English for Academic Purposes
This course uses the “process writing” method to guide learners through the prewriting stage, such as brainstorming and organizing thoughts, the while writing stage through creating drafts, and the post-writing stage through revising and reflecting. The goal is to produce various writing types, including summaries, reflections, and essays, to demonstrate mastery of academic writing conventions. The course will also introduce learners to the techniques needed to avoid plagiarism.
English for Academic Purposes is an Instructor-led program. The program modality is fully online, instructor-led, and asynchronous, meaning that the material is available on Moodle but there is an optional weekly office hour (one hour) where the instructor will answer all inquiries, give individualized feedback and share the recorded session with all the rest to benefit from the discussion. In addition to other tools, students can use for discussion among the other students and communicate with the instructor.
English for Academic Purposes
CEU* or Credit Hour: *One continuing Education Unit equals 10 contact hours.
- Autonomy/Ownership: Learners take full control and are responsible for their own learning. They create their own flexible weekly schedule to suit their needs. They get the full benefit from the course by completing their course modules on a weekly basis.
- Asynchronous: An online course where learners will study the materials posted on the Learning Management System (Moodle) and submit their work then receive individual feedback from the instructor on a weekly basis. This is a learner-centered active learning approach. There will be no virtual face-to-face sessions.
- Office Hours: The instructor meets learners virtually once a week for one hour. The timing of the meeting is to be decided using a doodle form at the beginning of the course. Learners can use the office hour to ask questions and get instructor guidance on different issues. Attending the office hours is optional and the video recording will be uploaded on Moodle for later reference.
- Individualized Feedback: Learners receive the instructor’s individualized feedback after they submit their assignments. They can use this feedback to rewrite and enhance their essay.
- Communicating with Instructor: Learners will be able to communicate with the instructor via Emails – Forums – Office Hours. The instructor will respond within 24 hours excluding weekends.
By the end of this course, learners will be able to:
- Apply pre-writing techniques for generating ideas
- Use appropriate academic vocabulary and style
- Employ complex sentence structure
- Write effective and coherent paragraphs
- Use appropriate transitions to begin and end ideas, paragraphs, and other segments of the written text
- Write a 5-paragraph analysis/take-a-stand (persuasive) academic essay
- Undergraduate students applying for a competitive admission English-language university
- Graduate students pursuing MA programs
- Learners sitting for International Proficiency tests
- Learners applying for English medium universities
Applicants must obtain the score for course ENGG B1A on the Standardized English Proficiency Test (SEPT) or the Online English Placement Test (OEPT) or completion of ENGGA2D.
Any international exam such as SEPT, IELTS, TOEFL equivalent to CEFR B1
Admission Fee: EGP 75 to be paid onetime admission non-refundable fee
Standardized English Proficiency Test (SEPT) Fees: EGP 245: This is to be paid 6 working days before the term.
Online English Placement Test (OEPT) Fees: EGP 245 to be paid 4 working days before the term.
Exam fees are non-refundable, and changes in admission test dates are only allowed 2 working days in advance of the reserved test session.
Course Tuition Fees: EGP 1,600/ 4 CEUs.