南台課程大綱
學年度 103學年第一學期 系所 共同科
課程名稱 英語加強課程(二)(A) 班級 碩研英語加強班
授課教師 包尼爾,倪偉文 點 閱 次 數 66
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課程概述
This is the second semester of a three semester program designed to help students get ready for studying abroad. Students will work on improving their academic speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.
課程目標
Objectives

• The main objective of this course is to improve students' English skills so that they can meet a foreign university's IELTS requirements.
• It is also the objective of this course to generally improve all areas of their English in order to be better prepared to attend a university in an English speaking country.
• Students will not only work to improve listening, reading, speaking and writing, but they will also learn how to integrate these skills.
• It is very important that students work to build vocabulary. A good vocabulary is essential to passing the IELTS. We will do vocabulary exercises each week and students will be responsible for finding and learning idioms and phrasal verbs.
• Students will get acquainted with all types of questions that are used on the IELTS, and strategies will be given and practiced for these questions.

Students will improve their skills with:
• Reading: Topic sentences, skimming, scanning, r
課程大綱
Students will become more confident and competent with general and academic English speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Specifically, we hope that each student will see at least a full band increase on the IELTS exam over the course of three semesters in these courses.

Speaking
•Pair work and small group discussions which focuses on specific IELTS test questions
•Extensive practice expressing, explaining and giving reasons for opinions and preferences
•Oral presentations that teach students how to organize topics
•Simulated IELTS speaking tests

Listening
•Real life listening practices which teach students to listen for context
•Timed listening practices where students practice listening for main ideas and details
•Practice listening to lectures (5+ minutes)
•Learning to listen for signaling in lecture language
•Simulated IELTS listening tests

Reading
•Intensive reading of medium-length academic passages
•Training in skimming and scanning
•Training in reading strategies such as surveying, predicting, and summarizing
•Training in how to recognize unknown vocabulary from context
•Simulated reading tests
英文大綱
Writing
•General grammar instruction
•Training on thought development in order to be able to logically express an opinion in writing
•Instruction and practice on describing graphs, charts, tables, maps, and diagrams in written English
•Practice writing in a timed atmosphere
•Frequent writing homework assignments
•Simulated IELTS writing tests

Vocabulary
•Intensive vocabulary building through either personal journals or biweekly quizzes
•Students will learn
*vocab from the academic word list
*vocab used in a university setting
*phrasal verbs
*common idioms
*prefixes, suffixes, and root words

Culture
•Mini-lectures from instructors on American and British culture in general and university life in particular
•Self-study and oral presentations on topics such as English speaking countries, university life, universities in the STUST study abroad program, or other cultural aspects (such as sports, holidays, rituals, and daily life)
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