The general objective of this course is to combine foreign language skills for academic purposes with field related articles and lectures to provide students with a better competence in academic English for their field of study. Moreover, the nature of this course facilitates academics skills in foreign language in order to serve as a basis for practice in students’ field of study. That is the reason behind the EAP and ESP contents were designed in unison.
At the end of the course, students will be able to;
use pre-reading strategies (i.e. skimming, scanning, previewing)
identify points of reference so as to fully grasp a text.
deal with unknown words by guessing their meaning.
identify figurative speech in order to fully comprehend a text.
make inferences from a text.
distinguish between facts and opinions in order to decide the writers point of view.
identify the writer’s technique including purpose, audience, point of view, tone, and register.
deduce the underlying meaning in sentences or parts of a text
identifying key ideas in a text
recognize the relationship between ideas in a text
Evaluate, synthesize and use information from (multiple) texts
Use correct, appropriate language structures, vocabulary & discourse markers
Identify main idea(s) in spoken discourse
Initiate and maintain discussions
Analyze technical materials about their subject matter and work on technical vocabulary.