ESCUELA SUPERIOR POLITÉCNICA DEL LITORAL

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COURSE SYLLABUS
ADVANCED B
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CODE AND NUMBER OF CREDITS
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CELEX00117
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COURSE DESCRIPTION
This is an Intermediate level English. Advanced B English is made up of 60 hours of face to face
class time. During this course, students will work on and develop the 4 skills of the English
language: speaking, writing, listening and reading at an Upper Intermediate level. Students will

Advanced A English NONE CORE TEXT AND OTHER REQUIRED REFERENCES FOR THE TEACHING OF THE COURSE CORE TEXT 1. English Unlimited B1+ intermediate. PRE-REQUISITES AND CO-REQUISITES PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES 4. Units 9-14 English Unlimited B1+ intermediate. Units 9. students must get a minimum mark of 60 points over 100. In order to pass the course.also learn grammar structures and vocabulary suitable for this level. Student Book. Some of the points also come from homework . These points come from a midterm and a final exam. quizzes and an oral exam 3. Workbook.14 .

2. NONE COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES At the end of the course. Listening: Students can understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in work. the student will be able to: 1. leisure. Reading: Students can understand texts that consist mainly of high frequency every day or job-related language and can understand the description of events. Ss can understand the main point of many radio or TV programmes on current affairs or topics of personal or professional interest.REFERENCES 5. etc. . when people speak relatively slowly and clearly. school. feelings and wishes in personal letters or emails.

3. Speaking (interaction): Students can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. reported speech. Writing: Students can write simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Language: Students can use the Present Perfect Simple and Continuous. 5. Students can briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions. Students can enter unprepared into conversation on topics that are familiar. 4. first. Speaking (production): Students can connect phrases and sentences in a simple way in order to describe experiences and events. Students can narrate a story or relate the plot of a book or film and describe their reactions. dreams. indirect questions and passive verb forms to talk about . Students can write personal letters describing experiences and impressions. second and third conditional. 6. hopes and ambitions. of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life.

COURSE PROGRAM Chapter 9 Make up your mind ( The number of hours for this chapter is 6 hours) 9. a personal interest. truth and lies. 6. Discussing problems and solutions  Productive skills: Pick a problem and in groups discuss possible solutions 9.Making  Vocabulary: Decisions  Grammar: Conditionals: real and unreal . mistakes and acts of kindness and bravery.2 Decision.problems in the home.1 Power cut  Vocabulary: Problems in the home. memory.

2 It´s scratched  Vocabulary: Problems with things you´ve bought  Grammar: Present Perfect simple and progressive .1 Witness  Vocabulary: Remembering an event  Grammar: Verb patterns  Productive skills: Talk about different events 10. Productive skills: Talk about and make suggestions about your life and country 9.3 Reach a compromise  Vocabulary: Negotiating and dealing with conflict  Productive skills: Talk about how to resolve conflicts 9.4 The advantages and disadvantages of buying and renting a house  Grammar: Revision of real and unreal conditionals  Productive skills: Write a blog giving your opinion Chapter 10 Impressions ( The number of hours for this chapter is 6 hours) 10.

3 Resolve a dispute  Vocabulary: Softeners  Grammar: Keyword: of 10.2 Expressing your feelings  Vocabulary: Feelings  Grammar: Revision: present perfect simple and progressive  Productive skills: Talk and use phrases to help express feelings Chapter 11 Truth and Lies ( The number of hours for this chapter is 6 hours) 11. Productive skills: Go to a shop and complain about a product that you bought that has a defect 10.1 Gossip  Vocabulary: 11.2 The lie detector  Grammar:  Productive skills: .

In groups analyse the data from the survey 12.1 Stuntman  Vocabulary: Giving a Talk  Productive skills: Give a short talk about a course 12.2 Talking to strangers  Vocabulary: Polite Requests and questions  Grammar: Indirect questions  Productive skills: Write and create a survey.4 Write a factual report  Vocabulary: Expressions used for reporting information  Grammar: Revision: reported speech  Productive skills: Write a factual report Chapter 12 Any Questions? ( The number of hours for this chapter is 6 hours) 12.11.3 Chat about friends  Vocabulary: Exchanging news 11.3 Deal with questions in a talk .

another 12.1 Big mistake  Vocabulary: Events in business  Grammar: Should have. words. Vocabulary: Answering questions at a talk  Grammar: Keyword: other. could have  Productive skills: Talk about some regrets that you have 13.  Grammar: Revision: indirect questions  Productive skills: Talk using sounds.2 A good deed  Vocabulary: Acts of kindness and bravery  Grammar: Unreal conditionals: past .4 A presentation  Vocabulary: Sounds.words or expressions that people use to give themselves time to think Chapter 13 Looking back ( The number of hours for this chapter is 6 hours) 13. expressions that people use to give themselves time to think.

14.1 Local news  Vocabulary: Understanding and reacting to news stories  Productive skills: Talk about something in the news and give your opinion about it.3Discuss what went wrong  Vocabulary: Evaluating past actions: Make. past  Productive skills: Write an email giving information about an event that you have organized Chapter 14 In the news ( The number of hours for this chapter is 6 hours) 14. One is about drugs and the other is . be allowed to. let.2 Fair play?  Vocabulary: Talk about the news  Grammar: Passive  Productive skills: Talk about two different articles.4Summarizing information  Grammar: Revision: unreal conditionals.13. be supposed to  Productive skills: Talk about how a person should behave in different situations 13.

interrupt. 7. interrupt your partner and go back to the main topic.3 Choose a story for a news programme  Vocabulary: Evaluating and selecting  Grammar: Keyword: see 14. and to come back to the main topic  Grammar: Revision: Passive  Productive skills: Talk in groups: change the topic. WORKLOAD: THEORY/PRACTICE .4 Surprise!  Vocabulary: Expressions used to : change the topic.about sport 14.

8. The student will feel motivated and will lose his/her fear of expressing him/herself in public because he/she would have already practiced English during the course. In this course the four skills of speaking. It also develops the student’s abilities to work in pairs and in groups. . reading and writing continue to be developed. language and expressions. This course contributes with upper intermediate level vocabulary. The weekly class load is 4 hours per week. listening. CONTRIBUTION OF THE COURSE TO THE EDUCATION OF THE STUDENT The English Advanced B course contributes to the development of professionals by expanding the student´s knowledge of the English language so that he or she can express him or herself in an English speaking environment.There are 2 sessions each week and each session lasts 2 hours.

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE AND THE LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE DEGREE PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE DEGREE PROGRAM* a. analyse CONTRIBUTION (High.BASIC TRAINING PROFESSIONAL TRAINING SOCIAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT X 9.conduct experiments. Design. Medium. Low) LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE** THE STUDENT MUST: . science and engineering b. Apply knowledge in maths.

d. This communication can be oral or written . components or processes under real restrictions. Identify. e.and interpret data c. Communicate effectively Medium Be honest and responsible with their classwork and at home High Practice communicating in English with their classmates and the outside world. Understand ethical and professional responsibility f. Design systems. formulate and solve engineering problems.

Know about contemporary topics Medium j. economic and global impact of engineering h. Use techniques. Understand the social. skills and tools to practice engineering To be responsible for their own learning process. To use tools that will help them discover and build their knowledge. To be committed to ongoing learning Medium i.g. environmental. Read and write about topics related to culture. the environment and current affairs .

which contribute to their personal and professional growth.k. Ability to undertake lead and To be a leader and undertake projects or activities done in class or outside of class.) 10. Medium (* This column must also include the common curricular outcomes (cross-curricular outcomes) that the institution approved on 16th February 2012 via resolution CP 12-02-078 of 23rd February 2012 (CAc-2012-034)) (** Only the NUMBER corresponding to section 5 of this document must be written. EVALUATION IN THE COURSE Evaluation activities Exams X .

APPROVAL AND THE DATE OF ITS .Tests Homework/tasks Projects Laboratory/Experiments Class participation Visits Other X X X X X 11. PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CREATION OF THE SYLLABUS CREATION Created by Date 12.

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