Active Skills for Reading. Book 2. 2nd edition, by Neil J. Anderson, Thomson Heinle, 2007
Active Listening 3. 2nd edition, by Steven Brown & Dorolyn Smith, OUP, 2007
Oxford Practice Grammar (Intermediate), by John Eastwood, OUP, 2006
4.1. ONGOING ASSESSMENT
The ongoing assessment, in the form of oral presentations, quizzes, role plays, classroom discussions, and class participation… will be conducted throughout the semester to positively provide students with regular feedback on their language skills.
4.2. EXAMINATION POLICY
A midterm test and a final examination will be held semesterly. Students should familiarize themselves with SaigonTech’s Exam Policy, which outlines issues related to the conduct of examinations.
Makeup exams will be given only in case of absolute emergency. In such circumstances, students must contact the GE Department NO LATER THAN ONE DAY after the missed examinations. Without verifiable documentation, students who fail to attend their scheduled examinations will receive a score of zero. Please refer to the related section in SaigonTech Catalogue* for more information.
5. GRADING POLICY
A - Excellent
B - Good
C - Fair
F - Failure
6. CANCELLED AND MAKE-UP CLASSES
In case of unavoidable class cancellation, a substitute instructor will be provided. If that is not possible, the instructor will work with the students to find an agreeable time for makeup classes BEFORE the midterm test or final examination.
Cell phones must be turned off during class time/ exam time. Laptops or recording devices can be used only with the instructor’s prior consent.
Plagiarism, cheating and any other forms of academic dishonesty are prohibited. The consequences of proven cases of scholastic dishonesty may include a grade of zero for the particular assignment/ exam, failure in the course, a period of probation or even expulsion from SaigonTech. Please refer to the related section in SaigonTech Catalogue* for more information.
9. GRADE GRIEVANCES
Students who have questions about a grade should first discuss their concerns with the instructor as soon as the grade is released. In case of clerical or procedural errors, the grade can be changed by the instructor. If the situation remains unresolved, students have the right to submit a written grievance to the GE Department Chair. Please refer to the related section in SaigonTech Catalogue* for more information.
SaigonTech Catalogue* can be viewed at www.saigontech.edu.vn 10. TENTATIVE SYLLABUS OF GE 2 – INTEGRATED SKILL (AEF, R, L & G)
Textbooks: - American English File 3 by Clive Oxenden, Christina Latham-Koenig, OUP, 2008
- Active Skills for Reading 2 by Neil J. Anderson, Thomson Heinle, 2007, 2nd Edition
- Active Listening 3, 2nd edition, by Steven Brown & Dorolyn Smith, CUP, 2007
- Oxford Practice Grammar (Intermediate) by Norman Coe, Mark Harrison, Ken Paterson –
Oxford University Press
SESSIONS 1 & 2
SESSIONS 3 & 4
SESSIONS 5 & 6
1 (15 - 20 Jun)
File 2A: Ka-ching! (SB, pp.20-1)
File 2A: Ka-ching!
File 2B:Changing your life (SB, pp.24-5)
Unit 1: What do you say first? (pp.6-8) Your turn to talk (p.9)*
Unit 2: Sights and sounds (pp.10-12) Your turn to talk (p.13)*
Course Introduction Unit 1. Exam Time Chapter 2. For Better Grades - Use Your Brain!
Unit 13: Present Perfect (3)
Unit 78: Nouns that can be countable or uncountable
2 (22 - 27 Jun)
File 2B: Changing your life
File 2C:Race to the sun (SB, pp.30-1)
File 3A:Modern manners (SB, pp.37-9)
Unit 3: Dating (pp.14-16) Your turn to talk (p.17)*
Unit 4: Communication and culture - Task 1 (pp.18-19)