Postgraduate Diploma in English Proficiency and Communication

Mission

To provide quality English language instruction to all graduates who aspire to improve their standard of English language proficiency and communication skills for academic or professional pursuits.

Vision

To graduate English language learners who can communicate effectively in English for academic or professional purposes.

Admission

July of each year.

Admission Requirements

  • This follows the Admission requirements set by the School of Graduate Studies and approved by the University Academic
  • Graduates from any discipline could


Degree requirements

 Requirement

Total cr.

Courses                 26

                                                                                   

Curriculum Outline

Semester One

Course code

 

Course Title

 

Credits

ENPC 701

Writing Skills

3

ENPC 702

Oral Communication Skills

3

ENPC 703

Vocabulary in Use

2

ENPC 704

Intensive Reading

3

ENPC 705

Communicative Grammar

2

ENPC 706

Pronunciation

2

 

Semester Two

Course code

 

Course Title

 

Credits

ENPC 707

Extensive Reading

3

ENPC 708

Oral Presentation Skills

3

ENPC 709

Advance Writing

3

ENPC 710

Introduction to Translation

2

 

Course Descriptions

 

ENPC 701               Writing Skills                                                                                                    3 cr.

This course helps students to develop their writing skill and encourage them to relate their writing tasks to an audience and purpose. Emphasis is on the production of written work preceded by a brainstorming session. Tutors focus on the writing process rather than the end product. Each writing task is preceded by a discussion of the format, style, coherence, organization of different parts based on a written model.

ENPC 702               Oral Communication Skills                                                                                3cr.

This course helps the students to improve their oral communication skills of English. Classes provide maximum opportunity for participants to use the language for interaction. To refresh the speaking and listening skills students have to talk, listen and practice the language with more confidence.

ENPC 703               Vocabulary in Use                                                                                            2 cr.

This course helps students to acquire new vocabulary and use them in different contexts. It will also help them to use guessing and prediction skills to find meaning of words besides using the dictionary. The course will also familiarize students with word formation and semantic relations between words.

ENPC 704               Intensive Reading                                                                                             3 cr.

This course develops students reading skills, 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. It also introduces students to variety of language use and registers, beside more exposure to the language culture. Scanning and skimming

ENPC 705               Communicative Grammar                                                                                 2 cr.

This course widens students’ knowledge about surface structure, to revise knowledge of grammar and expose to methods of syntactic analysis relating it to meaning the major characteristics of English; selection and application of appropriate terminology to describe and analyses the structure and systems of English. Students are expected to participate in classroom activities involving grammatical analyses of different structures.

ENPC 706               Pronunciation                                                                                                  2 cr.

This course is intended to improve the student’s pronunciation through modeling and intensive practice. The course will also cover a classification and description of English sound, the nature and structure of the English syllable, word stress, sentence stress and intonation.

ENPC 707               Extensive Reading                                                                                             3 cr.

The course aims at improving students’ reading skills, vocabulary building and comprehension in their future professional and academic life. The course comprises reading of short stories followed by activities for vocabulary building and comprehension and authentic outside class time readers followed by various tasks: presentation/ book review/ summary writing.

ENPC 708               Oral Presentation Skills                                                                                    3 cr.

The course provides an advanced level in spoken English so that the students will feel comfortable talking fluently about and teaching a variety of topics. Participation in classroom interaction (individually and in groups), debates, role play and making presentations are part of the course evaluation.

ENPC 709               Advance Writing                                                                                               3 cr.

This course builds on the previous writing course with more emphasis on the discourse aspects of writing and more detailed analysis of written texts. Each writing task is preceded by a discussion of the presupposed audience, purpose, relevance, style, coherence, organization and purpose based on a written model. Emphasis is on the process of producing written work.

ENPC 710             Introduction to Translation                                                                                2 cr.

The course introduces the skills and techniques, which are needed to translate well. It is based around topic areas, incorporating study of different text-types, style, use of dictionaries, text comparison, collocation, equivalents, and practical hints. It provides opportunities for practice and application and procedures for selecting appropriate texts, typical translation problems in language pair and the ability to identify them in both directions.

 

Master of Arts in English Language Teaching

Mission

To provide quality postgraduate studies in English language teaching introducing new trends and practical solutions that will lead to more efficient instruction and learning of the language. By exposing candidates to a variety of theories, classroom pedagogy and practical application, they will be able to contribute to research and creative activity in the field of English Language Teaching to serve the public good.

Vision

To graduate English language teachers who are competent and effective both in their classrooms and as members of the profession.

Admission

July of each year.

Admission Requirments

  • This follows the Admission requirements set by the School of Graduate Studies and approved by the University Academic
  • Specific requirement is the applicant should hold an honour Bachelor Degree from AUW or an equivalent degree from another recognized institution in English Language / Literature / Linguistics or Education.

Degree requirements

Requirement

Total cr.

Courses

30

Teaching Practice

4

Thesis

6

 

Curriculum Outline

 

Semester one

Course code

 

Course Title

 

Credits

ENGL 701

Literary Appreciation

2

ENGL 702

Semantics and Pragmatics

3

ENGL 703

Practical Phonetics

3

ENGL 704

Language System and Skills

2

 

Semester Two

Course code

 

Course Title

 

Credits

ENGL 705

English Language Teaching Methodology

3

ENGL 706

Syntax

2

ENGL 707

Translation

2

ENGL 708

Applied Linguistics

3

 

Semester Three 

Course code

 

Course Title

 

Credits

ENGL 720

Language Assessment and Testing

2

ENGL 721

Modern Trends in Language Teaching

3

ENGL722

Research Methods in Applied Linguistics

3

ENGL723

Technology and Languages Teaching

2

 

Semester Four 

Course code

 

Course Title

 

Credits

ENGL724

Teaching Practice

4

ENGL799

Thesis

6

 

Course Descriptions

ENGL 701               Literary Appreciation                                                                                       2 cr.

This course develops the students appreciation for reading in general and for reading literary texts in particular and to understand underlying cultures and ideologies. Students will think critically about the literary texts and write a simple literary study on them. They will be acquainted with the different genres of English literature and the characteristics of each one as well as the different theories of literary criticism.

ENGL 702               Semantics and Pragmatics                                                                               3 cr.

This course introduces the terms semantics and lexicology as well as basic issues and concepts in the linguistic study of word meaning. They will be exposed to the various approaches to the study of meaning besides methods of semantic analysis. The course covers the nature and analysis of lexical meaning and help students to understanding the lexical meaning of words.

ENGL 703               Practical Phonetics                                                                                           3 cr.

This course lays emphasis on practical phonetics and pronunciation. Practice on regional dialects, accents and phonetics will be covered. Students will also discuss teaching pronunciation in order to relate this course to their teaching context.

ENGL 704               Language  System and Skills                                                                             2 cr.

The course raises the awareness of students to the structure of the English language and develops their writing and reading skills. Students will be exposed to authentic written texts of different genres to produce similar texts besides relating their writing tasks to an audience and purpose and using different rhetorical functions. Students will reflect on their experience as learners in order to appreciate different techniques used for teaching writing and reading.

ENGL 720               English  Language Teaching Methodology                                                        3 cr.

This course provides the techniques of teaching the four skills and sub-skills of English language applying the appropriate procedure for each skill. It involves preparing lesson plans with teaching aids and trying it out during microteaching sessions. Students are expected to demonstrate techniques of classroom, time management and establishing a positive teacher- learner relationship.

ENGL 706               Syntax                                                                                                              2 cr.

This course explains the nature of the syntactic system of language through the development of syntax, exercises and structural analysis to understand the theory. The course widens 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.

ENGL 707               Translation                                                                                                       2 cr.

The course introduces 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.

ENGL 708               Applied Linguistics                                                                                           3 cr.

This course provides students with the psychological, social and educational theories underlying the process of teaching language in general and the English language in particular as a second language. Students will be familiar with the history and development of language teaching methods and approaches.

ENGL 720               Language  Assessment and Testing                                                                   2 cr.

This course provides the relation between testing and teaching and its effects on the educational policy. The course covers all stages of the assessment process such as to able to identify the areas of weakness and find progress in their learners and to design effective tests, to identify types and purposes of tests and their validity and reliability through lectures, assignments, practical application. The course will also discuss error analysis and remedial work.

ENGL 721               Modern Trends  in Language Teaching                                                             3 cr.

This course provides new trends in language teaching specially in the fields of teaching young learners of EFL/ESOL and teaching literature. Through a number of readings and practical tasks students will gain a deep insight into how general teaching principles can be applied. Students will 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.

ENGL 722               Research  Methods  in Applied Linguistics                                                      3 cr.

This course acquaints students with the different kinds and procedures of Qualitative and Quantitative research, purpose of research and the process of carrying out a research in the area of Applied Linguistics with special emphasis on action research. The course will end with writing and submitting a research proposal besides other assessments.

ENGL 723               Technology  and Language Teaching                                                                 2 cr.

This course provides students with a theoretical framework on using technology in language learning/ teaching. It traces the developments of computer assisted language learning (CALL) and stresses the types and patterns of technology employed by each school for Language learning/ teaching. Students will practice in developing, designing, adapting and supplementing teaching material covering different language skills.

ENGL 724               Teaching Practice                                                                                             4 cr.

This part of the Practicum is designed to give students supervised practical application of previously studied theory: advanced practicum in teaching English language and raise their awareness to possible problem areas of research. Students are given a two-week program for observation and a topic of focus for each session, which will be accompanied, by tasks and observation schedule. Students attend model lessons in Ahfad Basic and Secondary schools followed by discussion sessions in location then students hand in completed tasks. Students are required to teach 12 lessons or a sequence of lessons, besides compiling a Portfolio (10-12 items); lesson plans, observation of peers, report on pupils’ aptitude and problems, report of tutors on observation, reflection on their performance, marked by more than one tutor.

ENGL 766               Thesis                                                                                                               6 cr.

It is a practical component of the concepts introduced in the Research Methods course and is based on the research proposal submitted in semester three. Students are required to present the proposal of the research in a seminar, conduct the research and write the thesis.

 

 

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