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Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Ministry of Higher Education


King Khalid University
Academic Development & Quality Deanship
Form of Academic Course Report
Academic Course Report
Institution: King Khalid University
College/ Department: Department of English
:Information about the Academic Course
Course Title and Code: Introduction to Linguistics ( Eng. 320)
Department where this course is taught: Faculty of Arts and
Education/ English Department
Level and Semester of this Report: Level Five- First semester

The building where the course is taught (unless it is the main


building):
Implementation of the Course
:Covering of the Planned Program -1
Topics
1. Definition and
scope of
linguistics.
2. The Sounds of
Language.
3. The Sound
Pattern of
Language.
4. Phrases &
Sentences:
Grammar.
5. Morphology.
6. Syntax.

Planned
Teaching
Hours

Actual
Teaching
Hours

Reasons of
Difference between
Teaching Hours

None

7. Semantics.

Negative Effects of not Covering of Topics Related to the -2


:Course
Topics not Covered
Completely

Importance of
Being Covered

Points to be
Adapted to
Compensate this
Shortage

None

Effectiveness of Planned Teaching Strategies to Achieve -3


Determined Learning Outcomes. (Refer to Course Description)

Fields of
Study

Knowledge

Write a list of
learning
strategies
specified in
course
description

Were
they
effectiv
e?
Yes No

1-This course is an
introduction to the
fundamental areas
and concepts of
modern linguistics.
2-Sounds and their
structure (Phonetics
& Phonology), word
structure
(Morphology),
sentence structure
(Syntax) and words
and their meanings
(Semantics), phrases
and sentences
(Grammar) are
discussed.

Difficulties due to
applying these
strategies and
how to handle
them

The main objective of


this course is to
familiarize students
with general features
of language and
linguistics in an
attempt to prepare
them for more
specialized subsequent
courses in Phonetics,
Phonology,
Morphology, Syntax,
Semantics, Grammar
and other topics.

Perceptive
Skills

Skills of
Dealing with
Others and
Bearing
Responsibiliti
es
Communicati
ve Skills
Kinetic and
Psychological
Skills (if
present)
Briefly mention any recommendations to develop teaching -4
strategies related to the evaluation mentioned in table (3)
.above

:Results
Number of students who started the course: 255 -1

2- Number of students who completed the course: 198

Distribution of Marks (in case of percentage give the number -3


:of each group)
No.
A

37

47

20

%
95 100
90 94
85 89
80 84
75 79

E
Deprived
of Exam
Register
ed in
Course
Incompl
ete
Succeed
ed
Failed
Withdra
w

Or

No.

%
70 74
65 69
60 64

No.

< 60

Deprived of Exam
Registered in
Course

95

Incomplete
41

Succeeded

19

Failed

35

Withdraw

:Summary of Results
Succeeded: No. 41
Failed: No. 19

Percentage: 68.33
Percentage: 31.66

- :Absent: No. 0

Percentage

- :Deprived: No. -

Percentage

5- Factors affecting the outcomes:


1- The weak standard of the majority of the students who specialize in
English language.
2- The course is planned to be taught for level five students, but the Deanship

of Admission & Registration registered the course for a group of level


three students. This factor plays important role in decreasing the
percentage of success.

6- Difference from students Evaluation (if present) (refer to


item C4 and C5 in Course Description)
A) Difference in Evaluation table specified already in C5 in Course
Description)
Difference
Reason

B) Difference (if present) from previously specified evaluation


processes.
Difference
Reason

To assure achievement measures (e.g., exam another college.


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Method(s) of being assumed
Results
:Resources
Difficulties to reach the sources

Organizational or
administrative difficulties (if
present)

The results of difficulties


encountered by the student
enrolled in the course
:Administrative Issues
Results of difficulties that attack
students learning, during teaching
the course

Course Evaluation
1-Students evaluation of the course.
Assignments, Seminars, Attendance and participation, Two Mid-Terms and a final
examination.

A) Mention the main weaknesses & strengths.

B) Teacher opinion about course evaluation.

2- Other evaluation. Attach it (if they are present) (e.g., from the
head of the department, a college, etc.)

A) Mention the main weaknesses & strengths.

B) Teacher Opinion about course evaluation.

Plans for Development


The progress in the suggested steps for course development in the
previous reposts.

The suggested steps in the


recent report of the course.

Explain the effect of each step


being implemented or not.

2- Show briefly any other steps adopted to develop the course and
the outcomes such as technical development of staff members,
modifications of the course, name equipment, etc.)

3- Work plan for the semester/ academic year.


Required steps
Date of completion
Person in charge
Recommendations of teacher to the program coordinator in case
that developmental work requires acceptance of the program or the
development.
1- It is important to have admission examination in English Language . This step
helps greatly in registering qualified students who can continue successfully in
the Department of English.
2- The Deanship of Admission & Registration has to consider the student's level
in registering the courses , and to allow them to omit the courses which are
above their level.

Name of Course Teacher: ---Nada Abdullah Al---------------------------Qarni


---------------------------------------.Date of writing the report: ---1.3.1435H
Signature: Nada AlQarni
Date of submission: --4.3.1435H