ENGL 2222-55 Teacher: Gary Betney
ENGL 2222-55 • This course is intended and designed for students with IELTS equivalence of 5.5-6.0. • Covers reading, speaking, listening and writing. • Classes are for 8 hours each week, you should also carry out at least 6 hours of independent study each week covering vocabulary, grammar, writing, speaking, pronunciation and spelling skills.
Independent Study • If you want to get a good grade for the assessed work and the exam then you must do the independent study. • This means reading the textbooks, taking notes, checking the course website regularly and doing your own research in the LRC and on the internet.
Note taking • You must take notes in each class. • This will help you with the project. • It will also help with revision for the exam.
ENGL 2222-55- Objectives • Students should be able to: • Follow and participate in a classroom discussion of an academic topic in which they are required to advance and argue a simple case. • Follow and participate in lectures through strategic listening, note-taking and clarification.
ENGL 2222-55- Objectives • Read and reflect on short academic texts using a range of reading strategies and an understanding of academic lexis. • To compose longer academic essays. • To carry out simple research tasks.
ENGL 2222-55- Materials • Inside Reading 2 (SECOND PART). • Effective Academic Writing 3 (SECOND PART). • Lecture Ready (SECOND PART) • Course website. • PLUS your own sources.
ENGL 2222-55- Attendance • You must attend all classes • Absence of more than 12 hours (10%) in a semester = written warning. • More than 24 hours (20%) = suspension. • Being more than 5minutes late for an 8.00 a.m. class or ANY lateness for any other class = 2 hours absence and non-admission.
ENGL 2222-55- Assessment • All assessment tasks must be completed on time. • Continuous assessment: Project • 10 minute presentation – 20% • 1000-1200 word report –30% Final Exam: Listening – 10% Reading - 10% Speaking - 10% Language Knowledge – 5% Writing - 15%
ENGL 2222-55- Assessment • Project presentation: • The order of presenting will be decided by the teacher. • Presentations will be co-educational. • If you are not ready when called then you go to the end of the list and lose 10%.
ENGL 2222-55- Project • You will: • Complete a small-scale piece of primary and secondary research. • Present your research through an oral presentation AND… • Submit a written report of 1000-1200 words (SafeAssign).
Overview • Each of you must undertake a small-scale piece of primary andsecondary research. • Primary research involves YOU conducting original research and creating original data. • This could be by the use of interviews, structured observation, questionnaire, experiments, etc…
Overview • Secondary research involves reviewing other people’s work by reading what they have said about a topic. This could be in books, newspapers, journals, magazines, the internet, etc. • E.g. ‘What is Twitter and how/why do people use it?’
Overview • It will be a topic of your choice, and MUST berelatedto your major. • You will need to produce spoken and written outputs that you can plan, draft and revise over time with the support of both your classmates and myself.
Overview • You will need to use your: • Subject knowledge • Research skills • Reading, writing, listening and speaking skills
Topics • MUST contain, (i.e. be in the form of) a QUESTION. • MUST be specific enough to be researched in the time-frame.
Deadline 1 • Submit topic and research question by Week FOUR at the latest .
Plagiarism • Plagiarism MUST be avoided. • I will give you support in this but ultimately it is YOUR work and YOUR responsibility.
INSTRUCTIONS • Task 1 • Choose a research topic from the list provided: • This must be a specific question NOT a general topic. • Must be researchable over the period allowed and must be coverable in a 10 minute presentation and a 1000-1200 word report.
INSTRUCTIONS • The topic must relate to your major studies. • It must involve both primary and secondary research. • Task 2 • Plan a work schedule, what you need to do, how and when you are going to do it.
INSTRUCTIONS • Task 3 • Gather the information you need to answer the question. • Identify resources to read in the LRC or the internet. • Read and make notes on the sources • Think about what you have read and what your opinions are… • Create your primary research instrument and gather data.
INSTRUCTIONS • Task 4 • Organize your information: • Review all of the information you have found (and any data you have collected) and decide what you want to say.
Deadline 2 • Submit your 1000-1200 word draft report into SafeAssignby week EIGHT at the latest. • I will give feedback on the draft ONLY if it is submitted on time. • You should use the feedback to help improve your presentation.
INSTRUCTIONS • Plan your presentation: • Three main stages- introduction, main body, conclusion. • List and sequence the points you want to make in the main body.
Plan your presentation cont.. • Introduce the topic in your introduction. • Sum up your conclusions in the conclusion. • Practice delivering the presentation. • Include your references at the end.
Deadline 3 • Task 6 • Deliver the presentation using PowerPoint in week 10, this is the week of : • In front of whole class, includes delivery of information and answering questions.
INSTRUCTIONS • Task 7 • Plan and draft your report: • Use the feedback on the presentation. • Write the presentation as a report. • Avoid plagiarism.
Deadline 4 • Task 7 • Submit your report: • Put your report through SafeAssign. • Hand it in with the SafeAssign report by (No report will be accepted without the SafeAssign report)
Class routine • Saturday: Inside Reading • Sunday: Effective Academic Writing • Tuesday: Lecture Ready • Wednesday: Project work
Office hours • I will also be available during the following times in my office, room 115, teacher’s block: • Tuesday, 12.00-14.00 • Wednesday 12.00- 14.00