TeachersCharles J. Lewis
Grade, SemesterYear 2 2nd semest []
CategoryCommon Core Courses
Elective, CreditsElective 1credit
 Syllabus Number0A112

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 2 (4/E) (Pearson Longman)
ISBN: 9789880030604



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, grading system and class interaction. Listening and speaking tips.
2Do you remember when…? 1: Past achievements.
3Do you remember when…? 2: Discussing past experiences and events.
4Let’s have a party! 1: Types of parties. Party foods and drinks.
5Let’s have a party! 2: Making plans for events.
6What should I do? 1: Describing problems and getting advice.
7What should I do? 2: Asking for and getting advice. The science of happiness.
8Tell me a story. 1: Story telling vocabulary for different effects.
9Tell me a story. 2: Dreams and what they mean.
10In my opinion… 1: Stating opinions on world issues.
11In my opinion… 2: Agreeing and disagreeing with other people’s opinions.
12It’s my dream! 1: Talking about dreams and goals.
13It’s my dream! 2: Using will + verb to talk about future dreams and goals.
14Final Review: Review all that has been covered in class. Test preparation.
15Final Test.