LH131   ESP I
The course aims at enhancing students’ four language skills, improving their general and technical lexical repertoire and enabling them to communicate their ideas effectively. The course is designed to train learners to follow the principles and stages of the writing process and write well-structured, unified and coherent academic paragraphs. The course also aims at promoting students’ listening and speaking skills by training them on listening for gist, specific information and note-taking. In addition, the course focuses on helping students use relevant grammatical structures.
LH132    ESP II
The course aims at enabling students to decode technical discourse in English with ease and precision. The course is designed to provide students with the required knowledge, skills and attitude to express themselves orally using general and technical English meaningfully and accurately. Students are trained on skimming and scanning relevant technical texts and on listening for gist and specific information. In addition, the writing component of the course focuses on making students produce academic essays and employment correspondence effectively and summarize technical texts. By the end of the course, students will be able to take part in an interview.
LH231   Technical Report Writing
The course aims at enhancing students’ writing skills in order to write various types of technical reports (background, process, lab and feasibility) following international standards in the report format, citing quotations and documenting sources. Students are also trained on using dictionaries to know the different meanings of a word / phrase / expression and to differentiate between synonyms. The course focuses on summarizing and paraphrasing relevant technical text. It also includes a component on oral presentations of reports.
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