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. Living together, Present tense, time adverbs, comparatives and superlatives, an opinion essay
2An informal email, Globalization, Workbook
3Unit 2 Survival, Natural phenomena, Past tense, used/would, be/get used to
4Narrate an event, Workbook, Extra materials
5Unit 3. Work, jobs of the future, work and education, job qualities, Workbook
6Unit 4. Entertainment. Theater and performances Passive voice, the causative so/neither
7A book review Workbook
8Midterm Exam
9Unit 5. Can you help? Global issues Reported speech, Workbook
10Unit 6. Don’t be afraid, Modals, Idioms related to fear, Body language
11Informal email of advice, a paragraph giving advice, Workbook
12Unit 7. Health and Food, Phrasal verbs, Conditionals, wishes, question tags
13Ways to live, a for-and-against essay, Workbook
14Unit 8 Amazing Journeys, relative clauses, Phrasal verb: check
15 Review
16Final Exam
Other References
Laboratory Work -
Computer Usage -
Other -
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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