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Academic English Modules for Graduates
Academic English Modules for Graduates (AEGM) program is divided into the following non-intensive modules:  Academic Writing (ENGL 0310), Academic Reading (ENGL 0311) and Listening and Speaking (ENGL 0312). Students enrolled in AEGM courses are expected to maintain an overall 75 percent average in their class work and a 65 percent on their exams in order to exit each module. Students who do not achieve a passing grade on the first attempt may re-register twice for any given module.

GOALS, OBJECTIVES AND OUTCOMES

Instructors in each of the module courses above work with students in small classes to achieve the course goals, course objectives and student learning outcomes listed below:

ENGL 0310: Academic Writing
Course Goals
Produce academic essays using appropriate rhetorical patterns
Apply a process approach, which includes pre-writing planning, multiple drafts and revisions
Course Objectives:
Use pre-writing strategies to plan writing
Give critical peer-feedback 
Improve writing through the process of drafting, feedback and editing
Use knowledge of overall and internal organizations of the four to five paragraph essay to write a variety of four to five paragraph essays to include a reaction essay and either a cause/effect or problem/solution essay
Expand quantity and accuracy of academic vocabulary 
Increase knowledge of English morphology: roots, suffixes and prefixes
Improve accuracy and complexity of sentence structure and grammar in academic writing
Increase proficiency in formatting and punctuating typewritten texts
Develop research skills to identify and incorporate relevant resources for academic texts using APA style sheet
Increase awareness of a variety of online writing resources related to writing style, academic vocabulary, collocations and grammar to assist in essay writing
Student Learning Outcomes
Write a well-focused thesis 
Write effective, appropriate introduction and conclusion paragraphs
Write well-developed body paragraphs with logical development, cohesion and unity around a central idea                                                
Write a variety of effective sentences types that contain appropriate cohesive devices, connectors and transition words
Demonstrate ability to write using correct grammar structure
Use a wide range of academic words correctly and appropriately  
Use proper punctuation and formatting of typewritten texts
Identify relevant outside source material and integrate it appropriately in writing
Create a reference page using the APA style guidelines
Correct errors in language use and mechanics
 
ENGL 0311: Academic Reading
Course Goals
Improve ability to comprehend academic tests
Expand academic vocabulary
Increase reading speed and accuracy
Course Objectives
Vary reading strategy depending on purpose
Develop metacognitive awareness of reading skills and strategies
Comprehend, analyze, and evaluate academic journal articles 
Participate in discussions based on student-chosen academic articles
Prepare and lead a discussion based on a self-chosen article related to field of study
Use computer-assisted language learning software to improve reading speed and accuracy
Student Learning Outcomes
   Given an academic article students will be able to:
•     Identify organizational patterns of academic texts
•     Identify the writer’s thesis, point of view, audience, purpose or tone
•     Make and identify inferences
•     Identify main ideas, major details, and minor details
•     Interpret a variety of diagrammatic information                                                       
•     Use contextual clues and/or knowledge of word forms, roots, and affixes to infer meanings of unfamiliar words
•     Summarize, paraphrase, and outline academic articles effectively
   Given an opportunity to lead a discussion, students will be able to:
•     Choose an appropriate academic article for reading and discussion
•     Create appropriate instructional materials/worksheet to be used for class discussion           
•     Demonstrate ability to lead and moderate a class discussion based on a self-chosen academic article
 
 
ENGL 0312: Listening and Speaking
Course Goals
Comprehend academic lectures
Participate in graduate-level class discussions
Develop academic research skills
Improve academic presentation skills 
Course Objectives
Identify listening and speaking skills and strategies
Develop metacognitive awareness of listening and speaking skills and strategies
Comprehend, analyze, and evaluate academic videos and lectures
Participate in discussions based on student-chosen academic videos and lectures
Prepare and lead a discussion based on a self-chosen academic video or lecture
Practice extensive listening for entertainment and academic purposes
Listen to and take notes on a variety of academic videos and lectures
Record summaries of videos and lectures, using an outline 
Improve pronunciation, fluency, and grammatical accuracy of speech
Give various class presentations
Give an effective oral presentation on an academic/professional, field-related topic
Student Learning Outcomes   
   Given an academic lecture, students will be able to:
Take clear and adequate notes while listening to academic material
Identify discourse markers and organizational signals in academic lectures
Identify the writer’s thesis or purpose 
Identify the writer’s tone
Make and identify inferences about the video or lecture
Identify main ideas, major details and minor details
Record an appropriate summary of a video or lecture including reference to speaker, main ideas and major details
   Given an opportunity to participate in a discussion, students will be able to:
Participate in class discussions by using appropriate discourse functions 
   Given an opportunity to lead a discussion, students will be able to:
Demonstrate ability to lead and moderate a class discussion
Create appropriate instructional materials to be used for a class discussion
Demonstrate appropriate pronunciation 
Use correct grammar
Speak with appropriate fluency
   Given a topic to research and present in class, students will be able to:
Give an effective academic oral presentation in class
Design an effective presentation using classroom technology
Use effective presentation skills
Demonstrate appropriate pronunciation 
Use correct grammar
Speak with appropriate f