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Credit Course

English

1. English Courses

Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
Foundation Waived Waived
Forward Waived
Building
Elective
Total Required Credits 4 4 4

※ Prerequisite for Elective courses varies depending upon the course topics.

Foundation
Step 1 : Foundation
Title Credit Targeted language areas
English Foundation 2 Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing

This course is offered for students who need training in four English skills (listening, reading, speaking, and writing) at the low intermediate level (level 1 from the placement test). Through engaging in authentic tasks, the students will build English proficiency required for academic communication. The class will address diverse topics designed for online and offline activities.

Forward
Step 2 : Forward
Title Credit Targeted language areas Prerequisite
English Forward 2 Listening and speaking (on-line & off-line) English Foundation

This course is the general English class which focuses on training in production skills at the high-intermediate level. The major goal of the course is to help the students placed to level 2 grow more autonomous in learning English through online and offline integrated learning activities. By actively participating in various tasks, the students will improve their English skills mainly for academic purposes.

Building
Step 3 : Building
Title Credit Targeted language areas Prerequisite
Building Writing 2 Writing and grammar English Forward
Building Speaking 2 Grammar and speaking English Forward
Building Writing

Building Writing This course is a practice of English writing along with building grammatical competence necessary for a good writer in an academic field. The students will actively participate in on-line and in-class practices of English papers, essays, and correspondence.

Building Speaking

This course is a practice of English speaking and conversation in relation to appropriate uses of English grammar in speaking. The students are expected to develop fluency and accuracy in English speaking by learning through on-line materials and participating in classroom activities.

Elective course
Step 4 : Elective course
Title Credit Targeted language areas Prerequisite
Instruction to English Styles* 3 Understanding English genres English Forward
English Language and Culture* 3 Culture language in general
English for Business 3 Speaking, Writing
English for Science and Technology 3 Speaking, Writing
Academic Reading and Writing 3 Reading, Writing
English Language, Information, and Data 3 analysis of language
Global English in Engineering Community 3 Speaking, Writing

*indicates that the two course will rotate in the semester they are offered.

Instruction to English Styles

This course is an introduction to various English styles. Through reading and listening to varieties of English(informal and formal English; newspaper; correspondence; stories etc.), students will understand appropriate uses of English styles to different time and place.

English Language and Culture

This course introduces the crucial relationship between English language and culture. Students are expected to learn how to manage different communicative tasks appropriately to the cultural and contextual constraints. Through reading and listening to various texts/episodes of English, students will practice how to handle communicative problems in terms of culture.

English for Business

This course will help the students understand practical English in a business situation. Students will learn and practice how to function in business-related contexts in English appropriately and effectively.

English for Science and Technology

The course is designed to engage students in English for science and technology. To this end, the course offers situation-based listening and speaking activities, content-based reading exercises, and scientific research writing practices. At the end of this course, students will be able to achieve necessary English proficiency as scientists.

Academic Reading and Writing

The course is designed to develop students' academic reading and writing processes. Toward this end, the course covers the nature of academic writing, critical thinking and argumentation, while students engage in academic content area reading followed by in-depth discussion. At the end of this course, students will be able to critically evaluate and read academic contents, and re-synthesize the contents.

English Language, Information, and Data

“English Language, Information, and Data" introduces and discusses the theory of language underlying the large-scale collection of texts designed for research purposes, To this end, the course focuses on the principles of the theory and practice of the corpus linguistic approach to language with computerized text analysis programs. Specifically, the statistical quantitative analysis of language and the quantitative analysis of semantic prosody are discussed to account for understanding human cognition, interaction, behaviour and discourses. The course also discusses the application of analysis results in the diverse areas of scientific disciplines.

Global English in Engineering Community

Global English in Engineering Community is designed to help engineering students develop strategies to achieve interactional goals, either in speaking or writing, when English is used with speakers with other cultures. The course emphasizes acquisition of some of the interaction strategies that will promote proper relations in the globalized world, e.g., ways to communicate engineering topics, establish rapport, and further minimize cultural differences. Further, the course accommodates to textual competence of English used as an international language in an engineering community.