Course Title : Academic Language Skills I
Code Course
Credits ECTS
ELL 111-1 B 1 5 0 0 5.00 7
Lecturer and Office Hours
Teaching Assistant and Office Hours
Language English
Course Level
Description This comprehensive course offers students systematic practise of four skills at advanced level. It encourages enhancement of students’ reading skills through a wide range of contemporary diverse texts, articles, speeches, etc. Through language focus sections students will be able to acquire complex grammar structures, while vocabulary spots will help them increase their word store. Students are expected to become competent and fluent in spoken and written English.
Objectives To help students improve their comprehension of diverse topics and areas in reading and listening. To enable students to be highly competent and fluent in discussing on a wide range of topics using correct structures and the relative vocabulary in both speaking and writing. To help students acquire academic skills in English
Course Outline
1Unit 1 Life style, habitual behaviour, use ofrequency adverbs, would, used to-would, be/get used to vs used to.
2Multiple matching, talking about photos, Writing informal letters. Review unit 1.
3Unit 2, indirect ways of asking questions, Writing letters: asking for information, Reading: multiple matching
4Language focus: gerunds and infinitives, Listening: multiple choice, Word formation: affixes, Vocabulary: sports. Quiz 1
5Machines and devices, Reading: multiple choice, comparative structures, suffixes, Listening: multiple matching
6Speaking: collaborative task, further discussion, articles, Listening: multiple choice, Writing: essays, reading: multiple choice
7Unit 4 A good story. Vocabulary: films, so and such, word formation: adjetives in –ed and –ing
8Midterm Exam
9Reading: gapped text, past tenses, writing: a short story, Unit 5 Multiple matching reading, prepositions
10Language focus: obligation, necessity, permission , Word formation: nouns and adjectives, the world of work
11Unit 6 Relative relationships, Reading: family feuds, grammar: too & enough, phrasal verbs about relations, listening: multiple matching, speaking: an interview, defining and non-defining relative clauses
12Vocabulary: have and expressions, describing people: appearance and character. Writing: descriptions, quiz 2
13Unit 7 value for money, vocabulary shopping, speaking: supermarket psychology, present perfect tense, contrasting ideas, the verb: to come
14Preferences, Talking about photos, review, Unit 8 travel, Gapped text reading, grammar the future
15Vocabulary travel, multiple choice listening, multiple choice reading: writing an essay, word formation: suffixes,
16Final Exam
Other References
Laboratory Work -
Computer Usage -
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Learning Outcomes and Competences
1Students will be able: To understand and comment upon complex and demanding texts about various topics
2To use the language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes
3To produce well-organised texts on a wide range of subjects and areas through use of necessary structures and devices
Course Evaluation Methods
In-term studies Quantity Percentage
Term Projects00
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade50
Contribution of final examination to overall grade50
ECTS (Allocated Based on Student) Workload
Activities Quantity Duration
Total Workload
Course Duration (Including the exam week : 16 x Total course hours) 16580
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14570
Assignments 100
Midterms 11010
Final examination 11515
Other 000
Total Work Load 175
Total Work Load / 25 (hours) 7

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