Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane - SHSS Graduate Handbook

Grammar in an Academic Context 3

Course Description
Grammar in Academic Context (GAC) 1003 is an intensive English language course extending over a semester of 112.5 contact hours at the rate of 7.5 hours per week. Students taking this course must have a TOEFL score of 450 to 477.The syllabus of GAC 1003 consists of verb tenses, question forms, gerunds and infinitives, adjective and adverb forms, modal forms and similar expressions, verb forms, pronouns, nouns; count and non-count, different forms of conditionals, wishes and regret items, the subjunctive mood, prepositions, the passive voice, and phrasal verbs.

GAC 1003 focuses on communicative tasks which privilege “use” rather than “form”. It is also learner-centered; therefore, most of the activities aim at developing the learner’s ability to use English in appropriate contexts, rather than just mastering language forms.

Course Objectives
GAC 1003 aims to equip students with language skills so as to be successful both in their academic courses and in a global multicultural society through

  • helping them understand and use in an academic context  basic as well as the more advanced grammatical structures of English at a high- intermediate/advanced level of language proficiency;
  • preparing them for their academic programs.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
By the end of the course, students will be able to

  1. understand and use a wide range of verb tenses in appropriate contexts;
  2. use question forms appropriately;
  3. understand and use gerunds and infinitives in appropriate contexts;
  4. understand and use pronouns appropriately;
  5. understand and use equatives, comparatives and superlatives;
  6. understand and use different forms of modals;
  7. understand and use the passive voice in appropriate contexts;
  8. understand and use different types of conditional forms, wishes and regrets, and the subjunctive mood;
  9. understand and use articles, quantifiers, count & non-count nouns;
  10. understand and use a wider range of prepositions;
  11. understand and use common phrasal verbs, both separable & inseparable;
  12. proofread texts for accuracy;
  13. use grammar learnt in listening and speaking, reading, and writing.

Evaluation

 

 

Attendance:

 


1- At the Language Center, there is no distinction between excused and unexcused absences.  The maximum number of absences a student can accumulate  throughout  the entire semester is seven (7)regardless of the reasons .  At the eighth absence, the student receives a WF .

 

2- Students can appeal the WF in writing by submitting  an ‘LC Reinstatement Form’ to the LC administrative assistant. 

 

Course Materials
1- Focus on Grammar 3: An Integrated Skills Approach (Course book &  Workbook).
2- Focus on Grammar 5: An Integrated Skills Approach(Course book &  Workbook).

3- Supplementary Material

Grammar in an Academic Context 3 (4)

Course Description
Grammar in Academic Context (GAC) 1003 is an intensive English language course extending over a semester of 112.5 contact hours at the rate of 7.5 hours per week. Students taking this course must have a TOEFL score of 450 to 477.The syllabus of GAC 1003 consists of verb tenses, question forms, gerunds and infinitives, adjective and adverb forms, modal forms and similar expressions, verb forms, pronouns, nouns; count and non-count, different forms of conditionals, wishes and regret items, the subjunctive mood, prepositions, the passive voice, and phrasal verbs.

GAC 1003 focuses on communicative tasks which privilege “use” rather than “form”. It is also learner-centered; therefore, most of the activities aim at developing the learner’s ability to use English in appropriate contexts, rather than just mastering language forms.

Course Objectives
GAC 1003 aims to equip students with language skills so as to be successful both in their academic courses and in a global multicultural society through

  • helping them understand and use in an academic context  basic as well as the more advanced grammatical structures of English at a high- intermediate/advanced level of language proficiency;
  • preparing them for their academic programs.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
By the end of the course, students will be able to

  1. understand and use a wide range of verb tenses in appropriate contexts;
  2. use question forms appropriately;
  3. understand and use gerunds and infinitives in appropriate contexts;
  4. understand and use pronouns appropriately;
  5. understand and use equatives, comparatives and superlatives;
  6. understand and use different forms of modals;
  7. understand and use the passive voice in appropriate contexts;
  8. understand and use different types of conditional forms, wishes and regrets, and the subjunctive mood;
  9. understand and use articles, quantifiers, count & non-count nouns;
  10. understand and use a wider range of prepositions;
  11. understand and use common phrasal verbs, both separable & inseparable;
  12. proofread texts for accuracy;
  13. use grammar learnt in listening and speaking, reading, and writing.

Evaluation
Midterm portfolio quizzes & homework            20%
Midterm Exam                                                  20%
Final portfolio quizzes & homework                  25%
Final exam                                                        25%
Teacher evaluation                                            10%

Course Materials
1- Focus on Grammar 3: An Integrated Skills Approach (Course book &  Workbook).
2- Focus on Grammar 5: An Integrated Skills Approach(Course book &  Workbook).

3- Supplementary Material

Grammar in an Academic Context 2

Course Description
Grammar in Academic Context (GAC) 1002 is an advanced intensive English language course extending over a semester of 75 contact hours at the rate of 5 hours per week. Students taking this course have successfully completed GAC 1001 course or, if directly placed in level two, score a TOEFL minimum of 480 to 527. GAC 1002 syllabus consists of complex verb forms, complex forms of modals, nouns; count and non-count, different forms of conditionals, wishes and regret items, the subjunctive mood, gerunds and infinitives, prepositions, the passive voice, and phrasal verbs.

GAC 1002 focuses on communicative tasks which privilege “use” rather than “form”. It is also learner-centered; therefore, most of the activities aim at developing the learner’s ability to use English in appropriate contexts, rather than just mastering language forms.

Course Objectives
GAC 1002 aims to equip students with language skills so as to be successful both in their academic courses and in a global multicultural society through

  • helping them understand and use in an academic context  advanced grammatical structures of English at a high intermediate/advanced level of language proficiency
  • preparing them for their academic programs.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
By the end of the course, students will be able to

  1. understand and use a wide range of verb tenses in appropriate contexts;
  2. understand and use the passive voice in appropriate contexts;
  3. understand and use complex forms of modals;
  4. understand and use gerunds and infinitives in appropriate contexts;
  5. understand and use different types of conditional forms, wishes and regrets, and the subjunctive mood;
  6. understand and use articles, quantifiers, count & non-count nouns;
  7. understand and use a wider range of prepositions;
  8. understand and use common phrasal verbs, both separable & inseparable;
  9. Use grammar learnt in listening and speaking, reading, and writing.

Evaluation

 

Attendance:

 


1- At the Language Center, there is no distinction between excused and unexcused absences.  The maximum number of absences a student can accumulate  throughout  the entire semester is seven (7)regardless of the reasons .  At the eighth absence, the student receives a WF .

 

2- Students can appeal the WF in writing by submitting  an ‘LC Reinstatement Form’ to the LC administrative assistant. 

 

Course Materials
1-Focus on Grammar 4: An Integrated Skills Approach (Course book &  Workbook).
2- Focus on Grammar 5: An Integrated Skills Approach (Course book &  Workbook).

3- Supplementary Material.

Grammar in an Academic Context 2 (4)

Course Description
Grammar in Academic Context (GAC) 1002 is an advanced intensive English language course extending over a semester of 75 contact hours at the rate of 5 hours per week. Students taking this course have successfully completed GAC 1001 course or, if directly placed in level two, score a TOEFL minimum of 480 to 527. GAC 1002 syllabus consists of complex verb forms, complex forms of modals, nouns; count and non-count, different forms of conditionals, wishes and regret items, the subjunctive mood, gerunds and infinitives, prepositions, the passive voice, and phrasal verbs.

GAC 1002 focuses on communicative tasks which privilege “use” rather than “form”. It is also learner-centered; therefore, most of the activities aim at developing the learner’s ability to use English in appropriate contexts, rather than just mastering language forms.

Course Objectives
GAC 1002 aims to equip students with language skills so as to be successful both in their academic courses and in a global multicultural society through

  • helping them understand and use in an academic context  advanced grammatical structures of English at a high intermediate/advanced level of language proficiency
  • preparing them for their academic programs.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
By the end of the course, students will be able to

  1. understand and use a wide range of verb tenses in appropriate contexts;
  2. understand and use the passive voice in appropriate contexts;
  3. understand and use complex forms of modals;
  4. understand and use gerunds and infinitives in appropriate contexts;
  5. understand and use different types of conditional forms, wishes and regrets, and the subjunctive mood;
  6. understand and use articles, quantifiers, count & non-count nouns;
  7. understand and use a wider range of prepositions;
  8. understand and use common phrasal verbs, both separable & inseparable;
  9. Use grammar learnt in listening and speaking, reading, and writing.

Evaluation
Midterm portfolio quizzes & homework            20%
Midterm Exam                                                  20%
Final portfolio quizzes & homework                  25%
Final exam                                                        25%
Teacher evaluation                                            10%

Course Materials
1-Focus on Grammar 4: An Integrated Skills Approach (Course book &  Workbook).
2- Focus on Grammar 5: An Integrated Skills Approach (Course book &  Workbook).

3- Supplementary Material.

Grammar in an Academic Context 1

Course Description
Grammar in Academic Context (GAC) 1001 is an intensive English language course extending over a semester of 75 contact hours at the rate of 5 hours per week. Students taking this course must have a TOEFL score ranging from 420 to 477. GAC 1001 syllabus consists of basic verb tenses, basic components of the noun phrase, pronouns, simple forms of modals, adjectives and adverb forms, basic conditional forms, prepositions of time and place, and question forms.

GAC 1001 focuses on communicative tasks which privilege “use” rather than “form”. It is also learner-centered; therefore, most of the activities aim at developing the learner’s ability to use English in appropriate contexts, rather than just mastering language forms.

Course Objectives
GAC 1001 aims to equip students with language skills so as to be successful both in their academic courses and in a global multicultural society through

    • helping them understand and use in an academic context the basic grammatical structures of English at an intermediate/high-intermediate level of language proficiency;
    • endowing them with the basic language tools that will enhance their listening and speaking, reading, and writing skills.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
By the end of the course, students will be able to

  • understand and correctly useverb tenses;
  • understand and use different types of pronouns, nouns, articles, and quantifiers;
  • understand and use simple modal forms;
  • understand and use equatives, comparatives, and superlatives;
  • understand and use different types of adverbs in appropriate contexts;
  • understand and use basic conditional forms;
  • understand and use question forms in appropriate contexts;
  • understand and use prepositions of time and place;
  • proofread texts for accuracy;
  • produce accurate sentences in appropriate contexts;
  • use the grammar learnt in speaking and listening, reading, and writing.

Evaluation

 

 

Attendance:

 


1- At the Language Center, there is no distinction between excused and unexcused absences.  The maximum number of absences a student can accumulate  throughout  the entire semester is seven (7)regardless of the reasons .  At the eighth absence, the student receives a WF .

 

2- Students can appeal the WF in writing by submitting  an ‘LC Reinstatement Form’ to the LC administrative assistant. 

 

Course Materials
1- Focus on Grammar 3: An Integrated Skills Approach (Course book & Workbook).
2- Focus on Grammar 4: An Integrated Skills Approach (Course book & Workbook).

3- Supplementary Material.