EELC1002 / EELC120 – Interactive English II
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English Language Centre
EELC1001 / EELC110 Interactive English I or a required score in a placement test
This course, at 6 hours per week, builds on the skills and vocabulary taught in Interactive English I. Students will further enhance their proficiency and competence in English by participating in a more advanced series of language activities designed to improve their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, as well as enlarging their vocabulary. The focus in this course is again on general language improvement, although, where possible, the themes and content covered will be of relevance to other courses taught in the General Education programme. An emphasis of this course is on developing students’ spoken and written accuracy in English. At the end of the course, the assessment will be partly based on an external standardized examination.
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)
The ILOs of this course are adapted from the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR, B2).
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
- understand extended speech and lectures and follow even complex lines of argument provided the topic is reasonably familiar;
- understand most TV news and current affairs programmes;
- read articles and reports concerned with contemporary problems in which the writers adopt particular stances or viewpoints;
- interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with English speakers quite possible;
- take an active part in discussion in familiar contexts, accounting for and sustaining one’s views;
- write letters highlighting the personal significance of events and experiences;
- present clear, detailed descriptions on a wide range of subjects related to one’s field of interest;
- explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options;
- write clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects related to one’s interests;
- write an essay or report, passing on information or giving reasons in support of or against a particular point of view.