ENG 121 is a compulsory theme-based course integrating the four language skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) required for academic studies in English. In addition to improving high level academic language skills, the course aims at employing critical thinking skills through challenging tasks that guide students in comprehending, evaluating, and synthesizing information, ideas and judgments. The content of the course covers various academic topics presented through motivating and challenging teaching aids, and makes students acquainted with the most frequently used academic language structures and functions relevant to the academic environment.
ENG 122 is a continuation of ENG 121 designed to offer theme-based instruction through further study of academic language skills in an integrated manner. It helps students to improve their higher order thinking skills, ranging from demonstrating knowledge and understanding to in-depth evaluation, which will be necessary for them throughout their academic lives. The content of the course provides practice in academic language skills needed to succeed in an academic setting, such as writing coherent and organized texts, understanding lectures and speeches, participating discussions and conversations, and reading various text types.
ENG 221 is an elective academic writing course designed to guide students through their first research paper. The topics in this course include quoting, paraphrasing, referencing, formulating a thesis, researching sources to support main points and integrating that research into their original writing. Students will also be exposed to theoretical knowledge and process of academic writing that will enable them to gather, process, and present concise data in writing based on research.
ENG 222 is an elective language course, designed to provide students with the necessary skills to develop and deliver an effective presentation, applying the techniques studied in the course. The emphasis is given to distinctive features of a successful presentation including the use of key techniques, such as efficient design of visual aids, employing signposting structures, and using effective body language.