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Course Title:  Basic English for Computing ( 1 )

Course Code: Eng 105

Number of credit hours:  ( 4 ) Hours

 

I-  Course Description:

 

 This course aims at training students in reading, writing and using vocabulary within a computer based environment. Stress in this course is laid on how to use the English computing vocabulary in proper written English language and how to include the new words in correct sentences using the proper grammar rules provided in each chapter. Students are also given information on computer hardware and software to benefit from in their daily use of computers.

           

 

II- Rationale:

 

 Students in this course will be training to think within a computer based environment. Reading, grammar and spelling problems and other difficulties will be dealt with in order to improve the ability of the students to use the new vocabulary in the correct form.

    

III-Course Objectives:

By the end of this course, Computer majors are expected to be able to:

 

1-     Have proper knowledge of new English computing vocabulary

.

2-     The ability to use the new vocabulary in grammatically correct English form.

 

3-     Applying the new knowledge to their daily use on the computer.

 

 

IV-Calendar, Course Contents and Assignment Specifications:

 

Time

Topic

                Assignments

First week

  • First session:

 

Introduction to the Course

·        Second session:

 

Chapter 1 Part 1

 

Students are to:

 

-         Tune in to the new vocabulary linking it to the picture given in the chapter.

-         Reading the paragraph and answering the related questions.

 

 

Second week

  • First session:

 

Chapter 1 Part 2

 

 

·        Second session:

 

Chapter 2 Part 1

Students are to:

-         Take the language grammar work.

-         Using countable and uncountable nouns in different forms.

-         Completing the remaining tasks and problem solving questions.

 

-         Reading about different computers and their distinctive features.

 

-         Differentiating between the different kind of computers and portables.

Third week

  • First session:

 

Chapter 2 Part 2

·        Second session:

 

Chapter 3 Part 1

 

Students are to:

-Taking the language work “Comparison”.

- Completing the tasks about comparing using adjectives.

 

-         Studying the new computer hardware.

-          Reading about the Motherboard and the definitions of its main components.

Fourth week

 

  • First session:

 

Chapter 3 Part 2

 

 

 

 

·        Second session:

 

Chapter 4 Part 1

Students are to:

-         Taking language work on how to make simple instructions in English.

-         Problem solving and reading the paragraph about Desktop ports and connectors.

 

-         Tuning in to the key abbreviations and their full names.

-         Reading about the computer mouse and its main components.

 

 

Fifth  week

  • First session:

 

         Chapter 4 Part 2

 

 

 

 

Second session:

 

      Chapter 5

Students are to:

-         Taking language work on the Present Simple.

-         Completing the remaining tasks.

 

 

 

-         Studying Lindsey’s course and         answering the questions.

-         Taking language work on how to use Wh- questions with the present simple.

 

 

Sixth week

  • First session:

 

Chapter 6 Part 1

·        Second session:

 

Chapter 6 Part 2

Students are to:

-         Tune in to the new input devices.

-         Identifying the device each text describes.

-         Learning how to describe the function of a device in different ways.

-         Completing the tasks and problem solving questions.

Seventh  week

  • First session:

 

Chapter 7 Part 1

·        Second session:

 

Chapter 7 Part 2

 

Students are to:

-         Tune in about the typical workstation and match the items.

-         The ability to read a monitor ad and differentiate between its features.

-         Language work on giving advice.

-         Problem solving and using flowcharts.

Eighth

week

  • First session:

 

Midterm Exam

·        Second session:

Chapter 8 Part 1

 

Students are to:

-         Study the rules on how to take care of CD-ROM’s and disks.

-         Reading about storage devices  and completing the table about advantages and disadvantages of storage devices.

 

 

Ninth  week

  • First session:

Chapter 8 Part 2

·        Second session:

 

Chapter 9 Part 1

Students are to:

-         Take language work on linking words.

-         Completing the remaining tasks and problem solving questions.

-         Tune in to the Graphical User Interface and some of its main icons

-         Reading about WIMP and finding the new definitions in the text.

Tenth  week

 

 

 

 

  • First session:

 

Chapter 9 Part 2

 

 

·        Second session:

Chapter 10 Part 1

Students are to:

-         Taking language work on making definitions.

-         Adding to statements using the extra information

-         Completing the remaining tasks.

 

-         Knowing the new vocabulary mentioned in Task 2

 

-         Taking language work about Adverbs of frequency.

 

Eleventh  week

  • First session:

Chapter 10 Part 2

 

 

·        Second session:

Chapter 11 Part 1

Students are to:

-         Divide the given devices from the list to the sets given.

-         Matching each definition with the correct feature in Task 6.

-         Defining the LAN network and its components.

-         Reading about networks and completing Task 5

Twelfth

  week

  • First session:

 Chapter 11 Part 2

 

 

·        Second session:

Chapter 12 Part 1

Students are to:

-         Taking language work on Predicting consequences.

-         Linking actions with suitable consequences and completing the tasks.

-         Identifying different computer communication devices.

-         Reading about Video Conferencing

Thirteenth

  week

  • First session:

Chapter 12 Part 2

·        Second session:

 

 

Students are to:

-         Take language work on Present Passive.

-         Completing the remaining tasks.

Fourteenth

  week

  • First session:

Revision

·        Second session:

 

Final Exam

Students are to:

 

V- Evaluation:

 

Attendance, homework and participation

                     10 %

 

 

Midterm Exam

                     30 %

 

 

 Final Exam

                     60 %

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

                     100 %

 

 

 

VI- Required texts:

 

Glendinning, Eric H. and McEwan, John (2003) Basic English for Computing. Oxford: OUP

 

 

VII- Instructional Procedures:

 

New Computing English vocabulary will be involved in this course. Students will read, and answer questions about relevant topics of certain interest. Applying grammar and new words will be emphasized (Vocabulary , Grammar , Computer knowledge). Discussions will be conducted, sharing ideas and error correction techniques.

 

VIII- General Course Requirements:

Each student is expected to be an active participant in the course. He should attend class and review lessons regularly. Midterm and final exams will be given. No make-ups will be allowed.

 

IX- Internet sites for teaching English as a second or foreign language:

 

 

http://www.usd.edu/eng/esl.html

http://www.education-world.com/foreign_lang/classroom/esl/html

http://www.teach-nology.com

http://www.peakenglish.com

X- References

Cunningham, Sarah and Moor,  Peter (2005)  Cutting Edge: A Practical Approach to Task Based Learning.  London: Longman
Close, R. ( 1965). The English we use for science. London: Longman

Ewer,G R. (1969) A course in basic scientific English. London: Longman

Bolitho, A.R. and Sandler,  P.L. (1980) Study English for Science. London: Longman

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Course Title: Basic English For Computing ( 2 )

Course Code:

Number of credit hours: 4 Hours

  

I-  Course Description:

           

This course aims at training students in reading, writing and using vocabulary within a computer based environment. Stress in this course is laid on how to use the English computing vocabulary in proper written English language and how to include the new words in correct sentences using the proper grammar rules provided in each chapter. Students are also given information on computer hardware and software to benefit from in their daily use of computers.

 

 

II- Rationale:

 

Students in this course will be training to think within a computer based environment. Reading, grammar and spelling problems and other difficulties will be dealt with in order to improve the ability of the students to use the new vocabulary in the correct form.

    

III-Course Objectives:

By the end of this course, English majors are expected to be able to

 

 

By the end of this course, Computer majors are expected to be able to:

 

1-     Have proper knowledge of new English computing vocabulary

.

2-     The ability to use the new vocabulary in grammatically correct English form.

 

3-     Applying the new knowledge to their daily use on the computer.

 

IV-Calendar, Course Contents and Assignment Specifications:

 

Time

Topic

                Assignments

First week

  • First session:

Introduction to the Course

·        Second session:

 

Chapter 13 Part 1

Students are to:

-         Tune in to new computer vocabulary and definitions.

-         Studying about Email and its components.

-         Reading about newsgroups and doing Tasks 5 & 6

Second week

  • First session:

Chapter 13 Part 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

·        Second session:

 

Chapter 14 Part 1

Students are to:

-         Language work about Past Simple and Past continuous.

-         Answering tasks about Past Simple and Past Continuous.

-         Studying the typical email address.

 

 

-         Tune in to the Internet and studying the Yahoo web-page.

-         Reading about WebPages.

 

Third week

  • First session:

Chapter 14 Part 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

·        Second session:

 

Chapter 15

Students are to:

-         - Taking language work about –ing forms.

-         Completing the remaining tasks and problem solving questions.

 

 

 

-         Tune in and discuss about good website features.

 

-         Language working on indicating importance.

 

-         Computing words and abbreviations.

Fourth week

 

  • First session:

Chapter 16 Part 1

 

 

·        Second session:

Chapter 16 part 2

Students are to:

-         Tune in and discuss word processing commands.

-         Explaining the word processor screen and reading draft letters.

 

-         Take language work on Present Perfect Passive.

 

-         Completing the remaining tasks.

Fifth  week

  • First session:

Chapter 17 part 1

 

 

 

·        Second session:

 

Chapter 17 Part 2

Students are to:

-         Tune in and explain databases and spreadsheets.

-         Reading about database research and answering the questions (Task 5, 6).

-         Take language work on certainty

-         Explaining database wildcard characters.

-         Completing the problem solving questions.

 

Sixth week

  • First session:

Chapter 18 Part 1

·        Second session:

 

Chapter 18 Part 2

Students are to:

-         Tune in and explain about a toolbox from a graphics package.

-         Reading about desktop publishing and answering the tasks.

-         Take language work on Time Clauses

-         Linking sentences using time words (Task 7).

Seventh  week

  • First session:

Chapter 19 Part 1

·        Second session:

Chapter 19 Part 2

 

 

Students are to:

-         Completing programming stages and explaining flowcharts.

-         Reading about types of errors.

-         Take language work on problem and solution.

-         Completing tasks 7 , 8

 

 

Eighth

week

  • First session:

Midterm Exam

·        Second session:

Chapter 20 Part 1

 

Students are to:

-         Studying a project screen display.

-         Take language work on Present Simple and Present continuous.

 

 

Ninth  week

  • First session:

Chapter 20 Part 2

 

 

·        Second session:

Chapter 21 Part 1

Students are to:

-         Applying language work to task 6

-         Computing words and abbreviations with task  8 , 9

 

-         Learning different kinds of programming languages

 

-         Reading about computing languages , completing the given time table and  task 7.

 

 

 

 

Tenth  week

 

 

 

 

  • First session:

Chapter 21 Part 2

 

 

 

 

·        Second session:

Chapter 22

Students are to:

-         Language work on reporting screen messages

-         Completing remaining tasks and problem solving questions.

 

-         Tune in to computer diagrams.

-         Read about the machine cycle.

-         Take language work on contrast and task 11.

 

 

Eleventh  week

  • First session:

Chapter 23 Part 1

 

 

 

·        Second session:

Chapter 23 Part 2

 

Students are to:

-         Discussing computing development areas and possible future applications.

-         Reading about future developments.

 

-         Take language work on making predictions.

 

-         Applying language work to task 6 , 7

 

 

 

 

Twelfth

  week

  • First session:

Chapter 24 Part 1

 

 

·        Second session:

Chapter 24 Part 2

 

Students are to:

-         Predicting future trends

-         Discussing schooling of the future and reading about future trends.

 

-         Language work : will & would

 

-         Completing task 9 , 10

 

 

Thirteenth

  week

  • First session:

Chapter 25 Part 1

 

·        Second session:

Chapter 25 Part 2

 

Students are to:

-         Discussing computer history

-         Taking language work on certainty

 

-         Completing task 6

 

-         Computing words and abbreviations with task 7 , 8.

 

 

Fourteenth

  week

  • First session:

Revision

·        Second session:

Final Exam

 

Students are to:

 

 

 

V- Evaluation:

Attendance, homework and participation

                     10 %

 

 

Midterm Exam

                     30 %

 

 

 Final Exam

                     60 %

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

                     100 %

 

 

 

VI- Required texts:

 

Glendinning, Eric H. and McEwan, John (2003) Basic English for Computing. Oxford: OUP

.

 

VII- Instructional Procedures:

 

New Computing English vocabulary will be involved in this course. Students will read, and answer questions about relevant topics of certain interest. Applying grammar and new words will be emphasized (Vocabulary , Grammar , Computer knowledge). Discussions will be conducted, sharing ideas and error correction techniques.

VIII- General Course Requirements:

Each student is expected to be an active participant in the course. He should attend class and review lessons regularly. Midterm and final exams will be given. No make-ups will be allowed.

IX- Internet sites for teaching English as a second or foreign language:

 

http://www.usd.edu/eng/esl.html

http://www.education-world.com/foreign_lang/classroom/esl/html

http://www.teach-nology.com

http://www.peakenglish.com

 

X- References

Cunningham, Sarah and Moor,  Peter   Cutting Edge: A Practical Approach to Task Based Learning.  London: Longman
by Sarah

Close, R. ( 1965). The English we use for science. London: Longman

Ewer,G R. (1969) A course in basic scientific English. London: Longman

Bolitho, A.R. and Sandler,  P.L. (1980) Study English for Science. London: Longman

 

 

 

 
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