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SCE FY18 Fall 2017
Nov 17, 2019
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ENGG B1D - English for Professional Purposes B1D
Utilizing learner-centered methodology and task-based instruction, learners will be able to generally follow the main points of extended discussion around them, provided speech is clearly articulated in standard dialect, and identify the main conclusions in clearly signaled argumentative texts. They will express their thoughts about abstract or cultural topics such as music, films, etc…, and explain why something is a problem. They will carry out a prepared interview, checking and confirming information. They will be also be able to summarize, report and give their opinion about accumulated factual information on familiar routine and non-routine matters within their field with some confidence. The course is the fourth of the B1 stage of the CEFR. Prerequisites: Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGG B1C.

Part of : English for Professional Purposes Certificate (B1)

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

Listening& Reading:

1. generally follow the main points of extended discussion around him/her, provided speech is clearly articulated in standard dialect ;
2. identify the main conclusions in clearly signalledsignaled argumentative texts ;
3.recognise the line of argument in the treatment of the issue presented, though not necessarily in detail ;

Speaking& Writing:

4. express his/her thoughts about abstract or cultural topics such as music, films. Can explain why something is a problem ;
5. make his/her opinions and reactions understood as regards solutions to problems or practical questions of where to go, what to do, how to organise an event (e.g. an outing) ;
6. put over a point of view clearly, but has difficulty engaging in debate ;
7.make his/her opinions and reactions understood as regards possible solutions or the question of what to do next, giving brief reasons and explanations ;
8.carry out a prepared interview, checking and confirming information, though he/she may occasionally have to ask for repetition if the other person's response is rapid or extended ;
9.take some initiatives in an interview/consultation (e.g. to bring up a new subject) but is very dependent on interviewer in the interaction ;
10. briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions, plans and actions ;
11. summarise, report and give his/her opinion about accumulated factual information on familiar routine and non-routine matters within his field with some confidence ;

Admission Requirements for the above certificate(s):
Admission Requirements for the above certificate(s): Successful completion of ENGG B1C.

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

Assessments and Attendance:
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: 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


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