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Course Syllabus

 

1. Course Code: 049 003


2. Credits:    3(3-0-6)


3. Course Name: Academic English


4. Khon Kaen University, International College


5. Course Co-ordinator:   Name : Steven Graham
Position & Affiliation : Lecturer KKUIC
Mobile phone : 0819753586
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Website: http://home.kku.ac.th/steven
Office hours : 24/7


6. Course Instructor(s):   Name : Timothy Swihart                               
Position & Affiliation : Lecturer KKUIC
Mobile phone : 0866732948
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Office hours : 24/7


7. Prerequisite: None


8. Elective/General Education/Core / Compulsory Course: General Education


9. Course description:

The aim of the course is to develop the Academic English language skills of the students, so that by the end of the course, students will be able to demonstrate that they possess the necessary four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) to actively take part in university study to an international standard.

10. Course objectives:

Students are to successfully demonstrate the following Academic English study skills:
• Listening to academic conversations and talks.
• Listening to the news.
• Listening to documentaries.
• Listening to lectures.
• Listening and note taking.
• Speaking on academic subjects
• Making presentations.
• Commenting on data.
• Discussing research results.
• Giving recommendations.
• Answering questions.
• Reading for gist.
• Reading for specific purposes.
• Using context while reading.
• Understanding inference while reading.
• Writing reports.
• Paraphrasing.
• Writing data commentaries.
• Writing up results.
• Writing up conclusions and recommendations.

 


11. Course content:

 

 
Topics
Hours
 
 
Lecture
Others
1
Listening to academic conversations and talks.
4
4
2
Listening to news and documentaries.
4
2
3
Listening to lectures and note taking.
4
2
4
Speaking on academic subjects.
3
2
5
Making presentations.
6
4
6
  Reading for gist.
3
2
7
Reading for specific purposes.
6
4
8
Paraphrasing.
6
4
9
Writing up data and results.
3
2
10
Writing reports.
6
4
 
                               Total
45
30

 

12. Learning and teaching approaches:

Whilst lecturing is the recognised form of instruction for most disciplines, teachers are encouraged to use their imagination when deciding approaches and methods of instruction. An eclectic approach, integrating multiple methods is required to facilitate the appropriate learning environment for individual students as learning a language involves doing rather than talking about doing.


13. Core learning materials:

Blanchard, K., & Root, C. (2006). Ready to read more. White Plains, NY: Pearson Education.
Folland, D. (2005). Public speaking and some public listening. N/K.
Kelly, C., & Gargagliano, A. (2001). Writing from within. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
May, P. (2004). IELTS Practice tests. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
McGovern, D. (1994). Reading. Hemel Hempstead: Prentice Hall Europe ELT.
Mikulecky, B. S., & Jeffries, L. (1997). Basic reading power. White Plains, NY: Longman.
Mikulecky, B. S., & Jeffries, L. (1998). Reading power (2nd ed.). White Plains, NY: Longman.
Mikulecky, B. S., & Jeffries, L. (2004). More reading power (2nd ed.). White Plains, NY: Longman.
Sweeney, S. (1997). English for business communication. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
White, R., & McGovern, D. (1994). Writing. Hemel Hempstead: Phoenix ELT.
Williams, E. J. (2008). Presentations in English. Oxford: Macmillan.


http://sas.calpoly.edu/asc/ssl.html
www.onestopenglish.com

 

14.   Evaluation:

 

No. Criteria %
1 Classroom Attendance, Assignments and Participation 40
2 Midterm Examination 20
3 Final Examination 40
Total 100

 

*  Students who do not complete 80% attendance will not be allowed to sit the final examination. *

 


15. Grades:

A  = 80-100%
B+  = 75-79%
B  = 70-74%
C+ = 65-69%
C  = 60-64%
D+ = 55-59%
D  = 50-54%
F  = below 50%

 


16. Additional learning resources:

Teachers are encouraged to supplement existing core materials where they see a need, as long as these resources enhance the language objectives, the course aim and the overall learning experience for the students.

 


17. Schema of work:

 

Week Contents Hours Objectives Activities
1 Listening skills. 3 Students are to successfully demonstrate that they can listen to academic conversations and talks, in addition to the news and documentaries. Students will demonstrate that they have discipline and are honest and responsible. Academic English study skills development through discussions, group work, exercises from course books, report reading and writing and presentations by the lecturer and students. Assignments to be handed in on time during the course. Students are to resist plagiarism throughout the course. Students are to regularly attend classes at specified times and adhere to agreed classroom etiquette over the period of instruction. Students are to be responsible for their own learning throughout the course.
2 Listening skills. 3 Students are to successfully demonstrate that they can listen to lectures and take notes. Academic English study skills development through discussions, group work, exercises from course books, report reading and writing and presentations by the lecturer and students.
3 Speaking skills. 3 Students are to successfully demonstrate that they can speak on academic subjects and make presentations. Students will demonstrate their ability to work with others and their capacity for leadership by using their initiative in diagnosing problems, whilst at the same time being aware of the social and cultural diversity of their peers. Academic English study skills development through discussions, group work, exercises from course books, report reading and writing and presentations by the lecturer and students. Students are to participate in group work. Students are to take turns in leading discussions and groups. Students are to use their initiative to diagnose problems. Students are to be culturally aware of their peers.
4 Speaking skills. 3 Students are to successfully demonstrate that they can comment on data and discuss research results. Students will demonstrate their ability to think critically, research, interpret and evaluate information in their quest for knowledge in order to creatively solve academic problems. Academic English study skills development through discussions, group work, exercises from course books, report reading and writing and presentations by the lecturer and students. Students are to interpret and use research data as part of their presentations.
5 Speaking skills. 3 Students are to successfully demonstrate that they can give recommendations. Students will demonstrate their ability to think critically, research, interpret and evaluate information in their quest for knowledge in order to creatively solve academic problems. Academic English study skills development through discussions, group work, exercises from course books, report reading and writing and presentations by the lecturer and students. Students are to interpret and use research data as part of their presentations.
6 Speaking skills. 3 Students are to successfully demonstrate that they can answer questions. Students are to successfully demonstrate that they can talk about current events. Academic English study skills development through discussions, group work, exercises from course books, report reading and writing and presentations by the lecturer and students. Students are to ensure they are up to date on current affairs. Students are to be socially and culturally aware of their peers.
7 Reading skills. 3 Students are to successfully demonstrate that they can read for gist. Students will demonstrate that they can successfully collect and evaluate data in a self directed learning environment. Academic English study skills development through discussions, group work, exercises from course books, report reading and writing and presentations by the lecturer and students. Students are to collect and evaluate data commentaries with the use of computers and other electronic communication technology.
8 Reading skills. 3 Students are to successfully demonstrate that they can read for specific purposes. Students will demonstrate that they can successfully collect and evaluate data in a self directed learning environment. Students will demonstrate their ability to think critically, research, interpret and evaluate information in their quest for knowledge in order to creatively solve academic problems. Academic English study skills development through discussions, group work, exercises from course books, report reading and writing and presentations by the lecturer and students. Students are to collect and evaluate data commentaries with the use of computers and other electronic communication technology. Students are to interpret and use research data as part of their presentation preparation.
9 Reading skills. 3 Students are to successfully demonstrate that they can use context while reading. Students will demonstrate that they can successfully collect and evaluate data in a self directed learning environment. Academic English study skills development through discussions, group work, exercises from course books, report reading and writing and presentations by the lecturer and students. Students are to collect and evaluate data commentaries with the use of computers and other electronic communication technology.
10 Reading skills. 3 Students are to successfully demonstrate that they can understand inference while reading. Students will demonstrate that they can successfully collect and evaluate data in a self directed learning environment. Academic English study skills development through discussions, group work, exercises from course books, report reading and writing and presentations by the lecturer and students. Students are to collect and evaluate data commentaries with the use of computers and other electronic communication technology.
11 Midterm Test. 3
12 Writing skills. 3 Students are to successfully demonstrate that they can write reports. Students will demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the principles and theories of the academic disciplines of this university, whilst applying their newly acquired skills to real life situations. Students will demonstrate their ability to think critically, research, interpret and evaluate information in their quest for knowledge in order to creatively solve academic problems. Academic English study skills development through discussions, group work, exercises from course books, report reading and writing and presentations by the lecturer and students. Students are to interpret and use research data as part of their report writing.
13 Writing skills. 3 Students are to successfully demonstrate that they can paraphrase. Academic English study skills development through discussions, group work, exercises from course books, report reading and writing and presentations by the lecturer and students.
14 Writing skills. 3 Students are to successfully demonstrate that they can write data commentaries. Students will demonstrate that they can successfully collect and evaluate data in a self directed learning environment. Academic English study skills development through discussions, group work, exercises from course books, report reading and writing and presentations by the lecturer and students. Students are to write data commentaries with the use of computers and other electronic communication technology.
15 Writing skills. 3 Students are to successfully demonstrate that they can write up results. Students will demonstrate their ability to think critically, research, interpret and evaluate information in their quest for knowledge in order to creatively solve academic problems. Academic English study skills development through discussions, group work, exercises from course books, report reading and writing and presentations by the lecturer and students. Students are to interpret and use research data as part of their report writing.
16 Writing skills. 3 Students are to successfully demonstrate that they can write up conclusions and recommendations. Students will demonstrate their ability to think critically, research, interpret and evaluate information in their quest for knowledge in order to creatively solve academic problems. Academic English study skills development through discussions, group work, exercises from course books, report reading and writing and presentations by the lecturer and students. Students are to interpret and use research data as part of their report writing.
17 Final Test. 3
 
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