Syllabus

Course Code/Name: YBD 109 Basic English

Course Credit: (2 0 2) 2 credits / ECTS: 2 credits

Level: Undergraduate

Type of the Course: Compulsory (to Law freshmen who have scored 59 and below from the placement test)

Prerequisite: none

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, the students should be able to:

  • develop a strategy learning/recording vocabulary
  • be aware of some other learning strategies
  • use capitalization and punctuation correctly
  • learn some basic classroom language
  • introduce themselves and others
  • talk about countries, nationalities, habits, routines, personal details, jobs, likes anddislikes, possessions, leisure time activities, food and drink, requests, future plans, past experiences
  • describe places, houses, people
  • make suggestions
  • ask for and give information
  • recognize  and use verb tenses, modals, passives,
  • recognize and use time expressions, articles, count/non-count nouns, demonstratives
  • recognize and use parts of speech
  • recognize and use high-frequency words and expressions
  • read at sentence and paragraph  level
  • read for comprehension
  • read stories for specific information
  • scan for details
  • listen for specific information
  • listen for main ideas
  • take part in role-plays and conversations
  • brainstorm ideas
  • plan and outline a paragraph
  • write at sentence and paragraph level
  • write an informal letter
  • write a story
  • write about a process
  • make sentences using conjunctions
  • use data to write a paraghraph   

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Method of Instruction: Lecture; team/class discussions; communicative/meaningful language exercises; in- and out-of-class reading/writing tasks; library research; online research; workshops; role-plays. 

Length and period: 2 hrs a week, 28 hrs in total / one academic semester, 14 weeks in total

Teaching Staff: ort.cankaya.edu.tr/en/ingilizce.htm

Attendance: Students are required to attend classes, practise sessions, and have examinations. Minimum required attendance is 70% for all class sessions per semester, which  makes up  9 hours of absence at most. A student who does not fulfill the requirement for attendance is not allowed to take the final exam for the semester concerned and  is to repeat the course. Students who miss an exam will not be given a make-up exam unless they submit  an approved medical report or any other official document  proving their excuse.
Grading: - midterm exam: 35%

                - active participation during the classes, attitude toward the course, preparation for the pre-assigned   chapters, assignments handed in due time : 15%                                 

                 - final exam: 50%

*Students are required to submit assignments in due time. Late submissions without a valid excuse will be penalized.   

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