Focus is on the following topics: Simple, needs-related grammar presented on a need-to-know basis, to help learners start communicating immediately. Vocabulary relevant to practical work situations. Short, interactive speaking tasks enable learners to use new language in hands-on contexts such as explaining purpose and giving instructions. Communicative skills: Critical and Creative Thinking skills – including analysis, evaluation, synthesis, reflection, inference, and problem-solving.
Week1 Class Introduction Week2 Unit 6 Reading I Suggested topic Week3 Unit 6 Reading II Identifying supporting ideas Understanding References Week4 Unit 7-1 Critical thinking: Analyzing and evaluating Getting meaning from context Week5 Unit 7-2 Critical thinking: Evaluating and synthesizing Week6 Unit 7-2(II) Critical thinking: Evaluating and Analyzing Week7 Unit 8-1 Analyzing pros and cons/ Understanding data Week8 Unit 8-2 Understanding data interpretation Week9 Mid-term exam Week10 Unit 9-1 Understanding overall message Linking ideas and analyzing an argument Critical thinking: Evaluating and Questioning Week11 Unit 9-2 Applying and Reflecting Week12 Student Presentation Project (I) #Critical thinking: Interpreting and Evaluating Week13 Student Presentation Project (II) Week14 Unit 10-1 #Understanding contrastive language #Understanding key details Week15 Unit 10-2 #Scanning and applying for information Identifying the discourse markers Week16 Unit 11-1 Inferring conclusions/ Understanding reference Building vocabulary Week17 Unit 11-2 Inferring conclusions/ Understanding reference Week18 Final Exam
Participation and discussion 15% In-class presentation/assignments 35% Mid-term exam 15% Final exam 15% TOEIC exam 20%
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