Intensive English Courses

Intensive English Courses

IENG001 - Reading and Writing

Credits No. of weeks Hours per week Hours per semester
6 15 12 180

The Intensive English Program is designed for students with the limited experience of using English who need intensive instruction and practice in all aspects of the English language to help them to succeed in PSU’s Preparatory Year Program. This course, IENG 001, aims to build the students’ skills in reading, writing, vocabulary, and grammar.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate level-appropriate reading comprehension through a variety of tasks
  • Use a multi-step writing process to produce coherent and meaningful paragraphs
  • Demonstrate control of level-appropriate lexical and grammatical form
  • Use level-appropriate vocabulary

IENG002 - Listening and Speaking

Credits No. of weeks Hours per week Hours per semester
6 15 12 180

The Intensive English Program is designed for students with the limited experience of using English who need intensive instruction and practice in all aspects of the English language to help them to succeed in PSU’s Preparatory Year Program. This course, IENG 002, aims to build the students’ skills in listening, speaking, vocabulary and grammar.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate level-appropriate listening comprehension through a variety of tasks.
  • Describe and/or express: personal experiences, difficulties, ideas, problems, opinions, agreement or disagreement.
  • Demonstrate control of level-appropriate lexical and grammatical form.
  • Use level-appropriate vocabulary.

ENG 010 (PYP) Reading & Writing I

Credits No. of weeks Hours per week Hours per semester
4 15 10 150

ENG 010 Reading and Writing is a required introductory course for incoming students to help them read and write at the literal and analytical level. The primary objective is to make students better & informed readers and writers who can discuss and contribute ideas and vocabulary learned, to various language learning situations

Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

By the end of this course students will be able to:

  • CLO1: Utilize appropriate reading skills/strategies to complete a variety of tasks.
  • CLO2: Analyze and Write correctly structured paragraphs (prewriting to final draft) of different academic genres.
  • CLO3: Use level-appropriate academic and general vocabulary.
  • CLO4: Use level-appropriate grammatical structures appropriately and accurately in academic writing.
  • CLO5: Develop Interpersonal and Oral Communication Skills through group research projects and presentations.

ENG 020 (PYP) Listening & Speaking I

Credits No. of weeks Hours per week Hours per semester
4 15 10 150

ENG 020 prepares students to communicate effectively in English speaking environments, both academic/professional and social. By the end of the course students will develop and strengthen skills in the following areas:

  • listening comprehension (listening for main ideas and specific information).
  • pronunciation.
  • speaking (on a variety of discussed topics).
  • note-taking.
  • critical thinking.

Students will also increase their fluency by sharing in class discussions, role plays, and presentations. A significant part of the course will be dedicated to students’ vocabulary development (expanding colloquial expressions and functional language used in everyday speech and in academia context).

Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

By the end of this course students will be able to:

  • CLO1: Employ varied listening and speaking strategies to illustrate comprehension and communication skills at the appropriate level.
  • CLO2: Use a variety of listening and speaking strategies to reproduce level-appropriate academic vocabulary.
  • CLO3: Produce effective, fluid and academic oral communication.
  • CLO4: Demonstrate the ability to identify, form and reproduce level-appropriate grammatical structures.
  • CLO5: Develop Interpersonal and Oral Communication Skills through pair work, group work and class presentations.

ENG 030 (PYP) Reading & Writing II

Credits No. of weeks Hours per week Hours per semester
4 15 10 150

This is the second and final required reading and writing course in the English preparatory year program. This course further enhances and builds upon reading strategies, writing processes and study skills taught in the Reading and Writing course Eng 010. It aims to introduce deeper text analysis to broaden students’ academic vision. Students will develop critical thinking skills while working with texts which require understanding at different levels of cognition. This course prepares students for college-level studies.

Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

By the end of this course students will be able to:

  • CLO1: Use varied academic strategies to complete reading assignments.
  • CLO2: Use varied academic strategies to write correctly structured paragraphs of different genres.
  • CLO3: Use appropriate vocabulary selected from the reading textbook and the Academic Word List (AWL) in writing production tasks.
  • CLO4: Use advanced grammatical structures appropriately and accurately in academic writing.
  • CLO5: Demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills in group projects and independent learning tasks.

ENG 040 - Preparatory Listening & Speaking II

Credits No. of weeks Hours per week Hours per semester
4 15 10 150

Eng 040 is the second and final listening, speaking and grammar course in the English preparatory year program. This course enables students to understand a wide variety of listening texts in different environments (interviews, documentaries, articles and lectures). At the end of this course, students should be able to express themselves fluently, effectively with accurate, level-appropriate grammar on different academic and general subjects.

Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

By the end of this course students will be able to:

  • CLO1: Implement academic listening strategies to comprehend texts.
  • CLO2: Present, discuss and express ideas in academic and authentic contexts.
  • CLO3: Use level-appropriate academic and general vocabulary.
  • CLO4: Demonstrate the use of advanced grammatical structure in language production.
  • CLO5: Demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills in group projects and independent learning tasks.