The School will offers a BA English program with two options:

  • BA in English Language and Literature
  • BA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)

Admission into the program depends on student’s standard of English language, available places and student preference.

The requirements for a BA degree in Language or Literature are 73 credits for students entering the BA Programme at the sophomore level. The distribution requirements for these course credits are explained in the following section .

Mission

To provide quality English language instruction to all individuals who have chosen English as their medium of communication for academic or professional pursuits and to promote international and intercultural understanding.

 Vision

To become one of the leading institutes in Sudan and then in the world by setting standards of excellence in innovative curriculum design, teaching, professional development, and cross-cultural understanding.

Programme Description

This BA Programme aims at providing students with excellent communication skills, an aptitude and feeling for language and a keen interest in other cultures, in addition to having confidence to use the language. It will also help them to improve their fluency and knowledge of the language through acquisition of linguistic and communicative competence.

 

The Teaching and Learning Process

There will be a variety of teaching methods including lectures, practical application, seminars, presentation, and small group discussion. The programme aims to promote collaborative /cooperative learning which provide students with the opportunity to pool experiences and share problems and solutions, as well as a practical component in the major of TEFL.

Academic Degree

For graduation with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree in English Language and Literature or 

TEFL majors, the students should successfully complete the study of (145) credit hours in ten semesters following the UPP

 

Plan of Study

1-      Proposed Courses for the two majors:

The major requirements are distributed as follows:

A.    Core Compulsory Courses (31) credit hours during semesters 1 and 2, level 200.

B.     Discipline Compulsory Courses (57 credit hours for each major) semesters 1 and 2, level 300, level 400 and level 500 in addition to  (15) credit hours for university required courses

                                          

a-      Core Compulsory Courses (31) credit hours.

Level 200 – Semester one

 

Total of 15 Credit Hours

No

Code

Course Title for two options

Credit Hours

201

COMMG

Communicative Grammar

3

201

WRSK

Writing Skills (1)

3

201

READ

Intensive Reading

3

201

ORSK

Aural/Oral Skills

3

201

ENGL

English 3

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

201  ENGL    English 3  3 credit hours

This course builds on the previous courses of ENGL 101 and 102.  The purpose of this course is two-fold: (1) to enhance learner confidence and fluency when using English for interactive and communicative purposes; (2) to improve upon study skills/strategies and critical and analytical thinking skills needed for successful academic work at the university level.

201 – COMMG         Communicative Grammar    3 credit hours

This course focuses on structural forms, within communicative contexts.  It will review and reinforce sentence boundaries, conjunctions, adverbs, questions, verb tenses and other grammatical needs of students.  Individual as well as group assignments will be given, and the other skills of writing, speaking, and comprehension will provide contexts for the analysis and modification of English forms.

201 – WRSK     Writing Skills 1    3 Credit hours

The course aims at helping raise the awareness of students to the structure of the English language and develop their writing.  Students are exposed to authentic written texts of different genres and they are encouraged to produce similar texts besides relating their writing tasks to an audience and purpose and using different rhetorical functions. 

201  READ    Intensive Reading   3  Credit hours

This course aims at developing students’ reading skills, such as skimming and scanning besides vocabulary and linguistics abilities, to help them achieve an adequate understanding of authentic written texts in different areas; the ability to define their reading purposes and to read flexibly.

201 -  ORSK    Aural /Oral Skills       3  Credit hours

This course covers the two components of Listening and Speaking. It prepares students to receive aural communication in both public and academic environments and to respond appropriately. Activities range from listening to and producing brief descriptions, directions, and dialogues, in addition to improving social and intercultural communication skills.  Attendance is mandatory.

Semester Two    Total of 16 Credit Hours

No

Code

Course Title for all three options

Credit Hours

202

PHON

English Phonetics

4

202

READ

Extensive Reading

3

202

WRSK

Writing Skills (2)

3

202

LING

Introduction to Linguistics

3

202

INLT

Introduction to Literature

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

202 – PHON  English Phonetics     4 credit hours

This course lays emphasis on practical phonetics and pronunciation. A short component in practical phonetics will be given as an introduction.   Particular emphasis will be placed on class participation, group work and pronunciation work.  Some classes may be conducted outside of the classroom (e.g. in the computer lab). 

202 - READ     Extensive Reading - 3 Credit hours

The course contains a selection of reading materials and activities which aim at producing autonomous readers such as selected reading articles of current issues from journals, magazines, internet, reading books and novels.  It is accompanied by activities for developing students reading skills (note taking, presentation, conducting seminars, debate).

202 - WRSK   Writing Skills (2)    3 Credit hours

This course builds on the previous course with more emphasis on the discourse aspects of writing and more detailed analysis of written texts covering different genres.  Each writing task is preceded by a discussion of the presupposed audience, purpose, relevance, style, coherence, organisation and purpose based on a written model

The course of Writing Skills (1) is a prerequisite

202 LING      Introduction to Linguistics   3 Credit hours

This course aims to help students understand the phenomenon of language and familiarize them with the basic linguistic concepts such as the specific properties of human language, levels of language analysis and fundamental concepts related to language study and development of linguistics.

202  INLT   Introduction to Literature  3 Credit hours

 Introduce students to a more creative use of the language covering different literary genres.  Develop students’ interest in reading in general and literary texts in particular so as to understand and appreciate underlying style of language, cultures and ideologies.  This is will eventually help them to develop their stylistic abilities, creative writing and their appreciation for reading literature

b-     Discipline Compulsory Courses ( 58 Credit hours for each major in addition to 15 credit hours university required courses)

 

BA in English Language and Literature

The distribution of course loads in this major is as follows

Level 300 – Semester one     -   Total of 13 Credit Hours

NO

Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

301

ORPR

Oral Presentation

4

301

SLLP

Second Language Learning Principles

3

301

RURX

Rural Extension

4

301

WOST

Women Studies

2

 

301 -  ORPR       Oral Presentation skills      4 credit hours

This course helps to equip the students with necessary skills to make effective presentations such as to plan, collect information from written material, interviews, surveys, etc. and deliver the presentation using audio/visual aids. 

301  -  SLLP    Second Language Learning Principles   3 credit hour

By the end of this course students will be introduced to the major issues and theories in the field of language learning and language acquisition

301  -  WOST   Women Studies  2 credit hours

301 -  RURX     Rural Extension    4  Credit hours

Level 300 – Semester Two

Total of 12 Credit Hours  

No

Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

302

SHST

The Short Story

3

302

DRAM

Introduction to Drama

3

302

BRFC

British Fiction

3

302

PHON

Phonology

3

 

302 – SHORS    The Short Story   3  Credit hours

An introduction to the genre of the short story, including the elements of the form: narration, point of view, character, plot and metaphorical language. Students will sample a broad spectrum of short stories to explore the scope and variety of this form of literature. Point of view, characterization, language, and other elements will be emphasized; students will analyse, interpret, and evaluate the stories.

302  -  PHOG   Phonology   3 Credit hours

This course covers a classification and description of English sound, the nature and structure of the English syllable, word stress, sentence stress, intonation and sound change in modern English besides the English phonemes.

 302  -  DRAM    Introduction to Drama  3  Credit hours

An introduction to the nature of theatre as a performing art. Students study selected plays from the perspectives of characters, language, themes and context. Students will examine the strategies of playwrights to develop the ability to imagine the play in performance and to appreciate the range of theatre's possibilities.

302  BRFT  British Fiction                3 Credit hours

This course provides a survey of modern British fiction and its writers. A close critical reading of three novels allows students to understand each work on its own terms, and what it represents relating it to the writer’s work on the one hand and the major themes of modern British fiction on the other.

Level 400 – Semester One

Total of 12  Credit Hours  

No

Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

401

SYNT

Syntax

3

401

MORP

Morphology

3

401

              LCON

Language in Context

            3

401

AMLT

Modern American Fiction

3

 

401  MORP    Morphology         3  Credit hours

This course introduces the study of English morphemes and word structure including the process of affixation.

401  -  POET   Poetry        3   Credit hours

This course is intended to introduce students to the different elements of poetry exemplified in a variety of poems and to encourage the students to recite the poems in a proper way so that they may enjoy its music and rhythm and help them to understand the beauty of thoughts and use of imagination. 

401  SYNT    Syntax   3  Credit hours

This course will help students to have better understanding of the nature of the syntactic system of language. The course also aims at widening students’ knowledge about surface structure and deep structure, revising previous knowledge of grammar and exposing students to methods of syntactic analysis relating it to the meaning of sentences.

Level 400 – Semester Two

Total of 13  Credit Hours  

No

Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

402

MODD

Modern Drama

3

402

AMLT

Modern American Poetry

3

402

RESM

Research Methods

3

402

TRAN

Translation

4

 

402  -  MODR       Modern Drama     3 Credit hours

This advanced course in modern drama offers an exciting mix of critical thinking, creative writing and performance practice via studying an array of selective works written for European and American theatre from the classical period to present. Students discuss and analyse plays; identify basic elements which distinguish modern drama from earlier periods; and develop their skills in speaking and debate

*The course of   302  -  DRAM    Introduction to Drama is a prerequisite

 402  WRLT    World literature   3  Credit hours

This course deals with literature that has a readership and an impact beyond its original language and cultural area. Students will be introduced to masterpieces of world literature in the original languages and in translation.

402  MALT   Modern American literature  3  Credit hours

This course is a survey of American literature and literary history, from the early colonial period to the present. The aim of the course is to acquaint students with American literature in its different genres. Students are expected to read some representative novels, poems and plays

402  RESM   Research Methods  3  Credit hours

402  TRNS – Translation                    4 Credit hours

The course aims to introduce students to the skills and techniques which they need to translate well and with confidence.  The course offers practical approaches to translation. It is based around topic areas, incorporating study of different text-types, style, use of dictionaries, text comparison, collocation, equivalents, and practical hints and tips.  The Course will also identify and discuss basic concepts and problems in the area of Translation Studies.  Participation in translation work in class is mandatory.

 

Level  Five  - Semester One

Total of 11 Credit Hours

No

Code

English Language and Literature

Credit Hours

501

ALIT

African Literature

4

501

ADVL

*Advanced Linguistics

4

501

 

Gender and Literature

3

*The course 202  LING   Introduction to Linguistics is a prerequisite

501  ADVL  Advanced Linguistics   4 Credit hours

This course introduces students to schools of linguistics and important linguists and their contribution in the field of language theory, study, teaching and learning.

*The course 202  LING   Introduction to Linguistics is a prerequisite

501  AFLT  African Literature  4 Credit hours

This course will cover different genres of African literature; the body of traditional oral and written literatures in Afro-Asiatic and African languages together with works written by Africans in European languages or translated into these languages.

501  GDLT  Gender and Literature  3 Credit hours

This course will explore the relationships between language and gender from a variety of perspectives besides gender related literary theories. Among the topics to be covered include: sex differentiation in language, gender profile in different writing, gender and language change, and gender and power issues. The course also aims to increase awareness of gender-related issues and literary theories.

Level 5   - Semester  Two

Total of 11 Credit Hours

No

Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

502

CLIT

Comparative Literature 

3

502

RESP

Research Project

6

502

TLING

Topics in linguistics

2

 

502  CLIT   Comparative Literature  3  Credit hours

This course encourages students to make comparisons – and connections – between themes and motifs in different literatures and cultures. As well as having the opportunity to study a range of genres, time periods, and national literatures (all of which can be studied in translation). 

502  TLING   Topics in linguistics     2  Credit hours

In this course students choose a topic of their interest in the field of linguistics and write an extended essay on it.  Then present their topics to the class in a well thought out and prepared presentation

502   -   RESP   Research Project     6 Credit hours

 

Discipline Compulsory Courses ( 57 Credit hours for each major) in addition to 15 credit hours of university required courses

BA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)

 

The distribution of course loads in this major is as follows

Level 300 – Semester one     -   Total of 13 Credit Hours

NO

Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

301

ORPR

Oral Presentation

4

301

SLLP

Second Language Learning Principles

3

301

RURX

Rural Extension

4

301

WOST

Women Studies

2

 

301 -  ORPR       Oral Presentation skills      4 credit hours

This course helps to equip the students with necessary skills to make effective presentations such as to plan, collect information from written material, interviews, surveys, etc. and deliver the presentation using audio/visual aids. 

301  -  SLLP    Second Language Learning Principles   3 credit hour

By the end of this course students will be introduced to the major issues and theories in the field of language learning and language acquisition

301  -  WOST   Women Studies  2 credit hours

301 -  RURX     Rural Extension    4  Credit hours

Level 300 – Semester Two

Total of 12 Credit Hours

No

Code

Course title TEFL option

Credit Hours

302

CLLM

Classroom language and management

3

302

SLA

Second language acquisition

3

302

PHON

Phonology

3

302

      SHORS

The short story

3

 

302  SHORS   The Short Story     3  credit hours

An introduction to the genre of the short story, including the elements of the form: narration, point of view, character, plot and metaphorical language. Students will sample a broad spectrum of short stories to explore the scope and variety of this form of literature. Point of view, characterization, language, and other elements will be emphasized; students will analyse, interpret, and evaluate the stories

302 BPOT Basic Principles of Teaching

This course intends to familiarize students as future English language teachers with the psychological, social, cognitive and educational theories underlying the process of teaching and learning language in general and English language in particular.  The course will also include examination of teaching approaches and methods, A combination of lectures, discussion, and assignments will be used.

302   PHOG    Phonology   3 Credit hours

This course covers a classification and description of English sound, the nature and structure of the English syllable, word stress, sentence stress, intonation and sound change in modern English besides the English phoneme.

302  SLA     Second Language Acquisition 3  Credit hours

By the end of this course students will be introduced to the major issues and theories in the field of psycholinguistics. It covers areas such as speech perception, word cognition, semantic and syntax acquisition and theories of language acquisition.  The course will also introduce students to the role of the brain and memory in the process of language learning and use

Level 400 – Semester One -   Total of 12 Credit Hours

No

Code

Course Title TEFL option

Credit Hours

401

TTLA

Techniques of Teaching Language Skills

3

401

LCON

Language in Context

3

401

SYNT

Syntax

3

401

MORP

Morphology

3

 

401  MORP   Morphology      3  Credit hours

This course introduces the study of English morphemes and word structure including the process of affixation.

401  TCLT   Techniques of Language Teaching        3  Credit hours

This course will introduce students to different teaching techniques and their evolution besides advice and practical solutions on handling large classes and implementing task-based and learner-centred teaching.  The course also has a practical component where they will practice teaching techniques for teaching writing, reading, and grammar at different levels, during micro teaching sessions.  This will help them relate theory to practice and to reflect on your own teaching practice to objectively assess their work and that of their peers.

401  LCON  Language in Context   3  Credit hours

This course provides an introduction to discourse analysis and the different approaches used in the analysis of written and spoken discourse.  The course will also look into language variation and change besides the study of the relationship between language and society and analysis of language in social situations.

401  SYNT   Syntax   3  Credit hours

This course will help students to have better understanding of the nature of the syntactic system of language. This is done through lectures that trace the development of syntax.  Students will do exercises and structural analysis to demonstrate their understanding of theory.  The course also aims at widening students’ knowledge about surface structure and deep structure, revising previous knowledge of grammar and exposing students to methods of syntactic analysis relating it to meaning of sentences.

Level 400 – Semester  Two

Total of 13 Credit Hours

No

Code

Course Title TEFL option

Credit Hours

402

MTLT

Modern Trends of Language Teaching

3

402

TRAN

Translation

4

402

RMET

Research Methods

3

 

402   TRAN    Translation   3  Credit hours

The course aims to introduce students to the theories, skills and techniques which they need to translate well. By the end of the course they should have a basic level of competence which will enable them to translate a variety of simple text with confidence. Since the course is practical in nature attendance is mandatory.

402  MTLT   Modern Trends of Language Teaching    2  Credit hours

This course is aimed at providing opportunity for teachers professional development in the field of ELT by introducing them to new trends in language teaching specially in the fields of teaching young learners of English.  Through a number of readings and practical tasks they will gain a deep insight into how general teaching principles can be applied in the Young Learners EFL/ESOL classroom. Students will also visit Basic schools and the Ahfad Centre for Early Childhood Education and will be required to design material and demonstrate its use in the classroom.

402    RMET      Research Methods    3 Credit hours

Level 500 – Semester One

Total of 11 Credit Hours

No

Code

Course Title TEFL option

Credit Hours

501

MDEV

Material Development

2

501

LANT

Language Assessment and Evaluation  

3

501

TCLT

Technology and Language Teaching  

3

501

GNLT

Gender and Literature

3

 

501  TCLT  Technology and Language Teaching   3 credit hours

This course provides students with a theoretical framework on using technology in language learning/ teaching. It traces the developments of it also stresses the types and patterns of technology employed by each school for Language learning/ teaching, such as the use of CALL, PCs, e-mails, Internet, and multimedia, in promoting language skills and components.  This is why it requires students to have basic word processing, internet and emailing skills.  The course will also help students to develop materials for language teaching in order to assist the learners to acquire and retain knowledge, and vocabulary.

501  MDEV  Material Development      2  Credit hours

This course surveys major methodological trends in curriculum and syllabus design, and provides an overview of ESL materials and an analysis of ESL texts. While engaged in extensive review of existing materials, students explore possibilities for adaptation, supplementation and the development of original materials for specific ESL populations

501    TEST   Language Testing   3  credit hours

This course will help students appreciate and understand that the relation between evaluation and teaching is central and may have effects on educational policy.  The student will be equipped with the necessary skills for all stages of the assessment process and to design effective, authentic assessments. They will also receive information about common standardized assessments of English language.  

501  GNLT   Gender and Literature       3  Credit hours

This course will explore the relationships between language and gender from a variety of perspectives. Among the topics to be covered include: sex differentiation in language, gender profile in different writing, gender and language change, and gender and power issues. The course also aims to increase awareness of gender-related issues and literary theory.

Level 500 – Semester Two

Total of 10 Credit Hours

No

Code

TEFL option

Credit Hours

502

TEPR

Teaching Practice ( Portfolio: Lesson plan + Peer observation + Tutor evaluation + Discussion and reflection)

4

 

 

502

REPR

Research Project

6

 

502  TEPR  Teaching Practice       3  Credit hours

This course is designed to give students supervised practical application of previously studied theory: advanced practicum in teaching English language.  This will help them relate theory to practice and to reflect on their own teaching practice and objectively assess their work and that of their peers.  Students are also expected to be able to demonstrate techniques of controlling the class in the area of time and management and establishing a positive teacher-learner relationship

Students are evaluated according to a Portfolio:  Lesson plan + Peer observation+ Tutor evaluation + Discussion and reflection)

502  RESP   Research Project   6  Credit hours

 

 

 

 

 

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