THE CREDIT-BASED CURRICULUM OF UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM IN ENGLISH

Concentration:  English Language Teacher Education

(Issued according to the Decision N0: 2250/ĐT dated  10 October 2007 By the President of Vinh University)

KHUNG CHƯƠNG TRÌNH ĐÀO TẠO ĐẠI HỌC HỆ CHÍNH QUY THEO HỌC CHẾ TÍN CHỈ

NGÀNH:  SƯ PHẠM TIẾNG ANH

(Ban hành theo Quyết định số: 2250/ĐT ngày 30/10/2007 của Hiệu trưởng trường ĐH Vinh)

Courses

Tên học phần

1.          Basic Listening 1

Nghe cơ sở 1 Tiếng Anh

2.          Basic Speaking 1 + Pronunciation

Nói cơ sở 1 + ngữ âm Tiếng Anh

3.          Basic Reading 1

Đọc cơ sở 1 Tiếng Anh

4.          Basic Writing 1

Viết cơ sở 1 Tiếng Anh

5.          English Grammar 1

Ngữ pháp 1 Tiếng Anh

6.          French 1

Tiếng Pháp 1

7.          Basic  Listening 2

Nghe cơ sở 2 Tiếng Anh

8.          Basic Speaking 2

Nói cơ sở 2 Tiếng Anh

9.          Basic Reading 2

Đọc cơ sở 2 Tiếng Anh

10.      Basic Writing 2

Viết cơ sở 2 Tiếng Anh

11.      French  2

Tiếng Pháp 2

12.      Basic Listening 3

Nghe cơ sở 3 Tiếng Anh

13.      Basic Speaking 3

Nói cơ sở 3  Tiếng Anh

14.      Basic Reading 3

Đọc cơ sở 3 Tiếng Anh

15.      Basic Writing 3

Viết cơ sở 3 Tiếng Anh

16.      English Phonetics-Phonology

Ngữ âm, âm vị Tiếng Anh

17.      French  3

Tiếng Pháp 3

18.      Advanced Listening  1

Nghe nâng cao 1 Tiếng Anh

19.      Advanced Speaking  1

Nói nâng cao 1 Tiếng Anh

20.      Advanced Reading  1

Đọc nâng cao 1 Tiếng Anh

21.      Advanced Writing  1

Viết nâng cao 1 Tiếng Anh

22.      English Grammar  2

Ngữ pháp 2 Tiếng Anh

23.      Advanced Listening 2

Nghe nâng cao 2 Tiếng Anh

24.      Advanced Speaking  2

Nói nâng cao 2 Tiếng Anh

25.      Advanced Reading 2

Đọc nâng cao 2 Tiếng Anh

26.      Advanced Writing 2

Viết nâng cao 2 Tiếng Anh

27.      Advanced Listening 3

Nghe nâng cao 3 Tiếng Anh

28.      Advanced Speaking 3

Nói nâng cao 3 Tiếng Anh

29.      Advanced Writing 3

Viết nâng cao 3 Tiếng Anh

30.      Lexicology - Semantics

Từ vựng, ngữ nghĩa Tiếng Anh

31.      English Language Teaching Theory

Lý luận dạy học Tiếng Anh

32.      Introduction to Linguistics

Dẫn luận ngôn ngữ Tiếng Anh

33.      Research Methodology in English Learning

PPNCKH chuyên ngành Tiếng Anh

34.      Translation

Dịch Tiếng Anh

35.      Contrastive Analysis

Ngôn ngữ học đối chiếu Tiếng Anh

36.      English Language Teaching Methodology: Practice

PPDH bộ môn Tiếng Anh +TH PPDH

37.      English Literature

Văn học Anh

Elective Course 1

Học phần tự chọn 1

Elective Course 2

Học phần tự chọn 2

Elective Courses:

Học phần tự chọn:

Elective Course  1 (Choose one of the following):

Tự chọn 1 (chọn 1 trong các học phần sau):

38.      English for Tourism

Tiếng Anh du lịch

39.      Cross-cultural Communication

Giao tiếp, giao văn hoá Tiếng Anh

40.      British studies

British study

41.      American studies

American study

42.      Discourse Analysis

Phân tích diễn ngôn Tiếng Anh

43.      Pragmatics

Ngữ dụng học Tiếng Anh

44.      English for Journalism

Tiếng Anh báo chí

45.      English for Law

Tiếng Anh Luật

Elective Course 2 (Choose one of the following):

Tự chọn 2 (chọn 1 trong các học phần sau):

46.      English for Economics

Tiếng Anh kinh tế

47.      English for Business

Tiếng Anh thương mại

Final courses

Học phần thi cuối khoá ngành SP Tiếng Anh

48.      1. Disciplinary General Knowledge (3 crdts): Integrated Language Skills (Reading-Writing)

1. Cơ sở ngành (3tc): Viết tổng hợp (Đọc - Viết)

49.      2. Professional Education Knowledge (2crdts): Language Testing

2. Chuyên ngành (2tc): PPDH bộ môn Tiếng Anh

 

1. Basic Listening 1:

Basic Listening 1 helps students to become familiar and practise listening comprehension skills step by step. This course consists of 14 units including a number of topics, situations related to daily life such as number and address, names and places, times and dates, ….

 

2. BASIC SPEAKING 1 + PRONUNCIATION

This is one of the prerequisite modules in the training programme for English majors. It includes 2 sections. Section 1 aims to equip the students with basic knowledge and practice of English pronunciation rules. Section 2 aims at familiarizing the students with communicative activities in speaking classes.

3. BASIC READING 1

Basic Reading 1 is one of the compulsory subjects, specifically designed for the Pre-Intermediate students of English. The purpose of this course is to increase vocabulary with an emphasis on reading comprehension and critical thinking skills. It also aims at providing basic reading strategies such as scanning, skimming, predicting, etc.

4. BASIC WRITING I

Basic Writing I is one of the four language skills for the first year students. This course is specifically designed for the Pre-intermediate students of English. The student’s writing will demonstrate competence in sentence completeness, sentence  common errors, sentence variety, accurate punctuation, and the conventions of standard written English.

5.    English Grammar 1 (2 credits)

 

This course gives an introduction of the definitions and nature of different clause elements in English, namely subject, verb, object, complement, and adverb. It also deals with phrases, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions and prepositional phrases.

6. FRENCH 1

This compulsory course aims  to help students understand different kinds of spoken and written texts and communicate in French at the elementary level. This course also provides students with the  knowledge of social culture and that of French such as lexicology – semantics, pronunciation, grammar, etc.

 

7. Basic Listening 2:

Basic Listening 2 provides a listening process by creating active thinking and listening skills. This course consists of 14 units arranged on the basis of themes or topics describing daily life: health, travel and tourism, festivals and holidays ....

 

8. BASIC SPEAKING 2

This is the second module on English speaking skills. It aims to help the students practice using English in daily conversations to make greetings/ requets, give offers, ask for information/ permission, etc. It includes simple speaking activities on topics such as Friendship, Keeping fit, Travelling, Student life, etc.

           

9. BASIC READING 2

Basic Reading 2 is one of the compulsory subjects, specifically designed for the first year students of English who already finished Basic Reading 1. It aims to provide students strategies for reading different types of reading texts more effectively with better concentration.

 

 

10. BASIC WRITING II

Basic Writing II is one of the four language skills for the first year students. This course is specifically designed for the Pre-intermediate students of English. It aims at helping the students improve writing skills and master paragraph writing, writing letters, writing a summary and report, describing people and places.

11. FRENCH 2

This compulsory course aims to help students understand different kinds of spoken and written texts and communicate in French at the pre-intermediate level. This course also provides students with the  knowledge of social culture and that of French such as lexicology – semantics, pronunciation, grammar, etc.

 

12. Basic Listening 3:

There are suitable listening exercises to help learners quickly improve the listening skills through the language materials selected from the situations in real life. This course consists of 14 units including topics such as: Advertisements, the Internet, conservation, ....

13. BASIC SPEAKING 3

            This is the third module on English speaking skills. Its aim is to provide the students with speaking activities in which they express their opinion by answering suggested questions on topics such as Foreign language learning, Self-study, Students and part-time job, Books, Country life and City life, Computer, Internet, etc.

14. BASIC READING 3

Basic Reading 3 is one of the compulsory subjects, specifically designed for the students of English who already finished Basic Reading 2. The purpose is to develop and strengthen skills in preparation for Advanced Reading Courses. Attention is given to speed reading, skimming for general sense, summarizing, etc.

15. BASIC WRITING III

Basic Writing III is one of the four language skills for the second year students. This course is specifically designed for the Intermediate students of English. It aims at helping the students understand and practise some different types of paragraphs in English: descriptive, narrative, opinion, comparative and cause-effect.

 

16. Phonetics-Phonology (2 credits)

This course deals with the descriptions and classifications of sounds in English, namely vowels and consonants basing on the features and manner of articulation, and discusses the rules of articulation and sound variables.

17. FRENCH 3

This compulsory course aims to provide students with the knowledge of social culture and that of French such as lexicology – semantics, pronunciation, grammar, etc. so that the students can understand more about France and other European countries.

 

 

18. Advanced Listening 1:

Advanced Listening 1 aims to teach students practical strategies before they listen to lectures. The lectures are shorter and easier to understand. This course consists of 14 units including a number of common and practical topics in daily life such as biology, history, art ...

 

 

19. ADVANCED SPEAKING 1

            This is the fourth module on English speaking skills. The course aims to help the students improve their oral fluency through discussing social issues of general interest and have them work cooperatively in class to solve problems on topics such as Love, Environment, Smoking, Careers, etc.

           

20. ADVANCED READING 1

Advanced Reading 1 is one of the compulsory subjects, specifically designed for the second year students of English who already finished the credits of Basic Reading. It aims to provide students strategies of putting the given sentences into correct places, drawing conclusions based on information in the reading passage, etc.

 

21. ADVANCED  WRITING I

Advanced  Writing I is one of the four language skills for the second year students. This course is designed for the Intermediate students of English. It helps  students improve writing skills, and enable them to produce well-organized essays. Besides, students are required to practise the steps in essay writing .

22.  English Grammar 2 (3 credits)

 

This course aims to provide students with knowledge of different types of sentences in English, namely simple sentences, compound sentences and complex sentences. This course also gives details of different elements in each type of sentence so that students have a deeper look at English grammar.

23. Advanced Listening 2:

 “Advanced Listening 2” aims to give students practical strategies before they listen to lectures. The lectures in this module are similar to the ones taught in class. In this course, students can also listen to the news in English. This course consists of 14 items relating to daily life.

           

24.  ADVANCED SPEAKING 2

This is the 5th module on English speaking skills. The course aims to help the students improve their oral fluency through debates on topics such as Health care, Sports, Education, Tourism, etc. and providing them with basic techniques of giving a presentation using posters.

 

25.  ADVANCED READING 2

Advanced Reading 2 is one of the compulsory subjects, specifically designed for the third year students of English who already finished the credit of Advanced Reading 1. The purpose of this course is to review the reading strategies for effective reading at advanced and proficiency levels.

 

 

26. ADVANCED  WRITING II

Advanced  Writing II is one of the four language skills for the third year students. This course is specifically designed for the Advanced students of English. It aims at helping students write different types of essays in English: description, narration, comparison and contrast, causes and effects, argumentation- persuasion.

 

27. Advanced Listening 3:

Advanced Listening 3 is designed to bring students with appropriate strategies when they take the TOEFL, IELTS or similar examinations. The exercises are designed in the format of the exams for international certificate such as TOEFL, IELTS, but shorter and easier to understand. This course consists of 14 units.

28. ADVANCED SPEAKING 3

This is the last of the 6 compulsory modules on English speaking. The course aims to help the students analyze and have a deeper understanding about social issues, raising the students’ awareness of the changes in modern society and helping the students to develop teamwork skills and speech delivery skills.

 

29. ADVANCED  WRITING III

Advanced  Writing III is one of the four language skills for the third year students. This course is specifically designed for the Advanced students of English. It aims at helping students  write different types of graphs in English: line graphs, bar charts, pie charts, tables, and process diagrams.

 

30. Lexicology- Semantics  (2 credits)

This course gives an introduction of some basic definitions and terms such as words and their origins, morphological structure of English words; and deals with the meanings and some issues related to its study. Students are expected to understand word meanings, sentence meanings and meaning relationships.

31. ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING THEORY

This course aims to provide these students with the knowledge about second language learning and approaches and methods, widely used from the eighteenth century to present: The Grammar-Translation Method, Direct Method, Situational Language Learning, Audiolingual Method, Communicative Language Teaching and Natural Approach.

 

32. An introduction to linguistics  (2 credits)

This course aims to provide students with basic knowledge of linguistics such as  the nature and function of language, langue and parole, speech and writing. It also covers a wide range of different viewpoints and terms such as synchronic vs diachronic study, sentence vs utterance, deixis, reference, dialects or jargon. 

33. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

This is a compulsory course for students of English, following the prerequisite courses in language elements and skills.This course provides basic knowledge about a wide range of issues related to research and research methodology in language learning, writing a research paper, and the popular writing style of research - APA.

34. TRANSLATION  

This course aims to provide  students with basic linguistic concepts and translation strategies such as translation of unequivalent words, expressions, newspaper-titles, sentences with impersonal subjects (mainly from English into Vietnamese), and of  names of organizations; and helps them practise translating texts about  tourism, education, economy, etc.

35.  Contrastive Analysis  (2 credits)

The focus of this course is to provide students with knowledge, pschological aspects, linguistic elements of contrastive analysis in languistics.  Morever, the course deals with the contrastive analysis of language; the application in language teaching, learning and translation with the focus on the similarities and differences between English and Vietnamese.

 

36. ENGLISH TEACHING METHODOLOGY - Practice

This course aims to provide knowledge about a wide range of issues related to the practice of the communicative and learner-centered teaching of English as a foreign language such as using visual aids, teaching language elements and language skills, preparation, communicative activities, and classroom management.

 

37. English Literature 

This is an overview of English literature in its six main periods on such aspects as trends, types, characteristics, themes and typical authors and their works, and on events that have   considerible effects on the English literature

38. ENGLISH FOR TOURISM

The course aims to help the students understand the key terms in tourism and practise communication skills, covering the most important areas of travel agency, tour operation, guiding skills. Besides, students are required to present the tourist attractions in Vietnam as well as in the world.

 

39. Cross-Culture Communication (2 credits)

This course discusses intralingual, paralingual and extralingual aspects manifested in cross-culture  and in-culture communication with  a specific focus on cross-culture pragmatics, which covers a wide range of different terms such as politeness, directness-indirectness, power in communication with the reference to the theoretical background and studies of Hofstede, Brown & Levinson, etc.

40. BRITISH STUDIES

   This course provides students with basic understanding of British people and culture. Moreover, this module presents information about the history of British from Pre-Norman Britain to the present time; British Institutions: constitution, Monarchy, Legislature, Executive, elections and political parties;  Judiciary; British education system and traditional culture. 

 

41.  AMERICAN STUDIES

This course provides students with basic understanding of American people and culture: a brief history of the United States of America, its political institutions and educational system. Another purpose is to introduce students to some other aspects of the United States, such as traditional values, customs and beliefs, and holidays;  

 

42. Discourse Analysis(2 credits)

This course aims to provide  students with basic knowledge of structures of English discourse and conversation in the influence of culture and ideology. It focuses on cohesion and coherence in language, the effects of roles and relationships of the participants on the selection of suitable language and information structure.

 

43. Pragmatics (2 credits)

Pragmatics, a branch of modern linguistics, focuses on the study of how language works in the real life. This course enables students to have skills of discourse analysis, understanding of meanings in context so as to enhance their communicative efficiency.

 

 

44. ENGLISH FOR JOURNALISM

This is an elective module in the training programme for English majors. The course aims to equip the students with basic understanding of English used in newspaper articles on different areas of topics, enriching the students’ English vocabulary used in the press and helping them improve their advanced reading skills.

45. ENGLISH FOR LAW

This is an elective module in the training programme for English majors. The course aims to provide the students with law terminology and help them improve their advanced reading skills. This module includes 10 chapters about state law, administrative law, civil law, company law.

 46. ENGLISH FOR ECONOMICS 

This is a compulsory module in the training programme for English majors. The course aims to provide the students with knowledge about such economic issues as definition of economics, economic systems, microeconomics and macroeconomics, organization of the market economy, supply and demand, prices and income

 

47. ENGLISH FOR BUSINESS

This course is an optional module for English majors. The course aims to develop the communication skills that the students need to succeed in realistic management and business situations. It enlarges knowledge of the business in the areas of trade, marketing, finance - money investment.

 

48. ADVANCED INTEGRATED SKILLS

            This compulsory course aims ato help the students to improve advanced English integrated skills, to practice techniques in TOFEL and IELTS examinations, and to practice skills for job application. The course includes 5 units about topics of family, social relationships, teaching and learning, cross-cultural communication, and skills for job application.

 

49. LANGUAGE TESTING

This compulsory course aims to provide students with knowledge of major issues and concepts in language testing including testing and teaching, kinds of tests, reliability and validity, testing vocabulary and grammar, testing language skills and test administration.

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