ENGLISH LANGUAGE COURSE MODULE

PREPARED BY: AZIZI ZAHRY Bachelor of Education (TESL) FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES

Module 1 - Grammar and usage

Module 1 Week 1 Normal sentence pattern in English The Noun phrase The Verb phrase Tenses and Aspects Regular and irregular verbs Tenses Present Simple Continuous Perfect Perfect Continuous Past Simple Continuous Perfect Perfect Continuous Future Simple Continuous Perfect Perfect Continuous

Parts of speech ±

Noun Adjective

Pronoun Preposition

Verb Conjunction

Adverb Interjection

Module 1 week 2 Subject and Predicate Phrases and Clauses Types of Sentences ± Question tags Assertives Negatives Imperatives Interrogatives ± yes/ no type interrogatives 'wh' ± type interrogatives Articles and Determiners Speech ± direct and reported .

complex and compound) Subject verb agreement Degrees of comparison Conjunction pairs Compound conjunctions .Module 1 Week 3 Voice ± active and passive Synthesis of sentences (simple.

Module 1 Week 4 Relative clauses Affirmative agreement (Too/So) Negative agreement (Either/Neither) Negation Commands Negative Commands Indirect Commands Negative Indirect Commands Modal Auxiliaries Negation of Modals Questions with Modals Module 1 Week 5 Punctuation Capitalization Usage of idioms and phrases Conditional clauses Some proverbs in English Some great quotes in English .

Module 2 .Communication Skills .

getting more information. exchanging gifts. starting a conversation. Question techniques. describing experiences. Greeting. answering techniques. attracting attention. Remembering.Module 2 Week 6 Introducing Making friends Asking for information Getting people to do things Talking about past events : : : : : Yourself. Requesting. and imagining µwhat if¶ . others to others. agreeing & refusing. sharing things &ideas.

giving reasons. discussing. Giving opinions. discussing probability and considering µwhat if«¶ To do something. preventing interruptions and interrupting politely.Module 2 Week 7 Conversation techniques Talking about future Offering Joining a conversation : : : : Hesitating. agreeing. asking for permission. disagreeing. bringing in ot Stating intentions. .

expressing doubts. checking understan Similarities. and preferences.Module 2 Week 8 Getting things done: Stating: Persuading: Saying sorry: : : : : Describing things. instructing people how to do things. differences. Apologizing and forgiving. Making suggestions and giving advice. .

Anger. Saying goodbye . Places and people. handling dialogues.Module 2 Week 9 Complaining: Describing: Narrations: Dealing with moods and feelings: : : : : Expressing disappointment. and indifference. sadness. Narrative techniques. controlling narratives.

Module ± 3 Oral communication .

Module ± 3 Week 10 Public Speaking Group Dynamics Group Discussions Presentation with Audio-visual aids Professional Communication Seminar skills .

Module ± 3 Week 11 Telephonic skills Negotiations Socializing skills Body language Voice modulation Audience awareness Non-Verbal communication .

Module ± 4 Situational conversations .

Module ± 4 Week 12 Introduction Meeting Parting Daily activities Asking about activities Talking about activities Evening activities General activities Travel Meeting at the train station Asking questions at the train station Meeting at the airport Getting information at the airport Getting to the hotel Finding one¶s hotel Asking directions Getting information Finding ones way Asking about buses Traveling By bus Going by taxi .

dates and seasons Using expressions of time Expressions of time Dates and periods of time Calendar time Vacation time Living Living in an apartment Living in a house .Taking a trip by car Travel plans Time Asking the time Going by the clock Arriving early or late Watches and the time Time and the calendar Days.

Module ± 4 Week 13 Telephone Using the telephone Formal and informal conversation Hold the line Transfer the call Shopping Getting help in stores Going shopping Talking about shopping Shopping for clothes Asking about prices Money Money problems Talking about money Lending and borrowing money .

Module ± 4 Week 14 At the stores At the grocery store Shopping for groceries At the bakery At the green grocers People Identifying people Immediate family and relatives Identifying things Letters Sending and receiving letters More about letters Money Getting change American money and prices Weather What¶s it like outside Talking about the weather A look at the weather .

Module ± 4 Week 15 Holiday Trips and sight seeing Finding locations Asking tariff Food Talking about eating Breakfast and lunch at restaurant Ordering food Having dinner at a restaurant Dinner conversations Health Personal health Common health problems At the doctor¶s office .

Module ± 4 Week 16 At work Quitting and finding jobs Office details Office conversations At school Conversations about school Going to school The English class Learning and using English Language learning problems Bikes and cars Asking for a lift Riding a bike Driving a car Car and bike repairs At the gas station .

Module 5 .Reading comprehension .

Module ± 5 Week 17 Skimming Scanning Techniques of reading Comprehension passages for practice .

Writing comprehension .Module 6 .

Module ± 6 Week 18 Tips to effective writing Competence and coherence Practice material/topics .

Elimination of Incorrect Answers in Style Questions Examples of Style Questions .Module ± 6 Week 19 Style in Written English 1. Common stylistic problems that appear in Grammar questions: Sequence of Tenses Antecedents of Pronouns Illogical Participial Modifiers (Dangling Participles) Participles as Adjectives Redundancy Parallel Structure Transformation of Direct and Indirect Objects Adverbials at the beginning of a sentence 2.

2.Module ± 6 Week 20 Problem Vocabulary and Prepositions 1. Verbal Idioms Common Combinations with Prepositions . 3. Commonly misused words Confusingly related words Use of Prepositions Miscellaneous Expressions with Prepositions 4. 5.

Introduction to Phonetics .MODULE 7 .

Module ± 7 Week 21 What is phonetics? Need for learning phonetics What is a syllable? Syllable division Understanding phonetics .

Module ± 7 Week 22 Vowels Diphthongs Consonants Consonant clusters Voiced and voice less sounds in English Exercises ± the phonetics workbook .

Module ± 7 Week 23 Symbols for Transcription: British Symbols for Transcription: American Stress & Word Accent What is word accent? .

Module ± 7 Week 24 What is stress? Primary stress & secondary stress in English words Functional accent in English words General rules of pronunciation .

Module ± 7 Week 25 Articulatory Phonetics Attributes of good speech Clear speech Therapeutic speech exercises Accent neutralization American accent tuning .

Module ± 7 Week 26 Accent. rise fall Functional intonation in English words Weak forms in English . fall rise. Intonation Tones: rising tone. Rhythm. falling tone.

Module ± 7 Week 27 Varieties of English Spelling differences in American English Grammar in American English Differences in British and American symbols Characteristics of American English .

months.Module ± 7 Week 28 Pronunciation Practice Some common personal names. names of days. and literary characters Some common geographical names Foreign words and phrases commonly used in English .

Module 8 ± Oral Communication & Personality Development .

Module ± 9 Week 36 Body Language Voice Modulation Audience Awareness Interpersonal Skills Module ± 9 Week 37 Memory Retention Time Management Stress Management Module ± 9 Week 38 Goal Setting Focusing Ability Mind Mapping Nonverbal communication Personal appearance Posture Gestures Facial expression Eye contact Space distancing Communication in daily life .

Pattern of communication Management of information Module ± 10 Week 39 General grammar practice Vocabulary enrichment exercises Language games Pronunciation games General grammar tests Listening comprehension tests Reading comprehension tests Speaking exercises Vocabulary building tests Self-assessment tests .

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