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Academic English Program

CURRICULUM GUIDE FOR INSTRUCTORS

Table of Contents

Curriculum Overview

I. Mission Statement and Guiding Principles for Ongoing Curriculum Development .........1

II. Curricular Blueprint for Foundations Prep through Level 6 ............................................2

III. Curriculum Description ..................................................................................................4

IV. Responsibilities of Instructors

A. Curriculum ...........................................................................................................7

B. Assessment ..........................................................................................................7

V. Procedures for Ongoing Curriculum Development ........................................................8

VI. Description of Course Documents for Instructors ..........................................................9

VII. Course Descriptions/Syllabi ..........................................................................................11

VIII. Proficiency Scale for Level Advancement .......................................................13

Level Descriptions and Overall Goals ...............................................................................15

Foundations Prep

IEPG/IEPH 006 Foundations Prep Reading20

IEPG/IEPH 007 Foundations Prep Vocabulary...23

IEPG/IEPH 009 Foundations Prep Listening and Speaking26

Level 1

IEPG/IEPH 010 Reading and Writing 1 ..............................................................................31

IEPG/IEPH 011 Listening and Speaking 1 .........................................................................35

IEPG/IEPH 013 Media Lab .................................................................................................39

IEPG/IEPH 017 Practical Grammar 1 .................................................................................42

Level 2

IEPG/IEPH 020 Reading and Writing 2 .............................................................................47

IEPG/IEPH 021 Listening, Speaking, and Vocabulary 2 ...................................................51

IEPG/IEPH 027 Practical Grammar 2 .................................................................................55

IEPG/IEPH 026 AE Prep 59

Level 3

IEPA 030 Academic Reading and Writing 3 ......................................................................64

IEPA 031 Academic Listening and Speaking 3 ..................................................................70

IEPA 033 Guided Learning .................................................................................................75

IEPA 037 Grammar 3 ..........................................................................................................79

Level 4

IEPA 040 Academic Reading and Writing 4 ......................................................................83

IEPA 041 Academic Listening and Speaking 4 ..................................................................89

IEPA 043 Individualized Directed Learning 96

IEPA 047 Grammar 4 ..........................................................................................................101

Level 5

IEPA 050 Academic Reading and Writing 5 ......................................................................105

IEPA 051 Academic Listening and Speaking 5 ..................................................................111

IEPA 056 Academic Extensions . 117

Level 6

IEPA 060 Academic Reading and Writing 6 ......................................................................123

IEPA 061 Academic Listening and Speaking 6 ..................................................................129

Electives

IEPA 005 Test Preparation: GMAT.136

IEPA 005 Test Preparation: GRE.139

IEPA 005 Test Preparation: IELTS..142

IEPA 008 Pronunciation and Oral Fluency ......................................................................... 145

IEPA 029 Business English .................................................................................................148

IEPA 029 The Power of Music ...........................................................................................151

IEPA 035 Introduction to TOEFL .......................................................................................154

IEPA 039 English Through Movies ....................................................................................157

IEPA 049 Intermediate Vocabulary Building .....................................................................160

IEPA 049 English for Engineers ..................................................................................... 163

IEPA 049 English Through Drama .....................................................................................165

IEPA 049 Movie Making ....................................................................................................168

IEPA 049 News and Views..................................................................................................171

IEPA 049 Skills for Academic Success .. 175

IEPA 052 Guided Observation ............................................................................................ 179

IEPA 055 TOEFL Preparation ............................................................................................ 183

IEPA 057 Advanced Grammar Through Writing ...............................................................186

IEPA 059 Advanced Vocabulary Building .........................................................................190

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I. Mission Statement

The Academic English Program creates opportunities for international students to develop the academic, critical thinking, and linguistic skills necessary to succeed in a US university.

Guiding Principles for Ongoing Curriculum Development

With the support of the co-curricular program, the Academic English curriculum

helps students develop the skills and strategies they need to become successful, independent language learners and prepares them to be life-long learners in the global community.

is flexible enough to meet the challenges of changing student populations and varying student needs.

has clear level goals, course objectives, and measurable learning outcomes that articulate across levels.

helps students develop intercultural skills and understanding that allow full participation in academic and social life.

provides links at all levels to the university through courses, campus services, and co-curricular activities as appropriate.

includes the use of a wide variety of technologies to enhance learning and helps students develop the technological skills they will need academically and professionally.

creates a sense of cohesion among students while respecting and caring for each individual learner.

provides students with rich, active learning experiences; relevant and engaging content; opportunities to work in diverse groups; and opportunities to deal with new ideas and different perspectives.

provides opportunities for OSU staff and students to gain intercultural skills and understanding.

II. AE Curricular Blueprint: Foundations Prep through Level 6

A typical program follows the sequence below.

FOUNDATIONS

PREP

006

Foundations Prep Reading

(6 hours)

009

Foundations Prep Listening/ Speaking

(6 hours)

007

Foundations Prep Vocabulary

(6 hours)

013

Media Lab

(3 hours)

LEVEL 1

010

Reading and Writing 1

(6 hours)

011

Listening, Speaking, and Vocabulary 1

(9 hours)

017

Practical Grammar 1

(6 hours)

Module(s)

(6 hours)

LEVEL 2

020

Reading and Writing 2

(6 hours)

021

Listening, Speaking, and Vocabulary 2

(9 hours)

027

Practical Grammar 2

(6 hours)

Module(s)

(6 hours)

LEVEL 3

030

Academic Reading and Writing 3

(6 hours)

031

Academic Listening and Speaking 3

(6 hours)

037

Grammar 3

(3 hours)

033

Guided Learning*

(3 hours)

LEVEL 4

040

Academic Reading and Writing 4

(6 hours)

041

Academic Listening and Speaking 4

(6 hours)

047

Grammar 4

(3 hours)

043

Individualized Directed Learning*

or

Elective**

(3 hours)

*033 Guided Learning/043 Individualized Directed Learning is a required course for all new students at Level 3 or 4; continuing students at Level 3 or 4 choose an elective.

**Elective courses for Level 3 and 4 students include:

Offered every term005 IELTS, 008 Pronunciation, 035 Intro to TOEFL, 049 News & Views,

049 Intermediate Vocabulary Building

Offered in rotating terms029 Power of Music, 039 English through Movies, 049 English for Engineers, 049 Movie Making, 049 English through Drama, 049 Skills for Academic Success

LEVEL 5

050

Academic Reading and Writing 5*

(6 hours)

051

Academic Listening and Speaking 5*

(6 hours)

Elective(s)**

(6 hours)

LEVEL 6