Comprehensive English Course Description
Course Title: Comprehensive English
Total Semester Credit Hours: 256
Lecture Hours: 256
Comprehensive English is a foundation course for English majors taken over the first two years of study. This integrated course develops students’ ability to use the target language appropriately within a context of cross-cultural communicative awareness. Based on a mastery of vocabulary and grammar, Comprehensive English attaches great importance to skill training (listening, speaking, reading, writing, and translating) through intensive and rigorous practice, to lay a solid foundation for progression into advanced courses. Comprehensive English also provides students with opportunities to learn cooperatively and collaboratively, and to think critically and creatively.
Textbooks and Course Materials:
1. He, Zhaoxiong. An Integrated English Course (I, II, III, IV). Shanghai: Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press, 2016. (何兆熊. 综合教程（第二版）（1-4册）[M]. 上海: 上海外语教育出版社, 2016.)
2. Yang, Limin. Contemporary College English Course (I, II, III, IV). Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, 2010. (杨立民. 现代大学英语精读（第二版）（1-4册）[M]. 北京: 外语教学与研究出版社, 2010.)
3. Zhang, Zhenbang. A New Advanced English Grammar (5th edition). Shanghai: Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press, 2013. (章振邦等. 新编英语语法教程（第五版）[M]. 上海：上海外语教育出版社, 2013.)
4. 潘鸣威. 英语专业四级考试指南[M]. 上海: 上海外语教育出版社, 2016.