Integrated Language Skills 2
|Lecture hours per week||20|
|Lab hours per week||2|
This integrated skills course is designed to develop academic reading, writing, listening, speaking and study skills in moderately complex contexts. In this course, students use the receptive skills of reading and listening to analyze, interpret and evaluate information from multimedia texts on contemporary issues. Global and close reading strategies are practiced to identify the purpose of the text, main ideas, and supporting details. Listening comprehension tasks require using a variety of strategies in passages of varying lengths, speed, and accents.
To enhance the productive skills of speaking and writing, students learn how to use clear, logical, well-structured and appropriate language in a range of written text forms, orally and digital formats. The writing process is used to practice different types of paragraph organization. Speaking tasks focus on speaking accurately with clear pronunciation and the use of appropriate sociocultural and non-verbal behaviour. Students also develop competence in applying a variety of study skills such as goal setting, time management, test preparation and test taking.