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KingdomofSaudiArabia

TheNationalCommissionforAcademic
Accreditation&Assessment

COURSESPECIFICATION
ENG.111
BasicLanguageSkills

CourseSpecification
ShaqraUniversity

Institution

College/Department

CollegeofScienceandArts/EnglishDepartment

CourseIdentificationandGeneralInformation
Coursetitleandcode:ENG111BasicLanguageSkills
Credithours:3hours
Program(s)inwhichthecourseisoffered.
(Ifgeneralelectiveavailableinmanyprogramsindicatethisratherthanlistprograms)

A.inEnglish
Nameoffacultymemberresponsibleforthecourse

Level/yearatwhichthiscourseisoffered:
st

Level1/1 year
6.Prerequisitesforthiscourse(ifany)

None
7.Corequisitesforthiscourse(ifany)

None

B.Objectives
1.Summaryofthemainlearningoutcomesforstudentsenrolledinthecourse.

Studentswillbeableto:
Applytheirknowledgeofbasicgrammaticalelements

ApplytheirknowledgeofEnglishbasicsentencestructures
Usecorrectlygrammaticalpartsofspeech,subjectverbagreement,typesofsentencesand
modifiers
Writevarioustypesofsentencesandstructuresasapreparationforupcomingwritingcourses
Brieflydescribeanyplansfordevelopingandimprovingthecoursethatarebeingimplemented.(eg
increaseduseofITorwebbasedreferencematerial,changesincontentasaresultofnewresearchinthe
field)

Graduallyincreasinguseofwebbasedmaterialbyofferingstudentsusefulweb
2

linksonthesubjectscoveredinthesyllabusforextrapractice
Communicatingwithstudentsthroughteacherwebsitebypostingcourserelatedinformationand
receivingstudentfeedback
CourseDescription(Note:GeneraldescriptionintheformtobeusedfortheBulletinor
Handbookshouldbeattached)
1TopicstobeCovered
Topic
Noof
Contact
Weeks
hours

Orientationweek
1week
Chapter2:Thesentence:subjectsandverbs.
3hours
Chapter3:Substantives.
Exercises
Chapter5:Basicsentencepatterns.
1
3hours
Chapter6:Modifiers:Modifiersofsubstantives.
Exercises
Chapter6:Modifiers:Modifiersofverbsandmodifiers.
1
3hours
Exercises
Chapter6:Modifiers:Modifiersofsentences.
1
3hours
Exercises

Chapter12:Typesofsentences
1
3hours
Exercises
Chapter11:Independentsentenceelements.
1
3hours
Exercises
Chapter8:Compounds.P.5155.
1
3hours
Exercises
Chapter8:Compounds.P.5559.
1
3hours
Exercises
Chapter9:Thecompoundpredicate.
1
3hours
Exercises
Chapter7:Verbals.P.4447
1
3hours
Exercises
Chapter7:Varbals.P.4750.
1
3hours
Exercises
Chapter13:Phrases.P.7889.
1
3hours
Exercises

Chapter13:Phrases.P.90101.
1
3hours
Exercises
Revisionandexercises
1
3hours

2.Coursecomponents(totalcontacthourspersemester):

Lecture:26hours
Tutorials:
Practical/Fieldwork/
Other:
6hours
Internship:None
16hoursfor

exercises

3.Additionalprivatestudy/learninghoursexpectedforstudentsperweek.(Thisshouldbean
average:forthesemesternotaspecificrequirementineachweek)

6hoursperweek

4.DevelopmentofLearningOutcomesinDomainsofLearning
Foreachofthedomainsoflearningshownbelowindicate:
Abriefsummaryoftheknowledgeorskillthecourseisintendedtodevelop;
Adescriptionoftheteachingstrategiestobeusedinthecoursetodevelopthatknowledgeor
skill;
Themethodsofstudentassessmenttobeusedinthecoursetoevaluatelearningoutcomesinthe
domainconcerned.

Knowledge

Descriptionoftheknowledgetobeacquired

Basicgrammaticalelements
Englishbasicsentencestructures
Grammaticalpartsofspeech,subjectverbagreement,typesofsentencesand
modifiers
Teachingstrategiestobeusedtodevelopthatknowledge

Lectures
Classdiscussion
Exercisesandpracticewithdifferentsentencestructuresandelements
Individual,pairandgroupwork
(iii)Methodsofassessmentofknowledgeacquired

Classparticipation
Quizzes
4.Midterms
6.Finalwrittenexam
b.CognitiveSkills

(i)Cognitiveskillstobedeveloped

Studentswillbeableto:
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WriteawellstructuredEnglishsentence
Identifysentenceelementsandsentencetypes
Produceavarietyofsentencestructures
Recognizeerrorsinsentencestructures
(ii)Teachingstrategiestobeusedtodevelopthesecognitiveskills

Lectures/studentswillbetaughtsentencestructuresandelements
Classdiscussions/workingwithstudentstoanalyzeandbreakdownsentencesin
additiontoproducingbasicandcomplexsentences
Individualmeetingswithstudents/studentswillbeencouragedtoaskteacherformore
explanationinclassorintheofficeatteachersofficehours
(iii)Methodsofassessmentofstudentscognitiveskills

Classparticipation
Inclasscollaborativeandpairwork
Midtermsandexams
Assignments
c.InterpersonalSkillsandResponsibility

Descriptionoftheinterpersonalskillsandcapacitytocarryresponsibilitytobedeveloped

Studentswillhandinassignmentsandexercisesinduetime
Studentswillparticipateinclassaswellasworkindividuallyandingroups
Studentswillbeabletousethenecessaryskillstocommunicate
Teachingstrategiestobeusedtodeveloptheseskillsandabilities

Incorporatingteachingofbasicmetacognitivestrategiesoftimemanagement,self
monitoringandevaluation
Givingstudentscoursedescriptionandoutlinewithdatesofmidtermexamstohelp
themorganizetheirstudytimeandprepareforexamsfromweekone
Discussionswithstudentsontheirbackgroundknowledgeneededtoproceedwiththis

courseandaskingthemtorefreshtheirgrammaticalknowledgebyreferringtomany
resources
Individualcounselingonareasofconcerntothestudentduringofficehours
Inclasspairandgroupworkwheremuchofthemosteffectivelearningcomesfrom
studentsexplaining,discussinganddefendingtheirideas
Methodsofassessmentofstudentsinterpersonalskillsandcapacitytocarryresponsibility

Activeclassparticipationreflectsthestudentswillingnesstolearnandpositiveattitude
towardsthecourse
Quizzeswillshowifstudentsarekeepingupwiththecourselecturebylecture
Performanceonmidtermsandfinalexamsareevidenceofthestudentsabilityto
recollectandsynthesizeinformation
Supervisionofinclassgroupworkinordertooverseestudentsinteractionandability
toworktogether
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d.Communication,InformationTechnologyandNumericalSkills

(i)Descriptionoftheskillstobedevelopedinthisdomain.

Studentswillbeabletouse:
theinternettodownloadinformation
availableweblinksforpractice
theinternettocommunicatewiththeteacher
Teachingstrategiestobeusedtodeveloptheseskills

Studentswillbeencouragedtomakeextensiveuseofmaterialonthewebsuchaspractice
questionsondifferentwebsites
Studentswillbeencouragedtocommunicatethroughthecoursewebsite
Methodsofassessmentofstudentsnumericalandcommunicationskills

Classparticipation
Exercises
e.PsychomotorSkills(ifapplicable)

(i)Descriptionofthepsychomotorskillstobedevelopedandthelevelofperformancerequired

NotApplicable
(ii)Teachingstrategiestobeusedtodeveloptheseskills

NotApplicable
(iii)Methodsofassessmentofstudentspsychomotorskills

NotApplicable
5.ScheduleofAssessmentTasksforStudentsDuringtheSemester
Assess
Assessmenttask(eg.essay,test,groupproject,examination
Weekdue

Proportion
ment
etc.)
ofFinal
1

st

1 midterm
Week6
Assessment

15%
2

Participation
Allalong
5%

Quizzes
Allalong
5%
nd

2 midterm

Week12
15%
5

Final
Week
60%
6

StudentSupport
Arrangementsforavailabilityoffacultyforindividualstudentconsultationsandacademicadvice.(include
amountoftimefacultyareavailableeachweek)

6hourspercourseperweek;reachableviaemail

E.LearningResources
1.RequiredText(s)

ClaudeW.Faulkner.WritingGoodSentences.CharlesScribnersSons:New
York,1981
2.EssentialReferences

3RecommendedBooksandReferenceMaterial(Journals,Reports,etc)(AttachList)

EnglishGrammarbooks
4.ElectronicMaterials,WebSitesetc

OnSubstantives:http://depts.dyc.edu/learningcenter/owl/exercises
OnModifiers:http://www.ucalgary.ca/uofc/eduweb/grammar/course/speech/
http://www.towson.edu/ows/exercisedmm.htm
http://www.englishdaily626.com.php?05http://englishplus.com/grammar/
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/gammar/
OnVerbals&Phrases:http://grammar.uoregon.edu/phrases/
http://grammar.uoregon.edu/phrases/phrasepractice.html
http://www.towson.edu/ows/verbals.html
http://www.arts.uottawa.ca/writcent/hypergrammar/bldphr.html
5Otherlearningmaterialsuchascomputerbasedprograms/CD,professionalstandards/regulationsNone

F.FacilitiesRequired

Indicaterequirementsforthecourseincludingsizeofclassroomsandlaboratories(ienumberofseatsin
classroomsandlaboratories,extentofcomputeraccessetc.)
1.Accommodation(Lecturerooms,laboratories,etc.)

Lectureroomsshouldbelargeenoughtoaccommodatethenumberofregisteredstudents
7

Computingresources

Laptopcomputerprojectorsystem
Computerlabswithinternetaccess
Otherresources(specifyeg.Ifspecificlaboratoryequipmentisrequired,listrequirementsor
attachlist)

Datashowtofacilitategoingoverstudentpapersinclass
GCourseEvaluationandImprovementProcesses
1StrategiesforObtainingStudentFeedbackonEffectivenessofTeaching

Midtermevaluationfeedbackformtoincreaseinstructorsawarenessoftheweakand
strongpointsoftheclass
Endoftermcollegeevaluationofcoursebystudents(tobecollectedbythedepartment)
Endoftermdebriefinginclassofstudentsandteacherregardingwhatwentwelland
whatcouldhavegonebetter
2OtherStrategiesforEvaluationofTeachingbytheInstructororbytheDepartment

1.Peerobservationtobenefitfromcolleaguesobjectivefeedbackandsuggestionsfor
improvement.
2.Classobservationsbysupervisors
3ProcessesforImprovementofTeaching

1.Trainingsessions
2.Workshopstofacilitatetheexchangeofexperiencesamongstfacultymembers3.
Regularmeetingswhereproblemsarediscussedandsolutionsgiven
4.Discussionofchallengesintheclassroomwithcolleaguesandsupervisors
Encouragementoffacultymemberstoattendprofessionaldevelopmentconferences
Keepuptodatewithpedagogicaltheoryandpractice
Setgoalsforachievingexcellenceinteachingatthebeginningofeachnewsemesterafter
reviewinglastsemestersteachingstrategiesandresults

4.ProcessesforVerifyingStandardsofStudentAchievement(e.g.checkmarkingbyan
independentfacultymemberofasampleofstudentwork,periodicexchangeandremarkingofa
sampleofassignmentswithafacultymemberinanotherinstitution)

Checkmarkingofasampleofexaminationpaperseitherbyanotherinstructor,thecourse
coordinator,oravisitingfacultymember
Studentswhobelievetheyareundergradedcanhavetheirpaperscheckedbyasecond
reader

5Describetheplanningarrangementsforperiodicallyreviewingcourseeffectivenessand
planningforimprovement.

Comparesyllabiandcoursedescriptionwithotheruniversities(includingthoseonthe
net)
Biannualmeetingsoffacultymemberstodiscussimprovement
Haveacurriculumreviewcommitteetoreviewthecurriculumperiodicallyand
suggestimprovements.