Course Introduction

This online spoken English I course, which is designed for year two English major university students, will expose you to the fundamentals of conversational skills and language. The primary objective of the course is to increase your ability to participate confidently in conversations using a variety of functional exponents, which will enable you, the student, build communicative efficiency in speaking. Ultimately, it helps you speak English in a variety of situations with an appropriate level of accuracy and fluency.

The course syllabus covers ten topics that you will encounter frequently in your regular conversation. It focuses on the following essential oral language functions: greetings, initiating and closing conversations, self-introduction, thanking, making requests, apologizing, expressing likes and dislikes, agreeing and disagreeing, giving advice, and describing people and places. This course relies heavily on external contents adapted from Open Educational Resources (OERs) in order to provide access to high-quality, learner-friendly, and diverse learning materials. Video presentations, model conversations, film clips, short conversation videos, and instructional posters are the suggested remedies of presenting content.

To properly assess your learning, adequate and engaging activities that are connected with the course objectives are developed. Individual presentations, paired conversations, role plays, playing out various model dialogues, and completing accuracy oriented dialogues are all emphasized in the activities. They also appear to be useful for conversation practice and role plays in controlled, semi-controlled, and free situations, allowing you to feel at ease in any situation. Overall, the activities will improve your conversational skills and confidence in communicating in English.

The course is divided into topic sections, each of which has its own activities, resources, and labels. These topic sections are featured on the course homepage. Every topic is built around a brief conversation using every day English; you will hear and watch how a natural speaker approaches the subject. Then you walk through the language you need to create your own talk, step by step. The discussion forum, a communication tool included within the Moodle LMS, allows you to record voice threads and instantaneously share them from anywhere at any time. Similarly, this tool improves your ability to receive and deliver immediate feedback. You can create and distribute your own short talk and paired conversations at the end of each section, which will be later scored. When it comes to assignment submissions and other occurrences, you frequently receive instant message notifications.

To ensure its quality and efficacy, the content was carefully chosen to correspond with your learning objectives and learning activities. This instructional material is also completed with professional revision. As a result of working through this material, I hope, you will master the spoken language, pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary required to speak confidently and naturally about a wide range of everyday topics.

This course seeks to introduce students to some of the most important schools of literary theory and criticism in the 20th Century that have had significant impact on the study of literature. In each unit, we will explore the philosophical framework informing the school in question as well as its central tenets and main interpretative strategies. We will look for each school ‘s definition of the nature of the relationship between text and reality, the nature of the relationship between the text and its author (the question of authorship); and the nature of the relationship linking literary theories to each other. Each unit explains the basic principles of the theory it addresses, including the basic principles of literary application, to enable students write their own theoretical interpretations of literature and read with insight what the theorists themselves have written. There will be an underscoring of the modern and contemporary periods as the melting pot of theories. The interaction of literature with philosophy, psychology, sociology, linguistics, politics, history, ecology, gender, and the way literary theories are enriched by inter-disciplinary thrust will be dealt with. Formalism, Practical/New Criticism, Reader-Response, Structuralism, Semiotics, New Historicism, Marxism, Psychoanalysis, Poststructuralism, Deconstruction, Feminism, Postcolonialism, and Ecocriticism are the major literary theories that are covered. The philosophical postulations, theoretical conceptions, and methods of criticism and analysis suggested by each theory will be studied thoroughly. Students are expected to devote themselves to the study of most if not all of these theories so that they can develop a multifaceted capability to evaluate works of literature and other related cultural products from different perspectives. Each student is expected to write and present a thorough review and application to analysis of at least one theory through a term paper.

This is the Communicative English Language Skills (EnLa 1011). It focuses on developing your macro and micro English language skills such as listening, reading, speaking, writing, vocabulary, grammar with the view of helping you to use English language in you academic life and beyond. This online set focuses on the Listening Skills. You are provided with listening tasks and texts that help you with the learning of the listening skills.