The aim of the course is to develop students’ listening, speaking, reading, writing and study skills. In this course, students learn how to structure a paragraph by focusing on unity and coherence. Moreover, they identify topic sentences, main ideas, supporting details and irrelevant sentences in a paragraph. They will analyze a paragraph and then, write a three-paragraph descriptive essay which includes introduction, body and conclusion. Furthermore, students will present the required topics regarding presentation techniques. In addition, students will practice pre-reading strategies (i.e. previewing, predicting, scanning) and outlining. The course also provides the opportunity to the students to process new information and to learn how to apply that information to a new situation and to pose questions which are catalysts in the critical thinking process.
Keywords: Listening, speaking, reading, writing skills