The general objective of this course is to make students learn to examine argumentation as a tool for both inquiry and advocacy. Students will develop an experiential focus upon critical examination of issues and ideas (inquiry) and the use of argumentation to support and defend a position (advocacy). This course is designed to expose students to the fundamentals of academic and professional communication in order to develop professionals who can effectively apply communication theories and best practices to meet their academic and professional communication needs.
The minimum qualifications that are expected from the students who want to attend the course.(Examples: Foreign language level, attendance, known theoretical pre-qualifications, etc.)
Oshima, A., & Hogue, A. (2000). Writing academic english.
Smalley, R. L., Ruetten, M. K., & Kozyrev, J. (2001). Refining composition skills: Rhetoric and grammar. Boston, MA: Heinle & Heinle.
James, M. O., & Evans, N. W. (1989). Beyond words: an advanced reading course. Prentice Hall.
Smalley, R., & Ruetten, M. K. (2000). Refining Comp Skills Ed5 Im. Cengage Heinle.
Academic Writing A Handbook for International Students, Second edition
Writing Research Papers: From Essay to Research Paper Elt Exams SeriesMacmillan writing series
Introduction of the aims and content of the course.
The rules of giving references and summarizing are shown and practiced.
Deciding on a research topic, narrowing down a topic / Researching
Paraphrasing rules are presented and practiced./ Using Evidence to support ideas
1st check & Paraphrasing (RP)
The language of the Research Paper
2nd check (RP)
3rd check (RP)
Understand English phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics at advanced level.
Define the contemporary language learning theories.
Identify different language learning purposes for various levels.
Recognize appropriate teaching methods, techniques and strategies for specific purposes.
Develop skills in listening, speaking and writing for helping learners of English to use language appropriately and comprehensibly.
Design professional applications for teaching the English language.
Apply professional assesment tools and methods.
Determine the problems and solutions at the ELT classroom settings.
Comprehend the importance of lifelong learning strategies.
Practice classroom management skills.
deal with unknown words by guessing their meaning.
use correct, appropriate language structures, vocabulary & discourse markers
identify main idea(s) in spoken discourse
initiate and maintain discussions
analyse academic materials about their subject matter and work on academic vocabulary