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BCC Intensive English Program Grade 12

Course Syllabus for Semester 2 / 2014-2015


Course Objectives:
This course is an outcomes-based, English language enrichment course designed to
develop and consolidate students skills in the areas of *43105- Listening, Speaking,
Reading, Writing, Standardized Testing and Grammar.

Strand 1:

Standard F1.1 - Understanding of and capacity to interpret what has been


heard and read from various types of media, and ability to express opinions
with proper reasoning.

1. Observe instructions in manuals for various types of work, clarifications,


explanations and descriptions heard and read.
2. Accurately read aloud texts, news, advertisements, poems and skits by observing the
principles of reading.
3. Explain and write sentences and texts related to various forms of non-text information,
as well as specify and write various forms of non-text information related to sentences
and texts heard or read.
4. Identify the main idea, analyze the essence, interpret and express opinions from
listening to and reading feature articles and entertainment articles, as well as provide
justifications and examples for illustration.
5. To encourage students to be active and constructive in their own learning. To use
English as a tool to create meaning, seek knowledge, and to interact effectively with
others in the school context and in the broader community.

Standard F1.2 Endowment with language communication skills for exchange


of data and information; efficient expression of feelings and opinions.

1. Converse and write to exchange data about themselves and various matters around
them, experiences, situations, news/incidents and issues of interest to society, and
communicate the data continuously and appropriately.
2. Choose and use requests and give instructions, clarifications and explanations fluently.
3. Speak and write to express needs and offer, accept and refuse to give help in simulated
or real situations.
4. Speak and write appropriately to ask for and give data, describe, explain, compare and
express opinions about matters/ issues/news and situations heard and read.
5. Speak and write to describe their own feelings and opinions about various matters,
activities, experiences and news/incidents with proper reasoning.
6. To extend students competence and confidence in using English in a range of
demanding and challenging contexts.

Standard F1.3 Ability to present data, information, concepts and views about
various matters through speaking and writing.

1. Speak and write to present data themselves/experiences, news/incidents, matters and


various issues of interest to society.
2. Speak and write to summarize the main idea/theme identified from analysis of matters,
activities, news, incidents and situations in accordance with their interests.
3. Speak and write to express opinions about activities, experiences and incidents in the
local area, society and the world, as well as provide justifications and examples for
illustration.

Strand 2: Language and Culture


Standard F2.1 Appreciation of the relationship between language and culture of
native speakers and capacity for use of language appropriate to occasions and
places.
1. Choose the language, tone of voice, gestures and manners appropriate to various
persons, occasions and places by observing social manners and culture of native speakers.
2. Explain/discuss the lifestyles, thoughts, beliefs and origins of customs and traditions of
native speakers.
3. Participate in, give advice and organize language and cultural activities appropriately.
Standard F2.2 Appreciation of similarities and differences between language and
culture of native and Thai speakers, and capacity for accurate and
appropriate use of language.
1. Explain/compare differences between the structures of sentences, texts, idioms,
sayings, proverbs and poems in foreign languages and Thai language.
2. Analyze/discuss similarities and differences between the lifestyles, beliefs and culture
of native speakers and those of Thais, and apply them appropriately.
3. Ability to present data, information, concepts and views about various matters through
speaking and writing.
4. To integrate learning English with other areas of the College curriculum.

Strand 3: Language and Relationship with Other Learning Areas


Standard F3.1 Usage of foreign languages to link knowledge with other learning
areas, as foundation for further development and to seek knowledge and widen
one's world view.
1. Research/search for, make records, summarize and express opinions about the data
related to other learning areas, and present them through speaking and writing.
2. To encourage students to become responsible, independent, reflective learners.
3. To promote an atmosphere of collaboration and co-operation amongst students.
4. To ensure our students are fully prepared to pass the University entrance exam and
write an outstanding letter of interest and self-reference.

Strand 4: Language and Relationship with Community and the World


Standard F4.1: Ability to use foreign languages in various situations in school,
community and society.
1. Use language for communication in real situations/simulated situations in the
classroom, school, community and society.
Standard F4.2: Usage of foreign languages as basic tools for further education,
livelihood and exchange of learning with the world community.
1. Use foreign languages in conducting research, collecting, analyzing and summarizing
knowledge/various data from the media and different learning sources for further
education and livelihood.
2. Disseminate/convey to the public data and news about the school, community and the
local area/the nation in foreign languages.
Specific course objectives include:

To encourage students to be active and constructive in their own learning, using


English as a tool to create meaning, seek knowledge, and to interact effectively with
others in the school context and in the broader community.

To extend students competence and confidence in using English in a range of


demanding and challenging contexts.

To integrate learning English with other areas of the College curriculum.

To encourage students to become responsible, independent, reflective learners.

To promote an atmosphere of collaboration and co-operation amongst students.

To ensure our students are fully prepared to pass the University entrance exam and
write an outstanding letters of interest and self-reference.

Coursebook
Summit 2 (Joan Saslow and Allen Ascher)
Grammar Practice Upper Intermediate- (Debra Powell and Elaine Walker)
Teaching Learning Materials and Resources
Student coursebook; Grammar course book; support and assistance of Thai Language
Teachers; flashcards; cds, DVDs; supplementary DVDs; materials to complete projects
and activities (construction paper, colored markers, paint etc); overhead projector;
television; video camera; cassette/CD/DVD player; smart boards.

Course Schedule
Week

Topic
Complete Unit 5

Text
Summit 2

(Review) Unit 5 Job Satisfaction

1
Oct. 27-31

25
Nov. 03 - 28

6 09
Dec. 01
Dec. 19
10
Dec. 22
Jan. 02

Unit 5
Student Book
We will discuss motivational factors, dealing with in-house
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personal relationships and cold calling. We will read about why Grammar Practice Book
staff rewards are so important and why treating your
pgs.146 151
employees humanely will ensure great returns. Grammar
Synonyms and word building; conditionals.
Unit 7 Management styles
Unit 7
In this unit we will learn about different aspects of
Student Book
management styles.
pgs.66-73
We will discuss presentations and will role play being a Project Grammar Practice Book
Manager for a team. Grammar Text references and the
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subjunctive.
Changing sentence structure, the passive and the causative.
* Week 5 will include the Reading and Writing CATs.
Unit 10 Customer Service
Unit 10
In this unit students will learn about the factors in and
importance of customer service. We will role play using body
Student Book
language.
pgs.96-103
Grammar Gerunds: formed from a verb but can behave like a Grammar Practice Book
noun -ing.
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* Week 8 will include the Speaking and Listening CATs.
Christmas Break - Dec. 23 Jan. 01
Students return Jan. 2
Unit 12 Mergers and Acquisitions

11 13
Jan. 05 23

14
Jan. 26
Jan. 30
15
Feb. 03 07
16
Feb. 10-14

Unit 12
We will discuss acquisitions, mergers and joint ventures. We
will learn how companies are taken over by larger companies.
Grammar Prediction and probability.
* Week 12 will include the SD and Grammar Exams.
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Student Book pg.112-121


Grammar Practice Book
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IEP End of Semester Exams.

Unit 5, 7, 10 and 12

Main School End of Semester Exams.


Baccalaureate for Graduating Class (February 7th)