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1 English Course Introduction

2 Content Course description in briefCourse description in brief Course FeaturesCourse Features Course plan, Unit plan, Unit testCourse plan, Unit plan, Unit test Examination and Evaluation strategyExamination and Evaluation strategy Student Resource DiskStudent Resource Disk CMS – the Internet Learning PortalCMS – the Internet Learning Portal How to be successful with Top Notch/Summit in FPT UniversityHow to be successful with Top Notch/Summit in FPT University

3 6 Levels Level 1: Top Notch Fundamentals Level 2: Top Notch 1 Level 3: Top Notch 2 Level 4: Top Notch 3 Level 5: Summit 1 Level 6: Summit 2 (BA, FB)

4 Correlations to International Standards and Tests

5 Description Dynamic course for international communicationDynamic course for international communication Focuses on the natural language that people really speakFocuses on the natural language that people really speak Provides students with an opportunity to confirm their own progress at the end of every easy-to-learn lessonProvides students with an opportunity to confirm their own progress at the end of every easy-to-learn lesson

6 Key features Essential model conversations that make key social language unforgettable and easy to personalizeEssential model conversations that make key social language unforgettable and easy to personalize "Top Notch Interactions" is a unique step- by-step discussion builder that guarantees success"Top Notch Interactions" is a unique step- by-step discussion builder that guarantees success Super CD containing both self-study audio and interactive exercises motivates students after classSuper CD containing both self-study audio and interactive exercises motivates students after class

7 Other Distinguishing Features Concise two-page integrated skills lessons, each designed for one class sessionConcise two-page integrated skills lessons, each designed for one class session Clear communication goals for every lessonClear communication goals for every lesson Confirmation of student’s progress at the end of each class sessionConfirmation of student’s progress at the end of each class session Practical content designed for the real communicative needs of today’s studentPractical content designed for the real communicative needs of today’s student An unparalleled array of supplementary materials to provide the flexibility needed for any teaching situationAn unparalleled array of supplementary materials to provide the flexibility needed for any teaching situation

8 Make English Unforgettable Multiple exposures to new languageMultiple exposures to new language Numerous opportunities to practice itNumerous opportunities to practice it Intensive, systematic recyclingIntensive, systematic recycling

9 A user-friendly instructional design Concise two-page lessons each designed for one class session

10 Motivation Students confirm their progress at the end of each class session.

11 Course plan Unit 1 Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 3 Unit 4 Unit 4 Unit 5 Unit 5 Unit 6 Unit 6 Unit 7 Unit 7 Unit 8 Unit 8 Unit 9 Unit 9 Unit 10 Unit 10 Mid-term Examination Final Examination Course duration: 140 periods

12 Unit plan (Top Notch) 1. Preview 2. Lesson 1 3. Lesson 2 4. Lesson 3 5. Lesson 4 6. Additional Activities & TV 7. Checkpoint & Unit Test Textbook, CD, workbook Textbook, CD, workbook, Teacher resource disk, Copy and Go } Copy and Go/ TV 7 slots, 2 periods per slot

13 Unit plan (Summit) 1. Preview 2. Lesson 1 3. Lesson 2 4. Lesson 3 5. Lesson 4 6. Writing & TV 7. Checkpoint & Unit Test Textbook, CD, workbook Textbook, CD, workbook, Teacher resource disk, } TV 7 slots, 2 periods per slot

14 Course plan See course plan on CMS

15 Mid-term and Final Exams 4 sections4 sections –Listening skills –Grammar, Vocabulary, Reading comprehension skills –Writing skills –Speaking skills ( Final only) Mid-term exam coverage: unit 1 – 5, and additional reading if applicableMid-term exam coverage: unit 1 – 5, and additional reading if applicable Final exam coverage: the full courseFinal exam coverage: the full course Important: at least 80% class attendance is required to take final examinationImportant: at least 80% class attendance is required to take final examination

16 Evaluation Strategy Participation (PA) 10%Participation (PA) 10% Unit tests score (average)(UT) 20%Unit tests score (average)(UT) 20% Mid-term Examination score(ME) 30%Mid-term Examination score(ME) 30% Final Examination score(FE) 40%Final Examination score(FE) 40% Final result: 10% PA + 20%UT + 30% ME + 40%FE = 100%Final result: 10% PA + 20%UT + 30% ME + 40%FE = 100% Completion criteriaCompletion criteria a) Final result >=5 & Final Exam Score >=4 and b) Each part of final exam must be >0. b) Each part of final exam must be >0. 1. If not meet a), students must retake all parts of the exam. 2. If meet a); but not b), students must retake the failed parts only.

17 What’s in server’s resources For each unitFor each unit –Audio tracks –Unit resource – for lesson activities –Activity Materials (copy and go) – for lesson consolidation, at the end of each lesson or in the additional activity session – TV Activity worksheet Material for the TV session for unit consolidation –Super CD - interactive exercises –Workbook – the scanned copy Student are required to download these materials to the laptop and be ready for doing activities in classroom, follow teacher’s instruction

18 Server’s resources

19 Audio trackAudio trackAudio trackAudio track Unit resourceUnit resource –Extra reading Extra readingExtra reading –Grammar Grammar –Writing Writing –Pop song Pop songPop song –... TV Activity worksheetTV Activity worksheetTV Activity worksheetTV Activity worksheet Super CDSuper CD Copy and GoCopy and GoCopy and GoCopy and Go WorkbookWorkbookWorkbook

20 Super CD Numerous interactive practices for each unit

21 CMS - Internet Learning Portal

22 What’s on CMS Course Management SystemCourse Management System Provide resources, forum, assignment, quiz, wiki, and moreProvide resources, forum, assignment, quiz, wiki, and more Go to English CategoryGo to English Category Click on a course

23 What’s on CMS Forum: for discussion, student/faculty interactionForum: for discussion, student/faculty interaction Course intro, course plan, Unit testCourse intro, course plan, Unit test Mid-term and final Examination on ExamMid-term and final Examination on Exam

24 What’s on Companion website Companion websiteCompanion websiteCompanion websiteCompanion website –Additional exercises –Puzzle –Teacher resources PronunciatorPronunciatorPronunciator –[IPA] –Native voice

25 How to be successful with Top Notch/Summit in FPT University

26 Student’s preparation Prior to the coursePrior to the course –Laptop with appropriate software and learning resources (PDF reading and noting tool) –Student’s book with CD –Additional resource on FUHCM server –Be familiar with online learning portal, companion website

27 Student’s preparation Prior to the class sessionsPrior to the class sessions –Complete all homework, assignments, –Be familiar with the new lessons by the next class sessions, –Get the laptop ready for use in class, be prepared with necessary learning resources Make use of student’s book, workbook, CD, CMS, companion website, and additional materials

28 During the class sessions –Be active learning –Take all opportunities to practice English in Communication with the support of the teachers and the interaction of classmates –Ask questions when unclear –Give positive feedback when needed –Be polite, and respectful in behavior –Use the laptop only for learning activities and follow teacher’s instruction –More rules.. according to University policy –Carry books to class and may use pencil to note on student’s book

29 Guidelines to success Be familiar with resources, software tools, CMS, companion website before the courseBe familiar with resources, software tools, CMS, companion website before the course Be prepared for each classroom sessionBe prepared for each classroom session Be active and communicative in classroomBe active and communicative in classroom Do all homework on time, do exercises/puzzles on the companion websiteDo all homework on time, do exercises/puzzles on the companion website Make use of other materialsMake use of other materials Take opportunities to practice EnglishTake opportunities to practice English Take your time to improve your accentTake your time to improve your accent

30 Top Notch/Summit Makes English Unforgettable Takes you to a Successful Career


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