Course Name:   English Listening (3-4)

Course Code:  11121321112142

Course Classification:  Compulsory

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

Course Contents: The course aims to improve students listening ability and make them qualified to pass College English Test Band 4 (CET-4), College English Test Band 6 (CET-6) and TEM-4.  Students in the second year are to develop abilities to comprehend, record and memorize relevant listening materials to a certain length and difficulty.  These materials cover the area of news reports on political arena, economy, scientific advance, traffic, society, education, jobs, family etc.

Textbook(s): Listen to This:2 edited by He Qixin, published by Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press

       Step By Step 2000 (Book 3 edited by Zhang Minlun, published by East China Normal University Press (For the third semester)

       Step By Step 2000 (Book 4 edited by Zhang Minlun, published by East China Normal University Press (For the fourth semester)

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

Hours and Credits: 2 hours per week, 36 hours in all; 2 credits (for the third semester)

2 hours per week, 36 hours in all; 2 credits (for the fourth semester)

Exams: Closed-book Examination