Schedules - Syllabus for ECS

General Description

English Communication for Science I-C is only open to students from the faculty of Science and Engineering. This class meets twice a week. This class helps you to build general academic reading, listening, speaking and writing skills in English. Science and engineering will also be studied in English.

Goals and Objectives

This course follows the Curriculum for General Academic Skills

The aim is to help you study in English at the university and overseas

Required Materials

A4 40 pocket plastic folder

No text. Materials supplied by teacher

Evaluation/Assessment Spring

Name % Instructions
Paragraph A 10% Given in class
Paragraph B 10% Given in class
Paragraph C 10% Given in class
Paragraph (Intro/Conclusion)10% Given in class
Participation 10% make a participation plan
Mini presentations 10% Four presentations, one graded.
Vocabulary Project (V) 10% Test at end of term
Minimum 250 words
See learn vocabulary
Quickwrite Activities (QW) 10% One per class
Minimum 25
See do a quickwrite
Speed Reading (SR) 10% Two books per term
Minimum 40
See do a speed reading
Drafting Process (ABC Outline)10% Explained in class

Evaluation/Assessment Fall draft

Name % Instructions
Paragraph A 10% Given in class
Paragraph B 10% Given in class
Paragraph C 10% Given in class
Paragraph (Intro/Conclusion)10% Given in class
Participation 10% make a participation plan
Mini presentations 20% Three presentations, one graded (10% for slides, 10% for video).
Vocabulary Project (V) 10% Test at end of term
Minimum 250 words
See learn vocabulary
Quickwrite Activities (QW) 10% One per class
Minimum 25
See do a quickwrite
Free December TOEIC test 5% See PLAS. Screenshot results.
Speed Reading (SR) 5% One book per term
Minimum 20
See do a speed reading

Read this: grading system

Changes in Fall 2020

1) Less essay assignments

2) Less presentations

4) Less SR

5) TOEIC required in winter

6) No changes to QW, but word count goes up

7) Changes to participation - ALC

8) Changes to participation - free TOEIC test now required

8) Changes to Vocab

Participation Example: In other words, to score 10/10, do something like this:

Projects Overview

Essay Topic Style
Spring write an essay about ethical consumption 5 paragraph problem-solution essay
Fall write an essay about endangered animals 5 paragraph problem-solution essay

Weekly Schedule