ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL PURPOSES 11

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Course Title: ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL PURPOSES

Semester: 1st

Grade: 11     

No. of hours: 80 hours /semester                                                                                   

  1. Course Description:

The development of communication skills in English for academic and professional purposes.

  1. Course Objectives:

At the end of the semester, the students should be able to:

  1. know different types of academic texts and documents in the profession and its uses;
  2. communicate effectively both in written and in spoken language using English for academic and professional purposes;
  3. create well-constructed papers for the academe and the profession, especially on their particular tracts; and
  4. perform a simulation of applied English as to actual world.

II. Course Content:

  1. English for Academic Purposes

Unit I :           Reading Academic Texts

Lesson 1        Analyzing the Structure and Language of Academic and Professional Texts

Lesson 2        Stating the Main Ideas

Unit II             Academic Writing

Lesson 1        The Writing Process (Pre-writing, Writing Stage, Post-writing)

Lesson 2        Effective Note-Taking Strategies

Lesson 3        Plagiarism

Lesson 4        Writing Précis and Abstract

Unit III            Writing Critiques and Reaction Papers

Lesson 1        Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing

Lesson 2        Facts and Opinions

Lesson 3        The Content and Organization of Critiques and Reaction Papers                

Unit IV            Writing a Concept Paper

Lesson 1        The Concept Paper as Extended Definition

Lesson 2        The Concept Paper as Outline of a Project Proposal

Lesson 3        Making Novel Concepts using Graphics/Visual Aids

Unit V             The Position Paper

Lesson 1        Defining and Analyzing the Position Paper

Lesson 2        Writing a Position Paper

Unit VI            Writing Field and Technical Reports

Lesson 1        Basic Report Writing Principles

Lesson 2        Writing a Data Commentary

Lesson 3        Laboratory, Field, and Survey Reports

Lesson 4        Questionnaires

Lesson 5        Reporting Qualitative and Quantitative Data

  • English for Professional Purposes

Unit VII           General Topics

Lesson 1        Business

Lesson 2        Interviews

Lesson 3        Language of Computers

Lesson 4        Language of Law

Unit VIII          Specific Topics for Tracks

Lesson 1        Language of Medicine

                        Language of Science, Technology, and Engineering

                        Language of Technical Vocation

  1. Course Requirements:
  2. Academic Papers
  3. Notebook
  4. Online Portfolio (a compilation of all the EAPP documents)
    1. Empty Outline
    1. Paraphrased Text
    1. Summary
    1. Precis/Abstract
    1. Free-Writing
    1. Critic Paper
    1. Evaluated Rubrics (Peer Critiqued)
    1. Concept Paper/Proposal with Writing Outline
    1. Position Paper
    1. Report Paper
  • Performance TaskMidterm

1. Critique and Reaction Paper

2. Concept Paper

  • Endterm

1. Portfolio for Academic Paper

2. Simulation of using English for Professional Purposes (Interview and Parliamentary Procedure)

  • Course Subject Performance Assessments:

Written Works                                   25%

Performance Tasks                         45%

Term Assessment                            30%

                                                                                                100%

  • Academic Performance Evaluation System:

                        Grade= (Midterm + End term)

                                                        2

VII. References:

Aquino, L. Y., Cruz, R. B., Calderon, T. T., Manaois, J. M., & Maximo, A. C. (2013). Cross-Currents: English for the Professions. Quezon City. C & G Publishing, Inc.

Miciano, M.Z. & Miciano R.Z. (2016). Enhance English Engagements: English for Academic and Professional Purposes. Makati City. Don Bosco Press, Inc.

Saqueton, G. M; Uychoco, M. T. (2016). English for Academic and Professional Purposes. Quezon City. Rex Bookstore, Inc.

Valdez, P. N. (2016). English for the Globalized Classroom Series, English for Academic and Professional Purposes. Quezon City. The Phoenix Publishing House Inc.

Business Communication, (2015). Philippines. McGraw-Hill Education.

Prepared by:

Ms. Jerelyn A. Labio

Subject Teacher                                                      

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