Frequently Asked Questions


General

Academic Skills in English I (ENG 101)

English 101 is a compulsory course for freshman students. English 101 focuses on the cognitive skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. The course uses current reading and listening texts and focuses on how to understand relevant parts of a text, how to read quickly and effectively, how to relate different ideas from multiple texts and how to use texts as sources for an output task. In speaking and writing, the course focuses on using sources, paraphrasing, quoting, summarising and synthesizing. The students will learn how to write coherent, concise informative or persuasive responses to writing questions supporting their point of view.

Students who finish this course successfully, will be able to;

- identify clearly stated and implied points of view in academic texts.

- recognise the relationship between ideas in academic texts.

- research an academic topic using a variety of sources.

- summarise information in an academic text.

- paraphrase information in an academic text.

- quote information in an academic text.

- synthesize information in an academic text.

- write texts on an academic topic presenting their own view point.

 

Academic Skills in English II (ENG 102)

ENG 102 is a compulsory course for freshman students. ENG 102 focuses on the cognitive skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking. Students’ academic listening skills will be improved by listening to important/relevant information from lectures or discussions and reading skills by reading recent academic texts and then using this information to create an output task. Speaking focuses on giving presentations and students get prepared to express their ideas and opinions by speaking persuasively and coherently. The writing component is a consolidation of the speaking activities.

Students, who finish this course successfully, will be able to;

- identify clearly stated and implied points of view in academic texts.

- recognise the relationship between ideas in academic texts.

- research an academic topic using a variety of sources.

- summarise information in an academic text.

- paraphrase information in an academic text.

- quote information in an academic text.

- synthesize information in an academic text.

- give presentations on an academic topic.

- write texts on an academic topic presenting their own view point.

 

Essential Speaking Skills (ENG 310)

ENG 310 is a compulsory course for third year students and is designed to enable them to speak more effectively while expressing themselves in a variety of areas, such as business related and academic related topics. These areas range from participating in discussions to presenting information in the form of short presentations, known as Pecha Kuchas. Students will also take part in role plays and formal debates.

Students who finish this course successfully, will be able to;

- speak more confidently and fluently

- participate in informal and formal discussions effectively

- conduct a range of academic and work-related situations through the medium of role plays

- react to each others’ opinions and give relevant feedback

- organize their thoughts into coherent and structured ideas

- give short presentations within a given format

 

English for Career Development (ENG 410)

ENG 410 is a compulsory course for fourth year students. In order to equip the students with the necessary skills for the processes they will be faced with following graduation, the course simulates the whole job/graduate school application process which entails finding a job ad or a graduate school announcement, writing a CV and a Cover Letter for the ad they find, writing a Statement of Purpose and finally being interviewed for the job or academic program. Assuming that they have successfully passed their interviews, the course then focuses on the skills they will need in their work environment.

Students who finish this course successfully, will be able to;

- write a statement of purpose

- write various types of CV

- write a cover letter

- start a job interview

- continue a job interview

- end a job interview

- write different types of email messages

There are two ways for students to be exempt from ENG101 and/or ENG102.

 

Students who have successfully completed Pre-Faculty Module of Preparatory program at IUE will be allowed to take the ENG101 exemption exam. Pre-faculty students cannot be exempt from ENG102.

 

Students who are transferring from another university may submit their official academic transcript from their past school to Student Affairs to see if they can be exempt from ENG101 and/or ENG102. They are also required to submit the syllabus and course description of the English course they took at their past school. If course(s) the transfer student took covered the same or similar objectives that we cover in our ENG101 and/or ENG102 courses, the student will be accepted to take an exemption exam, and if they pass this exam they will be exempt from ENG101 and/or ENG102.

University’s attendance policy recommends an automatic “N/A” for students who miss more than 25% of the class lessons.

 

Yes, students who fail from ENG101 in the fall semester can take ENG102 in spring semester.

As long as the minimum number of students registering for the summer courses is met, ENG courses will be offered during the summer. If you are interested in taking summer school, please take the advantage of pre-registration period.

Yes. You’re free to switch to another section of an ENG class during the add-drop period at the beginning of each semester. Either speak with Student Affairs or add/drop your class through OASIS. As long as there is an open seat in the new class, you can add it and drop your original class.

Yes, every ENG teacher has about four hours per week of office hour time when they will be available in his/her office to help you. Visiting your instructor during office hours is not a disturbance to them. It's a good thing to do if you have missed classes and have questions about a lesson you have missed, or if you need extra help. Teachers generally announce their office hours during the first week of the lessons.

Yes, you do. Some students believe they can share course books with their classmates or friends; others try to photocopy textbooks. Both can cause problems, so it is always best if you have your own course book.