Home » 2011/2012 GE Model » EELC121/122 – English II: Introduction to University English 1 & 2
Suggested Year of Study:1theme-1
Duration:2 Semesters
Credit units:3+3
Offering unit:FAH

English Language Centre

Pre-requisites

EELC121 – EELC002 (English I: Basic Skills 2) or EELC012 (English I: Basic Skills 4); or release from these 2 courses based on placement or admission assessments

EELC122 – EELC121 (English II: Introduction to University English 1)

Course Description

EELC121/122 are two semester courses. Upper-intermediate-level students meet three hours a week to expand and improve upon English language skills developed in EELC101/102. An effort will be made to conduct needs analyses and work with learners to identify individual language learning needs and the types of language tasks expected in their academic work. When possible, theme-based approaches will be used to link English language improvement to other coursework. Language teaching and learning will focus on cognitive-academic language proficiency as well as the improvement of basic interpersonal and presentation skills in English.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Respond astutely and critically to class material including the following:
    1. Reading texts and listening passages of up to 800 words;
    2. Summaries of texts, which may include an author’s viewpoint.
  2. Use good writing and organizational skills and a system for self and peer revision of written tasks of approximately 350 words. Sample writing tasks include:
    1. Summary and Summary Response;
    2. Supported Opinion;
    3. Documented reports including proper citation of supporting evidence and text citations as needed.
  3. Employ the following reading and listening skills:
    1. Speed Reading;
    2. Reading Attack strategies;
    3. Differentiating between main ideas and details;
    4. Identifying author’s tone, attitude, emotions and mood.
  4. Demonstrate confidence when speaking in the following situations:
    1. Small group discussions in which one must acknowledge different opinions and provide refutations, counter arguments, logical reasoning and relevant support;
    2. Presentation of one’s ideas and/or research findings of a creative project to a larger group.
  5. Use study techniques and strategies to master academic concepts for note-taking and test-taking purposes.