Course Name: English Intensive Reading (1-4)
Course Code: 30009012, 3009022úČ3009032úČ3009042
Course Classification: Compulsory
Aims and Objectives: This four-semester, compulsory course aims to enhance candidatesí» listening, speaking, reading, writing and translation skills so as to lay a solid foundation for English language competence and cross-culture communication. Students will be trained in appropriate learning strategies. After the completion of this course, students are required to pass TEM-4 (Test for English Majors Grade 4).
Course Contents: This course is intended to integrate studentsí» listening, speaking, reading, writing and translation skills and place the correct grammar and vocabulary at their command. The majority of texts excerpted from qualified sources including textbooks, journals, magazines and other reading materials since 1970s are produced by English and American authors. The articles selected mainly pinpoint the styles of narration, description, argumentation and exposition. The principles adopted for these texts are oriented towards humanistic features and the message they convey. This series comprise four books of 16 units each. Each book is meant to be used within a single semester. The contents of each unit are illustrated as follows:
Structural analysis of the text
Rhetorical features of the text (Books 3&4)
Exercises for integrated skills
Phonetics (Book 1)
Textbook: An Integrated English Course (Books1-4) Edited by Dai Weidong, published by Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press.
Teaching Approach: instructor-led in-class teaching
Hours and Credits: 6 hours per week, 4 semesters, 432 hours in all
Exams: Closed-book written examination