Course Title Course Code Program Level
ADVANCED ENGLISH I MYC113 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 -
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 1 (Education) Reading: The One Thing Needful, Nurtured by Nature, The Cyberspace Learning Initiative Vocabulary: eğitim ile ilgili sözcükler, prefix-suffix
3. Week Grammar: Present Simple, Present Continuous, Present Perfect Simple, Present Perfect Continuous Vocabulary: Words with multiple meanings Listening and Speaking: Speculating and Making a Decision Writing: Informal Letter based on prompts
4. Week Unit 2 (Work and Money) Reading: Ten of the best money tips for teenagers Vocabulary: Phrasal Verbs relating to money, word combinations, words easily confused, synonyms, prepositional phrases Grammar: Adjectives – Adverbs (Comparisons)
5. Week Grammar: Conditional Sentences Listening: Listening for Specific Information Vocabulary: Words easily confused Speaking: Focusing on pictures (preofessions/jobs) Writing: Expository Essay (bussiness)- linking words for emphasising, giving examples, cause/result, contast, adding, summarising
6. Week Round-up (Examination practice) Self-assesment Unit 3 (Travel) Reading: Racing Against Visit Thailand Vocabulary: Adjective-Noun Combinations Prepositional Phrases relating to Location/Distance Verbs describing movement and sight – noun suffixes Grammar: Past Simple, Past Progressive, Past Perfect Simple, Past Perfect Progressive Used to-would-was/were going to – was/were about to
7. Week Listening: For gist- to identify attitudes Vocabulary: Idioms Speaking: Expounding on a topic Writing: Brainstorming, Focus on content and organisation, Focus on style and language
9. Week Unit 4 (Culture) Reading: Tutankhamun Vocabulary: Phrases and idiomatic expressions with give, verbs starting with the prefixes en- and de-dis compound words starting with back Grammar: Relative Clauses, Participles and Participle Clauses
10. Week Listening: Words with similar spelling and/or pronunciation Speaking: Speculating and making a decision II Writing: Writing an article describing something Round-up Examination Practice
11. Week Unit 5 (Mother Nature) Reading: The Dinosaur Saga Disasters in Waiting Vocabulary: Words relating to weather conditions, word combinations, idioms/expression relating to weather and the elements Grammar: Future Forms
12. Week Listening: Exam Task Speaking: Animals/Wildlife Writing: A letter to the editor (Listing points, giving your opinion ) Unit 6 (Save the Planet) Reading: Welcome to Eco-City (reconstructing a gapped text)
13. Week Vocabulary: Nouns derived from Phrasal Verbs, word combinations Grammar: Passive Voice Listening: Idiomatic Expressions Speaking Organising volunteer placement for students Writing: A proposal (details of project) 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.
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