King Saud University
  Help (new window)
Search


Guidelines_English_Final
تحميل الدليل التدريبي

أسئلة شائعة


 

 

 

Course Title: Vocabulary (1)

Course Code: Eng. 121

Number of credit hours: 3 hrs/week

 

 

I-  Course Description:

            Vocabulary 1 is an intermediate course intended for level-one English Students. It aims at broadening students' lexis, develop new strategies in learning vocabulary, and use their lexical store to develop the other skills.

 

II- Rationale:

          Vocabulary acquisition is an important skill in language learning since vocabulary is an important component of any language. Level-one students need a fairly adequate store of words and phrases to help them improve the other skills, mostly writing and speaking. Thus, teaching vocabulary at this level is vitally important to help initiate freshmen students into this foreign language.

    

III-Course Objectives:

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

-         Identify and use new lexical items

-         Recognize new words, phrases and expressions

-         Identify and use collocations appropriately

-         Identify and use idiomatic phrases

-         Organise a vocabulary notebook as a personal dictionary.

-         Use a monolingual and a bilingual dictionary

-         Use certain techniques in learning vocabulary

-         Develop new strategies in learning vocabulary to be a self-independent learner

 

IV-Calendar, Course Contents and Assignment Specifications:

 

Time

Topic

                Assignments

First week

  • First session:

Introducing the course

·        Second session:

Keeping a Vocabulary Notebook

 

Students are to:

 

Write the first page of a notebook, beginning with the word "take"

Second week

  • First session:

Using your dictionary

·        Second session:

English Language Words

 

Students are to:

 

Use a dictionary to look up given words

Third week

  • First session:

Classroom Language

·        Second session:

Prefixes

 

Students are to:

 

Write a list of classroom items

Derive Prefixes

Fourth week

 

  • First session:

Noun Suffixes

·        Second session:

Adjective Suffixes

 

Students are to:

Derive suffixes

 

Fifth  week

  • First session:

Nouns and Verbs with the Same Form

·        Second session:

Quiz n 1

 

Students are to:

 

Make sentences

 

Sixth week

  • First session:

Compound Nouns

·        Second session:

Compound Adjectives

 

Students are to:

 

Make compound nouns & adjectives

Seventh  week

  • First session:

Collocations

·        Second session:

Idioms and Fixed Expressions

 

Students are to:

 

Find more collocations & idioms in dictionaries

Eighth

week

  • First session:

Verbs and Adjectives + prepositions

·        Second session:

Preposition + Noun

 

Students are to:

 

 

Do fill-in-the blank exercises

 

 

Ninth  week

  • First session:

Apologies, Excuses and Thanks

·        Second session:

Review

 

Students are to:

 

Write a dialogue, using the new functions

Tenth  week

 

 

 

 

  • First session:

Mid-Term Exam

·        Second session:

Correcting the mid-term exam

 

Students are to:

 

Correct common errors

 

Eleventh  week

  • First session:

Phrasal Verbs 1

·        Second session:

Phrasal Verbs 2

 

Students are to:

 

Do multiple-Choice exercise

Twelfth  week

  • First session:

Make, Do and Take

·        Second session:

Give, Keep, Break, See

 

Students are to:

 

Do consolidation exercises

Thirteenth

  week

  • First session:

Adverbs: Frequency & Degree

·        Second session:

Time & Sequence

 

Students are to:

 

Complete  Sentences

Fourteenth

  week

  • First session:

Addition & Contrast

·        Second session:

Reason, Purpose, Result, Condition

 

 

Students are to:

 

Make Sentences

Fifteenth Week

  • Review

 

 

V- Evaluation:

     

Attendance & Participation

10 marks

Quiz

10 marks

Mid-term Exam

20 marks

Final Exam

60 marks

Total

100 marks

 

VI- Required texts:    English Vocabulary in Use, by Stuart Redman (New Edition)

 

VII- Instructional Procedures:

     The course includes 24 lessons for 3 hours a week. Each lesson is taught in two stages. Stage one, the teacher presents the new lexical items and phrases. Stage two, students practice and produce the new language. The teaching process involves certain techniques and activities to help students acquire the language.

VIII- General Course Requirements:

   Students are expected to attend all lectures, participate in class and do homework assignments. A quiz, a mid-term exam and a final exam will be given to test students' ability of acquiring this part of language.

  No make-ups will be allowed. No late assignments will be accepted.

  Students are expected to maintain good behaviour in dealing with their colleagues and professor.

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

http://www.cambridge.org/elt/inuse/

http://www.education-world.com/foreignlag/classroom/els.shtm/

htt://www.english-to-go.com/eslresorces.htm/

 

X- Reference

1. Redman & Gains, Test Your English Vocabulary in Use, Cambridge. Cambridge University Press.

King   Saud University. All rights reserved, 2007 | Disclaimer | CiteSeerx