English KET

Course Code: ENG KET
Credit Hours: 2 Hrs.
Prerequisite: ENG ELE or placement into ENG KET
Textbook: English Unlimited A2 – By Alex Tilbury, Theresa Clementson, Leslie Anne Hendra and David Rea – Cambridge University Press, 2012

Course Description:

ENG A2: A second tier English language course that focuses on all four skills (Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking) through the development of language production and reception. The course further builds upon the foundation of the previous course to reinforce language learning. Vocabulary is drawn from the reading and listening and strengthened with the use of grammar, writing, and speaking. More emphasis is given to fluency to achieve better communication.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand phrases and the highest frequency vocabulary related to areas of most immediate personal relevance (e.g. personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment)
  • Understand the main points in short, clear, messages and announcements
  • Read short, simple texts.
  • Locate specific, expected, information in everyday material such as advertisements, catalogues, menus, and timetables.
  • Understand short personal letters
  • Communicate in routine tasks requiring a direct exchange of information on familiar topics and activities
  • Participate in short social conversations
  • Write short, simple notes and messages relating to matters of immediate need
  • Write a personal letter, for example thanking someone for something
  • Use a series of phrases and sentences to describe in simple terms the family and other people, living conditions, educational background and present or most recent job
  • Write a series of phrases and sentences linked with connectors.

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/she does so within the time permitted for withdrawal which is during the first twelve weeks of the academic semester. If the absence exceeds 25 percent, a student will not be allowed to withdraw from the course and will not be permitted to attend lectures or sit the final examination and will receive a failing grade of 'F' on the course. The student shall be 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 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.