Programme du Master 2

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ESP COURSE FOR IFI-15

Course Name

English for Specific Purposes

Study Length

30 hours

Beginning Date

December

Finishing Date

 January

Academic Year

Semester II

Class

15

Subject Objectives

This course provides students with general IT concepts, terminology in English and necessary skills including Grammar, Listening, Speaking and Academic Writing Skill as a means of preparing students for their future study and job in the IT environment. However, the course focuses on grammar and listening, It also develops self-reliance, independence and initiative in the learning and working environment.

After this course, the students are able to:

  • Use correct basic grammatical structures in different situations with both spoken and written English.

  • Listen to computer science topics in English effectively with the deep understanding of listening comprehension skills.

  • Understand a conference in computer science.

  • Make a presentation on computer science topics and discuss after the presentation.

  • Write an account of a meeting or lecture

  • Write an essay/ article on computer science topics in a professional and academic writing style.

Content

Listening and Speaking

  • Developing listening comprehension skills: catching main ideas, detailed ideas…

  • Developing note-taking skills.

  • Listening to dialogues, news, presentation and lecture on general topics.

  • Focusing on dialogues, news, presentation and lecture on computer science topics.

  • Developing presentation skills and discussion skills.

  • Building vocabulary on formal and informal English.

  • Focusing on building vocabulary on computer science topics.

Grammar & Writing

  • Reviewing basic grammatical structures.

  • Writing a summary of a lecture.

  • Writing an account of a meeting.

  • Writing a discussion essay: how to express logical and persuasive arguments with supporting ideas and evidence.

Methodology

  • After listening to materials, students are expected to complete exercises given (note-taking, questions answering, gap filling, summarizing…)

  • The students are also provided with the topics/ tasks for writing, making presentation and discussion.

  • Some grammatical materials are given for self-study.

  • In most of the lessons, the class is divided into two levels studying in two periods of 90 minutes. While one group is working with given listening or writing tasks, the other is working with given speaking tasks or listening to the teacher’s theoretical review. Then the students of two levels swap the tasks.

Assessment

  • Mini Tests (3): 15%

  • Mid-term Test: 20% (Listening: 5%, Speaking: 10% and Writing: 5%)

  • Assignment: 15%

  • Final examination: 50% (Listening: 20%, Speaking: 10% and Writing: 20%)

References

Books, Magazines, Newspapers, Working Papers and Websites.

Proposed Schedule

Lesson

Content

Reference

 

1

 

GRA: Tenses - Review

LIS: Conversation & news 1

WRI: Essay writing 1 – Introduction 1

SPE: Free talk

GRA: EA, HI, HU & HA

LIS: UE, HE, BBC & CNN

WRI: Handout - Lesson 1

SPE: Handout - Lesson 1

 

2

 

GRA: Passive forms 1

LIS: Conversation & news 2

WRI: Essay writing 2 - Introduction 2

SPE: Discussion Skill 1 - Introduction

GRA: EA, HI & HU

LIS: UE, HE, BBC & CNN

WRI: Handout - Lesson 2

SPE: Handout - Lesson 2

 

3

GRA: Passive forms 2

LIS: Presentation and lecture 1

WRI: Essay writing 3 - Generalization & Qualification

SPE: Discussion Skill 2 - Chairing a meeting

Test 1

GRA: EA, HI & HU

LIS: UE & HE

WRI: Handout - Lesson 3

SPE: Handout - Lesson 3

 

4

GRA: Conditionals

LIS: Presentation and lecture 2

WRI: Essay writing 4 - Interpretation of Data

SPE: Discussion Skill 3 - Practice

GRA: EA, HI & HU

LIS: UE & HE

WRI: Handout - Lesson 4

SPE: Handout - Lesson 4

 

MID-TERM TEST (20%)

Listening: Listening to conversation, news and lecture

Writing: Writing an essay

Speaking: Discussing a topic

 

5

GRA: Reported speech

LIS: Presentation and lecture on computer science 1

WRI: Essay writing 5 - Discussion

SPE: Presentation skill 1 - Introducing a presentation

GRA: EA, HI & HA

LIS: GN, CE, AU & UE

WRI: Handout - Lesson 5

SPE: Handout - Lesson 5

 

6

GRA: Prepositions/ Phrasal verbs

LIS: Presentation and lecture on computer science 2

WRI: Article writing 1

SPE: Presentation Skill 2 - Outlining and Delivery

Test 2

GRA: EA

LIS: GN, CE, AU & UE

WRI: Handout - Lesson 6

SPE: Handout - Lesson 6

 

 

7

GRA: Modals

LIS: Presentation and lecture on computer science 3

WRI: Article writing 2

SPE: Presentation Skill 3 - Attracting the audience and handling questions

GRA: EA, HI, HU & HA

LIS: GN, CE, AU & UE

WRI: Handout - Lesson 7

SPE: Handout - Lesson 7

 

8

GRA: Set Phases

LIS: Presentation and lecture on computer science 4

WRI: Article writing 3

SPE: Presentation Skill 4 - Practice

GRA: EA, HI, HU & HA

LIS: GN, CE, AU & UE

WRI: Handout - Lesson 8

SPE: Handout - Lesson 8

9

Revision for Final Exam

 

 

FINAL EXAMINATION

Speaking (20%): 3-member group presentation on computer science topic

Listening (20%): Listening to lectures/ presentations on computer science topic

Writing (10%): Writing a discussion essay

 

ABBREVIATIONS

GRA: grammar LIS: Listening WRI: writing SPE: speaking
EA: www.e-anglais.com
HI: http://www.oup.com/elt/global/products/headway/intermediate
HU: http://www.oup.com/elt/global/products/headway/upp_intermediate
HA: http://www.oup.com/elt/global/products/headway/advanced
GN: http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/audio.html
CE: http://www.cerias.purdue.edu/training and awareness/products/videos/
AU: http://web.austin.utexas.edu/wlh
UE: http://uefap.com/listen/listfram.htm
HE: http://www.helsinki.fi/kksc/alms/
BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk
CNN: http://www.cnn.com

 

 


 
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