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SCHOOL OF LANGUAGES, LITERACIES AND TRANSLATION

INSTRUCTIONAL PLANNING

SEMESTER II
ACADEMIC SESSION 2016 / 2017

A. COURSE INFORMATION

Course Code : LSP 401

Course Title : GENERAL ENGLISH

Day :

Time : (Please refer to APPENDIX 1)

Place :

Coordinator/Lecturer : Puan Zeehan Shanaz Ibrahim (KPK)

Guest Lecturer :

No. of Student :

Credit Units : 2

B. COURSE OBJECTIVES

At the end of the course, students will be able to :


(a) comprehend written and oral general english texts as well as answer text-based
questions of different levels of difficulty;
(b) practise language skills;
(c) conduct indepth discussions on contemporary issues;
(d) identify main and supporting ideas in texts;
(e) evaluate opinions critically and provide oral and written responses;
(f) write essays and reports;
(g) write job application letters, resums and prepare for job interviews;
(h) apply language skills in analysing issues pertaining to sustainability;
(i) acquire soft skills so as to function effectively in social and occupational spheres.

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C. REFERENCES

Texts :

(a) Azar, Betty Schrampfer (1981) Understanding Grammar. New Jersey Prentice Hall.
(LB1579.E5A992)

(b) Blass, Laurie; Friesen, Hannah and Block, Kathy [2008]. Creating Meaning- Advanced
Reading and Writing, Oxford : Oxford University Press

(c) Dowling, Barbara T. [1990]. University Survival Skills: Reading and Vocabulary
Practice for ESL Students. New York : Newbury House Publishers

(d) Hilman, Linda Harbough (1990). Reading at the university: English for academic
purposes. Boston: Heinle and Heinle

(e) Langan, John (2000). College writing skills (5th edition). Boston: McGraw-Hill

(f) Lewis, Jill [2002]. Reading for academic success. Boston: Houghton Mifflin

(g) McCutchan, Neil [1980]. Focus on reading: A workbook for ESL students. New Jersey:
Prentice Hall [LB1579.E5M478 f]

(h) Miller, Joanne M. [1991]. Improve your reading, Improve your job. California :
Crisp Publications Inc.

(i) Sinclair, J [1990]. Collins COBUILD English Grammar. London: Collins

(j) Smith, Lorraine C. [1992]. Topics for Today: a low advanced ESL reading skills
Text. Heinle & Heinle Publishers [ LB 1632.S654]

Journals :

www.esljournal.org

http://edutl107fall2004.motime.com/ [English Composition]

Websites :

(a) http://www.esl.about.com/

(b) http://www.bbc.co.uk/

(c) http://www.better-english.com

(d) http://www.ego4u.com

(e) http://www.businessenglishonline.net/

(f) http://wwww.wikipedia.org/

(g) http://www.nytime.com/magazines

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WEEK/DATE TITLE NOTES

1st meeting
brief students on LSP 401
brief students on attendance
1 requirements
[ 13/2 17/2 ] check students particulars, entry
requirements, etc.

UNIT 1 Discussing Issues

2
UNIT 1 Discussing Issues
[ 20/2 24/2 ]

3
UNIT 1 Discussing Issues
[ 27/2 - 3/3 ]

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UNIT 2 Oral Presentations
[ 6/3 10/3 ]

5
UNIT 2 Oral Presentations
[ 13/3 17/3 ]

6 Individual Oral Presentation


UNIT 2 Oral Presentations
[ 20/3 24/3 ] (15%)

Individual Oral Presentation


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UNIT 3- Undertaking A Project (15%)
[ 27/3 31/3 ]

8
[ 3/4 7/4 ] Mid- Semester Break

9
UNIT 3 Undertaking A Project
[ 10/4 14/4 ]

10
UNIT 3 Undertaking A Project Writing Test (15%)
[ 17/4 21/4]

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( 24/4 28/4 ) UNIT 5 Job Interviews

12 1/5 Labour Day


UNIT 5 Job Interviews
( 1/5 5/5 ] Job Interview (10%)
10/5 Wesak Day
13
UNIT 4 Report Writing Job Interview (10%)
[8/5 12/5 ]

14 UNIT 4 Report Writing


Listening Test (10%)
[15/5 19/5 )

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Revision
[ 22/5 26/5 ]
D.SCHEDULE

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E. COURSE EVALUATION

COURSE WORK (50 %)

Mode Percentage Deadline

Individual Oral Presentation

(i) Each student will be given 10 minutes.


(Presentation : 5 - 7 minutes & QA : 3 - 5 minutes)
(ii) Topics will be vetted by the teacher. 15% Week 6 & 7
(iii) Presentations will be assessed based on fluency and
coherence, lexical resource, grammatical range and
accuracy and pronunciation.
(iv) Students will be penalized for reading.

Writing Test

(i) Students are to write an essay of 350 words in 50 minutes. 15% Week 10
(ii) Essays will be assessed based on coherence and cohesion,
lexical resource, grammatical range and accuracy.

Job Interview

(i) Teachers will fix an appointment for the interview which will
be held outside class time. 10% Week 12 & 13
(ii) Students are to submit their job advertisement, resum and
job application letter 1 week before the interview.
(iii) Duration of interview: 10 minutes

Listening Test

(i) Students listen to a recording and answer questions based 10% Week 14
on it.
(ii) Duration: 30-40 minutes

Notes:
Continuous assessments provide both students and teachers more opportunities to evaluate the
strengths and weaknesses of the students in the four different skills.
Final Examination (50%)
Mode Weightage
Reading Comprehension 70%
Writing 30%