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SCHOOL OF LANGUAGES, LITERACIES AND TRANSLATION

INSTRUCTIONAL PLANNING

SEMESTER I
ACADEMIC SESSION 2018 / 2019

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, resumés 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
10 SEPT 2018 (MON) –
 brief students on attendance
REPLACEMENT HOLIDAY
requirements
1 (YDPA’S BIRTHDAY)
 check students’ particulars, entry
[ 10/9 – 16/9 ]
requirements, etc.
11 SEPT 2018 (TUE) – AWAL
MUHARRAM

17 SEPT 2018 (MON) –


2
REPLACEMENT HOLIDAY
[ 17/9 – 23/9 ] UNIT 2 – Oral Presentations
(MALAYSIA DAY)
3
UNIT 2 – Oral Presentations
[ 24/9 - 30/9 ]

4 UNIT 2 – Oral Presentations


[ 1/10 – 7/10 ] UNIT 5 – Job Interviews
Individual Oral Presentation
5
(15%)
[ 8/10 – 14/10 ]

6 Individual Oral Presentation


UNIT 5 – Job Interviews
[ 15/10 – 21/10 ]

7
UNIT 5 – Job Interviews
[ 22/10 – 28/10 ]

8 UNIT 1 – Discussing Issues


Job Interview (10%)
[ 29/10 – 4/11 ] Preparation for Essay Writing Test

9 Mid- Semester Break 6 NOV 2018 (TUE) - DEEPAVALI


[ 5/11 – 11/11]

10 Job Interview
( 12/11 – 18/11 ) UNIT 1 – Discussing Issues Writing Test (15%)

11 UNIT 1 – Discussing Issues 20 NOV 2018 (TUE) – PROPHET


( 19/11 – 25/11 ] MUHAMMAD’S BIRTHDAY

12
UNIT 4 – Report Writing
[26/11 – 2/12 ]

13 UNIT 3- Undertaking A Project


[3/12 – 9/12 ) Listening Comprehension Exercises

14 Listening Test (10%)


UNIT 3- Undertaking A Project
[10/12 – 16/12 )

15 Revision for Final Examination (Reading


[ 17/12 – 23/12 ] Comprehension & Essay Writing)

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D.SCHEDULE

E. COURSE EVALUATION

COURSE WORK (50 %)

Mode Percentage Deadline

Individual Oral Presentation

(i) Each student will be given 10 minutes.


(Presentation : 5 - 7 minutes & Q & A : 3 - 5 minutes)
(ii) Topics will be vetted by the teacher.
(iii) Students must submit an outline of the presentation to the
15% Week 5 & 6
teacher before they deliver their presentation.
(iv) Presentations will be assessed based on fluency and coherence,
lexical resource, grammatical range and accuracy and pronunciation.
(v) Students will be penalized for reading.

Writing Test

(i) Students are to write an essay of 350 - 400 words in one (1) hour.
(ii) Teachers are to write the essay writing test question on the board.
Students are to prepare their own writing paper. 15% Week 10
(iii) Essays will be assessed based on coherence and cohesion, lexical
resource, grammatical range and accuracy.
(iv) Essays exceeding 450 words will be penalized.

Job Interview

(i) Teachers will fix an appointment for the interview which will be held
outside class time. 10% Week 8 & 10
(ii) Students are to submit their resume and job application letter before
the interview.
(iii) Duration of interview: 10 – 15 minutes

Listening Test

(i) Students listen to a recording and answer questions based on it.


(ii) Teachers are to ensure that mobile phones are switched off and
10% Week 14
no recording is allowed during the test.
(iii) 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 60%
Writing 40%