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SCHOOL OF LANGUAGES, LITERACIES AND TRANSLATION

INSTRUCTIONAL PLANNING

SEMESTER II
ACADEMIC SESSION 2014-2015

A. COURSE INFORMATION

Course Code : LSP 300

Course Title : ACADEMIC ENGLISH

Day :

Time : (Please refer to APPENDIX 1)

Place :

Coordinator/Lecturer: Pn. Vivien Chee Pei Wei

Guest Lecturer :

No. of Student :

Credit Units : 2

B. COURSE OBJECTIVES

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


(a) give and interpret instructions
(b) understand and describe processes and procedures using sequence linkers;
(c) make oral and written comparisons;
(d) express different opinions and viewpoints effectively.
(e) give suggestions and recommendations using appropriate expressions and
present them in short reports;
(f) draw conclusions;

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D. REFERENCES

Magazines & Newspapers


a) Newsweek
b) Asiaweek
c) National Geographic
d) Readers Digest
e) New Straits Times
f) The Star
g) The Sun
h) Far Eastern Economic Review
i) Malaysian Naturalist
j) Health Today
k) Popular Science
l) Times

Books
a) Hughes, Rebecca (2005) Exploring Grammar in Writing
b) Nettle, M & L Hopkins D (2003) Developing Grammar in Context
c) Redman, Stuart (2006) English Vocabulary in Use
d) Farida J Ibrahim et al (2002) Grammar Builder
e) Wilson, Ken (1997) Fastlane
f) McCarthy, M & ODell F (2005) English Vocabulary in Use
g) Brown, Steven (1997) Journeys (Reading)
h) A S Hornby (2005) Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary of Current English

Journals :

Websites :

a) http://www.smic.be/smic5022/testtenses2.htm

b) http://www.independentlearning.org

c) http://iteslj.org

d) http://www.eslcafe.com

e) http://a4esl.org

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E. SCHEDULE

WEEK/DATE TITLE NOTES


st
1 1 Meeting
[23/2-27/2] Brief students on LSP 300
Brief students on attendance requirements
Check students particulars, entry
requirements, etc.
2
UNIT 1 - Giving Instructions
[2/3-6/3]
3
[9/3-13/3] UNIT 1 - Giving Instructions

4
UNIT 2 Describing Processes
[16/3-20/3]

5
UNIT 2 Describing Processes
[23/3-27/3]

6 UNIT 4 Expressing Opinions, Agreeing and Reading


[30/3-3/4] Disagreeing Comprehension Test (10%)

7
[6/4-10/4] UNIT 4 Expressing Opinions, Agreeing and
Disagreeing

8 UNIT 4 Expressing Opinions, Agreeing and


[13/4-17/4] Disagreeing
ons
UNIT 3 Making Comparisons Writing Test
9
(10%)
[20/4-24/4]
10
[27/4-1/5] UNIT 3 Making Comparisons Labour Day
[01/5 Friday]

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UNIT 3 Making Comparisons Wesak Day
[4/5-8/5] [04/5 Monday (repl.)]
12 UNIT 5 Giving Advice, Making Suggestions and Group Discussion
[11/5-15/5] Recommendations (15%)

13 UNIT 5 Giving Advice, Making Suggestions and


[18/5-22/5] Recommendations Listening Test (15%)

14 UNIT 5 Giving Advice, Making Suggestions and


[25/5-29/5] Recommendations

15 STUDY WEEK (MINGGU ULANGKAJI)


[1/6-5/6]

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F. COURSE EVALUATION

COURSE WORK (50 %)

Mode Percentage Deadline

Reading Comprehension Test 10% Week 6

Writing Test 10% Week 9

Group Discussion 15% Week 11 & 12

Listening Test
(Students listen to a recording and answer questions 15% Week 13
based on it.)

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% )


Reading Comprehension
Writing