language knowledge and skills the students gained in Level 1, which focused on sentence level. In Level 2 students are equipped with the skills of processing writing at a paragraph level. They are provided with prewriting strategies, writing strategies and post- writing strategies to write paragraphs of words, with a topic sentence, at least four supporting ideas and a conclusion. They are taught how to write a description and a narration paragraph. Course Objectives: At the end of the course the students are able to

4 1. Get familiarized with the basics of writing; such as punctuations, capitalization, topic, supporting and concluding sentences and writing compound sentences 2. Use prewriting strategies to plan, develop and refine composition skills at paragraph level. 3. Review drafts of a paragraph to improve meaning and clarity. 4. Write a topic sentence, supporting sentences and a concluding sentence in a paragraph of words. 5. Write a narration paragraph of a familiar topic of 100 to 200 words with a topic sentence, at least 6 supporting ideas and a conclusion sentence, responding to written text. 6. Write a process paragraph of a familiar topic of 100 to 200 words with a topic sentence, at least 6 supporting ideas and a conclusion sentence, describing steps on how to make or do something 8. Write an opinion paragraph of a familiar topic of 100 to 200 words with a topic sentence, at least 4 supporting ideas and a conclusion sentence, responding to written text. 7. Use the following punctuation convictions: exclamation mark, quotation mark, colon, hyphen and the apostrophe Course Requirements: Continuous Assessment (CA); Mid Semester Exam; Final Exam ; Learning Portfolio Mid Semester Exam + Final Exam 10 marks marks = 22.5 marks Course Topics: Week No. Chapter/Topics 1 Chapter 0: Introduction to paragraphs 2 Chapter 0: Introduction to paragraphs 3 Chapter 8: Narrative Writing 4 Chapter 8: Narrative Writing 5 Chapter 8: Narrative Writing 6 Chapter 4: Giving instructions 7 Chapter 4: Giving instructions 8 Chapter 9: Expressing opinion 9 Chapter 9: Expressing opinion 10 Chapter 9: Expressing opinion Book: GET READY TO WRITE 1 (Third Edition), KAREN BLANCHARD & CHRISTINE ROOT Pearson and Longman, NY, USA. Amal AL Jahwari Coordinator Level 2, ELC Dr. Flora Bassey HOS,CTM- ELC

5 Course Title : Reading Program Level : Level-2 Textbook Methodology : Integrated skills Task-based activities Assessment Criteria: 1. Continuous Assessment 2. Weekly Quizzes 3. Mid-term Exam 4. Level Exit Exam Shinas College of Technology English Language Center Course Outline Level-2 Semester 1, September December 2014 Course Description: The Reading course in Elementary (Level 2) continues the aim that was established in Level 1 of providing students with the reading skills that they need in order to process reading texts. The course intends to enhance students ability to establish a purpose(s) for reading, comprehend a text, get the right/needed information. At the time students are exposed to different everyday text types, the texts length is increased to range between 200 and 300 words. Students are provided with strategies to process vocabulary using more complex textual feature including word structure such as affixes, roots, synonyms and antonyms. Students are also acquainted with the skills of responding to the text and fulfill the tasks that are required to do. Course Objectives: At the end of the course the students are able to: 1. Infer the meaning of words using affixes, roots (word families), synonyms and antonyms. 2. Make reading outline and graphic organizer to understand the content of a text. 3. Establish relationship within sentences in a text. 4. Use pre-reading strategies to preview, activate prior knowledge, predict content of text and establish a purpose for reading. 5. Identify the topic and purpose of a text of words found in simple everyday material such as advertisements, menus, timetables, brochures, short newspaper articles etc. (skimming)

6 6. Find general information in simple everyday material, of words, such as advertisements, menus, timetables, brochures, short newspaper articles etc. (scanning) 7. Find specific information in simple everyday material, of words, such as advertisements, menus, timetables, brochures, short newspaper articles etc. (intensive reading) 8. Identify and respond to actions in a text. Course Requirements: Continuous Assessment (CA); Mid Semester Exam: Final Exam ; Learning Portfolio Mid Semester Exam + Final Exam 10 marks marks = 22.5 marks Course Topics: Week No. Chapter/Topics 1 Chapter 2: Look it Over: Predicting and Previewing 2 Chapter 2: Look it Over: Predicting and Previewing 3 Chapter 3: Read For Meaning: Main Ideas and Supporting Details. 4 Chapter 3: Read For Meaning: Main Ideas and Supporting Details. 5 Chapter 5: Read Quickly:Scanning for Information 6 Chapter 5: Read Quickly:Scanning for Information 7 Chapter 6: Evaluate Information:Distinguishing Facts from Opinions 8 Chapter 6: Evaluate Information:Distinguishing Facts from Opinions 9 Chapter 7: Use the Clues:Making Inferences 10 Chapter 7: Use the Clues:Making Inferences Book: GET READY TO READ by KAREN BLANCHARD & CHRISTINE ROOT Note : Reader: Newspaper boy, by John Escott and Dangerous journey by Alwan Cpx Students should have these stories to read out the class for the whole semester to improve their reading skill and to expand their vocabulary. The lecturer has the choice how to divide the stories on the semester s timeline. The lecturer is expected to be a guide and follow up with his/her students by asking or giving written comprehension questions to the students to answer at the end of every chapter. Amal AL Jahwari Coordinator Level 2, ELC Dr. Flora HOS, CTM-ELC

7 Shinas College of Technology English Language Center Course Outline Level-2 Semester 3, April July 2013 Course Title : Listening / Speaking Program Level : Level-2 Textbook Methodology : Integrated approach Communicative skills Task-based element Encourages critical thinking Assessment Criteria: 1. Continuous Assessment 2. Weekly Quizzes 3. Mid-term Exam 4. Level Exit Exam Course Description: The Listening and Speaking course in Elementary (Level 2) aims at exposing students to more listening discourse. Students listen to monologues and dialogues of 2 to 3 minutes long of all possible general topics, sport, travel, health etc. and language function of description of place, person and object, and directions. The course enhances the aims of Level 1 Listening where at the word level, students develop the ability to recognize and use English words in the way that speakers of the language use them, strategies of understanding word s meaning, strategies to identify the purpose of discourse, comprehend it and respond to it. The Speaking component of the course aims at increasing students speaking ability and skill. The course also aims at providing the students with opportunities to use the language communicatively for everyday purposes in a socially acceptable way. In these level students learn and practice asking questions to get information or to clarify about provided information, give personal information, explain cause and effect relationship. Course Objectives: At the end of the course the students are able to:

8 1. Use pre-listening strategies to brainstorm, predict the topic/supporting ideas/events/results in a spoken discourse. 2. Recognize topic change signal in an oral discourse of general purpose. 3. Identify the overall purpose of live or recorded 2-3 minutes, general nature spoken discourse of (1) description of a place, object and person (2) instruction. 4. Articulate the overall purpose of a general nature spoken discourse of (1) description of a place, object and person (2) instruction. 5. Extract detailed information by listening to a live or recorded 2-3 minutes general nature spoken discourse of (1) description of a place, object and person (2) instruction. 6. Identify information for action in short spoken discourses of general purpose nature. 7. Ask for information to perform action or to answer questions that provided in a live or recorded spoken discourse. 8. Provide personal information about oneself, familiar people. 9. Identify cause and effect relationship of a general topic as articulated in a spoken discourse. 10. Explain cause and effect relationship of a general topic. Course Requirements: Continuous Assessment (CA); Mid Semester Exam; Interview; Final Exam& Class Participation Mid Semester Exam 5 marks + Final Exam = 12.5 marks Final Exam (Speaking) 7.5 marks Course Topics: Week No. Chapter/Topics 1 Chapter 2: How can you find a good job? 2 Chapter 2: How can you find a good job? 3 Chapter 3: Why do we study other cultures? 4 Chapter 3: Why do we study other cultures? 5 Chapter 5: What is the best kind of vacation? 6 Chapter 5: What is the best kind of vacation? 7 Chapter 9: Is it ever too late to change? 8 Chapter 9: Is it ever too late to change? 9 Chapter 9: Is it ever too late to change? Text Book: Q:Skills for Success 1 Listening and Speaking by Jaimie Scanlon,Oxford University Press Amal AL Jahwari Dr. Flora Coordinator Level 2, ELC HOS, CTM-ELC

9 Shinas College of Technology English Language Center Course Outline Level-2 Semester 1, September December 2014 Course Title : Academic Skills Program Level : Level 2 Textbook Methodology : Integrated skills Task-based activities Writing Activities are related to real life Students are push to learn organizational principles Assessment Criteria: Academic skills will be evaluated periodically. The instructor have to administer 3 AS quizzes during the semester, and the final score on AS will be the result of the total marks divided by the number of quizzes administered. Course Description: The Academic Skills course in Elementary (Level 2) enhances students understanding of the values of learning in the colleges of technology that was initiated in Level 1. Students are provided with activities which would help them adjust to college life, obtain the right conducts required in such context and be aware of the demands in terms of learning and behaving. Students are guided to develop more autonomous learning style/skills, self-development, and self-recognition. The course intends to enhance students ability to establish a purpose(s) for reading, comprehend a text, get the right/needed information from everyday reading materials. It also targets to develop students grammatical and lexical competence in terms of mastery of the language code. Students are also equipped with the skills of writing at a paragraph level. Course Objectives: At the end of the course the students are able to: 1. Develop plans for the future according to the career and life development opportunities provided by the college. 2. Identify ways of helping the students integrate in the college. 3. Develop strategies of independent learning. 4. Use basic English grammar items in complete sentences. 5. Identify and use correct punctuation marks in sentences.

10 6. Find general and specific information in simple everyday reading materials (Skimming/Scanning/Intensive Reading). 7. Use prewriting strategies to plan, develop and refine composition skills at paragraph level. 8. Review drafts of a paragraph to improve meaning and clarity. Course Requirements: Continuous Assessment (CA) AS = 5 marks Course Topics: Week No. Chapter/Topics 1 Unit 1: International Students 2 Unit 1: International Students 3 Unit 2: Where in the world..? 4 Unit 3 Where in the world..? 5 Unit 7: Newspaper article 6 Unit 7: Newspaper article 7 Unit 9: Modern Technology 8 Unit 9: Modern Technology Book: New Headway: Academic Skills (Level 2), Richard Harrison, Oxford University Press Amal AL Jahwari Coordinator Level 2, ELC Dr. Flora HOS, CTM-ELC

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