Academic Listening (3 credit hours)
This course familiarizes students with TOEFL and TOEIC listening tests. The course also provides materials dealing with literature (poems, monologues, etc.) and business matters (negotiating, making appointments, etc.).
Academic Reading (3 credit hours)
This course builds on the skills developed in Critical Reading Course and Reading across Genre with an emphasis on the technique and forms of argumentation. This course requires students to practice reading essay- or article-length texts, recognize and evaluate arguments, learn the components of a well-constructed argument as well as to respond to readings through group work and journals.
Academic Writing (4 credit hours)
This course in research writing introduces various forms of discourse required for academic writing. This course enables students to choose a topic, develop a thesis statement, make an outline, select relevant references, and write a research paper based on library information.
Advanced Grammar (2 credit hours)
This course enables students to gain a better understanding of the form and meaning of the structure items and to use them properly in appropriate contexts. Structure items include concord, tenses, conditionals, inversion, certainty and uncertainty, and parallel structure.
Basic Grammar (4 credit hours)
This course enables students to gain better understanding of the form and meaning of specific structure items and use them properly in appropriate contexts.
Critical Reading (2 credit hours)
Critical Reading, which is offered to those who have passed Reading Skills course, is aimed at equipping students with further basic reading skills, particularly in assessing and interpreting English texts, which will be required when they take the higher-level reading courses. Besides, it is also meant to help students practice their analytical and critical thinking skills. Therefore, throughout the semester, students will learn how to deal with unfamiliar words, to recognize most frequently used paragraph patterns, to predict what information may follow, to make inferences and draw conclusions, to generalize, to identify the truth of a text, and to read critically.
Cross-Cultural Understanding 1 (CCU 1) (3 credit hours)
Through lectures, discussions, projects, and classroom activities, this course explores basic cultural concepts and principles. It examines how perceptions, values, beliefs, attitudes, and social organizations help to shape and create cultural differences.
Curriculum and Material Development (2 credit hours)
This course aims to provide students with basic knowledge and skills related to developing curriculum and designing instruction. The students are exposed to the concepts and foundations of a curriculum, the components of a curriculum, and the development of instructional materials of a curriculum.
Drama (2 credit hours)
This class introduces the students to drama and makes them enjoy reading and performing a play. They will study the history of drama, read, view, interpret, write drama script and to have a hands-on experience in performing a play as crews and casts.
English for Specific purposes (ESP) (2 credit hours)
This course is aimed at equipping students with a theoretical and practical knowledge of the teaching of English for specific purposes. Through lectures, discussions, class work and projects on ESP teaching and learning, at the end of the course, students should be able to design an ESP course, from conducting needs analysis and evaluating materials to designing materials.
English to Indonesian Translation (2 credit hours)
This course introduces students to the skills of translating from English to Indonesian. The course attempts to develop students’ understanding of how forms function to communicate meaning.
Expository and Argumentative Writing (2 credit hours)
This course introduces students to two other types of essays, example essays and comparison-contrast essays. Students also analyze news stories and learn how to write a news story. They are given practice in outlining, writing five-paragraph essays, and given other writing tasks related to essay writing, like making topic sentences and thesis statements.
Extensive Reading (3 credit hours)
This course enables students to read extensively, mostly outside the class. The reading texts are all authentic (unabridged), and the students are expected to read them before class. Class activities include discussions on content and language as well as student interpretations.
Guided Writing (2 credit hours)
Completion of this course is required for students to take further writing courses. To complete the course successfully, students should be able to write a clear, well-developed paragraph with a topic sentence and concluding sentence on an appropriate topic. Students are assisted to develop needed skills in writing. The course also acquaints students with various kinds of writing (description, present and past narration, etc.) and helps them explore the basic steps of writing through brainstorming, creating topic sentences, writing details and outlining. At the same time, students broaden their vocabulary. This course is a prerequisite to other
Integrated Course (8 credit hours)
This course is offered to give students a strong foundation in basic language skills to prepare them for higher level courses. The course materials cover language components; i.e. structure, which is enhanced in the speaking, reading comprehension and vocabulary, and writing sections.
Intermediate Grammar (4 credit hours)
This course enables students to gain a better understanding of the form and meaning of specific structure items and use them properly in appropriate contexts. The structure items include: conditional sentences, passive voice, two-word verbs, noun phrase constituents, two kinds of adjective phrases, it clauses, and noun clauses.
Interpersonal Listening (3 credit hours)
In this course, students will learn about language functions that are generally used in conversations, such as introducing self, giving directions, ordering at a restaurant, answering phone calls, etc. It is hoped that their basic listening skills for simple conversations are improved.
Interpersonal Speaking (3 credit hours)
This course focuses on the establishment and maintenance of social relation. The course involves introduction to English language functions that will enable the students to present themselves to each other as well as practice using the language in various situations.
Introduction to Language Education (2 credit hours)
The aim of this course is to equip students with the basic principles of second and foreign language education so that by the end of the course they will have gained adequate knowledge of the key issues of language education.
Introduction to Linguistics (3 credit hours)
In this course, students will uncover a glimpse of language as linguists understand it. As a prerequisite to all other linguistic courses, this course will also provide a platform for other linguistic courses offered. At the end of the course, students are expected to have a preliminary understanding of the issues and controversies in language, phonetics, syntax, semantics, and discourse analysis.
Introduction to Literature (2 credit hours)
This course introduces students to literary forms, namely prose (short stories), and poetry by various authors of different periods and nationalities. Students are equipped with basic theories and apply these on their literary appreciation to weekly reading assignments. This course also shows students how literary works reflect thoughts and lives, especially the sociocultural aspects of English-speaking countries in a particular period, thus increasing their understanding and enjoyment of English literary works. This course is a prerequisite to all other literature courses.
Introduction to Research (2 credit hours)
The required course aims at acquainting students with basic principles of research in language, language teaching, and literature. Discussion will be focused on initial stepson preparing research designs, both quantitative and qualitative. Students begin to prepare their proposals that will be further developed in a subsequent course. Students are also expected to understand, appreciate, and critically analyze the process of problem identification, hypothesis formulation, and research report designs. This course is a prerequisite for Research Methods course.
Micro Teaching (2 credit hours)
This course is prerequisite for the Teaching Practicum (BS 491). This course will give students opportunities to work with their individual teaching skills necessary in their Teaching Practicum.
Narrative and Descriptive Writing (BS 210, 2 credit hours)
In this course, students are introduced to five-paragraph-essay writing, including how to make a thesis statement, introductory paragraph, outline, concluding paragraph, and the Narrative and Descriptive essays.
Poetry (2 credit hours)
This course equips students with the sense of appreciating Poetry. Students are required to read poems by various writers of different backgrounds before they come to class discussions. They should be able to recognize how the works reflect thoughts and lives, especially the socio-cultural aspects of where the works are from. Thus, it is to increase their understanding and enjoyment of literary works in English. They are required to make use of their knowledge and skills in appreciating poetry that they learned in their previous Literature courses, especially Introduction to Literature, which is a prerequisite of this course.
Proficiency Tests (2 credit hours)
This course aims at preparing students for tests of English as a foreign language, be it TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or others, both in a paper and computer format. At the end of the course, students are given a mock test to determine their English proficiency level. This prepares them to take the International TOEFL or IELTS, should they be required to do so by their job or further study.
Public Listening (3 credit hours)
This course provides students with language use in public contexts. They cover entertainment, politics, social, economy, the world news, etc. Through this course, students are expected to broaden their view of the world and participate in more complex conversations.
Public Speaking (3 credit hours)
This course focuses on transmitting information before an audience in various speaking situations particularly formal speaking situation. The course involves in-class language practices that will guide students in the process of public speaking as well as class discussions to develop students’ critical thinking abilities.
Reading Across Genre (2 credit hours)
This course builds on the skills developed in Critical Reading course with an emphasis on the technique and forms of various types of newspaper articles. In this course students will practice reading various types of newspaper articles (news stories, features, opinion, reader’s letters, editorials, and reviews), recognize and evaluate newspaper articles through the understanding of its vocabulary and jargon, learn the components of a well-constructed newspaper articles as well as responding to readings through group work and journals.
Reading Skills (2 credit hours)
This course enables students to master basic reading skills (to understand paragraph structure, to handle vocabulary problems, to skim text, to scan text, and to perform tasks based on the written texts).
Research Methods (4 credit hours)
This course is aimed at acquainting students with more advanced principles of research in language, language teaching, and literature. It enables students to understand, appreciate, and apply research findings in their fields of work. In the course, students will also do a mini-scale research using computer applications for research.
Semantics (2 credit hours)
This course introduces students to semantic concepts and terminology found in literature, enabling students to do preliminary semantic analysis at the word and clause level. This course covers topics such as sense relations, meanings from combinations, dictionaries and defining a word, logic and simple proposition, participant roles, complex proposition, propositional analysis of a text, categories of words, componential analysis, ambiguity and anomaly, speech acts, felicity conditions and conversational implicature, and speech acts and propositions.
Sociolinguistics (2 credit hours)
This course provides students with the basic concepts of sociolinguistics. Through various activities (i.e. lecturers, discussions, projects, presentations and essay writing), students have the opportunity to understand the relationship between language and society. Topics include regional varieties/ dialects, specialized group variety, stylistic variety, bilingualism and multilingualism, code choosing, switching and mixing, language and culture, taboos and euphemisms, solidarity and politeness, and language planning.
Syntax and Morphology (2 credit hours)
This course equips students with grammatical concepts and terminology. By using that knowledge, students should be able to identify syntactic patterns and explain syntactic constructions as well as how words are formed. This course covers topics such as parts of speech, parts of sentences, major English phrase types, phrase internal syntax, clauses as complements and as subjects, and noun phrases.
Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) (2 credit hours)
This course equips students with a theoretical and practical knowledge for teaching English to foreign language learners of all ages.
Teaching Practicum (4 credit hours)
This course aims at giving students firsthand experience in becoming a teacher. They deal with teaching and administrative staff, principals, parents, and especially students. The final objective of the course is to develop their professional philosophy for their future.
Teaching-Learning Strategy (2 credit hours)
This course provides a theoretical foundation for understanding the principles of language learning and teaching. It develops an awareness of a range of teaching strategies and approaches and how to evaluate their appropriateness.
Thesis (6 credit hours)
This course enables students to conduct research in a language/literature/ language related area. Students are expected to use the reading and writing skills and knowledge of how to conduct research from previous courses, especially Proposal Writing and Report Writing. In most instances, completion of the thesis marks the completion of their studies.
Transactional Speaking (3 credit hours)
Transactional Speaking focuses on the exchange of information (message) to others. Throughout the course in the course, students will learn to apply the language functions and develop communication strategies to get things done. Activities and projects in this course are designed to put attention on the process of using the language in day to day communication.
Indonesian to English Translation (2 credit hours)
This course is a continuation of the English to Indonesian Translation with more advanced material covering various fields of knowledge. The aim of the course is to provide students with the skills of translating from Indonesian to English. Practical in nature, the course emphasizes class work and homework. Student work based on the theories discussed are analyzed, graded, and discussed.