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2 2212 GENERAL ENGLISH Your course overview...

3 SEMESTER FOUR COURSE OVERVIEW This course will develop the English language skills required to perform a moderate range of routine communicative functions. Course Description: Arthur Rush

4 Communicative Functions: - talking about the future - talking about conditions - talking about products and companies - relating experiences

5 Summary of Course Goals - develop the skill of listening to carry out a variety of everyday functions. - develop the skill of speaking to carry out a variety of everyday functions. - develop the skill of reading to carry out a variety of everyday functions

6 Summary of course goals - develop the skill of writing to carry out a variety of everyday functions - develop organizational and interpersonal skills and a positive work ethic appropriate to the classroom and the workplace. - develop information retrieval skills

7 Your Course Mark is out of 100% 30 % will come from your KCA exam. You MUST pass the KCA to pass the course! 70 % will come from in class assessment. You must get 60 % over all average to pass. ASSESSMENT

8 Coursework Breakdown 1 - Writing (10%) 2 - Listening (10%) 3 – Mid-semester exam: writing, reading & listening (30%) 4 – Writing (10%) 5 – Continuous speaking (10%) All tasks must be completed

9 ASSESSMENT You will be assessed continuously throughout out the term. At the end of the term, you will have KCA. You will be tested on writing, reading, listening, and speaking

10 ASSESSMENT You must achieve at least: -a band 4.0 in writing -at least a band 4.5 in speaking -a passing mark on the listening and reading exams and...

11 You must achieve at least a satisfactory mark on each section of the Personal Development Form. A satisfactory mark means a 3 or higher in each section.

12 What happens if I pass all of my assessments at the end of term and get a 2 on my PDA form? You may want to ask this popular question...

13 The Answer:

14 Will I REALLY fail if I get a2 on my PDA form? Question:

15 Answer: YES !

16 What can we do to make sure we pass the PDA?

17 COURSE RULES I want to make the environment in this class one that you can speak freely and often. We will do many things that can be fun, interesting and some not so interesting, but necessary. This is called an open style classroom.

18 COURSE RULES In order to have a successful open class style, some rules must be followed.

19 Speaking Rules - Do not talk to each other while I am giving the lesson. -Do not talk when another student or your teacher is talking. -This means: respect each other and respect the teacher, too.

20 Speaking Rules - Speak in ENGLISH, unless you ask permission first to speak in Arabic. -Speak often, but when appropriate. Examples: During group or pair work Asking the teacher questions You need to raise your hand!

21 Home Work Rules -Homework is not always collected, but will be checked. -Homework is due on the day I tell you. If it is late... You will lose points on the assignment It will be written on your PDA form

22 Attendance and Lateness Remember: being on time to class also means being prepared for class.

23 Lateness Policy Class begins at the time written on your timetable. If you come anytime after that then you are late. It is as simple as that!

24 Lateness Policy You must bring your books, materials and homework to class. If you come to me at the start of class and ask to go get your binder, books, homework, disk or anything else then one of two things will happen.

25 Lateness Policy You will be allowed to go and will be marked "late" Or... You will not be allowed to go and you will be marked "unprepared for class".

26 Writing The papers must be STAPLED, not in plastic covers or paper clipped! Each writing must include four things, or it will not be accepted. If you don't have all four on that day and do them later, the assignment will be marked "late".

27 Writing The four things each paper must have are A plan 2. A first draft 4. A final draft with corrections made 3. The writing checklist

28 Writing Paper Marking Key When I mark your papers, I will not correct them for you, but I will tell you where you have made a mistake. I will use abbreviations.

29 Time is Short We have many things to do in a short time! Course Book materials and… C.V Work Placement KCA Exam preparation

30 A Fact About Semester Four of 2212 Students fail Semester Four 40 %

31 How can I get the best mark? Do the work Follow the class rules

32 This Concludes your Course Overview

33 Good Luck And Have a good semester!


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