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SCE FY17 Fall
Apr 20, 2018
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ENGG B1A - English for Professional Purposes B1A
Utilizing learner-centered methodology and task-based instruction, learners will be able to understand the main points of radio news bulletins and simpler recorded material about familiar subjects delivered relatively slowly and clearly, and follow the outline of straightforward short talks on familiar topics. They will also be able to follow clearly articulated speech directed at them in everyday conversation. They will read and understand longer and more complex texts, and manage a variety of routine and non-routine interactions. They will also be able to write notes conveying simple information of immediate relevance to friends, service people, teachers and others who feature in his/her everyday life, getting across comprehensibly the points he/she feels are important. They will produce longer narrative and descriptive pieces of writing as well. The course is the first of the B1 stage of the CEFR. Prerequisites:Successful completion of ENGG A2D or appropriate SEPT score.

Part of: English for Professional Purposes Certificate (B1)

Learning outcomes: By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

Listening & Reading :

1.follow in outline straightforward short talks on familiar topics provided these are delivered in clearly articulated standard speech;
2.understand the main points of radio news bulletins and simpler recorded material about familiar subjects delivered relatively slowly and clearly;
3.understand a large part of many TV programmes on topics of personal interest such as interviews, short lectures, and news reports when the delivery is relatively slow and clear;
4.understand the description of events, feelings and wishes in personal letters well enough to correspond regularly with a pen friend;
5.understand clearly written, straightforward instructions for a piece of equipment;
6.follow clearly articulated speech directed at him/her in everyday conversation, though will sometimes have to ask for repetition of particular words and phrases;
7.generally follow the main points in an informal discussion with friends provided speech is clearly articulated in standard dialect;
8.generally follow what is said and, when necessary, can repeat back part of what someone has said to confirm mutual understanding;

Speaking & Writing :

9. give brief comments on the views of others;
10. deal with most transactions likely to arise whilst travelling, arranging travel or accommodation, or dealing with authorities during a foreign visit;
11. cope with less routine situations in shops, post office, bank, e.g. returning an unsatisfactory purchase;
12. describe how to do something, giving detailed instructions;
13. ask for and follow detailed directions;
14. obtain more detailed information;
15. take messages communicating enquiries, explaining problems;
16. write notes conveying simple information of immediate relevance to friends, service people, teachers and others who feature in his/her everyday life, getting across comprehensibly the points he/she feels are important;
17. give straightforward descriptions on a variety of familiar subjects within his field of interest;
18. reasonably fluently relate a straightforward narrative or description as a linear sequence of points;
19. narrate a story;
20. deliver short, rehearsed announcements on a topic pertinent to everyday occurrences in his/her field which, despite possibly very foreign stress and intonation, are nevertheless clearly intelligible;
21. write straightforward, detailed descriptions on a range of familiar subjects within his field of interest;

Admission Requirements for the above certificate(s):
1. Applicants must take the Standardized English Proficiency Test (SEPT) and score level ENGGB1A.

Term duration: 6 Weeks
Schedule: 2 Sessions/week - 2.5 Hrs/Session

Assessments and Attendance:
Learners are assessed throughout the term by tests, quizzes, assignments, projects or other means of evaluation. End-of-term achievement tests measure learners’ overall performance in the course. The final grade in each course is based on learners’ performance on continual assessment.

Final course grades are NOT based on attendance, since in accordance with SCE’s attendance policy, learners must attend at least 75% of the class sessions in order to be allowed to take the final examination.

Notes: All learners are required to meet, at least one time, with their class instructors during the first week of classes (7 working days of add/drop).


3.000 Continuing Education Units
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Continuing Education

SCE Language Department

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Programs:     
      English
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Continuing Education
Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges:     
      School of Continuing Education
Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors:     
      SCE English Language
Must be enrolled in one of the following Departments:     
      SCE Language

Prerequisites:
( SCE Standrdzd Engl Prof.Test 052 or SCE Day Stand Engl Prof. Test 052 or Continuing Education level ENGG A2D Minimum Grade of D)

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