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EMC - EAP(English for Academic Purposes)

EAP - Level 1

Overview



Students in this level will have limited or no prior knowledge of English language learning. The focus of this level is to introduce learners to the communicative areas of reading, writing, listening, and speaking for daily tasks. This course will help learners develop their confidence and to engage in various settings where English language is practiced.

SPEAKING
LISTENING
READING
WRITING
By the end of the course, students will be able to:

Describe simple aspects of their everyday life in a series of simple sentences, provided they can prepare in advance.
Ask and answer questions about themselves and daily routines.
Exchange likes and dislikes on familiar topics.
Make simple transactions with customer services.
Utilize various questions and phrases to ask for help or clarification.
Recognize and reproduce a few basic pronunciation, stress and intonation patterns.

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

Identify information (e.g., places and times) from short recordings on familiar everyday topics.
Follow information provided in simple conversations to understand meaning.
Demonstrate comprehension of pre-recorded conversations by answering related questions.
Follow classroom instructions and directions.
Answer questions on familiar topics.

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

Understand short texts, recognize words and basic phrases, and reread as required.
Recognize familiar words/signs accompanied by pictures, such as a fast-food restaurant menu illustrated with photos or a picture book using familiar vocabulary.
Demonstrate comprehension of simple written instructions.
Respond to simple texts through a variety of responses.
Recognize the structure of simple sentences and use this in obtaining meaning from texts.

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

Demonstrate understanding of sentence structure through writing short phrases and sentences relevant to familiar topics.
Create descriptive short stories to illustrate familiar scenes.
Utilize connecting devices and transition words to develop further understanding of sentence structure.
Demonstrate understanding of punctuation structures.
Demonstrate knowledge of parts of speech (nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs).

Mode of delivery



The majority of instruction and class time will be spent on-site. In-person delivery will include lectures, workshops, small group work and partner activities. Occasionally, students will attend alternative learning field trips to nearby destinations such as libraries, museums and cultural events to immerse themselves in the English language and apply skills learned in the classroom. Sessions can be divided into reading, writing, listening, and speaking, with skills overlapping when necessary or preferred at the discretion of instructors.

Textbooks



  • Oxford Picture Dictionary Third Edition by Jayme Adelson-Goldstein and Norma Shapiro
  • Oxford Picture Dictionary Low Beginning Workbook Third Edition by Jayme Adelson-Goldstein and Norma Shapiro

Assessments



Students will need 75% to continue on to Level 2. Students will be assessed on graded completion of formative weekly tasks and assignments assigned at the discretion of their instructor. In addition, there will be two scheduled summative exams students will complete midway through and at the end of term. All exams and assignments are assessed according to rubrics and answer keys. Student attendance and participation will be included in their final grade breakdown.

ComponentPercentage
Attendance and participation20%
Weekly tasks and assignments25%
Midterm Exam10%
Final Exam20%
Written Assessments15%
Speaking Assessments10%
Total100%

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EAP - Level 3

Overview



Students in this level will have an intermediate working knowledge of English to complete more complex communicative tasks. Students will focus on more in-depth graded listening and reading material. This course will help learners write longer paragraphs with the end goal of formulating a three-paragraph essay. Students will prepare a structured presentation on an assigned topic. This course further extends student capacity to read a variety of texts, write for multiple purposes and expand vocabulary.

SPEAKING
LISTENING
READING
WRITING
By the end of the course, students will be able to:

Explain what they like or dislike about something, why they prefer one thing to another, making simple, direct comparisons.
Give a short, rehearsed presentation on a familiar topic and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions, plans and actions.
Present ideas and information orally for small group discussions on familiar and assigned topics.
Engage in spoken interactions on personal and content-area topics.
Use a number of conversational expressions to negotiate spoken interactions
Use an accurate number of pronunciation, stress, and intonation patterns.

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

Understand and extract the essential information from short, recorded passages dealing with predictable everyday matters.
Understand phrases and expressions related to areas of most immediate priority (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
Generally, identify the topic of discussion and recognise when people agree and disagree in a conversation.
Follow a very simple, well-structured presentation or demonstration.
Understand basic instructions on times, dates and numbers, etc., and on routine tasks and assignments to be carried out.
Demonstrate comprehension of specific information in more complex, graded audio recordings.

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

Find specific, predictable information in simple everyday material such as advertisements, reference lists and timetables.
Pick out the main information in short news reports or simple articles in which figures, names, illustrations and titles play a prominent role and support the meaning of the text.
Understand simple, brief instructions.
Demonstrate an understanding of graded texts.
Demonstrate a clear and well-structured response to graded texts.
Use a variety of reading comprehension strategies before, during, and after reading to understand texts.

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

Write more complex texts to convey information and ideas for a variety of purposes.
Organize information relating to a central idea into a three-paragraph essay.
Demonstrate correct simple grammatical structures.
Use prewriting strategies to generate vocabulary and develop ideas for writing.
Revise, edit, and proofread drafts using a variety of teacher-directed and independent strategies.
Identify and integrate feedback provided by the instructor.
Demonstrate guided use of the different stages in the writing process.

Mode of delivery



The majority of instruction and class time will be spent on-site. In-person delivery will include lectures, workshops, small group work and partner activities. Occasionally, students will attend alternative learning field trips to nearby destinations such as libraries, museums and cultural events to immerse themselves in the English language and apply skills learned in the classroom. Sessions can be divided into reading, writing, listening and speaking, with skills overlapping when necessary or preferred at the discretion of instructors.

Textbooks



Oxford Picture Dictionary Third Edition by Jayme Adelson-Goldstein and Norma Shapiro
Oxford Picture Dictionary Low Beginning Workbook Third Edition by Jayme Adelson-Goldstein and Norma Shapiro

Assessments



Students will need 75% to continue on to Level 3. Students will be assessed on graded completion of formative weekly tasks and assignments assigned at the discretion of their instructor. In addition, there will be two scheduled summative exams students will complete midway through and at the end of term. All exams and assignments are assessed according to rubrics and answer keys. Student attendance and participation will be included in their final grade breakdown.

ComponentPercentage
Attendance and participation20%
Weekly tasks and assignments25%
Midterm Exam10%
Final Exam20%
Written Assessments15%
Speaking Assessments10%
Total100%

EAP - Level 4

Overview



This course prepares students to use English with increasing fluency and accuracy in classroom and social situations. Students will develop the reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills required for success in intermediate language tasks and projects. They will extend listening and speaking skills through participation in class discussions and preparing presentations that involve development of ideas. Students in this level will study and interpret a variety of graded texts and some authentic texts. Students will practice responding critically and writing different structures in response to a variety of texts.

SPEAKING
LISTENING
READING
WRITING
By the end of the course, students will be able to:

Can describe plans and arrangements, habits and routines, past activities and personal experiences.
Can cope with a limited number of straightforward follow-up questions.
Demonstrate the ability to understand, interpret, and evaluate spoken English for social and academic purposes.
Use speaking skills and strategies to communicate in English for group discussions.
Use accurate language structures in spoken conversation appropriate for this level.
Present ideas and information for academic purposes.
Use a variety of pronunciation, stress, and intonation patterns in social and academic speaking tasks.

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

Demonstrate comprehension of specific information in more complex directions, instructions, and classroom presentations.
Understand the important points of a story and manage to follow the plot.
Identify the main point of TV news items reporting events, accidents, etc. where the visuals support the commentary.
Understand phrases and expressions related to areas of most immediate priority (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
Identify the topic of discussion and recognize when people agree and disagree.
Follow a simple, well-structured presentation or demonstration, provided it is illustrated with slides, concrete examples or diagrams.

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

Understand the main points in news items on non-familiar topics.
Understand a short factual report with predictable details.
Understand assignment instructions without illustrations or templates.
Demonstrate an understanding of authentic texts in a variety of ways.
Use a wide variety of reading comprehension strategies before, during, and after reading to understand texts.
Use a variety of vocabulary acquisition strategies to enrich vocabulary.

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

Interpret and describe simple visuals on familiar topics.
Identify and reproduce key words and phrases from a variety of texts.
Demonstrate written accuracy in grammar, spelling and punctuation appropriate for this level.
Write a mixture of simple and complex sentence structures to convey information and ideas.
Write a three paragraph essay on an assigned topic.
Revise, edit, and proofread drafts using instructor feedback.

Mode of delivery



The majority of instruction and class time will be spent on-site. In-person delivery will include lectures, workshops, small group work and partner activities. Occasionally, students will attend short field trips to nearby destinations such as libraries, museums and cultural events to immerse themselves in the English language and apply skills learned in the classroom. The outings will also serve as rich learning experiences in which debriefing will take place back in the classroom in various activities. Sessions can be divided into reading, writing, listening, and speaking, with skills overlapping when necessary or preferred at the discretion of instructors.

Textbooks



Learn to Listen, Listen to Learn by Roni S. Lebauer (click here)
Longman Academic Reading Series 2 by Kim Sanabria (click here)
Longman Academic Writing Series 2 by Ann Hogue (click here)

Assessments



Students will need 75% to continue on to Level 4. Students will be assessed on graded completion of formative weekly tasks and assignments assigned at the discretion of their instructor. In addition, there will be two scheduled summative exams students will complete midway through and at the end of term. All exams and assignments are assessed according to rubrics and answer keys. Student attendance and participation will be included in their final grade breakdown.

ComponentPercentage
Attendance and participation20%
Weekly tasks and assignments25%
Midterm Exam10%
Final Exam20%
Written Assessments15%
Speaking Assessments10%
Total100%

EAP - Level 2

Overview



Students in this level will have a beginner’s working knowledge of English to complete basic communicative tasks. Students are able to complete daily tasks that require a basic integration of reading, writing, listening and speaking. This course will help learners move from a beginner’s level to an intermediate level with a focus on structured and unstructured material. Students will begin to link sentences into short paragraphs, listen to longer structured listenings and readings and prepare a structured presentation.

SPEAKING
LISTENING
READING
WRITING
By the end of the course, students will be able to:

Describe simple aspects of their everyday life in a series of simple sentences.
Understand and answer questions and instructions addressed to them.
Understand questions and instructions given by the instructor easily and can provide clarification to classmates.
Form thoughts and opinions in a coherent fashion.
Demonstrate understanding through participation in guided discussions.

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

Understand simple information being explained in a predictable situation.
Understand figures, prices and times provided in an adapted audio recording.
Demonstrate comprehension of specific information in classroom presentations, instructions, etc.
Demonstrate comprehension with a conversation partner to have clear, structured conversations on familiar topics.

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

Understand short texts on subjects of personal interest composed in graded language and supported by illustrations and pictures.
Read various types of texts including informational and graphic texts, such as graphs and letters.
Demonstrate understanding of descriptive language through retelling of short paragraphs or stories based on familiar topics.

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

Plan, revise and proofread short texts for community and academic purposes.
Compose short paragraphs.
Produce draft pieces of writing using models and templates.
Demonstrate comprehension of multiple forms of writing through creation of texts.
Demonstrate ability to plan by creating and implementing pre-writing strategies.

Mode of delivery



The majority of instruction and class time will be spent on-site. In-person delivery will include lectures, workshops, small group work and partner activities. Occasionally, students will attend alternative learning field trips to nearby destinations such as libraries, museums and cultural events to immerse themselves in the English language and apply skills learned in the classroom. Sessions can be divided into reading, writing, listening and speaking, with skills overlapping when necessary or preferred at the discretion of instructors.

Textbooks



  • Oxford Picture Dictionary Third Edition by Jayme Adelson-Goldstein and Norma Shapiro
  • Oxford Picture Dictionary Low Beginning Workbook Third Edition by Jayme Adelson-Goldstein and Norma Shapiro

Assessments



Students will need 75% to continue on to Level 3. Students will be assessed on graded completion of formative weekly tasks and assignments assigned at the discretion of their instructor. In addition, there will be two scheduled summative exams students will complete midway through and at the end of term. All exams and assignments are assessed according to rubrics and answer keys. Student attendance and participation will be included in their final grade breakdown.

ComponentPercentage
Attendance and participation20%
Weekly tasks and assignments25%
Midterm Exam10%
Final Exam20%
Written Assessments15%
Speaking Assessments10%
Total100%