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Advanced English

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Advanced English Course Description

Course Title: Advanced English      

Course Prerequisites: Comprehensive English      

Total Semester Credit Hours: 128           

Lecture Hours: 128              

Experiment/Computer Hours:           

Credit: 8           

Major: English           

Course Description:

Advanced English is a platform course for English majors. It is a progression of Comprehensive English. The objective of this course is improvement of students’ general proficiency in reading comprehension, grammar, rhetoric, and writing. Resources used in the course cover diverse topics such as politics, economics, society, language, literature, and education, drawn from works by famous writers and scholars in western society. Outcomes of Advanced English include expanded knowledge of language and society, understanding of the relationship between society and life, and awareness of cultural differences between English language expression and Chinese language expression, and overall enhancement of English language performance.

Textbooks and Course Materials:

 1.      Brooks, C. & Warren R. P. Understanding Fiction. Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, 2004.

 2.      Lucas, S. The Art of Public Speaking. Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, 2004.

 3.      McManus, J. How to Write Effective Speeches. ShanghaiShanghai Translation Publishing House, 2005.

 4.      张汉熙. Advanced English Book 1, 2. 北京:外语教学与研究出版社,1995. (Zhang Hanxi. Advanced English (Book 1, 2). Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, 1995.)


Written by:  Yan Minfen              

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