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UNIVERSIDAD SAN FRANCISCO DE QUITO

INSTITUTO DE LENGUAS EXTRANJERAS

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE PROGRAM

 

 

 

Misión de la USFQ

La USFQ forma, educa, investiga y sirve a la comunidad dentro de la filosofía de las Artes Liberales, integrando a todos los sectores de la sociedad.  

 

Visión de la USFQ

La USFQ será una universidad modelo de educación en Artes Liberales, emprendimiento, desarrollo científico, tecnológico y cultural para América Latina, reconocida por la calidad y liderazgo de sus graduados. 

 

Misión del Instituto

El Instituto de Lenguas Extranjeras contribuye a la formación integral del estudiante en el ámbito de los idiomas, formando profesionales competitivos capaces de comunicarse eficientemente.

 

 

COURSE OVERVIEW:

 

The main goal of this course is to achieve the four basic skills:  listening, speaking, reading, and writing by Triple A approach: Access, Analysis, and Activation.  By Access, the learner listens and reads about interesting and relevant topics in English he/she can understand.  He/she will use the English he/she already know.  By Analysis, the learner understands the meanings, forms, and uses of new language items taken from context and practices them.  By Activation, the learner uses his/her knowledge of English in activities related to his/her real needs and interests outside the classroom:  study, professional and personal.  The student will create short dialogues, he/she will listen to conversations to get the main idea and in readings he/she will distinguish the main idea and secondary details and deduct conclusions.

 

 

GENERAL OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE:

 

·         To enable the student to reinforce the four skills:  listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

·         To motivate the student to give his/her opinion about different topics.

·         To teach the student to read short articles to complete specific information.

 

 

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE

 

·         To teach the student to distinguish the use of tenses according to a specific context and situation.

·         To enable the student to use the correct structures in dialogues and in writing.

·         To allow the student to listen to conversations and complete sentences related to him/her.

 

 

 

 

METHODOLOGY:

 

The teacher will present the structures on the board and explain their use with one or two examples.  The student will give his/her examples and use them in short dialogues.

 

 

STUDENT`S EXPECTED RESULTS:

 

The expected results of the student are:

 

SKILLS:  At the end of the course the student will be able to use the four basic skills:  listening, speaking, reading, and writing, according to the course overview.

ATTITUDES: At the end of the course the student will realize the importance of achieving the four skills.

KNOWLEDGE:  At the end of the course the student will have a good command of the structures learned in this level in order to use them correctly.

 

 

EVALUATION:

 

The evaluation is a continuous process that has to be done during the semester.  It involves different aspects, such as:  laboratory, participation, mid-term exam, homework, final exam, project and tests.

 

 

1.       Laboratory

15%

2.      Participation

  5%

3.      Mid-term exam

20%

4.       Homework

10%

5.       Final Exam

20%

6.       Oral Evaluation

20%

7.       Tests

10%

 

 

Grade

Minimum expectations

A

o Regular attendance, misses no more than three classes without justification, nor arrives late more than three times.

o Completes all homework assignments.

o Actively participates in class and contributes to class topics, conversations, and debates.

o An average of 90-100 per cent on quizzes.

B

o Four to six unexcused absences, arrives late no more than two times to class.

o Regularly completes homework assignments.

o Not as active as possible in class.

o An average of 80-89 per cent on quizzes.

C

o Seven to nine absences, often arrives late to class.

o Does not complete all homework.

o Class participation is low.

o An average of 70-79 per cent on quizzes.

D

o Sporadically attends class and regularly arrives late.

o Incomplete or unfinished homework assignments.

o Class participation is low or none.

o An average of 60-69 per cent on quizzes.

 

 

 

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Since, attendance is obligatory, three unexcused absences equals one letter grade lower, and three tardies equals one unexcused absence.
  • Homework has to be done for the date specified by the teacher, so late assignments will not be accepted.
  • Labs are mandatory.

 

 

HOMEWORK & QUIZ REWRITING / TAKING POLICY:

 

  • The student has only ONE opportunity to complete the homework & to take the quiz. NO late homework assignments will be accepted and no Late quizzes will be given. if it was not done properly.
  • Each student gets a chance of eliminating his 2 lowest quiz grades & his/her 2 lowest homework grades. So, if you can’t hand in an assignment on time count that as a zero and one of the 2 grades to be eliminated from your average. 

 

 

PLAGIARISM, CODE OF HONOR:

 

I take the Code of Honor very seriously because to commit plagiarism on your work (claiming other people’s work and/or ideas as your own) is not a reflection of your own thoughts and learning; furthermore, it is dishonest.  If you use ideas or words of someone else, you must cite your source (books, magazines, articles, Internet, etc.).  Failure to do so will result in an automatic “F” in the course and you may be expelled from the Program and/or University.

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

 

 

New American Inside Out Student’s Book Upper Intermediate by Sue Kay and Vaughan Jones, Macmillan, 2009.

 

Mandatory EDUSOFT Online Program.

 

 

 Make sure you check out the schedule link, where you can always be sure you have your home work and your book up to date.
 

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Jan 18, 2013, 9:18 AM
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