This course gives learners the functional language they need for real-life, hands-on tasks in the technical, industrial, and scientific sectors, helping the learners recognize the syntax, style, and organization as far as the papers on reading and writings. Discussions include specific ways to technical presentation and technical writings. Creative Thinking skills – including analysis, evaluation, synthesis, reflection, inference, and problem-solving – are fully integrated into every section, to help learners develop communicative skills.
Week1 Class Introduction Week2 Unit 6 6-A 6-B #Developing communicative skills: Getting the main idea/ Identifying supporting ideas Week3 Unit 6 6-C 6-D Getting meaning from context/ Understanding References Week4 Unit 7 7-A 7-B Critical thinking: Analyzing and evaluating Week5 Unit 7 7-C 7-D Critical thinking: Evaluating and synthesizing Week6 Unit 8 8-A 8-B #Critical thinking: Evaluating and Analyzing Building vocabulary: worksheet Week7 Unit 8 8-C 8-D # Communicative skills: Analyzing pros and cons/ Understanding data Week8 Group presentation Week9 Mid-term exam Week10 Unit 9 Talents 9-C 9-D Understanding overall message #Understanding terms :Linking ideas and analyzing an argument Week11 #Communicative skills workshop(I): Recognizing a speaker’s message Critical thinking: Applying and Reflecting Week12 #Communicative skills workshop (II): Understanding figurative language #Critical thinking: Interpreting and Evaluating Week13 Group presentation Week14 Unit 10 10-A 10-B #Understanding key details Week15 Unit 10 10-C 10-D Scanning and applying for information Identifying the discourse markers Week16 Special topic on Reading #Reading skills: Inferring conclusions/ Understanding reference Building vocabulary Week17 Special topic on Reading #: Understanding sequence Week18 Final Exam
Participation and discussion 15% In-class group presentation/assignments 35% Mid-term exam 15% Final exam 15% TOEIC exam 20%
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