Course Title Course Code Program Level
ADVANCED ENGLISH II MYC114 Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures - Applied English and Translation Studies Programme Associate Degree

Course Term
(Course Semester)
Teaching and Learning Methods
Theory Practice Lab Projects/Field Work Seminars/Workshops Other Total Credits ECTS Credits
2 1 * 3 3 4

Teaching Staff Asst. Prof. Tuğçe Çankaya
Language of Instruction İngilizce (English)
Type Of Course Compulsory
Prerequisites None
Recommended Optional Programme Component
Course Objectives This course aims at helping students develop and use their abilities in four skills in English, such as reading, writing, speaking and listening, in a proper way, and broaden their vocabulary use through a wide variety of texts with a considerable range of contexts in advanced level (C1). Their knowledge about syntactic features of English language is intensely practised through the above-mentioned four skills.
Course Content This course develops students' English language skills at advanced level. It aims at helping the students increase their vocabulary in many different subjects, and realise the difference between the written and oral discourse. They are provided with sufficient knowledge to use English language in a confident, fluent and proper way.
Learning Outcomes (LO) The students are expected to use their knowledge of English in advanced level in different areas of language, such as reading, writing, listening and speaking both for further academic purposes and for real life conversations. Students will be able to express themselves fluently in a proper way, and to use their language skills efficiently when communicating in written or spoken situations.
Mode of Delivery Face to face
Course Outline
Week Topics
1. Week Introduction to the course
2. Week Unit 7 (Healthy Body, Healthy Mind) Reading: A magazine article about several body reactions Vocabulary: Verbs/phrasal verbs/idioms related to sickness and health – health and healthcare word webs
3. Week Grammar: Infinitive - Gerund Listening and Speaking: Sixteen brief exchanges – Expounding on a topic, discussing issues related to health and healthy lifestyles Writing: An essay expressing opinion in response to prompts
4. Week Unit 8 (Being Fit) Reading: An article about an unusual sport Vocabulary: Verbs relating to body movements, similes, word combinations relating to sport, Idioms – Lexical set: sports Grammar: Reported Speech
5. Week Listening: Short extracts relating to forms of exercise Speaking: Speculating and making a decision, discussing issues related to sports, fitness and exercising Writing: Letter-writing – description and explanation
6. Week Round-up
7. Week Unit 9 (Consumerism) Reading: A newspaper article about children’s upbringing in today’s consumer society Vocabulary: Verbs relating to animals, Figurative Speech, expressions with “hand”, phrasal verbs relating to shopping Grammar: Conditional Sentences – Mixed Conditionals, Wishes – Unreal Past Listening: A radio Programme about the Fair Trade movement Speaking: Expounding on a topic, discussing issues relating to shopping and advertising Writing: an article based on input
9. Week Unit 10 (Hi Tech) Reading: Two short texts about robots Vocabulary: Adjective-noun combinations, collocations with “take” and “make”, adverb – adjective combinations, temporal expressions with the word, “time”, derivatives, compound adjectives Grammar: Inversion, Emphatic Forms
10. Week Listening: A radio interview with a scientist discussing biomimetics, a radio interview with a scientist discussing touch technology Speaking: Speculating and making a decision, discussing issues relating to technology Writing: A Summary based on two texts Round-up Examination Practice
11. Week Unit 11 (Human Relationships) Reading: An article about how new technology affects relationships Vocabulary: Expressions with “take”, words starting with “up” and “down”, prepositional phrases, adjectives describing character and personality, verbs with multiple meanings, lexical set: words relating to relationships Grammar: Clauses of Reason, Concession, Result and Purpose – Sentence linkers Listening: Short extracts relating to the topic of human relationships, a conversation between a psychologist and a magazine editor Speaking: Exchanging information, assessing pros and cons, discussing issues about human relationships, speculations and making decisions Writing: A review
12. Week Unit 12 (Against the Law) Reading: Two texts about two famous crimes of the 20th century Vocabulary: Words, phrases, phrasal verbs related to crime and punishment, idioms and expressions with numbers, expressions with “put”
13. Week Listening: A radio programme about the use of mobile phones while driving Speaking: Expounding on a topic, discussing issues related to crime and punishment Writing: A discursive essay Round-up Examination Practice
14. Week Evaluation of the term - revision
Mid-term (%) 30
Quizes (%)
Homeworks/Term papers (%) 5
Practice (%)
Labs (%)
Projects/Field Work (%)
Seminars/Workshops (%)
Final (%) 60
Other (%) 5 (Participation, attendance, library works, etc.)
Total(%) 100
Course Book (s) and/or References Course Book: Traveller C1, MM Publications (SB + WB + CD) Recommended Dictionaries: Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Macmillan English Dictionary for Advanced Learners Other Sources: Obee, B., Evans, V. (2003)Upstream: Advanced, Workbook, EU, Express Publishing Vince, M. (1996) First Certificate Language Practice, Spain, Macmillan&Heinemann English Language Teaching Abbs, B., Freebairn, I. (1993) Blueprint: Advanced,UK, Longman Carr, C., J., Parsons, J. (2007) Success: Advanced, UK, Pearson Longman Limited. Dooley, J., Evans, V. (1999) Grammarway: English Grammar Book, Liberty House New Greenham Park Newbury, Berkshire,Express Publishing Evans, V. (1998) FCE Use of English: For the revised Cambridge Examination, Blackpill, Swansea, Express Publishing.
Work Placement(s)
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