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Universidad Nacional Abierta y a Distancia

Academic and Research Vice-rector


Course Syllabus

1. COURSE IDENTIFICATION

Faculty or Unit: Vicerrectoría de


Initial: VIREL
Relaciones Internacionales
Training Field: Formación
Level: Profesional interdisciplinar básica común
Course: ENGLISH B1+ Code: 900004
Course Type: Metodológico Number of credits: 3
Course Designer: Leidy Diana Sánchez Course Editor: Leidy Diana Sánchez
García García
Development Day: 05 de Febrero de
Updating Date: 20 de Mayo de 2018
2018
Course Description:
The course belongs to the common Interdisciplinary Basic Education, it is located
within the component of training in foreign languages and is oriented to the
development of communicative skills that allow the training of professionals suitable
to perform in bilingual scenarios, generated by the accelerated processes of
globalization of the contemporaneity to which UNAD must respond from the
perspective of education for all with global quality.

The course is Methodological, it means, theoretical - practical, it has three (3) credits,
which are divided in 3 units through which the communicative competences are
strengthened: Reading, Writing, listening and Speaking with explanations, interactive
exercises and ongoing tutorial accompaniment in a synchronous and asynchronous
way, to guarantee meaningful learning. According to the above, the B1+ English
course is part of the foreign language component present in the curriculum guidelines
of the academic programs of UNAD is a theoretical-practical course that has three (3)
academic credits, which comprise the independent study And the tutorial
accompaniment, for a total of 144 hours of academic work, distributed in 96 hours of
Independent study, 48 hours of accompaniment and tutorial follow-up.
2. TRAINING PURPOSES

Purpose of course training:

To develop the student's communicative skills in the English language so that they
can understand and use a standard language on familiar subjects such as work, study,
leisure activities, etc. Likewise, the student can obtain and supply information to
others on topics related to the environment, using idiomatic expressions.
Course Competences:

Understanding Skills
 Understands conversations about specific topics and family that present a
vocabulary of daily use.
 Find specific information in simple and everyday written material, such as
advertisements, menus, lists and schedules.

Sociolinguistic competences
 Interact appropriately in situations related to past issues.
 Respond to direct questions about past actions.
 Express preferences and make comparisons.
 Handles a moderate amount of grammatical structures of simple tenses.

Production Skills
 Express in oral or written form past events.
 Handles exchanges within a conversation supported by an interlocutor to
effectively maintain it.
 Uses simple techniques to start, maintain and close conversations.

Digital and Technological Competences


 Uses the technologies available to learn the language, taking into account the
indications and/or suggestions of the tutor.
 Recognize the weaknesses and strengths in front of the online language learning
process.
 Seeks and recognizes learning strategies according to their strengths and
weaknesses, to enhance the language learning.
 Uses strategies of interaction with others and with technologies to overcome
their weaknesses and optimize their strengths to handle the language.
 Identifies mechanisms of expression and mediated communication for the
practice of language.
3. Course Contents

Units/topics Required Bibliographic References


UNAD Florida, (2016) COMPOUND ADJECTIVES. Taken from
http://campus35.unad.edu.co/invil18/mod/resource/view.php?id=85
UNAD Florida, (2016) PRESENT PROGRESSIVE (FUTURE
MEANING). Taken from
1. UNIT http://campus35.unad.edu.co/invil18/mod/resource/view.php?id=8
ONE. 6
“GIVING UNAD Florida, (2016) WH QUESTIONS REQUEST. Taken from
REASONS http://campus35.unad.edu.co/invil18/mod/resource/view.php?id=8
” 7
UNAD Florida, (2016) ADJECTIVES, SUBJECTS AND OBJECTS.
Taken from
http://campus35.unad.edu.co/invil18/mod/resource/view.php?id=8
8
UNAD Florida, (2016) PHRASAL VERBS. Taken from
2. UNIT
http://campus35.unad.edu.co/invil18/mod/resource/view.php?id=90
TWO
“TALK UNAD Florida, (2016) MODAL VERBS OF OBLIGATION AND
ABOUT ADVICE. Taken from
EVERYDAY http://campus35.unad.edu.co/invil18/mod/resource/view.php?id=91
LIFE AND UNAD Florida, (2016) PRESENT PERFECT Vs. SIMPLE PAST.
DAILY Taken from
PROBLEMS”
http://campus35.unad.edu.co/invil18/mod/resource/view.php?id=92
UNAD Florida, (2016) PRESENT PERFECT. Taken from
http://campus35.unad.edu.co/invil18/mod/resource/view.php?id=94
3. UNIT UNAD Florida, (2016) FUTURE TENSE. Taken from
THREE http://campus35.unad.edu.co/invil18/mod/resource/view.php?id=95
“TALK
UNAD Florida, (2016) PRESENT PERFECT SIMPLE Vs. PRESENT
ABOUT
PERFECT CONTINUOUS Vs. SIMPLE PAST. Taken from
UNDEFINE
EVENTS” http://campus35.unad.edu.co/invil18/mod/resource/view.php?id=96
UNAD Florida, (2016) TAG QUESTIONS WITH BE. Taken from
http://campus35.unad.edu.co/invil18/mod/resource/view.php?id=97
Additional bibliographic references for this course:

Unit 1: Sherton English (2016). [Compound Adjectives] taken from:


http://www.shertonenglish.com/resources/es/adjectives/adjectives-compound.php
English –area (2015). [present progressive] taken from: http://www.english-
area.com/paginas/presentecontinuo.pdf
Curso – inglés (2015). [Present Continuous] taken from: http://www.curso-
ingles.com/practicar/ejercicios/present-continuous
Curso – inglés (2017). [adjectives, subjects and objects] taken from:
http://www.curso-ingles.com/aprender/cursos/nivel-basico/pronouns/personal-
pronouns

Unit 2: To learn English (2016). [Modal Verbs] taken from:


http://www.tolearnenglish.com/english_lessons/modals-questions
Eclectic English (2004). [Should] taken from:
http://www.eclecticenglish.com/grammar/Should1B.html
English club (1997-2014). [Future simple] taken from:
http://www.englishclub.com/grammar/verb-tenses_future.htm

Unit 3: Learn English grammar (2014). [Tag questions] taken from:


http://www.learnenglish.de/grammar/tagquestions.htm
Busy teacher (2016). [Simple present & Simple Past] taken from:
http://busyteacher.org/7675-simple-present-and-simple-past-worksheet.html
Aprender inglés fácil (2014). [Present Perfect] taken from:
http://www.aprenderinglesfacil.es/2008/06/presente-perfecto-present-perfect-
tense.html
English exercises (2013). [Simple past] taken from:
http://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=3623

4. LEARNING STRATEGY

Description of learning strategy:


Describe the learning strategy: The B1+ English course is developed under the
task-based learning strategy, where the student must study and develop some
content and from this develop a series of activities that will strengthen their
learning. The B1+ English course will be developed in 6 environments, which are:
starting information, knowledge, collaborative learning, practice learning,
monitoring and evaluation, student’s management.
 Starting information: News Forum, General Forum, Course Presentation,
Agenda, Rules and conditions for the course development and how to
browse in the virtual classroom.
 Knowledge: Course Syllabus, Contents and learning supports and
glossary.
 Collaborative learning: Synchronic meetings via Web conference,
Synchronic attention via Skype, In Situ Accompaniment, Guides and
recognition, writing, speaking and creating the Blog forum.
 Practice learning: Activity Guide – UNAD Site Practice and UNAD site
practice.
 Monitoring and evaluation: E-portfolio, submission links, Self-
assessments, evaluative activities, Final Evaluation.
 Student’s management: Support and General information of the
university for the student.

This English course has a high practical content, since the tasks are carried out
production activities, as well as the constant review on online content of the
classroom and suggested practice pages for the development of different activities.
The evaluation of this course will be carried out as follows:

Initial evaluation: Where the student must develop an exercise of recognition of


the course with a percentage value of 5%.

Intermediate evaluations: Where the student must develop tasks, writing,


speaking and a blog creation, in which applies the knowledge learned according to
the units of the course with a value of 70%.

Final evaluation: Development of the final national assessment of the virtual


classroom with a value of 25%
5. DISTRIBUTION OF ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES OF THE COURSE

Week Contents to develop Activity to develop according to the


learning strategy
1 Unit 1- GIVING Activity 1 Recognition activity pre-knowledge
REASONS quiz.
2 1-1 Compound adjectives Activity 2- Unit 1 quiz.
3 1-2 Present Continuous Activity 2 Unit 1 Quiz, Activity 3 Writing
4 1-3 Modal Verbs Questions Activity 2 Unit 1 Quiz, Activity 3 Writing
5 1-4 Adjectives, Subjects Activity 3 – Writing, Activity 4. Unit 2 Quiz
and Objects
6 Unit 2 EVERYDAY LIFE Activity 3 writing- Activity 4 Unit 2 quiz -
AND DAILY PROBLEMS. activity 5 speaking
7 2-1 Phrasal Verbs Activity 3 writing- Activity 4 Unit 2 quiz -
activity 5 speaking
8 2-2 Modal Verbs of Activity 5 – Speaking
obligation and advice
9 2-3 Present Perfect Vs. Activity 5 speaking- Activity 6 quiz Unit 3,
Simple Past Activity 7 blog debate.
10 Unit 3 TALK ABOUT Activity 5 speaking – Activity 6 quiz – Activity
UNDEFINE EVENTS 7 blog debate
11 3–1 Present Perfect Activity 5 speaking, Activity 6 quiz, Activity 7
blog debate,
12 3-2 Future Tense Activity 5 speaking, Activity 6 quiz, Activity 7
blog debate, Activity 8: General course review
- Activity 9: Oral and written production review
13 3-3 Present Perfect Vs. Activity 5 speaking, Activity 6 quiz, Activity 7
Present Perfect Continuous blog debate - Activity 8: General course review
Vs. Simple Past - Activity 9: Oral and written production review
14 3-4 Tag questions with Activity 9: Oral and written production review
“Be”
15 Unit 1, 2 & 3 Review Review audios, readings and all topics for final
and exam
16
6. STRATEGIES OF ACADEMIC SUPPORT

Description of academic support strategies to apply in this course


To synchronous accompaniment to students, The English B1+ tutors network
synchronously serves students within the following spaces:
1. Skype synchronous attention: Different schedules are organized to meet
the real-time concerns of students. This timeline is within the news forum,
collaborative learning environment and internal messaging.
2. Web- conferences: In the English B1+ course, different meetings are
organized at different times where students can interact with their tutors using the
web- conference tool. View timeline within the collaborative learning environment
news forum and internal messaging.
3. Face-to-face attendance in the CEAD: In a real time, attendance at the
centers and/or CEAD where the tutors of the course network belong. The timeline is
within the news forum and general forum.
4. Asynchronous accompaniment to students: The English B1+ tutors
network synchronously attends classrooms students within the following spaces.

Attention by internal messaging of the course: Resolution of doubts contacting


the tutor and director of the course.

Courier service network institutional mail: Follow-up on student performance


and direct contact with a tutor assigned on campus through the institutional mail
from the teacher to the student's personal mail.

General Forum Attention - forum of general questions and concerns and forum of
technical problems report: Interaction with the network of teachers of the course for
these academic spaces in order to support answers to the doubts of students.

5. Whatsapp Line: The English B1+ Course director has a Whatsapp line to attend
the students of the course, it is +57 314 861 4683
7. COURSE ASSESSMENT PLAN

Highest Evaluatio
Assess
WEEK Products to deliver according to Score/5 n
ment
NUMBER the Learning Strategy 00 Score/50
Stages
points 0 points
Activity 1. Recognition activity Pre- 25
Knowledge quiz. Student must
1 Initial
present recognition activity and pre
knowledge quiz.
Intermed
Activity 2. Unit 1 quiz. Realize
2-5 iate Unit 50
evaluation of unit contents
1
Activity 3. Writing. Writing about
Intermed
guidelines
6-9 iate Unit 120
Activity 4. Unit 2 Quiz. Realize
2
evaluation about unit 2

Activity 5. Speaking. Video about


personal information
Activity 6. Unit 3 Quiz- Take quiz
evaluation unit 3 350
Activity 7. Blog debate: Create a
Intermed blog about a famous person
10-15 iate Unit Activity 8: General course Review. 180
3 The student evaluates their
performance in the activities
suggested in the course.
Activity 9: The student evaluates
his performance in oral and written
production.

16 Final Activity 10. Final exam 125 125


Total Score 500 500
Points Points