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BIU2042

English
Proficiency 4
INSTRUCTIONAL PLAN
English Language Unit
Centre of Languages and General Studies
Sultan Idris Education University

SESSION 2 2015/2016

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INSTRUCTIONAL PLAN
Centre
Department
Semester
Session
Course Name
Course Code
Credit Hour
Pre requisite

: Centre of Languages and General Studies


: English Language Unit
:2
: 2015/2016
: English Proficiency 4
: BIU2042
:2
: MUET Band 5/6 or pass with a minimum Grade C the
following courses:
BIU2012 English Proficiency 1
BIU2022 English Proficiency 2
BIU2032 English Proficiency 3

LECTURERS INFORMATION:
Name
: Puan Thilaga Ravinthar (Course Coordinator)
E-mail
: thilaga.r@pbmpu.upsi.edu.my
Telephone number : 015-48797946/ 016-4706582
Room number
: 2E-110 Blok 5, UPSI Kampus Sultan Azlan Shah
Name
: Puan Khursiah Mohd Sauffi(Instructor)
E-mail
: khursiah.ms@pbmpu.upsi.edu.my
Telephone number : 015-48797946/ 019-6242508
Room number
: 2E-110 Blok 5, UPSI Kampus Sultan Azlan Shah
COURSE SYNOPSIS:
This is an advanced English language course for learners who are familiar with most
structural patterns of English and able to use them in both academic and workplace
situations. It enhances students ability to construct complex structures, present and
evaluate arguments systematically in listening, speaking and writing activities.
Students develop critical reading skills by evaluating information from reading texts
and writing process, compare and contrast, and argumentative essays.
(Ini adalah kursus bahasa Inggeris peringkat tinggi untuk pelajar yang sudah biasa
dengan kebanyakan corak struktur bahasa Inggeris dan boleh menggunakannya
dalam kedua-dua situasi akademik dan tempat kerja.
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Ia meningkatkan keupayaan pelajar untuk membina struktur kompleks, menyampai


dan menilai hujah-hujah secara sistematik dalam aktiviti mendengar, bertutur dan
menulis. Pelajar menguasai kemahiran membaca kritikal dengan menilai maklumat
daripada bahan bacaan dan menulis esei proses, membandingkan dan
membezakan, dan perbahasan.)
RATIONALE OF THE COURSE:
This course is needed to cater to students who are ready to progress to the upper
intermediate level of proficiency in English at the point of entry or after completing
the English Proficiency Levels 1, 2 and 3 courses.
LEARNING OUTCOMES:
At the end of the course, students should be able to:
1. Construct complex structures in writing essays. (C6)
2. Listen, evaluate and present arguments in debates. (C6)
3. Write different types of essays with fluency and accuracy. (C6)
4. Manage discussions in groups appropriately based on topics given. (CS3,TS4)
TRANSFERABLE SKILLS:
Communication skills
REFERENCES:
Ainon Omar. et al. (2015). Ahead with English. Tanjong Malim: Universiti
Pendidikan Sultan Idris.
Azar, B.S. (1992). Fundamentals of English grammar (2nd ed.). New York: Longman.
Eastwood, J. (2008). Oxford practice grammar. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Folse, K. S., Muchmore-Vokoun, A., & Solomon, E. V. (2010). Great essays (3rd
ed.). Boston: Heinle Cengage Learning.
Gaudart, H., Hughes, R., & Michael, J. (2009). Towards better English grammar (2nd
ed.). Kuala Lumpur: Oxford Fajar Sdn. Bhd.
Goh, H. S., & Leela Chakrabarty. (Eds.). (2013). Advancing further in English.
Tanjung Malim: Faculty of Languages and Communication.
Kayfetz, J. L., & Smith, M. E. F. (2001). Speaking effectively: Strategies for
academic interaction. Boston: Heinle & Heinle Publishers.
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Langan, J. (2011). College writing skills (8th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.
Langan, J., & Ryan, M. (2012). English skills (10th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.

Soloman, J.S., & Chuah Ai Bee. (2010). English for Malaysians. Kuala Lumpur:
Pelanduk.
METHODS OF SOFT SKILLS EMBEDDED:

Activity

KOM

BKMM

PBPM

KKBP

KKU

KKP

Debate

Skills

Essay Writing
KOM

Communication Skill

BKMM

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills

PBPM

Continuous Learning and Information Management

KKBP

Team Work Skills

KKU

Entrepreneurial Skills

KKP

Leadership Skill

EM

Professional Ethics and Moral

Abbreviation

EM

STUDENTs PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT

Course work

Percentage

Details

LO

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In-Class Tasks

LO1

20
60

Debate

LO2, LO4

20

Writing Task

LO1, LO3

20

Final exam

LO1

40

Total

40

100%

GRADING SCALE:
Points interval

GPA/CGPA

80 100

4.00

A-

75 79

3.75

B+

70 74

3.50

65 69

3.00

B-

60 64

2.75

C+

55 59

2.50

50 54

2.00

C-

45 49

1.75

D+

40 44

1.50

35 39

1.00

0 34

0
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SOFT SKILS GRADING SCALE:


Scale
4

Excellent

Good

Moderate

Weak

Rubrics as in Buku Kemahiran


Insaniah/Soft skills

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WEEK TEACHING SCHEDULE:


*Abbreviatio
n
LEC

Activity

Assessment

Lecture

GRPD

Group Discussion

GRPP

Group Presentation

PRC

Abbreviatio
n

Practice

*Optional

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Week

Chapter/Topic
Learning outcomes

Soft
skills

Learning &
Teaching
Activities

Assessme
nt

KOM

LEC

In-class
Tasks

BKMM

GRPD

KKBP

PRC

At the end of each week, the students


should be able to:

1--2

Explain instructional plan and attendance


rules and requirements

1. Construct complex structures in writing


essays. (C6)
4. Manage discussions in groups
appropriately based on topics given.
(CS3,TS4)

Unit 1: History and Culture


Grammar
Sentence Pattern
- Complex sentences - Consolidate and
generate complex sentences from the SP
Vocabulary (derivative)
Verb Forms
- Tenses/Aspects(Reinforced)
Relative Clause (modifying object)
Adverbial Clauses with Subordinating
conjunctions
(Adverbial functions- manner, time, reason,
frequency, degree, place, conditional etc.)
Listening
Making judgments

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Listen to a forum and make judgment


on the facts delivered by the speakers.

Speaking
Use of language functions
Persuading
-

Talking about feelings


Drawing conclusions
Conceding a point
Critiquing and reviewing constructively
Defending a point of view persuasively

Reading
Purpose, Tone, Point of view and intended
audience
- Determine an authors purpose , tone,
point of view and intended audience
Writing
Compound sentences
Complex sentences

Compound-complex sentences

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Unit 2: Change your Lifestyle!


3-4

Grammar
Sentence Pattern
- Complex sentences - Consolidate items from
Unit 2 Level 1 & 2 and generate complex
sentences from the SP.
Verb Forms
- Tenses/Aspects(Reinforced)

1. Construct complex structures in writing


essays. (C6)
2. Listen, evaluate and present arguments in
debates. (C6)
4. Manage discussions in groups
appropriately based on topics given.
(CS3,TS4)

KOM

LEC

BKMM

GRPD

KKBP

GRPP

In-class
Tasks

PRC

Relative Clause (modifying indirect object)


Listening
Drawing conclusions
- Listen to a statement and form
conclusions.
Speaking
Stating and justifying points of view
- Talking about clothing and personal
belonging
Presenting an argument.
- Talking about social problem
- Developing an argument systematically.
- Emphasising a point, feeling, issue
- Expressing attitudes and feelings
precisely
Reading
Evaluate authors argument
Evaluate and authors agreement
Identify the issues and the authors
argument

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Writing
Paraphrasing
Writing summaries

Unit 3: Moving Forward


5-7

Grammar
Sentence Pattern
- Complex sentences - Consolidate items and
generate complex sentences from the SP.
Sentence skills
- Paragraph and Discourse levels

1. Construct complex structures in writing


essays. (C6)
3. Write different types of essays with
fluency and accuracy. (C6)
4. Manage discussions in groups
appropriately based on topics given.
(CS3,TS4)

KOM

LEC

BKMM

GRPD

KKBP

GRPP

In-class
Tasks

PRC

Listening
Recognising and interpreting speakers view
- Listen to a dialogue and identify the
speakers view.
Speaking
Managing a discussion
- Initiating
- Turn-taking
- Expressing certainty, probability, doubt
- Expressing opinions tentatively, hedging
- Expressing reaction e.g. indifference
Reading
Underlining, listing and Summarizing
Information
Writing

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Writing process essays

Unit 4: Relationships and Family


8-10

Grammar
Sentence Pattern
- Complex sentences - Consolidate items and
generate complex sentences from the SP.
Listening
Recognising and interpreting speakers
attitudes
- Listen to a conversation and describe
the speakers attitudes.
Speaking
Managing discussion
- Interrupting
- Prompting
- Expressing shades of opinion
certainty
- Responding to counterarguments

1. Construct complex structures in writing


essays. (C6)
2. Listen, evaluate and present arguments in
debates. (C6)
3. Write different types of essays with
fluency and accuracy. (C6)
4. Manage discussions in groups
appropriately based on topics given.
(CS3,TS4)

KOM

LEC

BKMM

GRPD

KKBP

GRPP

Debate

PRC

and

Reading
Reading critically
Note-taking
Inferring relationships
between sentences
Nominalisation
Reading in detail

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Writing
Writing compare and contrast essays

Unit 5: Beaming with Pride!


11-13

Grammar
Integrate all sentence patterns.
Construct, generate and transform
NP + VP + NP + (AdvP)
NP + VP + NP + PrepP + (AdvP)
Complex sentences

1. Construct complex structures in writing


essays. (C6)
3. Write different types of essays with
fluency and accuracy. (C6)
4. Manage discussions in groups
appropriately based on topics given.
(CS3,TS4)

KOM

LEC

BKMM

GRPD

KKBP

GRPP

Writing Task

PRC

Listening
Recognising and interpreting speakers
intentions
- Listen to a talk show and identify the
speakers intentions.
Speaking
Managing discussion
- Negotiating
- Closing
- Speculating and hypothesising about
causes, consequences etc.
- Synthesising, evaluating and glossing
information
Reading
Critical Reading

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Questioning, comparing and evaluating

Writing
Writing argumentative essays

Revision
GRPD

14

PRC

TUTORIAL/LAB/WORKSHOP PLAN
No

Topic

Learning Outcome

Soft skill

Learning &
Teaching
Activities

Assessment

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Reminder:
1. Students must attend all lectures, tutorials, laboratory, studio or other activities related to the course, including courses with no final
examination (perkara 4.1 dan 4.3).
2. Student with attendance of less than 80% will not be allowed to sit for final examination (perkara 4.2).
3. Perkara 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3 can be waived for students who suffer from health problems and must be certified by government or UPSI panel clinic
medical officer.

4. Student who has to represent UPSI/State/Country in activity that is directed by the government or UPSI, is required to obtain a
recommendation letter from the Dean and must be approved by the Academic Affairs Division.

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