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تحميل الدليل التدريبي

أسئلة شائعة


 

 

Course Title: General English

Course Code: Eng 103

Number of credit hours: 2 hours

 

 

I-  Course Description:

 

     This course aims at training students to read passages related to students' own life, knowledge and environment i.e. social, economical, historical, religious,  etc. They'll read sentences and paragraphs and essays  about certain themes or topics of interest, such as living in another culture, good health, and success in business, shopping, planets, etc. Stress is laid on answering questions, matching words with their meanings, synonyms, opposites,…, learning new vocabulary and some confusing, misused words, forming tenses and using them correctly. The reading, grammar, and vocabulary activities provided in this course book are designed to promote students' critical thinking skills, and eventually encourage them to explore their own ideas about the chapter theme.

 

II- Rationale:

     

         One of the aims of EFL program is to enhance and develop students' language skills. Reading, grammar and vocabulary activities are stressed in this course in order to promote students' critical thinking , develop their important scrutinized  reading abilities, enhance their ways how they scan, skim, review and paraphrase reading texts on multifarious topics related to their daily life situations and finally highlight their grammar capacity to form and use verb tenses, phrasal verb and  idiomatic expressions.  

 

III-Course Objectives:

 

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

1-     to scan and skim the selected reading text for general ideas

2-     to learn new vocabulary

3-     To acquire some structures, simple present, past, future, present continuous

4-     To learn synonyms, antonyms, phrasal verbs, idioms and certain expressions.

5-     To learn some confusing and misused words.

6-     To get more experience, knowledge.

7-     To learn about other cultures.

8-     To work with the dictionaries fairly quickly.

 

 

IV-Calendar, Course Contents and Assignment Specifications:

 

Time

Topic

                Assignments

First week

  • First session:  

 

 

 

Students are to:

- to answer pre-reading and questions

-to answer post reading questions.

- to match words with their antonyms

- to use verb to be

to make questions, i.e. yes/no questions and wh questions

- to do exercises, pp. 5-7

Second week

  • First session: save the planet

 

 

 

Students are to:

- to learn misused words (earth, soil, ground)

- to prepare handouts

-to write two-paragraph annotation about antonyms

Third week

  • First session: It is a noisy world

 

 

 

 

Students are to:

- to answer pre-reading and questions

-to answer post reading questions.

- to learn synonyms.

- to  use the simple present tense (positives, negatives , questions)

- to do exercises, pp. 11-12

 

Fourth week

 

  • First session: It is a noisy world

 

 

Students are to:

- to use adverbs of frequency.

- to locate adverbs of frequency correctly on sentences, questions, negatives

-to prepare handouts

-o write two-paragraph annotation about one of the following topics: simple present, adverbs of frequency. synonyms

Fifth  week

  • First session:   shopping

 

 

 

Students are to:

- to answer pre-reading and questions

-to answer post reading questions.

- to match services with places

- to learn present continuous

- to do exercises, pp. 15-17

 

Sixth week

  • First session:  shopping

 

 

 

Students are to:

- to learn misused words

- to recognize the meanings of misused words ( shop, store, etc.)

- to do handouts

- to write a two- paragraph article about present continuous.

Seventh  week

  • First session: Abu Bakar As-Sadiq

 

 

 

 

Students are to:

- to answer pre-reading and questions

-to answer post reading questions.

- to match words with their definitions

- to form simple past and to do exercises, pp 20-21

 

Eighth

week

  • First session: Abu Bakar As-Sadiq

 

 

 

Students are to:

- to use the simple past

- to prepare handouts.

- to write a two-paragraph article about simple past

 

 

 

 

Ninth  week

  • First session: Mid- term

 

 

 

Students are to:

- review

 

Eleventh  week

 

 

 

 

  • First session:  On the phone

 

 

 

Students are to:

- to answer pre-reading and questions

-to answer post reading questions.

- to learn phrasal verbs and their meanings.

- to do exercises, p. 23

 

Eleventh  week

  • First session: On the phone

 

 

 

 

Students are to:

- to use pronouns ( subjective, objective possessive, and reflexive)

- to learn adjectives and adverbs with emphasis on words which can be used both adverbs and adverbs (fast, hard, early, late)

- to do handouts

- to write a two-paragraph article on one of the following topics, phrasal verbs, adjectives, adverbs.

Thirteenth

  week

  • First session:  Arafat

 

 

 

Students are to:

- to answer pre-reading and questions

-to answer post reading questions.

- to do exercises, pp. 29-30

- to learn misused words, between and among.

- to do handouts

Fourteenth

  week

  • First session:  Arafat

 

 

 

Students are to:

-         to use simple future tense.

-         To use some expressions like I am sure, I expect,

- to write a two- paragraph article about the simple future

Fifteenth

  week

  • First session:  Final exams

 

 

 

Students are to:

To go over and revise all the chapters covered throughout the semester

 

V- Evaluation:

 

Attendance & Participation

10%

Homework & Assignments

10 %

Mid term Exam

20%

Final Exam

60%

Total

100%

 

 

VI- Required texts:

 

  This is a replica of collecting and compiling reading passages from different books and references .

 

 

VII- Instructional Procedures:

       

   1-  Communicative reading techniques will be involved in this course

   2- Students will read, speak and write about relevant topics of certain interests.

   3- Rules of verb tenses will be stressed .

   4- Individual and group activities will be conducted with emphasis on

     discussions, sharing ideas , preparing hand-outs and writing annotations.   

 

VIII- General Course Requirements:

1-     Every student is expected to be a no passive participant in class discussions,

doing exercises, assignments and all class work.

2-     All assignments should be submitted on time and no late ones should be accepted.

3-     No make-ups will be allowed .

4- All tests and quizzes will be assigned and registered by the teacher.  

 

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

    

1-      owl.english.purdue.edu/sitemap.html

2-     www.powa.org

3-     www.writing-world.com

4-     www.sun.com/980713/webwriting

5-     www.lclark.edu/~krauss/toppicks/toppicks.html

 

 

X- References

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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