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
1Module 1. Appearance/Character/clothes. The Akha Way. Vocabulary. Grammar in use.
2Writing an email, Language knowledge. Language focus. Workbook.
3Module 2 The environment. Unique underwater creatures. Vocabulary. Grammar in use.
4Writing an essay providing solutions to a problem. Language knowledge. Workbook.
5Module 3. Travel and holiday. The thundering smoke. Vocabulary. Grammar in use.
6Writing: A description of a visit to a place. Language knowledge. Language focus. Progress check.
7Module 4.The tar baal. Vocabulary. Grammar in use. Writing a description of a celebrity
8Midterm Exam
9Module 5. Reading: The camera never lies. Vocabulary. Grammar in use. Writing a report.
10Module 6. Technology. The Toddler Robot. Grammar in use.
11Writing A for-and-against essay. Language knowledge. Language focus. Workbook
12Module 7. Reading: pushed to the limit. Vocabulary. Grammar in use.
13Writing. An opinion essay. Language knowledge. Language focus. Workbook
14Module 8 Reading : The Tsunami struck. Vocabulary. Grammar in use
15Writing A story. Language knowledge. Language focus. Progress check.
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 grade60
Contribution of final examination to overall grade40
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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