|Undergraduate > LANG1002A|
English for University Studies I (Accelerated Stream)
Fall 2014 (3 credits)
Co-ordinators: Jan Pople
LANG1002A is a task-based, integrated-skills, English language course developed for first year students. It is the first of two one-semester courses which students take in order to fulfill the Common Core English requirement. (See the flowchart on p. vi.) The course is designed to raise your language proficiency and equip you with the underlying competence – e.g. thinking critically, discussing and presenting ideas logically – necessary for you to succeed in English-medium study in tertiary education.
In this course you will develop your ability to use English to communicate appropriately and effectively. The thematic focus of the course provides context for tasks, most of which require small group collaboration and discussion. They are central to the course methodology. The course materials have been designed to present you with in-class challenges to your present language proficiency and communication skills, and the course project will help you to develop these further.
Both research and experience have indicated that the major academic language needs of students are in the areas of writing, speaking, vocabulary and extensive reading. The specific emphasis of LANG1002A is, therefore, on increasing your ability to:
- write in a coherent, well-organised way;
- speak fluently, clearly, and effectively in a variety of contexts;
- use a range of complex language, where appropriate to the task;
- extract key information quickly from written texts;
- take charge of your own language learning, particularly with respect to increasing your vocabulary.
The course is graded and carries three credits.
Students will be pre-registered into LANG1002A / LANG1002S / LANG1002I based on their English proficiency upon admission to HKUST. This is the course which students must take in order to complete their graduation requirements.To fulfill the Common Core English requirement, students must meet at least the minimum level of 4 for English proficiency and academic literacy at the end of their Year One studies. Students who think that they have been incorrectly placed should contact Dr. Li Po Lung (E-mail: email@example.com).
Intended learning outcomes
|Intended Learning Outcomes|
|Graduate attributes: By the end of this semester you will be able to…|
Critical thinking and reading skills
||Leadership and teamwork|
||Vision and orientation to the future|