Home » 2011/2012 GE Model » EELC131/132 – English III: Academic English 1 & 2
Suggested Year of study:1theme-1
Duration:2 Semesters
Credit units:3+3
Offering unit:FAH

English Language Centre


EELC131 – EELC122 (English II: Introduction to University English 2) or release from EELC122 based on placement or admission assessments

EELC132 – EELC131 (English III: Academic English 1)

Course Description

EELC131/132 are two semester courses. These courses build upon interaction and study skills/strategies taught at previous levels while focusing on improved use of English for academic purposes. 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, content- or 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 while continuing to improve informal and formal use of English by students.


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

  1. Employ reading and listening skills to:
    1. Identify patterns of organization used in written texts;
    2. Differentiate between fact vs. opinion; and
    3. Recognize implied meaning in authentic texts.
  2. Apply study and research skills to:
    1. Conduct Internet research and evaluate web-based information;
    2. Synthesize information and compose approximately 600-word academic papers using APA style (quoting, paraphrasing, summarizing, citing sources, and creating reference lists);
    3. Recognize common logical fallacies in everyday reasoning; and
    4. Analyze, justify, and evaluate arguments.
  3. Develop speaking skills in the following areas:
    1. Discussions about current local and world issues;
    2. Presentations on a variety of topics.