INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Education and Humanities
Department of English Language and Literature
2017-2018

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
ELT 119 Listening and Pronounciation I Undergraduate 1 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Compulsory 6 2 + 1 159 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Ceylani Akay, Assist. Prof. Dr. Ceylani Akay Ceylani Akay, Assist. Prof. Dr.
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This course aims to develop students’ listening and pronunciation skills while gaining confidence in communicating in English. It employs authentic listening materials and speech samples used in different discourses for analysis as communication-oriented classroom activities. Starting from basic listening and phonetic skills such as discriminating minimal pairs and formulating phonetic transcriptions of problematic sounds focused on in class, the course will focus on higher level listening skills and strategies by integration of reading and writing to the course curriculum through content-based activities. Students will be provided with the fundamentals of listening and phonetics namely vowels, consonants, stress in words, rhythm and intonation as well as the usage of the phonetic alphabet for learning and production purposes.transcriptions of problematic sounds focused on in class, the course will focus on higher level listening skills and strategies by integration of reading and writing to the course curriculum through content-based activities. Students will be provided with the fundamentals of listening and phonetics namely vowels, consonants, stress in words, rhythm and intonation as well as the usage of the phonetic alphabet for learning and production purposes.

COURSE OBJECTIVE
The goal of this course is for students to become better oral communicators by sharpening their ability to understand
and be understood. They will learn basic terminology and ideas related to pronunciation while at the same time
learning to apply these ideas to their own language use in order to fine-tune their speech and better understand
speakers of all backgrounds.

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. -
  2. Introduction and Icebreakers
  3. Introduction to IPA
  4. Advertising on the Air: Highlighting words/IPA practice
  5. Identity Theft: Stress in compound words/IPA practice
  6. The Art of Storytelling: Rhythm of prepositional phrases/ Writing a story
  7. Presenting the story/Preparation for the Midterm
  8. -
  9. Midterm
  10. Voluntary Simplicity: Noticing rhythm
  11. Before You Say “I Do”: Before You Say “I Do”: Contrastive stress
  12. To Spank or Not to Spank?: Final \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"s\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" and \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"z\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"
  13. Listening practice: music/ Preparation for the Final Exam
  14. -
  15. Final Exam

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic
  1. Listening Practice 1: Introduction to Sherlock Holmes audiobook, decoding the spelling through pronounciation
  2. Listening Practice 2: A Scandal in Bohemia
  3. Listening Practice 3: Audio-journal I; Quiz 1
  4. Listening Practice 4: The Red-Headed League

  1. Listening Practice 5: Jane Eyre chapter 1; Listening and decoding the news
  2. Listening Practice 6: Quiz 2
  3. Listening Practice 7: Jane Eyre chapter 2; Following the videos with subtitles
  4. Midterm
  5. Listening Practice 8: Jane Eyre chapter 3; Following the videos without subtitles
  6. Listening Practice 9: Jane Eyre chapter 4; Decoding the live interviews
  7. Listening Practice 10: Audio-journal 3
  8. Listening Practice 11
  9. Listening Practice 12
  10. Listening Practice 13
  11. Final

TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
Description
  • Interactive Lectures
  • Practical Sessions
  • Excersises
Description (%)
Method Quantity Percentage (%)
Homework20
Midterm Exam(s)120
Final Exam140
+Audiojournal20percent
Total: 80
Learning outcomes
  • Demonstrate ability to speak in complex sentences with the following characteristics: comprehensible pronunciation and intonation based on classroom and individual instruction, increasing attention of grammatical structures, increasing control of tenses, increasingly varied and appropriate vocabulary
  • Predict content
  • Listen for main ideas and identify details
  • Organize and synthesize information from the listening
  • Use appropriate stress and intonation
  • Use strategies for keeping a conversation going
  • Lead a group discussion and discuss a solution to a problem
  • Use transitions to give information about events in a story
TEXTBOOK(S)
  • Helen S. Solorzano and Jennifer P.L. Schmidt, NorthStar: Listening and Speaking 3, Lecture Ready 1, Pearson, 2009

ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)30260
Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)30260
Midterm Examination (1 week)122
Final Examination(1 week)122
Preparation for Midterm Examination11010
Preparation for Final Examination11515
Assignment / Homework/ Project11010
Seminar / Presentation 0
Total Workload: 159
ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 6