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 move into the outlining of a three-paragraph descriptive essay which
includes an introductory, a body and a concluding
paragraph. In addition, students will practice reading strategies i.e.
previewing, predicting, skimming, and scanning which will provide students the
opportunity to process new information and to learn how to apply the
information to a new situation and to pose questions which are catalysts in the
critical thinking process.