Advanced English Proficiency is a four-skill integration of listening, reading, writing and speaking designed to help learners of English who plan to take the IELTS exam to demonstrate that they have the required ability to communicate effectively in English, either at work or at university locally and internationally. It is ideal for learners who are aiming for band score 5.5 or higher on the IELTS test (CEF level B2 and above).
Develop the students’ English Reading proficiency to reach IELTS 5.5 (CEF B2 level).
At the end of the course, the students will be able to get:
1. Knowledge– Identify announcements and messages on concrete and abstract topics spoken in standard language at normal speed.- Recognise most radio documentaries and most other recorded or broadcast audio material delivered in standard language- Identify the speaker’s mood, tone, etc.- Identify most TV news and current affairs programmes such as documentaries, live interviews, talk shows, plays and the majority of films in standard language.- Memorise 300 academic IELTS vocabulary.- Identify a text for the main idea by skimming and specific information by scanning.- Identify the meaning of new or unknown words in context and increase vocabulary through variety of strategies effectively.- Identify parts of speech and their functions in a text.- Identify attitude and point of view in fiction.
2. Comprehension– Explain the 200 academic words (13 words a week).- Interpret context in conversation.- Select the words or phrases to fill the forms correctly.- Explain key words.- Classify the gist and key words during listening note-taking.- Follow the essentials of lectures, talks and reports and other forms of presentation which use complex ideas and language- Interpret texts using background knowledge.- Interpret graphically presented data (maps, charts, graphs, tables).- Interpret and responds to written information.- Recognise the importance to cite sources and avoid plagiarism.- Discuss articles and reports concerned with contemporary problems in which the writers adopt particular stances or viewpoints.
3. Application– Apply the 200 words into academic reading and writing context.- Use appropriate language functions in formal and informal contexts.- Paraphrase information from a spoken text.- Use word stress to convey meaning in an utterance- Classify consonant/vowel sounds, sound patterns, stressed and unstressed syllables specified in the academic listening and speaking course books.- Show the main ideas of complex speech on both concrete and abstract topics delivered in a standard language including technical discussions in their field of specialisation.- Demonstrate acquisition of both general and level specific vocabulary through a range of strategies.- Transfer relevant information from a text to a table.- Read texts broadly relevant to the student’s area of study (minimum 3 pages; minimum 900 words per text) and respond to questions that require analytical skills, e.g. prediction, deduction, inference- Apply their understandings of expository materials by getting the main ideas through paraphrasing effectively.- Uses a sufficient range of vocabulary to write appropriately.
4. Analysis– Connect the 200 words into reading and writing.- Distinguish key words, phrases, sentences and texts in the academic listening and speaking context.- Compare information, events and activities.- Debate in the academic speaking context.- Distinguish between intonation in questions and statements- Distinguish between short and long vowels specified in the syllables.- Distinguish between main ideas and supporting details.- Analyse relationships within and between sentences to understand different text structures- Distinguish between facts and opinions.
5. Synthesis– Construct the 200 words into academic writing.- Collect and construct report of information, events and activities through academic listening and speaking context.- Create notes from a text.- Write and transfers specific information using standard formats.- Write to communicate information for a variety of purposes.- Read and write various kinds of words, phrases, sentences, paragraphs and essays, including comparison-contrast, persuasive, critical review, reflective, interpretive, and research based essays.- Write all parts of the task with relevant, extended and well supported ideas.- Synthesise information and arguments from a number of sources.- Construct a chain of reasoned argument and can speculate about causes, consequences and hypothetical situations.
6. Evaluation– Choose the 200 words to write a report and an essay.- Evaluate report of information, events and activities through academic listening and speaking context.- Assess information, events and activities.- Argue from non-academic to various academic context.- Evaluate the information, solve problems, and make inferences and decisions accurately.- Summarize short and long texts.- Assess their own writing and other writing.
Duration of the course: 45 hours
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