UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA (UiTM)
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Code

 

 

:

 

BEL 311

Course

 

:

ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES

Level

 

:

DIPLOMA

Credit Unit

 

:

3

Contact Hours

 

:

6

Prerequisite

 

:

PREPARATORY COURSE FOR MUET

 

 

WEEK

CONTENT

Lecture Hours(LH)

Students’ Learning Time (SLT)a

 

Total hrs

LH +SLT

1

=top=

 

 

 

 

 

a. Course information -objectives, content and evaluation.

 

b. Predicting & Skimming

Introduction to critical reading (CO1)

 

c.  Listening for main ideas & specific details

Listening to compare (CO5)

 

d.  Ice-breaking activities e.g. sharing with each other the cultural practices of one’s family or society

Discussing learning styles (CO6)

 

Assignment

 

2 hrs- Read and prepare pp. 2-13 Unit 1, EAP Now!

Preliminary (2007)

 

 

8 hrs

 

 

2

=top=

a.  Making generalization

Scanning & Finding meaning from context (CO1)

 

b.  Developing a paragraph from a topic sentence.* Language support (parts of speech, simple past & past perfect tenses & used to) (CO4)

 

c.  Listening for specific details

& identifying stages in spoken explanation(CO5)

 

d. Group dynamics (turn-taking. Interrupting, expressing opinions) (CO6)

6 hrs

Assignment

 

2 hrs- Read and prepare pp. 16-25 Unit 2, EAP Now!

Preliminary (2007)

 

1 hr- Do internet work on topic sentence and paragraph development.

9 hrs

3

=top=

a. Reading using inference : Predicting & Finding meaning from context (CO1)

 

b.  Writing an expository/ explanation essay (thesis statement/preview & topic sentence/theme)   Language support (passive, conditional, simple present & present continuous tense) (CO4)

 

c.  Listening in order to predict & take notes (CO5)

 

d.  Expressing opinions and seeking clarification (CO6)

6 hrs

Assignment

 

3 hrs- Read and prepare pp. 28-36 Unit 3, EAP Now!

Preliminary (2007)

 

9 hrs

4

=top=

a.  Recognising an issue in an argument & views ‘for’ and ‘against’

Locating definitions in context, topic sentences & details

Outlining/Staging (CO1)

 

b.  Writing an argumentative essay

Language support (Gerunds & infinitives) (CO4)

 

c.  Listening for main ideas and supporting details (CO5)

 

d.  Expressing opinions using signposts in talking about issues (CO6)

 

6 hrs

Assignment

 

3 hrs- Read and prepare pp. 40-49 Unit 4, EAP Now!

Preliminary (2007)

 

9 hrs

 

 

WEEK

CONTENT

Lecture Hours(LH)

Students’ Learning Time (SLT)a

 

Total hrs

LH +SLT

5

=top=

a.  Identifying main ideas & supporting details (CO1)

 

b.  Summarising & paraphrasing

(not in EAP NOW)**

Written  assignment:

·     Selecting a topic

·     Library search

    Writing a tentative thesis statement (CO1), (CO2), (CO3), (CO4)

 

c.  Listening for specific information& note taking

Language support (Use of ‘will’ & conditionals) (CO5)

 

d.  Making requests (CO6)

 

6 hrs

Assignment

 

2 hrs- Read and prepare pp. 52-60 Unit 5, EAP Now!

Preliminary (2007)

 

3 hrs- search for possible topics and evaluate sources for written  assignment

and prepare thesis statement

11 hrs

6

=top=

a.  Reading & understanding a given text (CO1)

 

b.  Writing a discussive essay

Written assignment:

·     Preparing outline incorporating information from reading texts

Language support (Future forms, modality & Simple

Present tense) (CO1), (CO2), (CO3), (CO4)

 

c.  Listening and note taking (CO5)

 

d.  Agreeing & disagreeing ideas (CO6)

 

6 hrs

Assignment

 

3 hrs- Read and prepare pp. 64-72 Unit 6, EAP Now!

Preliminary (2007)

 

1 hr- Prepare outline for written  assignment

 

10 hrs

7

=top=

a.  Identifying text type & style (CO1)

 

b.  Synthesising & documenting

(not in EAP NOW)**

 

Written assignment:

·     Writing of outline incorporating information from the reading texts

Language support (Nominalisation) (CO1), (CO2), (CO3), (CO4)

 

c.       Listening and note taking (CO5)

 

d.       Group discussions (CO6)

6 hrs

Assignment

 

2 hrs- Read and prepare pp. 74-83 Unit 7, EAP Now!

Preliminary (2007)

 

1 hr- Revise the outline for written assignment

9 hrs

8

=top=

a.  Critical reading & Scanning (CO1)

 

b.  Editing skills

 

Written assignment:

·     Writing of 1st draft

·     In-text citation/

   documentation/*

Language support (Reported speech & tag questions) (CO4)

 

c.  Listening to locate opinions & summarising (CO5) 

d.       Group discussions (CO6)

 

6 hrs

Assignment

 

2 hrs- Read and prepare pp. 86-95 Unit 8, EAP Now!

Preliminary (2007)

 

2 hrs- Write the first draft of written assignment and synthesize information from various articles

 

10 hrs

 

WEEK

CONTENT

Lecture Hours(LH)

Students’ Learning Time (SLT)a

 

Total hrs

LH +SLT

9

=top=

a.  Comprehension & Finding main ideas (CO1)

 

b.  Editing skills

 

Written assignment:

·     Revision of 1st draft

Language support (Nominals & nominalisation) (CO4)

 

c.  Listening to differentiate between hypothesis and fact (certainty vs speculation) (CO5)

 

d.  Group discussions (CO6)

 

6 hrs

Assignment

 

2 hrs- Read and prepare pp. 98-105 Unit 9, EAP Now!

Preliminary (2007)

 

1 hr- Revise the first draft of the written assignment

 

9 hrs

10

=top=

a.  Critical reading

Recognizing definitions

Distinguishing facts & opinions

Identifying bias & intention (CO1)

 

b.  Editing skills

 

Written assignment:

·     Writing of final draft

Language support (Present perfect, Present perfect continuous, & Simple Past Tense) (CO4)

 

c.  Listening for main points &supporting details (CO5)

 

d.        Group discussions (CO6)

6 hrs

Assignment

 

2 hrs- Read and prepare pp. 108-123 Unit 10, EAP Now!

Preliminary (2007)

 

1 hr- Write the final draft of written assignment and synthesize information from various articles

9 hrs

11

=top=

a.  Finding meaning from context

Recognising facts(CO1)

 

b. Revision for final examination

 

Written assignment:

·     Writing of final draft

Language support (Making comparisons & adjectival relative clauses) (CO4)

 

c.  Listening for explanations, definitions, examples &

solutions (CO5)

 

d.  Group discussions (CO6)

 

6 hrs

Assignment

 

2 hrs- Read and prepare pp. 126-135 Unit 11, EAP Now!

Preliminary (2007)

 

1 hr- Revise and prepare the final draft of written assignment for submission

9 hrs

12

=top=

a.  Application of reading skills taught (CO1)

 

b.  Revision for final examination

 

Written assignment:

·     Submission

Language support (Future tenses) (CO1), (CO4)

 

c.  Listening for specific information (CO5)

 

d.  Speaking Test (CO6)

 

6 hrs

 

6 hrs

13

=top=

a.  Revision for reading (CO1)

 

b.  Revision for final examination (CO1), (CO4)

 

c.  Revision (CO5)

 

d.  Speaking Test (CO6)

 

6 hrs

 

6 hrs

14

=top=

a.  Revision for reading (CO1)

 

b.  Revision for final examination (CO1), (CO4)

 

c.  Revision (CO5)

 

d.  Speaking Test (CO6)

 

6 hrs

 

6 hrs

a SLT=Students’ Learning Time
1 credit =40 SLT (per semester)
BEL 311 = 3 credits 
Therefore SLT= 3 x 40= 120 hrs

 

 

 

Assessment

On-going Assessment (60%)

Final Examination (40%)

 

 Written Assignment

 30%

  • Pair work
  • Outline                                             5%
  • Draft                                               10%
  • Final Draft (450-700 words)        15%

 

 

 

 

Speaking Test

 

 

20%

  • Group of 4 students 
  • Discuss on a problem solving situation
  • 5 minutes for preparation
  • 15-20 minutes for discussion                     

 

 

 

 

Attendance                     

 

10%

 

  • punctuality
  • participation
  • timely submission of assignments

 

Final Examination

 

40%

  • 3-hour paper
  • Part A – Reading                                                 20%
  • Part B – Writing (300-400 words)                    20%

 

 

Total

100%

 

 

PRESCRIBED TEXT

 
Cox, Kathy & Hill, David. ( 2007). EAP now! Preliminary: English for Academic Purposes. Students’ Book. NSW: Pearson ED. Australia

RECOMMENDED TEXT

 
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. ( 2005). 4th. ed. Essex: Pearson ED

REFERENCES

 
Cox, Kathy & Hill, David. ( 2004). EAP now! English for Academic Purposes. NSW: Pearson ED. Australia
Dollahite, Nancy E. & Haun, Julie. (2006) Sourcework: Academic Writing from Sources. Boston, MA: Thomson Heinle
Langan, J. ( 2001). College Writing Skills with Readings. New York: McGraw Hill.
Leki, Ilona. (1989). Academic Writing. New York: St. Martin's Press.
Lipp, Ellen. (1992). From Paragraph to Term Paper. Boston: Heinle and Heinle Publishers.
Morais, Elaine. (2006). Academic Writing for Beginners: Explorations of the Mind.
Kuala Lumpur: The Beacon Press
Oshima, Alice & Hogue, Ann. Introduction to Academic Writing. : Longman, Pearson

Internet Sources

 

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