Course Name:   English Listening (1-2)

Course Code:  11121121112122

Course Classification:  Compulsory

Aims and Objectives: The course paves the way for cross-cultural communication so that students listening ability is to be strengthened.  Students are supposed to meet the listening requirements stipulated for first-year English majors.

Course Contents: Short dialogues, conversations, reports and lectures with a speed of 130-150 words per minute are to be presented in class.  Students, accordingly, are supposed to know the general idea, the main points and relevant details of the materials they listen and further understand the genuine purpose and attitude of the speakers.

Textbook(s): Listen to This:1, edited by He Qixin, published by Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press

       Step By Step 2000 (Book 1) edited by Zhang Minlun, published by East China Normal University Press (For the first semester)

       Step By Step 2000 (Book 2) edited by Zhang Minlun, published by East China Normal University Press (For the second semester)

Teaching Approach: In-class teaching, listening to tapes, watching videos, and class discussions

Hours and Credits: 4 hours per week for the first semester, 72 hours in all; 4 credits

               2 hours per week for the second semester, 36 hours in all; 2 credits

Exams: Closed-book Examination