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קורסי קיץ בלימודי אנגלית לצרכים אקדמיים 2020

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Summer 2019 Courses Schedule

English for the Purpose of International (EPIC) – Advanced 2 Level

Course Syllabus (*subject to changes*)

Name of the course: Advanced 2

Academic year: 2019-2020

Course credit points: 2

Duration: (yearly, one-semester) Summer Semester

Course prerequisites: Advanced 1

Type of course: (regular course, workshop, seminar, didactic workshop, practice, etc.): regular course

Course description: 

Advanced 2 focuses on reading, speaking, writing skills and academic vocabulary knowledge.  In doing so, students are exposed to a variety of texts about different topics. A variety of reading comprehension questions will be used to train students to identify main ideas and supporting details and write relevant responses. In addition, students will practice oral presentation of main ideas in a research article on a topic of their choice.

Course objectives (“Can-do”s):

  1. Understanding complex texts..
  2. Interacting fluently in writing on a near native level.
  3. Producing clear detailed text on a variety of subjects; explaining a viewpoint.
  4. Interacting fluently in speaking with others on a near native level.

Course subjects and structure: 

Students are expected to do independent and class reading.

The course is based on materials that will be supplied by lecturers.

Course Requirements:

  1. Students are expected to do independent and class reading and work using the FIXREAD site (http://fixread.co.il/– Grasp the Idea 4) and Moodle site, and accompanying materials.
  2. The responsibility of completing work online and in class belongs to each student alone, and each student is responsible for all information from each weekly academic unit.
  3. In every unit, students are required to read the core text(s) and to complete the online exercises accompanying each text.
  4. Attendance is mandatory.
  5. Students are allowed to miss 20% of classes.
  6. Partial absence or lateness of 15 minutes or more will be counted as a full class absence.
  7. Students must bring the required coursework (text and questions) to each class, along with a dictionary. Students will not be allowed in class without the required materials.
  8. Students are required to finish their EAP studies by the end of their second year of coursework. Failure to do so may prevent enrollment in certain third-year courses.
  9. In case of teacher absence, class cancellation, or other special circumstance, an alternative mandatory task will be given.
  10. Please communicate with your lecturer by mail. You are asked NOT to use SMS or What’sApp messages as means of communication.
  11. The responsibility of completing the work at home and in class belongs to each student alone, and each student is responsible for all information from each weekly academic unit.

Evaluation methods: 

20% – Vocabulary quiz + writing

20% – Personal Oral Presentation

20% – Seen and Writing Quiz

10% – Participation and homework (3 out of 4 online assignments and 2 writing assignments)

30% – Final (70% reading comprehension + 30% writing) (students must get 55)

ONLINE COURSES EVALUATION METHOD

15% – Vocabulary quiz+ writing

20% – Personal Oral Presentation

15 % – Seen and Writing Quiz

20% – Completion and submission of all online mandatory assignments

30% – Final (70% reading comprehension + 30% writing) (students must get 55)

Students who did not get the required course grade (65) MUST register for Moed Bet by themselves.

Students must get 55 on the final exam

Passing grade for the course: 65

STUDENTS MUST TAKE ALL QUIZZES (vocabulary, seens, oral). FAULURE TAKING ANY OF THE QUIZZES RESULTS IN FAILING THE COURSE.

Course objectives (“Can-do”s):

Writing Can write short, cohesive texts on a range of familiar topics within his/her field of interest and/or expertise.
Reading Can understand lengthy texts, can locate skim and scan desired information, can synthesize information.
Listening Can follow lectures and other presentations, can understand spoken instructions, can understand audio recordings.
Speaking Can give clear presentations on a range of subjects, can answer questions and interact with other speakers.

 More Information:

In EAP courses, you are allowed to use an electronic dictionary. The recommended dictionary is Babylon, but in addition to an electronic dictionary, we encourage students to use regular (printed) English / Hebrew / Arabic dictionaries at lessons, especially at exams.

Learning and other Disabilities:

  1. Students who have learning disabilities or other disabilities should provide a valid approval / certificate of such.
  2. Students should contact Regina Benchetrit (054-493-8617, itaka.kaye@gmail.com) for assistance.

Using a text-to-speech program OR audio files in exams:

  1. All quizzes take place in the regular classroom only, while exams are held at computer labs for students with accommodations.
  2. Students with accommodations may also use their laptop computers in class for SEEN quizzes. However, only the audio file is allowed to be used during the quiz.
  3. Students who are allowed to listen to texts, should bring earphones with them to each exam or quiz.

Testing

  1. Test dates are set in advance. You should plan your time accordingly. There are no Moed bet for quizzes.
  2. Students who were absent more than 20% can’t be tested.
  3. REMEMBER to write your test number (מספר נבחן) on top of your test. DO NOT WRITE YOUR NAME OR I.D. NUMBER.

Appendix – Can-do statements

Reading a. Can understand in detail lengthy, complex texts that relate to his/her own area of specialty provided that he/she can re-read difficult sections.

b. Can scan longer texts in order to locate desired information, and gather information from different parts of a text, or from different texts in order to fulfil a specific task.

c. Can skim to identify the content and relevance of academic articles and to report and decide whether closer reading is worthwhile.

d. Can obtain and synthesize information, ideas and opinions from multiple sources within his/her field.

e. Can understand articles and reports concerned with issues in which the writers adopt particular stances or viewpoints.

f. Can understand professional correspondence relating to his/her occupation/field of interest and readily grasp the essential meaning.

g. Can understand lengthy, complex instructions in his or her field, provided he or she can re-read difficult sections.

Listening a. Can follow the essentials of lectures, talks and reports and other forms of presentation which are propositionally and linguistically complex.

b. Can understand spoken announcements, instructions and messages spoken at natural speed in a variety of situations and for a variety of purposes.

c. Can understand the content of audio recordings in standard dialect likely to be encountered in academic/ professional life and identify speaker viewpoints.

d. Can understand academic/ professional content of audio-visuals (e.g. videos, TV news, current affairs programs, and documentaries).

e. Can understand spoken announcements, instructions and messages spoken at natural speed in a variety of situations and for a variety of purposes.

f. Can understand the content of audio recordings in standard dialect likely to be encountered in academic/ professional life and identify speaker viewpoints.

g. Can understand academic/ professional content of audio-visuals (e.g. videos, TV news, current affairs programs, and documentaries).

Writing a. Can write short, cohesive texts on a range of familiar topics within his/her field of interest and/or expertise.

b. Can write straightforward, detailed descriptions on a range of familiar subjects within his/her field of interest.

c. Can write short, simple essays on topics of interest.

d. Can summarize and synthesize from a variety of sources, write a report and give his/her opinion on familiar routine and non-routine matters within his/her field with some confidence.

e. Can convey information and ideas on abstract as well as concrete topics, check information and ask about or explain problems with reasonable precision.

f. Can write messages conveying simple information of immediate relevance to teachers and peers, getting across comprehensibly the points he/she feels are important and respond to such messages in kind.

Speaking a. Can give clear, detailed descriptions and presentations on a wide range of subjects related to his/her field of interest, expanding and supporting ideas with subsidiary points and relevant examples.

b. Can give clear, detailed descriptions on a wide range of subjects related to his/her field of interest.

c. Can develop a clear argument, expanding and supporting his/her points of view at some length with subsidiary points and relevant examples.

d. Can give a clear, prepared academic presentation, giving reasons in support of or against a particular point of view and giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

e. Can take a series of follow up questions with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that poses no strain for either him/herself or the audience.

f. Can interact with some confidence on familiar routine and non-routine matters related to his/her interests and professional field.

g. Can engage in extended conversation on most general topics in a clearly participatory fashion. Can convey degrees of emotion and highlight the personal significance of events and experiences.

h. Can exchange, check and confirm accumulated factual information on familiar routine and non-routine matters in his/her field with some confidence.

 

 Summer Course 2020 – Schedule (subject to changes)

– FACE-TO-FACE

# Date Content     Comments /  Due dates
 Week 1
1 Tuesday 4.8
2 Wednesday 5.8
3 Thursday 6.8 Writing 1
4 Friday 7.8 Online assignment 1
 Week 2
5 Sunday 9.8
6 Monday 10.8 Vocabulary Quiz + Writing Quiz
8 Tuesday 11.8
9 Wednesday 12.8 Online assignment 2
10 Thursday 13.8 Seen – Reading + writing
11 Friday 14.8 Writing 2
 Week 3
12 Sunday 16.8
13 Monday 17.8 Oral quiz – Presentations based on a text from Fixread Mandatory online assignment 3
14 Tuesday 18.8
15 Wednesday 19.9 Online assignment 4
16 Thursday 20.8 Final Moed 1

27.8 Final Moed 2

– Online course

# Date Content    Comments /  Due dates
 Week 1
1 Tuesday 4.8 Face-to- Face
2 Wednesday 5.8
3 Thursday 6.8 Writing 1
4 Friday 7.8
 Week 2
5 Sunday 9.8 Face-to-Face
6 Monday 10.8 Vocabulary Quiz + Writing Quiz
8 Tuesday 11.8 Face-to- Face
9 Wednesday 12.8
10 Thursday 13.8 Seen – Reading + writing
11 Friday 14.8 Writing 2
 Week 3
12 Sunday 16.8
13 Monday 17.8 Oral quiz – Presentations based on a text from Fixread  
14 Tuesday 18.8
15 Wednesday 19.9 Face-to-Face
16 Thursday 20.8 Final Moed 1
27.8 Final Moed 2
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