Upon successful completion of the course, students are expected to be able to: analyze short essays in terms of organization and structure; organize, build connections between ideas, and exhibit an integration of reading and writing in their written output; use academic style in writing different types of essays and reports; use a wide range of vocabulary and grammatical structures and have a good control of lexical and grammatical features of English; speak confidently, question intelligently and critically, create and give an academic/professional presentation; cite, paraphrase, summarize and/or quote sources correctly and apply other research skills in writing.
This course is designed to increase student understanding of academic discourse, both written and spoken, and the ability to produce such discourse, at a certain level, in relation to general and student specific studies. Reading skills, such as making inferences, drawing conclusions, and dealing with unknown vocabulary, are integrated with the production of various essay types, such as SPSE (Situation, Problem, Solution, Evaluation), argumentative and summary and response. The course also focuses on the production and performance of professional outputs in the form of oral presentations in relation to students’ current studies. Language-focused workshops are provided for grammar, syntax, and uptake of academic lexis.
Pre-requisite(s): A minimum C pass in Academic English I
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