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Santiago City

The Patria Sable Corpus College believes that its vital role is the development of persons: to equip them with knowledge and skills, imbued with Christian values in a democratic atmosphere to prepare them to
be productive and active in the economic, socio – cultural and technological growth of the country and the world.

The Patria Sable Corpus College is a dynamic educational institution committed to provide the highest quality and affordable education and skills training to its clientele and the larger society.

The Patria Sable Corpus College endeavors to educate and train the students and discover their potentials necessary to meet the demands of the changing society.
Course Syllabus in Study and Thinking Skills
I. Course Code: Engl 1
II. Course Description: This course is designed to help improve the communication skills and language proficiency of college freshmen in English by acquiring adequate vocabulary and by
improving their reading, speaking and listening skills which are necessary for various academic. When need arises, basic grammar lessons are included to fit the communication situations.
Authentic texts are used to present different communication situations. Various strategies and activities are also provided to make students use the language more meaningful.

Credit Units : 3 units

Contact Hours : 1 ½ hour lecture once a week
Classification/ Field : General Subject
III. Student Outcomes (SO)

Student Outcomes
The graduates of the program shall be able to:

SO1 Apply the basic and higher level literacy, communication, numeracy, critical thinking, learning skills needed for higher learning. x

Display a deep and principled understanding of the educational and learning processes (including curriculum development, lesson planning,
SO2 materials development, educational assessment, and teaching approaches) and the role of the teacher in facilitating these processes in their x x
students related to larger historical, social, cultural, and political processes.

SO3 Demonstrate and practice the professional and ethical requirements of the teaching professions. x x

SO4 Facilitate learning of diverse types of learners, in various types of learning environments, using a wide range of teaching knowledge and skills. x x x

Course-Student Outcome Map

I – Introductory
E – Enabling A B C D
D - Demonstrative

IV. Course Outcomes

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

COs Description A B C D
CO1 Enhance reading habits and skills and enrich their vocabulary for academic study through several activities. 3 1 1 3

CO2 Organize information efficiently in form of outlines and charts both for the materials read and materials to be written. 3 2 1 1

CO3 Demonstrate understanding of the grammatical structure for various communicative functions. 3 3 1 1

CO4 Construct unified and coherent paragraphs/essays using different theoretical devices. 3 3 1 1

CO5 Instill in them values from different selections and activities such as: 3 2 3 2
a. Listening and respecting the views of others;
b. Expressing one’s ideas, views of others; and,
c. Engaging social awareness and evaluating current issues critically.

1 – CO has minor contribution to the SO 2 - CO has moderate contribution to the SO 3 - CO has major contribution to the SO

V. Course Content:

VM ILO TOPICS COs TLAs Graded Activities

CO1 CO2 CO3 CO4 CO5 No. of

1. Define library intelligently. Using the Library 3 1 2 1 3 Ocular Visit Exercises
The College of
2 Identify the physical make- a. Library Definition; 3 hours
Education up of our Library. b. Library Policies; Brainstorming Recitation
envisions to 3. Recognize the significance c. Different parts of the Library
bring forth of using the library properly. Socratic Method
committed and
1. Listen to issues pertaining Reading Comprehension 3 3 2 3 3 Reading Aloud Exercises
to the home and family; a. In the eyes of a Child 1 hour
competitive 2.Infer sights from the given b. Contextual Clues Discussion
2 hours Oral Reading
Teacher selection; c. Scanning
2 hours
Professionals 3.Define the meaning of the 1. Details Cloze Exercise
words using context clues; 2. Facts Quizzes
empowered by
God and 4. Provide information 3. Irrelevant Ideas Illustrative Method
obtained from the given d. Skimming (Venn Diagram)
imbued with
activities for scanning and
genuine love for skimming;
service to 5. Construct well-organized
others, and to sentences.
help build a 1. Determine important Reading Comprehension 3 3 3 3 3 1 hour Independent Seat works
peaceful, information from rapid a. Selection News Item 2 hours Reading Recitation
progressive, speech; and b. Structural Analysis: 2 hours Gap Filling Quizzes
and humane 2. Describe unfamiliar words
Root words 4 hours Independent Examination
by analyzing the prefixes and
society Practice
suffixes used.
3. Dramatize short c. Asking Information and
responses; Confirmation
MISSION 4. Express explicitly the d. Language Focus: Information
The college questions in an interview Question, Patterns, Tag
seeks to fulfill its Questions
vision by
providing a well-
balanced MIDTERM
educational 1. Contrast ideas about how Reading Comprehension 3 2 3 1 3 1 hour Seat works
program for the to achieve personal and a. Selection: Let There Be Peace 2 hours Recitation
holistic social peace; on Earth 2 hours Quizzes
2. Distinguish words to 2 hours
formation of the b. Structural Analysis:
clearly see the affixes;
individual to be 3. Identify statements Prefixes
God-fearing, expressing directions and
globally command; c. Giving and Following
competitive, 4. Display attentiveness to Directions
productive, and the given instructions; and d. Language Focus: Prepositions
responsive to 5. Appraise the most and Prepositional Phrases
commonly used prepositions
the demands of
in English.
the changing 1. Extract information from Reading Comprehension 3 1 3 1 3 1 hour Oral Reading
world the text; 1 hour
a. Selection: “An Excerpt of the Seat works
2. Evaluate the situations in Little Prince” 2 hours Recitation
the selections in relation to
b. Structural Analysis: Quizzes
real life situation; and
3. Recognize the message of Suffixes
the given excerpt; c. Language Focus:
4. Examine the words with Tenses of Verbs
5. Interpret charts, graphs,
diagrams and tables; and
6. Narrate events using the
appropriate tenses or verbs.
1. Present views on issues Reading Comprehension: 3 2 3 1 3 1 hour Seat works
presented in the text; a. Selection: “Born to Fit” 2 hours Recitation
2. Share insights about the b. Compound Words 2 hours Quizzes
relevance of courage and 2 hours
c. Inferring Examination
determination to a better life;
3. Provide the meaning of d. Language Focus: Modals
unfamiliar words using
context clues;
4. Infer sentences and
5. Explain the uses of
different modals; and
6. Construct a letter using

1. Discuss the importance of Reading Comprehension: 3 1 3 1 3 1 hour Seat works

education to a better life; a. Selection: “The Old Bicycle” 1 hour Recitation
2. Predict outcome from b. Synonyms 1 hour Quizzes
events described in the story c. Predicting and Giving Opinions
as they unfold;

3. Examine the words by

giving the synonyms;

4. Express prediction on a
certain conditions;

5. Construct sentences using

gerund phrases; and

6. Present symbolism in
relation to real life situations.
1. Analyze the words by Reading Comprehension: 3 2 3 1 3 1 hour Seat works
giving the synonyms; a. Selection: “Right Decisions” 1 hour Recitation
b. Antonyms 1 hours Quizzes
2. Create sound conclusions c. Drawing Conclusions
and generalizations based on
the given situations;

3. Display understanding by
using appropriate
subordinating connectives in
joining adverbial clauses to
the main clauses.
1. Define comprehension Reading Comprehension: 3 2 3 2 3 1 hour Oral Reading
intelligently; a. Essay: “Let Us Reappraise 2 hours Seat works
Ourselves” Recitation
2. Analyze literary pieces b. Levels of Comprehension: Quizzes
1. Literal
3. React explicitly on the 2. Inferential
literary pieces; and 3. Critical

4. Deduce values from the

given selection.
1. Vary level of c. Skills in Comprehension 3 3 3 3 3 1 hour Seat works
comprehension needed in 1. Noting Details 1 hour Recitation
reading selection or text; 2. Getting the Main Idea 1 hour Quizzes
3. Inferring 1 hour
2. Extract values from the
read selection; 4. Making Generalization 1 hour
5. Predicting Outcomes
3. Apply various types of
skills in comprehending texts;

4. Connect explicitly the

values learned in the texts in
real life situations.
1. Share insights and Reading Comprehension 3 2 3 2 3 1 hour Seat works
respect the views of others a. Selection: “Father and Son” 1 hour Quizzes
by listening attentively; b. Paragraph Recitation
1. Meaning Examination
2. Extract information from
the text listened to;

3. Examine words in using

context clues to get the
meaning; and

4. Characterize the values

from the paragraph.
1. Observe keenly the 2. Characteristics 3 3 3 3 3 2 hours
characteristics of a 2.1 Unity
paragraph in writing by 2.2 Coherence
constructing a composition.
2.3 Emphasis

1 – Topic has minor contribution to the CO 2 – Topic has moderate contribution to the CO 3 – Topic has major contribution to the CO

VI. CO Assessment Tools (AT)

COs Assessment Tools Standards

CO1 Exercises 100% of the students will get a grade of at least 75%.

CO2 Oral Reading / Rubrics 100% of the students will get a grade of at least 75%

CO3 Quizzes 100% of the students will get a grade of at least 75%

CO4 Seat works 100% of the students will get a grade of at least 75%

CO5 Examinations 100% of the students will get a grade of at least 75%

VII. Computation of Scores

The grading system is based on the following criteria:

Class Standing (Quizzes, Assignments, Projects, Seat Works) = 60%

Examinations (Prelim, Midterm, Final) = 40%

PRELIM: = (Class Standing X 60%) + (Prelim Exam X 40%)

MIDTERM: = (Midterm Average X 60%) + (Prelim Grade X 40%)

Where: Midterm Average = (Class Standing X 60%) + (Midterm Exam X 40%)

FINAL: = (Final Average X 60%) + (Midterm Grade X 40%)

Where: Final Average = (Class Standing X 40%) + (Final Exam X 60%)

VIII. References

Main Reference
1. Baraceros, Esther: Communication Skills: Improving Study and Thinking Skills. Rex Bookstore, Inc. Manila 2010

Other References
1. Patron, Ida Y. English Plus: A Communicative Approach. Revised Edition. Great Books Publishing, Quezon City 2009
2. Carpio, Rustica C. Private Public Speaking. Rex Bookstore, Manila 2010
3. Cayuson, Armida G. English Plus. Manila: Rex Bookstore. 2009

Prepared by: Noted: Approved:


Instructor Coordinator, College of Education Academic Affairs Director