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English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

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Course TypeCourse CodeNo. Of Credits
Foundation CoreSUS1FC0014

Semester and Year Offered: Sem 1/Sem2 | Year One

Course Coordinator and Team: Nupur Samuel | CELE team

Email of course coordinator: nupur@aud.ac.in, monishita@aud.ac.in, jenie@aud.ac.in, ipshita@aud.ac.in, krishnakdixit@aud.ac.in, monal@aud.ac.in,

Pre-requisites: None

Aim: This course aims to enhance students’ ability to read and respond to specialized (subject/discipline-based) materials in English in written and oral form. The students will be given practice in academic writing in different genres. They will also gain greater proficiency in speaking and listening on higher level skills such as academic discussions, debates, and paper presentations.

Course Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate ideas and opinions on a variety of topics through written and oral texts
  2. Use written and oral skills to develop an academic argument
  3. Demonstrate an awareness of critical skills for reading a range of academic texts
  4. Apply research skills to explore different topics
  5. Use citation style to refer to source materials for projects, class presentations and assessment tasks

Brief description of modules/ Main modules:

This course enhances the ability to read and respond to specialized (subject/discipline-based) materials in English in written and oral form. Students will be given practice in academic writing in different genres. They will also gain greater proficiency in speaking and listening on higher level skills such as academic discussions, debates, and paper presentations. These tasks and activities also help develop metacognitive skills such as critical thinking, interpretation and synthesis of information and ideas. Students will be expected to demonstrate basic study and referencing skills which involves accessing the internet, using the library, familiarity with basic APA style-sheet, awareness of plagiarism and ethical conventions in academic discourse.

Assessment Details with weights:

 

S.No

Assessment

Date/period in which Assessment will take place

Weightage

1

Presentation

 

March/ October third week

20%

2

Mid-Semester Exam

As per SUS calendar

20%

3

Writing Portfolio

 

Throughout the semester

20%

4

End-Semester Exam

 

As per SUS calendar

20%

5.

Class Participation/ Class test-Quiz/Role Play/Group Discussion

 

February/ September Second week

20%

 

All assessment exercises and schedule are subject to change; students will be shared the updated schedule and will be informed of any changes in time.

Reading List:

Material for this course will be drawn from a range of language teaching resources-both print and online- which will allow students to improve their academic language skills. Handouts covering different aspects of academic English skills and activities such as project work, presentations, group discussions, writing portfolios, reflections, etc. will allow students to actively engage in language learning.