CORE302 Intermediate Academic Spoken EnglishIstanbul Okan UniversityDegree Programs Civil Engineering (English)General Information For StudentsDiploma SupplementErasmus Policy StatementNational Qualifications
Civil Engineering (English)
Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

General course introduction information

Course Code: CORE302
Course Name: Intermediate Academic Spoken English
Course Semester: Spring
Course Credits:
Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
2 2 3 4
Language of instruction: EN
Course Requisites:
Does the Course Require Work Experience?: No
Type of course: Foreign Language Elective
Course Level:
Bachelor TR-NQF-HE:6. Master`s Degree QF-EHEA:First Cycle EQF-LLL:6. Master`s Degree
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Öğr.Gör. ZEYNEP GÜLER
Course Lecturer(s): Öğr.Gör. AYKUT GÜLŞAHİN
Course Assistants:

Course Objective and Content

Course Objectives: To improve students' Listening and Speaking skills
Course Content: Orta seviyedeki bu ders CORE 301 dersinin devamı niteliğindedir ve içerikten anlam çıkarma, ritim için dinleme, bütüncül düzen oluşturma, aktif dinleme stratejileri kullanma ve belirli bir amaç için dinlemeyi de içeren çeşitli dinleme parçaları aracılığıyla öğrencilerin pratik yapmasına ve dinlediklerini anlamayı pekiştirmelerine yardımcı olmak amacıyla planlanmıştır. Ayrıca öğrenciler bu derste, tonlama ve vurgu, görsel gereçler gibi gereçlerle konuşma, dinleyicilerin ilgisini canlı tutma, sözsüz iletişim işaretleriyle mesajı iletme ve görüş bildirme de dahil olmak üzere, çeşitli anlatımsal dil becerileri üzerinde çalışma imkanı bulmaktadır.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
Learning Outcomes
1 - Knowledge
Theoretical - Conceptual
2 - Skills
Cognitive - Practical
3 - Competences
Competence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility
Field Specific Competence
Learning Competence
Communication and Social Competence
1) Students can distinguish between main ideas and supporting details in standard texts, presentations and lectures.
2) Students can enter unprepared into conversation on familiar topics and they can introduce a conversation topic by using Past Tense.
3) Students can give an effective presentation about a familiar topic. They can give a short, rehearsed talk on a familiar topic.
4) Students can take effective notes while listening to a simple, straightforward presentation or lecture on a familiar topic.
5) Students can recognise emphasis through intonation and stress.
6) Students can identify a speaker's point of view in a simple presentation or lecture aimed at a general audience.
7) Students can carry out a simple informal interview. They can give detailed answers to questions in a face-to-face survey.
8) Midterm Week
9) Students can recognise inferred meaning in a simple presentation or lecture. They can give a simple presentation on an academic topic in their field.
10) Students can take part in routine formal discussions conducted in clear standard speech in which factual information is exchanged. They can describe people's personality and emotions in some detail.
11) Students can contribute to a group discussion if the discussion is conducted slowly and clearly.
12) Students can infer opinions in a simple presentation or lecture, if guided by questions.
13) Students can critically evaluate the effectiveness of slides or other visual materials that accompany a simple presentation.
14) Students can predict the content of a simple presentation or lecture by listening to the introductory statement.
15) Students can distinguish facts from opinions in a simple, straightforward presentation or lecture. They can construct a chain of reasoned argument.
16) Final Week

Lesson Plan

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Listening for Main Ideas: Listening:1 p. 2-8 (Video) / Listening:2 p. 11- 14 & Academic Survival Skill: p.9-10 Course Book
2) Managing a Conversation: Focus on Speaking: p. 15 & Warm-up Assignment p. 17 Course Book
3) Using Active Listening Strategies: Listening:1 p. 24-30 / Listening:2 p. 32-35 (Video) Course Book
4) Using Intonation and Stress: Focus on Speaking: p.15 / Warm-up Assignment p. 37 & Academic Survival Skill: p.41-42 Course Book
5) Listening for a Purpose: Listening:1 p. 44-50 / Listening:2 p. 52-56 (Video) Course Book
6) Learning Interviewing Skills: Focus on Speaking: p. 56 & Academic Survival Skill:p. 58 / Warm-up Assignment p. 59 Course Book
7) Inferring Meaning from Context: Listening:1 p. 66-72 / Listening:2 p. 74-78 (Video) Course Book
8) Midterm Week
9) Keeping a Listener’s Attention: Focus on Speaking: p. 78 & Academic Survival Skill: p. 80-81 / Warm-up Assignment p. 82 Course Book
10) Building Schema: Listening:1 p. 88-94 (Video) / Listening:2 p. 96-100 Using Register and Tone: Focus on Speaking: p. 78 & Academic Survival Skill: p. 101-102 / Warm-up Assignment: p. 102-103 Course Book
11) Predicting and Inferring Ideas: Listening:1 p. 110-117 / Listening 2: p. 123-127 (Video) Course Book
12) Speaking with aids: Focus on Speaking: p.127 & Academic Survival Skill: p. 122-123 / Warm-up Assignment: p. 123-124 Course Book
13) Listening for Rhythm: Listening:1 p. 130-138 / Listening:2 p. 141-145 (Video) Enhancing Your Message with Non-Verbal Communication: Focus on Speaking: p. 140 & Academic Survival Skill: p. 149-150 / Warm-up Assignment: p. 82 Course Book
14) Distinguishing Fact from Opinion: Listening:1 p. 152-159 / Listening 2: p. 167-170 (Video) Course Book
15) Constructing an Argument: Focus on Speaking: p. 165-166 & Academic Survival Skill: p. 170 / Warm-up Assignment: p. 166-167 Course Book
16) Final Week

Sources

Course Notes / Textbooks: Pearson - LEAP 2 Listening and Speaking Intermediate
References: Online materials and worksheets

Course-Program Learning Outcome Relationship

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Program Outcomes
1) Adequate knowledge in mathematics, science and engineering subjects pertaining to the relevant discipline; ability to use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve engineering problems.
2) Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; ability to select and apply proper analysis and modelling methods for this purpose.
3) Ability to design a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way so as to meet the desired result; ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose. (Realistic constraints and conditions may include factors such as economic and environmental issues, sustainability, manufacturability, ethics, health, safety issues, and social and political issues according to the nature of the design.)
4) Ability to select and use modern techniques and tools needed for analyzing and solving complex problems encountered in engineering practice; ability to employ information technologies effectively.
5) Ability to design and conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for investigating complex engineering problems or discipline specific research questions.
6) Ability to work efficiently in intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; ability to work individually.
7) Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; knowledge of a minimum of one foreign language; ability to write effective reports and comprehend written reports, prepare design and production reports, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear and intelligible instructions.
8) Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continue to educate him/herself.
9) Knowledge on behavior according ethical principles, professional and ethical responsibility and standards used in engineering practices.
10) Knowledge about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness in entrepreneurship, innovation; knowledge about sustainable development.
11) Knowledge about contemporary issues and the global and societal effects of engineering practices on health, environment, and safety; awareness of the legal consequences of engineering solutions.

Course - Learning Outcome Relationship

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Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) Adequate knowledge in mathematics, science and engineering subjects pertaining to the relevant discipline; ability to use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve engineering problems.
2) Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; ability to select and apply proper analysis and modelling methods for this purpose.
3) Ability to design a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way so as to meet the desired result; ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose. (Realistic constraints and conditions may include factors such as economic and environmental issues, sustainability, manufacturability, ethics, health, safety issues, and social and political issues according to the nature of the design.)
4) Ability to select and use modern techniques and tools needed for analyzing and solving complex problems encountered in engineering practice; ability to employ information technologies effectively.
5) Ability to design and conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for investigating complex engineering problems or discipline specific research questions.
6) Ability to work efficiently in intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; ability to work individually.
7) Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; knowledge of a minimum of one foreign language; ability to write effective reports and comprehend written reports, prepare design and production reports, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear and intelligible instructions.
8) Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continue to educate him/herself.
9) Knowledge on behavior according ethical principles, professional and ethical responsibility and standards used in engineering practices.
10) Knowledge about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness in entrepreneurship, innovation; knowledge about sustainable development.
11) Knowledge about contemporary issues and the global and societal effects of engineering practices on health, environment, and safety; awareness of the legal consequences of engineering solutions.

Learning Activity and Teaching Methods

Expression
Brainstorming/ Six tihnking hats
Individual study and homework
Lesson
Group study and homework
Reading
Homework
Project preparation
Q&A / Discussion
Web Based Learning

Assessment & Grading Methods and Criteria

Written Exam (Open-ended questions, multiple choice, true-false, matching, fill in the blanks, sequencing)
Oral Examination
Homework
Group project
Presentation

Assessment & Grading

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Homework Assignments 5 % 20
Project 1 % 20
Midterms 1 % 20
Final 1 % 40
total % 100
PERCENTAGE OF SEMESTER WORK % 60
PERCENTAGE OF FINAL WORK % 40
total % 100

Workload and ECTS Credit Grading

Activities Number of Activities Workload
Course Hours 16 64
Study Hours Out of Class 16 16
Homework Assignments 16 16
Midterms 16 16
Final 16 16
Total Workload 128