English Elementary

Course Code: ENG ELE
Credit Hours: 0 Hrs.
Prerequisite: Placement into ENG ELE
Textbook: English Unlimited A1 (Starter) – By Adrian Doff – Cambridge University Press, 2012

Course Description:

ENG A1 : A beginner’s English language course that focuses on communicating through the use of frequently used words (hello, goodbye), collocations (talk to, talk about) and expressions (Nice to meet you) while at the same time encouraging writing and listening skills through much practice. Grammar and vocabulary are introduced through reading and listening and further practiced through writing and speaking.

Learning Outcomes:

    By the end of this course students should be able to:  
  • Recognize familiar words and very basic phrases concerning themselves, their familyfamily, and immediate surroundings.
  • Understand familiar names, words and very simple sentences, for example on notices and posters or in catalogues
  • Interact in a clear and simple way.
  • Ask and answer simple questions in areas of immediate need or on very familiar topics.
  • Write a short, simple postcard, for example, sending holiday greetings.
  • Fill in forms with personal details, for example, completing a form with name, nationality and address.
  • Use simple phrases and sentences to describe where they live and the people they know.

Class Policies:

  • Attend all classes, be on time, and be ready to begin work.
  • Show respect to the instructor and other students.
  • Do not cause any disruption in class.
  • Turn off your cell phone.
  • Do not eat or drink in the classroom.
  • Speak only English in the classroom.
  • Bring your own textbooks. Failure to do so may result in exclusion from the classroom.

Attendance Policies:

A student may withdraw from the program if he or she is absent for up to 25 percent of the course provided he or she does so within the time permitted for withdrawal which is in the first twelve weeks of the academic semester. If the absence exceeds 25 percent, the student will not be allowed to withdraw from the course and will not be permitted to attend the lectures or sit the final examination and will receive a failing grade of 'F' on the course. The student is given at least one warning before being placed on the excluded list. NO excused absences (e.g. medical, personal, departmental etc.) will be accepted. Two late arrivals or two early departures from a class count as one absence.

Assessment:

Students must receive a minimum of 50 percent pass overall to go to the next level.

    The grade distribution is as follows:  
  • Classroom-based and home-based assessment – 35 percent
  • Participation – 5 percent
  • Midterm Assessment – 20 percent
  • Final – 40 percent.