Colloquial English1
TeachersCharles J. Lewis
Grade, SemesterYear 1 1st semest [General Basic Subjects]
CategoryGeneral Basic Subjects
Elective, CreditsElective 1credit
 Syllabus Number0A115

Course Description

This is a fun and interactive course. During the course, special attention is given to proper pronunciation, building vocabulary and conversation skills. Speech practice quizzes will be given.

Course Objectives

The course aims to introduce basic English skills including grammar, vocabulary and conversation skills while building overall confidence in using the English language.

Grading Policy

Grading will be in four areas.
 Attendance: 25%
 Classroom participation: 25%
 Written Test: 25% & Oral Test: 25%

Textbook and Reference

TextbookThe New English Firsthand 1 (4/E) (Pearson Longman)
ISBN: 9789880030598



Pen, Pencil, Notebook. Each student is expected to contribute positively to the learning environment of the English classroom. This includes group discussions, asking and answering questions in English. You will also be given homework from time to time.
This syllabus is flexible and maybe adjusted to meet student needs.


1Introduction: Course outline. Course requirements and grading system. Listening and speaking tips.
2It’s nice to meet you 1: Greetings, self-introduction and exchanging personal information.
3It’s nice to meet you 2: Personal description including hobbies and family. Introduction to speech.
4Who are they talking about? 1: Describing appearances using adjectives. Summary speech.
5Who are they talking about? 2: Describing relationships. Descriptive adjectives.
6When do you start? 1:
7When do you start? 2: Talking about daily activities, schedules and frequency adverbs.
8Where does this go? 1: Location prepositions.
9Where does this go? 2: Describing rooms and objects.
10How do I get there? 1: Verbs and prepositions of movement.
11How do I get there? 2: Asking and giving street directions/stores/services.
12What happened? 1: Regular and irregular verbs.
13What happened? 2: Describing your past.
14Final Review: Review all that has been covered in class. Test preparation.
15Final Test.