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1 Basic English 2 Course Description

Subject Teacher: Eric Premo

Matayom :M.1

Academic Year:

2012. Semester:1

Subject Code:ENG 21101.. Subject: Basic English

3Periods/ Week/ Semester


Course Description:
Matayom 1 Basic English will be using the New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate book and
workbook which includes thorough and comprehensive work on grammar, vocabulary,
pronunciation, and the skills of listening, reading, speaking, and writing. Structured speaking
tasks form a central part of each module. The course gives special emphasis to communication,
the use of phrases, active learning and study skills, and revision.
This course aims to motivate learners by basing modules around up-to-date topics of
international interest. Students are encouraged to learn more about the world and other
cultures through the medium of English, and personalization is strongly emphasized.
Learning Outcome:

Increase vocabulary that is vital to communicative success

Use new language in a natural, communicative way
Improve pronunciation
Improve knowledge of grammar

Content Topics:
1. Module 7: Ambitions and dreams (6 periods)
7.1 Language focus: Present perfect, past simple
7.2 Vocabulary: Ambitions and dreams
7.3 Reading/Listening: Before they were famous
7.4 Task: Talk about your dreams, ambitions and achievements
7.5 Further skills: A mini-biography
7.6 Study, practice, remember: learning irregular past tenses and past principles
2. Module 8: Countries and cultures (6 periods)
8.1 Language focus: Using articles, quantifiers, countable and uncountable nouns
8.2 Vocabulary: Geographical features

8.3 Reading/Listening: Where in the world?

8.4 Task: Complete a map of New Zealand
8.5 Further skills: Asking for and giving directions
8.6 Study, practice, remember: Using the mini-dictionary (3)
3. Module 9: Old and new (6 periods)
9.1 Language focus: Present tense after if, when, before and other time words
9.2 Vocabulary: Modern and traditional
9.3 Reading/Listening: The 1900 house
9.4 Task: Facelift!
9.5 Further skills: Improve your writing: Saying thank you
9.6 Study, practice, remember: Guessing meaning from context
4. Module 10: Take care! (6 periods)
10.1 Language focus: used to, past continuous
10.2 Vocabulary: Health and accidents
10.3 Reading/Listening: Hazardous history/ Health helpline
10.4 Task: Choose the Hero of the Year
10.5 Further skills: Writing: Time words in narrative
5. Module 11: The best things in life (6 periods)
11.1 Language focus: Gerunds after verbs of liking and disliking
11.2 Vocabulary: Hobbies and interests
11.3 Reading/Listening: When a hobby becomes an obsession
11.4 Task: Survey about the most important things in life
11.5 Further skills: Improve your writing: Replying to invitations
11.6 Study, practice, remember: Increase your vocabulary
6. Module 12: Got to have it! (6 periods)
12.1 Language focus: Present simple passive, past simple passive
12.2 Vocabulary: Everyday objects
12.3 Reading/Listening: The worlds most popular brands
12.4 Task: Decide what you need for a jungle trip
12.5 Further skills: Making suggestions

12.6 Study, practice, remember: English around you

Teaching & Learning Activities:

1. Listening
a. Short extracts and mini-dialogues to introduce and practice new language
b. Words and sentences for close listening and to model pronunciation
c. Listen and read sections to further develop students confidence
2. Speaking
a. Tasks that provide a regular opportunity for extended and prepared speaking
based around realistic topics and situations
b. Practice of grammar is through oral exercises and activities
c. Topics and reading texts in each module provide opportunities for follow-up
d. Regular integrated work on pronunciation
3. Reading
a. Wide range of reading material in the Student Book, including factual/scientific
texts, stories, quizzes, forms, notes and emails
b. Extended texts which lead to grammar work and language analysis
c. Texts which provide a model or stimulus for tasks and a model for writing
4. Writing
a. Writing sections which focus on writing e-mails and letters, composing
narratives and reviews, drafting and redrafting
b. Improve your writing sections in the Workbook, which expand on the areas
covered in the Students Book
Evaluation & Assessment:
During Semester: Final Exam = 80:20
Classroom Activities:
Listening: From classroom exercises and activities

5 points

Speaking: From classroom exercises and activities

5 points

Homeroom: Project

5 points

Behavior: In class

10 points


10 points

Exercises and/or Worksheets:


External Reading:

10 points

Critical Reading:

10 points


65 points

Midterm Test:

(December 2012)

Topic: Modules 7-9

Final Exam:

15 points

(February 2013)
Topic: Modules 10-12

20 points

New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate, Student Book and Workbook (by Sarah Cunningham, Peter
Moor and Jane Comyns Carr)

M.1 Additional English 1 Course Description

Instructor: Ajarn Stephen McGhee

Matayom: 1

Academic year: 2012

Code: 21201

Subject: Additional English 1

2 Periods/ Week / Semester

Credit: 1.0

Course Description:

Semester: 1

M.2 Basic English 4 Course Description

Subject Teacher: Yevgeni V. Gorshenin

Matayom : 2

Academic Year:2012

Subject Code: 22102

Subject: Basic English 4

3 Periods/week/Semester

Credit: 1.5

Semester: 2

Core English M2 is based on a New Cutting Edge Intermediate Course Book, which has a
multilayered, topic based syllabus that includes thorough and comprehensive work on
grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and the skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing.
Structured speaking tasks form a central part of each module. The course gives special emphasis
to communication; the use of phrases and collocation; active learning and study skills; recycling
and revision.
Learning Outcome:
The students will be able to

Form new grammatical structures in a natural, communicative way

Use new vocabulary and phrases in a number of common everyday situations
Listen to and comprehend short extracts and mini-dialogues, model pronunciation
patterns, authentic interviews, stories and conversations
Demonstrate extended and prepared speaking based around realistic topics and
Read and critique extended texts specifically to develop reading skills, analyse
newspaper articles, factual/scientific texts, stories, quizzes, forms, notes and letters
Write systematically and regularly with the focus on emails, letters, narratives, reviews,
drafting and re-drafting
Improve their pronunciation skills with an emphasis on stress, weak forms and

Content Topics:

Language Focus


(6 hours)

Polite requests/will for

offers and instant
Defining relative clauses /

Social behaviour

8.Things you
cant live
(6 hours)

Making predictions /
hypothetical possibilities

How machines
work /
everyday objects
Society and

Social customs
in Thailand



Saying thank

Getting it
wrong -

Ways of saying

Making a social

(6 hours)
10.An amazing
(6 hours)
11.Rules and
(6 hours)
(6 hours)

getting it right
The almost
perfect crimes

Past perfect / reported


Types of story /
say and tell

A narrative

Obligation and permission

in the present / past

Verb DO


Linking words

Could have / should have /

would have

Problems and

Vowel sounds

Saying goodbye

Teaching & Learning Activities:

Listening to the tape

Accessing the CD
Working with the mini dictionary
Doing grammar exercises in the consolidation modules/Murphys grammar book
Carrying out communication activities both within the modules and the resource bank
Fulfilling workbook tasks
Acting out role cards/role games
Accomplishing mini quizzes and tests
Writing in the worksheets
Singing songs

Evaluation & Assessment:

During the semester score : Final exam score
Assignment, class activities, effort

25 points

Homework/workbook activities

10 points

Reading score

10 points


20 points

Midterm exam

15 points

Final exam

20 points


New Cutting Edge Intermediate : Students Book / Class Audio Cassettes / CDs /
Workbook / Teachers Resource Book / Tests / Videos - Sarah Cunningham, Peter Moor
Raymond Murphy: English Grammar in Use

M.2 Additional English 4 Course Description

Subject Teacher: Ajarn Vincent

Matayom: 2

Academic Year: 2012

Subject Code: 22202

Subject: Additional English 4

2 Periods/ Week / Semester

Credit: 1.0

Semester: 2

Course Description:
This course focuses on improving students abilities in reading comprehension, building spelling
and vocabulary skills, and writing well-formed simple, compound and complex sentences and
well-organized paragraphs. Attention is paid to reading skills such as identifying the main idea
and supporting ideas, and using context clues for vocabulary. Emphasis is placed on the writing
process, with students doing prewriting, peer-editing, and multiple drafts. Students move from
writing well-formed sentences and then to well-organized paragraphs with topic sentences,
supporting details, and a conclusion.

Learning Outcomes:
1. Read with increased speed and comprehension.
2. Expand vocabulary skills.
3. Demonstrate knowledge of the main idea and supporting details in written material.
4. Exhibit the ability to apply basic punctuation, spelling, and capitalization rules.
5. Compose a correctly formatted paragraph that includes a topic sentence, supporting
sentences, and a concluding sentence.
6. Develop writing skills from sentences to full paragraphs through a process approach.

Write paragraphs that communicate ideas clearly.

Required Textbooks and Materials:

READING EXPLORER 2, Paul Macintyre, National Geographic
THE PEARL, John Steinbeck, Penguin Active Reading

Course Content:
1 Beginning to Work
Recognizing and writing complete sentences
Beginning and ending a sentence
Common paragraph features
Identifying the topic of a paragraph
Identifying strong and weak paragraphs
2 Giving and Receiving Presents
Identifying topics and main ideas
Identifying strong and weak topic sentences
Writing topic sentences
3 A Favorite Place
Developing paragraphs with descriptive details
Using lists to brainstorm
Combining sentences containing adjectives
Writing about places
4 An Exceptional Person
Using word maps to brainstorm
Using adjectives in sentences
Writing concluding sentences
Writing about people
5 Trends and Fads
Review of descriptive vocabulary
Using freewriting to brainstorm
Developing peer feedback skills
Writing about a trend
6 White Lies
Opinions and examples in supporting sentences
Using discussion to brainstorm
Writing about your opinions
7 Explanations and Excuses
Paragraphs explaining cause and effect / result
Practicing word maps and freewriting
Writing about explanations and excuses
8 Problems
Expressing personal feelings about problems
Logical order of supporting sentences
Editing lists by ordering ideas logically
Writing about problems or difficult ies
9 Strange Stories
Identifying the main parts of a narrative
Ordering events in a narrative logically
Writing about interesting or unusual experiences

10 Differences
Using double lists to brainstorm
Organizing a comparison paragraph
Comparing different situations / events
Writing about life changes
11 Difficult Decisions
Writing about cause and effect relationships
Using pair interviews to brainstorm
Beginning paragraphs with a question
Writing about a difficult decision
12 Fate or Choice?
Writing about hopes and plans for the future
Review of brainstorming techniques
Review of transition expressions
Writing about the future

Evaluation & Assessment:

Classroom Participation/Attitude

10 points

External Reading

10 points

Reading Record

10 points


20 points

Class Tests and Quizzes

15 points

Midterm Exam

15 points

Final Exam

20 points

100 points

M.3 Basic English 6 Course Description

Subject Teacher: Robert Burch

Matayom 3

Academic Year: 2012

Subject Code: ENG 23102

Subject: Basic English 6

3Periods/ Week/ Semester


Semester: 2

Course Description:
Core English is an upper-intermediate English course based on the four skills of listening,
speaking, reading and writing. Students learn English through exploration and development of
a series of themes (ex: art, entertainment, environment, history, psychology, technology, current
events, etc.). Students learn about cultures of English-speaking nations through literature
projects and Internet research activities. Students develop creativity and critical thinking skills,
as well as develop a greater enthusiasm for the English language. Essays and public speaking
presentations are a regular feature of the course.
Learning Outcome:

Learn information and develop ideas about a specific theme/topic

Learn advanced grammar through an active, systematic approach
Develop a variety of high-level listening and speaking techniques
Develop high-level critical reading skills
Develop knowledge of advanced English vocabulary and idioms
Improve general and academic writing skills (essays, newsletters, free writing)
Learn and refine research skills with an emphasis on using the Internet
Gain an awareness of different features of the English language (register, tone,
pronunciation, etc.)
Develop test-taking skills for English exams
Instill greater confidence in the students usage of English

Content Topics
Topic/No. of Weeks
Unusual Achievements(4 weeks)

Getting it Right(4 weeks)

ReadingRemarkable Achievements
GrammarPres. Perfect
ReadingWorse Case Scenarios
WritingGiving Advice
Note-Taking Skills
WritingHow To Essay

Big Events(4 weeks)

Fame and Fortune( 4 weeks)

SpeakingMemorable Events
GrammarRelative Clauses
WritingStory Writing
ReadingHow to be a Celebrity
WritingSoap Opera

Teaching & Learning Activities

Lecture, internet activities, group/pair work, video clips, listening, course book and work
book exercises, brainstorming, outlining, writing and revising essays, games, etc.

Evaluation & Assessment:

During Semester: Final Exam = 80: 20
25 %--Homework Assignments, external reading and behavior
10%--Presentations/Group Work
10%--Critical Reading
20%--Integrated Project
15%--Midterm Exam
20%--Final Exam
Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate Course book, Work book, cds, various websites and
handouts posted on Moodle.

M.3 Additional English 6 Course Description

Subject Teacher: Ajarn Kyle Dreher

Matayom : 3

Academic Year: 2012

Subject Code: 23202

Subject: Additional English 6

2 Periods/ Week/ Semester

Credit: 1.0

Semester: 2

Course Description:
EPTS M.3 English Critical Reading and Creative Writing is a course in academic and creative
writing and critical reading. Firstly, the course revises and extends upon the students skills in
writing effective paragraphs. Next, students learn and write a variety of essay formats, dealing
with a range of interesting topics. A main focus of the writing portion of the course is on the
complete writing process, from prewriting through final composition. Reading, interpreting and
reporting on short stories, novels, poetry and non-fiction make up the bulk of the reading
portion of the course. Additionally, students develop individual style and personalized skills in
creative writing through journal writing and creative projects.
Learning Outcome:
1. Students will gain a thorough understanding of what makes effective paragraphs and
2. Students will be given the time and freedom to explore their own unique writing talent.
3. Students will be helped to clearly convey their thoughts, ideas and opinions.
4. Students will broaden their reading horizons through building an appreciation for
English language literature.
5. Students will improve their critical thinking skills through learning critical reading
6. Students will become prepared for upper Mattayom and entrance exam strategies.
Content Topics:
1. The Writing Process - Paragraphs (5 periods)
1.1 Pre-writing
1.2 Writing Organization
1.3 Revision, Editing and Presentation
2. The Writing Process - Essays (5 periods)
2.1 Pre-writing
2.2 Writing Organization
2.3 Revision, Editing and Presentation

3. Introduction to Studying Literature (10 periods)

3.1 Active Reading Strategies
3.2 Note-taking Skills
3.3 Critical Thinking Development
3.4 Analytical Writing Skills
4. Novel (5 periods)
4.1 Active Reading Strategies
4.2 Note-taking Skills
4.3 Critical Thinking Development
4.4 Analytical Writing Skills
5. Study Skills (5 periods)
5.1 Time Control
5.2 Classroom Note-taking
5.3 Textbook Study
5.4 Application

Teaching & Learning Activities:


Lecture and Q&A style instruction, with teaching boards, Power Point etc.
Student centered exploration activities
Multiple intelligences based activities
Reciprocal teaching method
A variety of techniques to address all learning types
Feedback and evaluation
Projects and presentations individual, partner, group
Computer work
Internet searches and online readings
Games, quizzes and activities

Evaluation & Assessment:

During Semester: Final Exam = 80: 20
Quiz during semester:

Quiz 1: (November/2012)

Topic: Literature Selection

5 points

Quiz 2: (December/2012)
Topic: Novel First Half
Quiz 3: (January/2013)

5 points

Topic: Literature Selection

5 points

Quiz 4: (February/2013)
Topic: Novel Second Half

Midterm Test:

5 points

Topic: Literature Selections

15 points

Class Activities:






Submit project proposal (26/November/2012)

Submit project outline
Submit complete project (4/February/2013)

(5 points)
(10 points)

Activities of Reading, Critical Thinking and Analytical Writing



Students expected characteristics for English



(Attitude/organization/systematic working/responsibility/confidence and effort)

Final Exam

(25 February-5 March/ 2013)

Topic: Literature Selections

McDougal Littell Literature Interactive Reader & Writer
Supplemental reading, including an English language novel
A range of supplementary materials and Websites

20 points