Tuesday, February 1, 2011

~BEL 311~

KOLEJ UNIKOP
DEPARTMENT OF LANGUAGES
MODULE IMPLEMENTATION PLAN

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COURSE CODE                :  BEL 311
COURSE TITLE                : ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES
LEVEL                                  : DIPLOMA
CREDIT UNIT                  : 3
CONTACT HOURS        : 6
PREREQUISITE               : PREPARATORY COURSE FOR MUET
SEMESTER                        : JANUARY- APRIL 2011
INSTRUCTOR                  : ROSNIDA BINTI OMAR


WEEK 1

·         Course information – objectives, content and evaluation
·         Predicting and Skimming
-          Introduction to critical reading
·         Listening for main ideas & specific details
Listening to compare
 e.g. sharing with each other the cultural practices of one’s family or society

·         Ice- breaking activities
·         Discussing learning styles

WEEK 2

·         Making generalization
·         Scanning and finding meaning from context
·         Developing a paragraph from a topic sentence
·         Listening for  a specific details and identifying stages in spoken explanation
·         Group dynamics( turn-taking, interrupting, expressing opinions)
* Language support – parts of speech, simple past& past perfect tenses and used to)

WEEK 3

·         Reading using inference
-          predicting and finding meaning from context
·         Writing an expository/ explanation essay (thesis statement/ preview and topic sentence/ theme)
·         Listening in order to predict and take notes
·         Expressing opinions and seeking clarification
              *Language support- passive, conditional, simple present and present   
                continuous tense)

WEEK 4

  • Recognizing an issue in an argument& views ‘for’ and ‘against’
-          locating definitions in context, topic sentence and details
               Outlining/ Staging
  • Writing and argumentative essay
  • Listening for main ideas and supporting details
  • Expressing opinions using signposts in talking about issues
* Language support- (gerunds & infinitives)

MID- SEMESTER BREAK
WEEK 5

  • Identifying main ideas & supporting details
  • Summarizing and paraphrasing
  • Selecting a topic
  •   Library search
  •  Writing a tentative thesis statement
  •  Listening for specific information& note taking
  • Language support (Use of ‘will’ & conditionals)
  • Making requests

WEEK 6

  • Reading & understanding a given text
  • Writing a discussive essay
  • Written assignment:
   Preparing outline incorporating information from reading texts
         Language support (Future forms, modality & Simple Present tense)
  • Listening and note taking
  • Agreeing and disagreeing ideas

WEEK 7

  • Identifying text type & style
  • Synthesising & documenting
  • Written assignment:
-          Writing of outline incorporating information from the reading texts
-          Language support (Nominalisation)
  • Listening and note taking
  • Group discussion

WEEK 8

  • Critical reading and scanning
  • Editing skills
  • Written assignment
-          writing of 1st draft
-          in-text citation or
-          documentation
-          language support ( reported speech and tag question)
WEEK 9

  • Comprehension & Finding main ideas
  • Editing skills
  • Written assignment:
- Revision of 1st draft
-Language support (Nominal & nominalisation)
  • Listening to differentiate between hypothesis and fact (certainty vs speculation)
  • Group discussion


WEEK 10

  • Critical reading
  • Recognizing definitions
  • Distinguishing facts & opinions
  • Identifying bias & intention
  • Editing skills
  • Written assignment:
--  Writing of final draft
- Language support (Present perfect, Present perfect continuous, & Simple Past Tense)
  • Listening for main points &supporting details
  • Group discussion

WEEK 11

  • Finding meaning from context
  • Recognising facts
  • Revision for final examination
  • Written assignment:
 Writing of final draft
-Language support (Making comparisons & adjectival relative clauses)
  • Listening for explanations, definitions, examples & solutions
  • Group discussion

WEEK 12

  • Application of reading skills
  • Revisions for final examination
  • Written assignment:
--   Submission
-Language support (Future tenses)
  • Listening for specific information
  • Speaking test

WEEK 13

  • Revision for reading
  • Revision for final examination
  • Speaking test

WEEK 14

  • Revision for reading
  • Revision for final examination
  • Speaking test


Assessment
On-going Assessment (60%)
Final Examination (40%)

 Written Assignment
 30%
  • Pair work
  • Outline                                             5%
  • Draft                                               10%
  • Final Draft (450-700 words)        15%




Speaking Test


20%
  • Group of 4 students 
  • Discuss on a problem solving situation
  • 5 minutes for preparation
  • 15-20 minutes for discussion                     




Online Assignment

10%

Final Examination

40%
  • 3-hour paper
  • Part A – Reading                                                 20%
  • Part B – Writing (300-400 words)                    20%


Total
100%


RECOMMENDED TEXT

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. ( 2005). 4th. ed. Essex: Pearson ED
REFERENCES
Cox, Kathy & Hill, David. ( 2004). EAP now! English for Academic Purposes. NSW: Pearson ED. Australia
Dollahite, Nancy E. & Haun, Julie. (2006) Sourcework: Academic Writing from Sources. Boston, MA: Thomson Heinle
Langan, J. ( 2001). College Writing Skills with Readings. New York: McGraw Hill.
Leki, Ilona. (1989). Academic Writing. New York: St. Martin's Press.
Lipp, Ellen. (1992). From Paragraph to Term Paper. Boston: Heinle and Heinle Publishers.
Morais, Elaine. (2006). Academic Writing for Beginners: Explorations of the Mind. 
Kuala Lumpur: The Beacon Press 
Oshima, Alice & Hogue, Ann. Introduction to Academic Writing. : Longman, Pearson
Internet Sources

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