English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
The course will provide framework for reading, writing and discussing contemporary scientific issues based on selections from texts related to the field of science.
To consolidate the students' knowledge of the type of English that could be used for scientific purposes.
By the end of the course, students should be able to do the following:
Skills and Language Functions:
Skimming and Scanning Making Suggestions
Reading Graphs and Tables Extracting Information from Reading Texts
Relative Pronouns Expressing Opinions
Writing Definitions Identifying Expressed Opinions:
Classification Pro and Con/ Agreeing and
Making Inferences Disagreeing
Making Outline Making Summaries
Unit I: Science News
Unit II: Hi-Tech Innovations
Part 1: Computers of the Future
Part 2: Robotics--One of the most advanced AI technologies (A)
Part 3: Robotics--One of the most advanced AI technologies (B)
Unit III: Problems with the Environment
Part 1: Recognizing a Problem
Part 2: Looking at Possible Solutions
Part 3: Analyzing Sources of the Problem
Part 4: Possible Solutions to the Problem
Unit IV: Outer Space
Part 1: From Dream to Reality
Part 2: Mars: Our Planetary Twin
Part 3: Towards the 21st Century: Destination Mars
Midterm Examination 35%
Final Examination 35%
Class work 10%
Term Paper 10%
Oral Presentation 5%
Criteria for Class work, Term Paper and Oral Presentation:
"In class" assignments will be assessed from exercises which utilize the language skills in each unit.
The paper will be written in groups of 3-5 students.
Topics: Approved topics may or may not be related to one of the unit topics.
The topics are to be chosen in the third week of the semester.
Outline of the Paper: To be submitted by mid-term time
Final Copy minimum of 5 pages: To be submitted two weeks before the final
A term paper is worth 10 points which are divided into three parts:
3 points- content
2 points- organization
5 points- language
The Oral Assignment, worth 5% of the total grade, will be presented in groups of 3-5 students at a specified time during the semester. The topic presented may be related to that chosen for the term paper.
(The Division of English for Science and Technology,
Chulalongkorn University Language Institute)
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