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The College English Program is in Science and Engineering down into three separate sections: Study Skills for Freshmen, Presentation and Discussion, and Introduction to Academic Writing. The courses are staggered by level to provide the optimal progression for students. Students with more basic English proficiency will begin at the Study Skills level, whilst more advanced students will be eligible to take the Presentation course. Upon completion of either of these courses, students will then be eligible to enroll on the Introduction to Academic Writing course, which will allow them to develop academic and scientific writing skills that will be highly useful in their academic and professional careers.

The three courses are designed to complement one another by providing a diverse range of applicable English competencies that will aid students throughout their studies at GIST College and beyond. The details for each course is as follows:

GS1601 - English I. Study Skills for Freshmen
The Study Skills course offers students a comprehensive, yet manageable, introduction to the various uses of English they will encounter at their studies at GIST College. In the course they will learn basic writing skills and grammar, whilst also benefiting from specific English language study skills, such as note-taking, summarizing, editing and paraphrasing.

Course Objectives:
By the end of this course students will be able to:
· write paragraphs and lab reports in English
· listen and take adequate notes based on a variety of English media
· apply the diverse skills learned in class in their other classes at GIST College

GS1603 - English I. Presentation and Discussion
Presentation and Discussion forms an important part of students’ academic careers at GIST College. Therefore, it is important for the English program to support students in their achievement of English proficiency that will be of use to them in future presentations all of their classes at GIST College. In this course, students are given the opportunity to develop their English proficiency through monitored class discussions and feedback, structured presentations and individual and group coaching and mentoring.

Course Objectives:
By the end of this course students will be able to:
· complete group and individual presentations in English
· to write and structure speeches on various themes
· to use body language, intonation and language to create interest and draw attention

GS1604 - English II. Introduction to Academic Writing in Science and Engineering
As a college that seeks to cultivate future scholars in the field of science, we are well aware of the importance of English research writing skills in the field. As such, developing keen and able academic writers is an important role of the College English Program. Through the use of group and individual work, students will be guided through the more basic steps of creating academic essays and writings before developing more advanced but necessary skills. Students will learn about quoting, referring to and citing sources in their writing; paraphrasing and summarizing and quotes and short passages; describing, reporting and evaluating visual and written data and completing research articles.

Course Objectives:
By the end of this course students will be able to:
· write five-paragraph academic essays in English on a variety of topics
· use vtaarious academic writing techniques, such as paraphrasing, summarizing and citing
· apply the skills and techniques learned in class in their future research writing


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