INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Education and Humanities
Department of English Language and Literature
2014-2015

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
ELT 418 Modern English Practice Undergraduate 4 Spring
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Compulsory 5 1 + 2 0 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Vildana Dubravac, Assist. Prof. Dr. Vildana Dubravac, Assist. Prof. Dr.
[email protected] no email

COURSE OBJECTIVE
The course provides practical guidance in the development and application of linguistic skills relevant to modern English usage including vocabulary, grammar, text production and analysis, and listening and speaking. Weekly practices are done and feedback is provided in an assessable framework to effectively measure student progress throughout the course. An integrated-skills approach involving all four major language skills and developing relevant competencies are employed. A range of authentic and teacher generated written and audio texts will be studied to enhance language skills required for daily and academic life.

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. Introduction - Unit 1. Information Overload
  2. Use of English (tenses 1)
  3. Use of English (tenses 2)
  4. Vocabulary (phrasal verbs)
  5. Use of English (modal verbs, verbs followed by –ing and/or to infinitive)
  6. Use of English (nouns, adjectives and articles)
  7. Vocabulary (collocations, fixed expressions)
  8. mid-term exam
  9. Use of English (inversion, question tags and relative clauses)
  10. Use of English (conditionals, wishes and related forms)
  11. Vocabulary (word formation, confusing words)
  12. Use of English (reported speech and passive voice)
  13. Analyzing common errors
  14. Analyzing common errors
  15. Systematization

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic

    TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
    Description
    • Lectures
    • Presentation
    • Assignments
    • Case Studies
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Project10
    Midterm Exam(s)30
    Final Exam150
    +attendance and participation110
    Total: 100
    Learning outcomes
    • to develop knowledge of English grammar & vocabulary
    • to improve listening & reading comprehension skills
    • to build fluency & confidence in speaking & pronunciation
    • to improve writing skills
    • to prepare for the proficiency examinations by mastering
    TEXTBOOK(S)
    • Thomson, A.J. and A.V. Martinet: A Practical English Grammar, Oxford University Press (updated)
    • McCarthy, M., O’Dell, F. (2004). English vocabulary in Use. Cambridge University Press.

    ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
    Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
    Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week) 0
    Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week) 0
    Midterm Examination (1 week) 0
    Final Examination(1 week) 0
    Preparation for Midterm Examination 0
    Preparation for Final Examination7.5 0
    Assignment / Homework/ Project 0
    Seminar / Presentation 0
    Total Workload: 0
    ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 0