Remedial English Course

Remedial English Course

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Course description: This course intends to bring students’ academic English proficiency
closer to the level required for taking the TOEFL Prep Course and to prepare them for
taking further English classes in order that they can attend an American university
program of study. The course is designed to equip students with basic and advanced
academic writing skills while teaching sentence structure in a straightforward manner,
using a step-by-step approach, high-interest models, and varied practices. Part 1 focuses
on paragraph writing and it encompasses paragraphs such as narrative paragraphs,
descriptive paragraphs, process paragraphs, and comparison/contrast paragraphs. Part 2
of the class focuses on more advanced academic writing approaches. It offers a
comprehensive approach to learning how to write process essays, cause/effect essays,
comparison/contrast essays, and argumentative essays. Part 3 of the class focuses on
critical reading and thinking as it is required for successful study and completion of any of
the courses offered through the American University Preparatory Program (AUPP).

General course objectives
Upon completion of the class students should be able to:
• Produce well-structured sentences in English language
• Use proper mechanics and style while writing in English language
• Use proper punctuation and capitalization in English Language
• Produce well-organized and meaningful paragraphs
• Produce adequately developed essays in English language
• Develop academic reading skills to improve comprehension
• Develop critical reading skills to provide critical insights on the content of the
reading texts
Class requirements:
To be able to get the maximum from this class please make sure you come prepared to
attend and participate. You will need the required text which is provided free of charge
by A.U.K and all other necessary class equipment such as a notebook, pens, pencils,
highlighters, laptop (not required but an advantage), and most importantly, ready to learn
and share experiences.

Modules