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TQF Document No.

3 (Course
Specification)

Course Specification for EG 241


(Listening and Speaking I)
Institution
Thammasat University
Campus / Faculty / Department Faculty of Liberal Arts; English Department
Section 1 General Information
1. Course Code and Course Title
EG 241: Listening and Speaking I
2. Number of credits
3 credits (3-0-9)
3. Program
B.A.
4. Course Administrator / Lecturer
4.1 Head of English Department: Asst.Dr. Melada Sudajit-apa
4.2 Course Co-ordinators: Dr. Torpong Jamtawee, Asst.Prof. Nuchada Dumrongsiri and
Ms.Nasatorn Witayarat
4.3 Lecturers: Assoc.Prof.Dr.Dumrong Adunyarittigun, Assoc.Prof.Yupin Pokthitiyuk,
Mr.Danilo Poblete Jr., Mr.Edward Greller, Mr.John Orr, Mr.Daniel Richardson,
Dr.Torpong Jamtawee, Mr.Christopher Sarkar, Ms. Nasatorn Witayarat, Asst. Dr.
Nuchada Dumrongsiri, Dr. Sanooch Segkhoontod na Thalang, Asst. Prof. Dr. Sawitri
Hammond, Dr. Nunthika Puthikanon, Mr. Joseph Kraft, Mr. Peter Bolan, Asst. Prof.
Ponglek Sirithavee, Ms. Jiratorn Sakulwattana, Mr. Willem van Amerongen, Mr.
Daniel OConnell, Ms.Katherine Batac, Mr.Andre Buitendag,
5. Semester / Students Year
Semester 2/ 2013
6. Pre-requisite
EL 172 or exemption from EL 172
7. Co-requisite
8. Classroom
8.1 English Language Center Building Tha Phrachan
8.2 SC Building Rangsit Center
9. Date of documentation writing
October 29, 2013
Section 2: Goals and Objectives
1. Course Objectives
This course is designed to help students:

1. To communicate in English with the basic situations of everyday life using


language functions and other features of spoken English;
2. To speak English more confidently, fluently, accurately and appropriately.
2. Rationale for developing or revising the course
To meet TQF requirements and to improve learning outcomes particularly those
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concerning ethical and disciplinary issues, body of knowledge, intellectual skills,
interpersonal skills, communication and information technology skills.
Section 3: Course Description and administration
1. Course Description
This course is a practice of English in everyday use including basic listening
skills; pronunciation; including study of the culture related to given social functions,
with the aim of helping students gain confidence in verbal communication in English.
2. Number of teaching hours per semester
Lecturer

Extra classes or
supervision
45 hours / semester -

Practicum or field
Self study
work
2-3 hours / week

3. Number of hours of academic supervision/discussion per student


Approximately 1 hour / student / week

Section 4: Expected Learning Outcomes


1. Ethical outcomes
1.1 Ethical and disciplinary issues
1.1.1. Students develop a healthy conscience and assume personal and social
responsibility.
1.1.2 Students respect one anothers rights and opinions.
1.1.3 Students are self-disciplined and punctual, and abide by social rules.
1.1.4 Students develop honesty and academic ethics.
1.2 Teaching methods
1.2.1 Individual and group work; self-study assignments
1.2.2 Lecturers and discussion on academic ethics
1.3 Evaluation
1.3.1 Classroom observation in general
1.3.2 Class attendance and task submission records
2. Knowledge outcomes
2.1 Expected knowledge
2.1.1Students develop full understanding of the English language and related
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disciplines.
2.1.2 Students are able to do further research to gain extra knowledge effectively on
their own.
2.2 Teaching methods
2.2.1 Lecture
2.2.2.Discussion
2.2.3. Students presentation on assigned tasks and activities
2.2.4. Oral presentation on midterm and final interviews

2.3 Evaluation
2.3.1
2.3.2
2.3.3
2.3.4
2.3.5

Observation of students learning progress and participation in class


activities
Students presentation(s)
Class/ Homework assignments
Class activities
Midterm and final interviews

3. Intellectual outcomes
3.1.
Expected intellectual skills
3.1.1. Students are able to compile, analyze and synthesize knowledge from
different sources properly.
3.1.2. Students are able to apply the knowledge learnt to their communication,
analysis, criticism and problem solving, and to accomplish their assignments
efficiently.
3.2 Teaching methods
3.2.1 Lecture and discussion
3.2.2 Students presentation(s)
3.1.3 Class / Homework assignments
3.1.4 Class activities
3.3 Assessment
3.3.1 Observation of students learning progress and participation in class activities
3.3.2 Students presentation(s)
3.3.3 Class / Homework Assignments
3.3.4 Final listening test
3.3.5 Midterm and final interviews

4. Interpersonal outcomes
4.1 Interpersonal skills
4.1.1.

Students are able to accomplish the assigned tasks and appropriately fulfill
their role in their team, contribute to others work, and solve their team problems.

4.2 Teaching methods


4.2.1
4.2.2
4.2.3
4.2.4

Lecture and discussion


Students presentation(s)
Class / Homework assignments
Class activities

4.3 Assessment
4.3.1
4.3.2
4.3.3
4.3.4
4.3.3

Observation of students learning progress and participation in class activities


Students presentation(s)
Class / Homework assignments
Class activities
Midterm and final interviews

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5. Communication, numeral analysis and information technology outcomes
5.1 Communication, numeral analysis, and IT skills
5.1.1 Students are able to communicate in English effectively and properly in a given
context.
5.1.2 Students are able to use different forms of IT tools appropriately to assist
learning and researching, and to give presentations.

5.2 Teaching methods


5.2.1
5.2.2
5.2.3
5.2.4
5.2.5

Lecture and discussion


Students presentation(s)
Class / Homework assignments
Class activities
Midterm and final interviews

5.3 Assessment
5.3.1
5.3.2
5.3.3
5.3.4
5.3.5

Class discussion
Students presentation(s)
Class / Homework assignments
Class activities
Midterm and final interviews

Section 5: Study Plan and Assessment


1. Course Schedule
Week
Topic / Content
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16

Class orientation, Unit 1


Unit 1
Unit 2
Unit 2
Unit 3
Units 3-4
Unit 4
Midterm Exam Period

Unit 5
Unit 5
Unit 6
Unit 6
Unit 7
Unit 7
Unit 8
Unit 8 / Listening Test / Final
Interview

No. of
hours
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

Activities

Lecture, Class Activities


Lecture, Class Activities
Lecture, Class Activities
Lecture, Class Activities
Lecture, Class Activities
Lecture, Class Activities
Lecture, Class Activities
No class Midterm Interview
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Lecture, Class Activities
3
Lecture, Class Activities
3
Lecture, Class Activities
3
Lecture, Class Activities
3
Lecture, Class Activities
3
Lecture, Class Activities
3
Lecture, Class Activities
3
Lecture, Class Activities,
Listening Test,
Final Interview

2. Assessment
4

Guest
Lecturer
(if any)
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Relevant
Assessment activities or
learning
methods
outcomes from
Section 4
1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, Class Attendance
2.1.1, 3.1.1, 3.1.2,
3.1.1, 3.1.3, 4.1.1, ,
5.1.1, 5.1.2
1.3.2, 1.3.3, 2.1.1, Students Presentation(s), Class
2.1.2, 2.1.3, 3.1.3, Assignments and Participation
4.1.1, 5.1.1, 5.1.2,
1.1.4, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, Listening Test
5.1.1, 5.1.2
1.1.3, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, , Midterm Interview
3.1.1, 3.1.2
Final Interview

Time to be
assessed

Proportion of
assessment

Whole
semester

10

Whole
semester

50

Week 16

20

Week 8
Week 16

20

Section 6: Teaching and Learning Resources


1. Main texts :
Textbook: English for Communication by Jitsajee Pibulnakarin and
Yupin Pokthitiyuk
2. Required readings:
3. Supplementary or extra readings:
Supplementary or extra readings from various sources based on lecturers
choice and discretion
4. Extra resources:
Illustrations
Videos
CDs

Section 7: Evaluation and Revision of Course Specification (TQF 3)


7.1 Strategies for effective course evaluation by students
Course evaluation by students
7.2 Evaluation strategies in teaching methods
Students achievement results
7.3 Improvement of teaching methods
Class observation, class research, teaching/learning seminars
7.4 Evaluation of students learning outcome
Verification of exam results, students assignments
7.5 Review and improvement for better outcome
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Improve the course according to suggestions and verification standard on 7.4