|The Faculty of Environmental and Symbiotic Sciences offers Intermediate English I (IE I) to its second-year students. IE I will build on what students learned in their first year of university English. The main focus will be on increasing students' reading and writing skills, but students will be expected to speak and listen to English. Students will learn to improve their reading speed; increase their vocabulary levels; and evaluate, summarize and discuss reading material. Homework will include preparation for class time and activities to enhance students' personal learning. |
In this course, students will exercise all basic oral communication skills by watching video presentations relevant to their course of study followed by short individual and/or group presentations. A detailed explanation of content will be explored in the first class.
|Intermediate English I (IE I) builds on second-year students' university English and Internet-using abilities. IE I will help students use computers to search for information on the Internet, then prepare and lead a discussion about that topic. Evaluating vocabulary, reading and writing will all be emphasized. Students completing IE I will have the ability to discuss timely topics of interest in English.|
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to simply explain an aspect of their course of study and answer simple questions in English in a concise and coherent way.
|This course will offer tasks that will certainly challenge most student's comprehension and creative abilities. As such, note-taking will be a very important aspect of each session.|
There will be a vocabulary building aspect to each class that will require daily homework.
Though not mandatory, regular work in Englishcentral.com will prove to be very useful for students to improve their pronunciation and listening capabilities.
|A full and detailed schedule of this course will be outlined in the first class, but a typical class process will follow this pattern:|
Introduction of a relevant topic.
Researching the topic.
Discussing the topic in small groups.
Introduction of the presentation Task
There will be 4 or 5 presentation sessions followed by online reports and self-assessments
A vocabulary building component will happen at the beginning of each class with vocabulary quizzes at the end of each month.
|Vocabulary work requires daily homework and review|
Though class time will be allotted to presentation work-up, excellent presentations will require individual and group work out of class time.
|All materials will be supplied in class by the teacher.|
A B5 size notebook will be needed
|A dictionary will be very important for every student to have in every class.|
|In this class, students are required to show satisfactory progress in all in-class projects and pass vocabulary quizzes adequately (25%). They must also complete presentations (25%), reports (25%), and self-assessments (25%), and must show eagerness during in-class work.|
|In order to receive credit for this class, students must show marked improvement in using a computer to search for information. Students must also be able to explain an aspect of their course of study in English in a clear way and show their ability to prepare and lead a discussion relating to information from the Internet. Students should have improved vocabulary, reading, and writing. Students should be able to demonstrate an obvious ability to communicate with others in English about simple topics they read and write about on the Internet.|