English

Programmes Offered

  • B.A. / B.A. (Hons) in English
  • M.A. and M.Res. in English

Curriculum

B.A. in English

B.A(Eng)

B.A. (Honours) in English

Students who passed second year with GPA ≥4 are eligible to attend B.A. (Honours) classes for three more years. After finished successfully, they will earn B.A. (Hons:) degree majoring in English.

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Course Descriptions

This module introduces students to English literature through selected 19th & 20th century prose passages and short stories by well-known authors in the 20th century. The selection includes various themes. This module will help students to understand the various types of prose passages and style of writing and characteristics of short stories such as plot, setting, mode of development, and literary devices. Prose writing and short stories being mirrors of a particular period or age, these selections will raise students’ awareness of the historical, social and cultural background of the story. This module will also train students to read literary texts closely, and appreciate them and express their understanding of texts both in class discussion and in writing.
This module deals with 20th century Poetry and Drama. It will help students to become acquainted with the language and various styles of literary texts and enable them to gain knowledge of the social economic and educational aspects of that period as reflected in these texts. A selection from the 20th century poetry includes a rich variety of poems, both British and American, which are representative of the period, being selected and presented through a thematic approach. It aims at helping students to appreciate the poems in modern English. In the process of studying them, it is hoped that students’ language skills will be enhanced. This module also offers selections from 20th century English Drama. It enables students to read not only for pleasure but also to understand life as presented by these playwrights. This module includes the plays, written in a variety of styles, for the stage, making it possible for them. It makes it possible for students to study plays to get a glimpse of play-acting and the theatre from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, encompassing such radical movements as realism, naturalism and symbolism. It also introduces them to the theatre of the absurd, and post-modernism.
The vocabulary component aims at developing students’ ability to infer meaning from words as used in the context and in building up their vocabulary. The grammar component serves as a good reference for students on a variety of sentence structures which will help students improve their reading as well as writing skills. The reading component familiarizes students with a variety of texts followed by different types of exercises that develop students’ information gathering skills, thinking ability, extract immediate responses and develop their literal as well as inferential comprehension skills. The writing component provides students with a firm foundation in academic writing and in writing formal, informal and business letters. The speaking component first provides students with useful expressions that can be used in different social, academic and business contexts which are followed by activities that enable them to communicate effectively and without inhibition. The listening component provides students with opportunities to learn to listen through authentic listening materials that make use of real information from a variety of sources to promote understanding. Moreover, the exercises require the students to extract the main ideas and specific details and help them improve their pronunciation.
This module introduces students to literature through a selection of 19th & 20th century prose passages and short stories by well-known writers in the 20th century. The selection has various themes. This module helps students to understand the style of various types of prose passages and the characteristics of short stories such as plot, setting, mode of development, and literary devices. As short stories are mirrors of a certain age, the selection helps the students to gain knowledge about the author’s life, and the historical, social and cultural background of the story. This module trains students to read literary texts intensively and to express their understanding of these texts both in class discussion and in writing.
This module deals with the study of a rich variety of poems, both British and American, which are representative of the century, being selected and presented in a thematic approach. Students will be able to appreciate the selected poems expressed in modern English so that their language power in speaking and writing will be enhanced. This module also deals with selections from English Drama of 20th century. Students will be able to read not only for pleasure but also to tackle conventional themes in the light of a new understanding of the theory and development of tragedy, comedy, and other modes of dramatic expression. It aims at helping students to develop their language through an intensive study of the style of writing in these plays, which introduce the on-setting element of modernism.
The vocabulary component aims at developing students’ ability to infer meaning from words as used in the context and in building up their vocabulary. The grammar component serves as a good reference for students on a variety of sentence structures which will help students improve their reading as well as writing skills. The reading component familiarizes students with a variety of texts followed by different types of exercises that develop students’ information gathering skills, thinking ability, extract immediate responses and develop their literal as well as inferential comprehension skills. The writing component provides students with a firm foundation in academic writing and in writing formal, informal and business letters. The speaking component first provides students with useful expressions that can be used in different social, academic and business contexts which are followed by activities that enable them to communicate effectively and without inhibition. The listening component provides students with opportunities to learn to listen through authentic listening materials that make use of real information from a variety of sources to promote understanding. Moreover, the exercises require the students to extract the main ideas and specific details and help them improve their pronunciation
This module introduces students to literature through a selection of 16th to 20th century prose passages and short stories by well-known writers in these centuries. The selection has various themes. This module helps students to understand the style of various types of prose passages and the characteristics of short stories such as plot, setting, mode of development, and literary devices. As short stories are mirrors of a certain age, the selection helps the students to gain knowledge about the author’s life, and the historical, social and cultural background of the story. This module trains students to read literary texts intensively and to express their understanding of these texts both in class discussion and in writing.
This module deals with the study of a rich variety of poems, both British and American, which are representative of the century, being selected and presented in a thematic approach. Students will be able to appreciate the selected poems expressed in modern English so that their language power in speaking and writing will be enhanced. This module also deals with selections from English Drama of 19th & 20th centuries. Students will be able to read not only for pleasure but also to tackle conventional themes in the light of a new understanding of the theory and development of tragedy, comedy, and other modes of dramatic expression. It aims at helping students to develop their language through an intensive study of the style of writing in these plays, which introduce the on-setting element of modernism.
This module introduces general linguistics and phonetics to learners of English. The first part consists of the definition of language, the origin and the development of language, characteristics and varieties of language, as well as animal and human language. It also focuses on the definition, the scope of linguistics, types of linguistics and its related fields. The second part deals with the definition of phonetics, its branches, and the description of vowels and consonants.
The vocabulary component aims at developing students’ ability to infer meaning from words as used in the context and in building up their vocabulary. The grammar component serves as a good reference for students on a variety of sentence structures which will help students improve their reading as well as writing skills. The reading component familiarizes students with a variety of texts followed by different types of exercises that develop students’ information gathering skills, thinking ability, extract immediate responses and develop their literal as well as inferential comprehension skills. The writing component provides students with a firm foundation in academic writing and in writing formal, informal and business letters. The speaking component first provides students with useful expressions that can be used in different social, academic and business contexts which are followed by activities that enable them to communicate effectively and without inhibition. The listening component provides students with opportunities to learn to listen through authentic listening materials that make use of real information from a variety of sources to promote understanding. Moreover, the exercises require the students to extract the main ideas and specific details and help them improve their pronunciation.
This module introduces students to literature through a selection of 16th to 20th century prose passages and short stories by well-known writers in these centuries. The selection has various themes. This module helps students to understand the style of various types of prose passages and the characteristics of short stories such as plot, setting, mode of development, and literary devices. As short stories are mirrors of a certain age, the selection helps the students to gain knowledge about the author’s life, and the historical, social and cultural background of the story. This module trains students to read literary texts intensively and to express their understanding of these texts both in class discussion and in writing.
This module deals with the study of a rich variety of poems, both British and American, which are representative of the century, being selected and presented in a thematic approach. Students will be able to appreciate the selected poems expressed in modern English so that their language power in speaking and writing will be enhanced. This module also deals with selections from English Drama of 19th & 20th centuries. Students will be able to read not only for pleasure but also to tackle conventional themes in the light of a new understanding of the theory and development of tragedy, comedy, and other modes of dramatic expression. It aims at helping students to develop their language through an intensive study of the style of writing in these plays, which introduce the on-setting element of modernism.
The module deals with two sub-disciplines in linguistics which concerns with sound, namely phonetics and phonology. It also describes the International Phonetic Alphabet, English consonants and vowels, and vowel phonemes. Moreover, it focuses on the smallest of the superordinate units, the syllable and the phonological units above the syllable such as the phonetic characteristics of stress, stress position, segmental phonology of the phrase and word.
The vocabulary component aims at developing students’ ability to infer meaning from words as used in the context and in building up their vocabulary. The grammar component serves as a good reference for students on a variety of sentence structures which will help students improve their reading as well as writing skills. The reading component familiarizes students with a variety of texts followed by different types of exercises that develop students’ information gathering skills, thinking ability, extract immediate responses and develop their literal as well as inferential comprehension skills. The writing component provides students with a firm foundation in academic writing and in writing formal, informal and business letters. The speaking component first provides students with useful expressions that can be used in different social, academic and business contexts which are followed by activities that enable them to communicate effectively and without inhibition. The listening component provides students with opportunities to learn to listen through authentic listening materials that make use of real information from a variety of sources to promote understanding. Moreover, the exercises require the students to extract the main ideas and specific details and help them improve their pronunciation.
This module includes a selection of 19th and 20th century English short stories and novels. Short stories are studied with particular attention to setting, plot, characterization, literary devices, climax, point of view, theme, symbols, conflicts, and development of the story. This module will enhance the students’ ability to gain full understanding of the writer’s message and to appreciate literature from different points of view. The novels in the 19th and 20th centuries were particularly engaged with the events, circumstances, beliefs and attitudes of their time. It concentrates on a critical study of works by the centuries’ major literary figures like E.M. Foster, G.K. Chesterton, Joseph Conrad, Virginia Woolf, Ernest Hemingway, etc. This module places their works in the contexts in which they were written and read.
This module first deals with the study of a rich variety of poems, which are presumably representative of 18th and 19th century poetry, being selected and presented through a thematic approach. Students will be able to extend their knowledge of English poetry that they had already garnered, going mentally backward into the past centuries in their academic pursuit. Students pursue their scholarly studies in English poetry, perceiving how English poetry had developed over the centuries. This module then studies a variety of approaches to the question of drama in the eighteenth century: as a field of literary practice and a type of theatrical performance. Students, studying society comedy, will be able to observe how the conventional elements of farce are transformed into satiric epigrams, questioning Victorian social values and norms staged in the setting of the theatre; how eighteenth-century intellectuals think through the relationship between dramatic form and the social world; and how eighteenth-century drama mobilizes new images of gender and the family. It aims to acquaint students with the major works of Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Oscar Wilde, Bernard Shaw, and Oliver Goldsmith.
This module acquaints learners of English with some background concepts of words and rules of word formation. Moreover, it also deals with morphemes: free and bound morphemes, lexical and functional morphemes, inflectional versus derivational morphology, and morphological analysis.
This module deals with the theoretical aspect of translation and translation studies, the background history of translation, general types of translation, features of a good translation, and directives by different translators. It trains students to apply their theoretical knowledge to the practice of translation. It also focuses on conceptual bases required to understand both the principles and recurrent issues and difficulties in professional translation and interpreting.
The vocabulary component aims at developing students’ ability to infer meaning from words as used in the context and in building up their vocabulary. The grammar component serves as a good reference for students on a variety of sentence structures which will help students improve their reading as well as writing skills. Presentations of advanced grammar points will give students a solid base for learning English and help them communicate with great accuracy. The reading component familiarizes students with a variety of texts followed by different types of exercises that develop students’ information gathering skills, thinking ability, extract immediate responses and develop their literal as well as inferential comprehension skills. The writing component provides students with a firm foundation in academic writing and in writing formal, informal and business letters and writing academic papers. The speaking component first provides students with useful expressions that can be used in different social, academic and business contexts which are followed by activities that enable them to communicate effectively without inhibition and also stimulate them to talk about a variety of thought-provoking topics. The listening component provides students with opportunities to learn to listen through authentic listening materials that make use of real information from a variety of sources to promote understanding. Moreover, the exercises require the students to extract the main ideas and specific details and help them improve their pronunciation.
This module covers all the four language learning skills, grammar points and vocabulary that are used in business communication. It also focuses on different areas of business that closely reflect business undertakings. It aims to develop students’ spoken and written English, enabling them to use it accurately and appropriately. Students will be able to develop their language skills as well as the content knowledge regarding respective business functions.
This module introduces the theoretical background to the practice of English language teaching. It also aims to develop learners’ awareness of approaches, methods, procedures and techniques that are helpful in the realization of teaching methodology. It also concerns with educational technology and other teaching equipment to facilitate learning.
This module includes a selection of the 19th and 20th century English short stories and novels. Short stories are studied with particular attention to setting, plot, characterization, literary devices, climax, point of view, theme, symbols, conflicts, and development of the story. This module will enhance the students’ ability to gain full understanding of the writer’s message and to appreciate literature from different points of view. This module deals with the novels in the 19th and 20th centuries which were particularly engaged with the events, circumstances, beliefs and attitudes of their time. It concentrates on a critical study of works by the centuries’ major literary figures like Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, George Eliot, Charlotte Bronte, etc. The focus is on understanding the role of the novel in representing life and people and exploring social and cultural changes, the flexibility of the genre and how it developed aesthetically, stylistically and structurally.
This module deals with the study of a rich variety of theme-based selections of English poetry, which are presumably representative of 18th and 19th century. Students will be able to extend their knowledge of English poetry that they had already garnered, going mentally backward into the past centuries in their academic pursuit. Students, pursuing their scholarly studies in English poetry, will also study how English poetry had developed over the three centuries. This module also studies a variety of approaches to the question of drama in the eighteenth century: as a field of literary practice and a type of theatrical performance. Students, studying society comedy, will be able to study how the conventional elements of farce are transformed into satiric epigrams, questioning Victorian social values and norms staged in the setting of theatre; how eighteenth-century intellectuals think through the relationship between dramatic form and the social world; and how eighteenth-century dramas mobilize new images of gender and the family. It aims to acquaint students with major works of Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Oscar Wilde, Bernard Shaw, and Oliver Goldsmith.
This module concerns preliminaries to syntactic structure such as the goals of syntactic theory, the importance of syntactic theory, introduction to constituent structure, ways of representing constituent structure, investigation of constituent structure and phrasal categories. It also deals with types of syntactic rules, the relation between rules and sentences. Moreover, it also looks at the subcategorization through different approaches such as the Aspects approach, Principles and Parameters (P&P) approach and Phrase Structure Grammar (PSG) approach.
This module deals with the theoretical aspect of the process of translating and translation procedures. Students will be able to put their theoretical knowledge into practice through the translation of lexis, proper names, idioms and proverbs, abbreviations and acronyms, first at the sentence level, and then at the paragraph level. It also focuses on basic theoretical components in interpreter and translator training, similarities and differences between interpreting and translation.
The vocabulary component aims at developing students’ ability to infer meaning from words as used in the context and in building up their vocabulary. The grammar component serves as a good reference for students on a variety of sentence structures which will help students improve their reading as well as writing skills. Presentations of advanced grammar points will give students a solid base for learning English and help them communicate with great accuracy. The reading component familiarizes students with a variety of texts followed by different types of exercises that develop students’ information gathering skills, thinking ability, extract immediate responses and develop their literal as well as inferential comprehension skills. The writing component provides students with a firm foundation in academic writing and in writing formal, informal and business letters and writing academic papers. The speaking component first provides students with useful expressions that can be used in different social, academic and business contexts which are followed by activities that enable them to communicate effectively without inhibition and also stimulate them to talk about a variety of thought-provoking topics. The listening component provides students with opportunities to learn to listen through authentic listening materials that make use of real information from a variety of sources to promote understanding. Moreover, the exercises require the students to extract the main ideas and specific details and help them improve their pronunciation.
This module offers a general knowledge of business English for the functions of marketing. It aims to develop students’ four language skills for use in a professional environment. Students learn the language for presenting which is essential to make a point in business functions. Students will be able to make logical connections between ideas and concepts in a given text or texts, give instructions and make suggestions regarding business information.
This module deals with studying and researching language to increase knowledge of the English language system. It also focuses on teaching pronunciation techniques and the assessment of students’ performance and giving feedback.
This module enables the students to get through their first research projects successfully and without wasting lots of time in trial and error. It also helps the students to develop sound techniques and good practice which will serve them well in future research projects. It focuses on writing a research paper systematically with the correct format. It enhances the students’ understanding of the different approaches to research studies, making decisions on the appropriate approach to any research they undertake and critically evaluating information, data and sources.
This module offers students a selection of the 19th century short stories and the novel with particular attention to Maria Edgeworth, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Frank R. Stockton, Edgar Allan Poe and Guy de Maupassant. It centers on the critical reading of the selected short stories and the novels enabling students to develop conceptual learning and the critical thinking skills. This module also deals with the evolution of the nineteenth-century novel as it moves from Jane Austen’s pastorals to the ruder ones of Thomas Hardy, exploring ways in which the novel reflects, soothes, and intensifies the unspoken tensions within its culture. This module traces the disruptive pressure of increasingly powerful women and the intensifying pull of the past, which becomes more difficult to resist as modernity takes shape. This module focuses on the works concerned with social comedy and satire of the period, the 19th century. It concentrates on the works of Oscar Wilde, Jane Austen, Emily Bronte, Thomas Hardy, etc.
This module will look at the behaviour of reflexives and reciprocals (known as anaphora) within P&P and PSG frameworks. It will also familiarize students with a variety of sentence types which involve either Noncanonical complements or subjects and canonical complements or subjects and they will be analysed through the monostratal approach (PSG) and multistratal approach (P&P). Moreover, it is also concerned with the notions of subject and object and how they are defined within the frameworks of Lexical Functional Grammar (LFG), Relational Grammar (RG) and Transformational Grammar (TG). Moreover, this module also aims to introduce students to the area of Semantics which includes the meaning of Semantics, lexical and grammatical meaning, and different semantic theories.
This module focuses on the methods and procedures of translation and interpretation. It imparts the knowledge and use of strategies of translation and interpretation. Students are trained through practicing on collocation, cohesion at the paragraph level, textual and discourse level. Students will be able to do interpreting through an approach of discourse processing and interpreting strategies.
This module introduces students to the study of ASEAN Literature in English and provides them with the knowledge of ASEAN culture and a firm foundation of approaches to literary study. The focus is on the different genres of literary works from ASEAN countries. This module covers a wide range of socio-cultural aspects in South East Asia countries such as people, family ties and values, growing up, festivals, and so on. It helps students to gain a critical appreciation of the writer’s craft through close textual study and through social aspects. It also enhances students’ exploration of themes, characterization, setting, plot and point of view.
The vocabulary component aims at developing students’ ability to infer meaning from words as used in the context and in building up their vocabulary. The grammar component serves as a good reference for students on a variety of sentence structures which will help students improve their reading as well as writing skills. Presentations of advanced grammar points will give students a solid base for learning English and help them communicate with great accuracy. The reading component familiarizes students with a variety of texts followed by different types of exercises that develop students’ information gathering skills, thinking ability, extract immediate responses and develop their literal as well as inferential comprehension skills. The writing component provides students with a firm foundation in academic writing and in writing formal, informal and business letters and writing academic papers. The speaking component first provides students with useful expressions that can be used in different social, academic and business contexts which are followed by activities that enable them to communicate effectively without inhibition and also stimulate them to talk about a variety of thought-provoking topics. The listening component provides students with opportunities to learn to listen through authentic listening materials that make use of real information from a variety of sources to promote understanding. Moreover, the exercises require the students to extract the main ideas and specific details and help them improve their pronunciation.
This module aims to develop students’ presentation and communication skills to be better able to communicate in a business environment. It also focuses on Business English required for their future work in sales and marketing. Students will be able to learn language skills, acquire knowledge in business grammar and vocabulary to master formal written and oral communication in various aspects of business English.
This module introduces theoretical background to the practice of English language teaching. Moreover, it provides methodologies for developing the language skills: receptive and productive skills. It also deals with classroom management and tackling the problem behaviour of learners.
This module enables students to speak clearly and confidently in different situations – in classrooms, in careers and in communities. It aims at developing students’ oral communication skills– speaking and listening – and written communication skills – reading and writing. It presents principles with applications, emphasizing audience-centered communication so that students can learn how to talk to and with them and not at them. This module also provides students with key skills for effective presentation such as useful language expressions, voice and delivery, rhetorical techniques and question handling.
This module deals with the study of a rich variety of theme-based selections of English poetry, which are presumably representative of 17th and 18th century. Students, making an academic pursuit of English poetry over the past centuries, are able to get a broad perspective of how English poetry had developed over the centuries, as well as of how the poetic language in English had changed. This module introduces students to key works of English Drama written before 1660. It explores the major literary genres of this period, as well as the social and cultural contexts in which they were produced. It also examines how literature texts articulate changes in language and form, as well as in concepts of family, nation, and community during the medieval period. It deals with the creation of such gifted authors as William Congreve, and – supremely– Shakespeare. It will cover the publication of Shakespeare’s comedies which mark the apex of Renaissance literature.
This module familiarizes students with the analysis of passives and raising sentences using the classical transformational approach and P&P approach. It also discusses the main differences and the relation between P & P and PSG. Moreover, in this module, students will be provided with the definition of discourse, discourse versus text, types of discourse, interpreting discourse, linguistic elements in discourse such as cohesion, coherence, and conversation analysis.
This module trains the students at the paragraph level, textual and discourse level by giving practical exercises from extracts of different genres to improve their translation skills and interpreting skills. It links practices and concepts in translation and interpretation and concepts and theories from cognitive psychology and psycholinguistics.
This module introduces students to the study of ASEAN Literature in English and provides them with the knowledge of ASEAN culture and a firm foundation of approaches to literary study. The focus is on the different genres of literary works from ASEAN countries. This module covers a wide range of socio-cultural aspects in South East Asia countries such as people, family ties and values, growing up, festivals, and so on. It helps students to gain a critical appreciation of the writer’s craft through close textual study and through social aspects. It also enhances students’ exploration of theme, characterization, setting, plot and point of view.
The vocabulary component aims at developing students’ ability to infer meaning from words as used in the context and in building up their vocabulary. The grammar component serves as a good reference for students on a variety of sentence structures which will help students improve their reading as well as writing skills. Presentations of advanced grammar points will give students a solid base for learning English and help them communicate with great accuracy. The reading component familiarizes students with a variety of texts followed by different types of exercises that develop students’ information gathering skills, thinking ability, extract immediate responses and develop their literal as well as inferential comprehension skills. The writing component provides students with a firm foundation in academic writing and in writing formal, informal and business letters and writing academic papers. The speaking component first provides students with useful expressions that can be used in different social, academic and business contexts which are followed by activities that enable them to communicate effectively without inhibition and also stimulate them to talk about a variety of thought-provoking topics. The listening component provides students with opportunities to learn to listen through authentic listening materials that make use of real information from a variety of sources to promote understanding. Moreover, the exercises require the students to extract the main ideas and specific details and help them improve their pronunciation.
This module presents business-related vocabulary, grammar points and functions students will need to use in the workplace. It also aims to develop students’ English language skills necessary in a business context. Students will improve their communication in key business areas that reflect the real world of business correspondence.
This module deals with methodology for developing the productive skills. It also concerns with new ideas in making lesson plans and the testing and the evaluation of students.
This module motivates students to analyse, criticize and evaluate literature systematically through the close study of the 19th century short stories. Particular attention is paid to the famous authors of the century. It enables students to improve critical thinking skills and creativity. The students will be able to apply their knowledge and skills gained from studying literature to their everyday life. This module also focuses on the origins and development of the British novel through the eighteenth century. Through reading the works of the period, the module familiarises students not only with important figures in the novel’s development but also with the main novel genres produced as the novel developed. This module places the novel in the context of the period and the forms out of which it arose. Students will get a solid grounding in the interests of the eighteenth century. This module deals with the works of the forerunners of the novel, like Daniel Defoe, Samuel Richardson, Henry Fielding, Jonathan Swift, etc.
This module covers such topics as language and verbal communication across cultures; non-verbal communication across cultures; cultural influences on the expression and perception of emotions; identity and intergroup communication; communication in intercultural relationships; and adapting to an unfamiliar culture. It also looks at how people from differing cultural backgrounds communicate, in similar and different ways among themselves, and how they endeavour to communicate across cultures.
This module deals with two branches of Applied Linguistics: Sociolinguistics and Psycholinguistics. In sociolinguistics, students will learn language variation such as code, dialect, sociolect, idiolect, registers, diglossia, pidgin and creole, language contact and language change, etc. In Psycholinguistics, students will have knowledge of what Psycholinguistics means, and first language acquisition, second language acquisition/ learning and different theories of language acquisition.
This module focuses on the theories of literary translation in different genres. Students will be able to do the practice of translation at the pragmatic level through extracts from pieces of literature, journals and magazines. It provides a guide to students from an introduction to fundamental communication issues on loyalty and fidelity, translation and interpreting strategies and tactics and underlying norms, and ad hoc knowledge acquisition.
This module deals with short story, poetry, drama, prose and the novel ranging from 17th century to 20th century, written by writers of great prominence: Russia, France, China, India, Japan, Nigeria, Vietnam, Chile, Spain, South Korea, Norway, Germany, and America. Students are introduced to a rich variety of selections both from the East and the West, written in a variety of styles so that they will get a panorama of the World Literature.
The vocabulary component aims at developing students’ ability to infer meaning from words as used in the context and in building up their vocabulary.
The grammar component serves as a good reference for students on a variety of sentence structures which will help students improve their reading as well as writing skills. Presentations of advanced grammar points will give students a solid base for learning English and help them communicate with great accuracy. The reading component familiarizes students with a variety of texts followed by different types of exercises that develop students’ information gathering skills, thinking ability, extract immediate responses and develop their literal as well as inferential comprehension skills. The writing component provides students with a firm foundation in academic writing and in writing formal, informal and business letters and writing academic papers. The speaking component first provides students with useful expressions that can be used in different social, academic and business contexts which are followed by activities that enable them to communicate effectively without inhibition and also stimulate them to talk about a variety of thought-provoking topics. The listening component provides students with opportunities to learn to listen through authentic listening materials that make use of real information from a variety of sources to promote understanding. Moreover, the exercises require the students to extract the main ideas and specific details and help them improve their pronunciation.
This module aims to improve students’ English language skills within a business context for handling different situations in doing business. It also offers general knowledge of business English. Students will improve their knowledge of communication skills and use English effectively in the professional working environment.
This module deals with the language of tourism and aims to develop students’ essential skills related to hotel and tourism industries. It also aims to develop effective listening and speaking skills with a wide range of communicative practices. Reading and writing skills also feature prominently and functional language is also presented in context.
This module deals with the study of a rich variety of English poetry selections, which are presumably representative of 16th, 17th & 18th century. Students, extending their knowledge of English poetry, will be able to make their scholarly pursuit, appreciating English poems of great prominence of over the past three centuries from the origin of English poetry in the Golden Age of English Literature. This module also provides students with opportunities to make a survey introduction to Modern European drama from the 16th to 18th century to the present. This module introduces students to the creation of such gifted authors William Wycherly, Ben Johnson, and – supremely– Shakespeare. It covers the publication of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories, and tragedies which mark the apex of Renaissance literature.
This module covers such topics as language and verbal communication across cultures; non-verbal communication across cultures; cultural influences on the expression and perception of emotions; identity and intergroup communication; communication in intercultural relationships; and adapting to an unfamiliar culture. It also looks at how people from differing cultural backgrounds communicate, in similar and different ways among themselves, and how they cope with the task of communicating across cultures.
This module introduces stylistics and pragmatics to students of English. Stylistics consists of main concepts and definition of stylistics such as the scope of stylistic study, the definitions of style and stylistics, and stylistic analysis. In Pragmatics, students will learn how people use language within a context and why they use language in particular ways. It also deals with such topics as dexis, reference, implication, presupposition, speech acts, politeness, and rules of conversation.
This module deals with a broad perspective of the theories of literary translation in different genres. Students will be able to do practice in translation at the pragmatic level through extracts from pieces of literature, journals and magazines. It provides a guide to students from an introduction to fundamental communication issues on loyalty and fidelity, translation and interpreting strategies and tactics and underlying norms, and ad hoc knowledge acquisition.
This module deals with short story, poetry, drama, prose and the novel ranging from 17th century to 20th century, written by writers of great prominence: Russia, France, China, India, Japan, Nigeria, Vietnam, Chile, Spain, South Korea, Norway, Germany, and America. Students are introduced to a rich variety of selections both from the East and the West, written in a variety of styles so that they will get a panorama of the World Literature.
The vocabulary component aims at developing students’ ability to infer meaning from words as used in the context and in building up their vocabulary. The grammar component serves as a good reference for students on a variety of sentence structures which will help students improve their reading as well as writing skills. Presentations of advanced grammar points will give students a solid base for learning English and help them communicate with great accuracy. The reading component familiarizes students with a variety of texts followed by different types of exercises that develop students’ information gathering skills, thinking ability, extract immediate responses and develop their literal as well as inferential comprehension skills. The writing component provides students with a firm foundation in academic writing and in writing formal, informal and business letters and writing academic papers. The speaking component first provides students with useful expressions that can be used in different social, academic and business contexts which are followed by activities that enable them to communicate effectively without inhibition and also stimulate them to talk about a variety of thought-provoking topics. The listening component provides students with opportunities to learn to listen through authentic listening materials that make use of real information from a variety of sources to promote understanding. Moreover, the exercises require the students to extract the main ideas and specific details and help them improve their pronunciation.
This module focuses on developing business communication skills in work-related activities and language skills. Students will be exposed to a greater variety of business-related vocabulary and various types of business news, letters and reports in the modern business world. They will be able to employ suitable business communicative strategies and communicate ideas more effectively within a business context.
This module is a skill-based course which provides lots of language activities to help students develop the essential skills needed for hotel and tourism. It also helps learners become aware of communicative needs of tourism professionals. It provides further work on reading, writing, grammar, functions and vocabulary related to tourism topics.

Contact Information

Prof. Swe Swe Pwint

Head of Department- English
Department of English, Dagon University, Bohmu Ba Htoo Road, Yangon
(+95-01) 585171, (+95-09) 5092616
english@dagonuniversity.edu.mm

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