level 4 academic courses

Reading Writing Grammar
EAP 0441/2: Level 4 (B1 intermediate)

Goal #1: Develop ability to read, understand and analyze multi-paragraphed text on general and introductory academic themes.

Goal #2: Construct multi-paragraph compositions with a central theme, cohesion, and coherence using emerging academic writing conventions.

Goal #3: Apply knowledge of grammatical structures and functions in verbal and written communication at the intermediate level.

Student Learning Outcomes


  • Demonstrate understanding of high-frequency and core academic vocabulary at the intermediate level.
  • Demonstrate understanding of intermediate key vocabulary on the topics: Animals, the Environment, Transportation, Customs, Health and Fitness, Discovery and Invention, Fashion, and Economics.
  • Demonstrate reading strategies such as previewing, skimming, and scanning in intermediate level texts.
  • Demonstrate ability to distinguish between main ideas and supporting details in intermediate level texts.
  • Use a variety of context clues to aid comprehension of unfamiliar words and phrases.
  • Use inferences to make conclusions and predictions.
  • Demonstrate ability to distinguish between fact and opinion in intermediate level texts.
  • Identify patterns of organization to aid comprehension.
  • Develop note-taking skills using Venn diagrams and other graphic organizers.
  • Demonstrate in-text annotation skills.


  • Employ and spell a wide range of high frequency vocabulary and an emerging use of core academic vocabulary.
  • Produce six free-writing passages on instructor-generated general and academic topics at the intermediate level.
  • Produce four multi-paragraph essays that include introductory paragraph with thesis statement, body paragraphs, and concluding paragraph:
    • Problem-Solution essay.
    • Cause and Effect essay.
    • Compare and Contrast essay.
    • Argument essay.
  • Compose writing with simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentence structure and use varied sentence structures and punctuation to add variety, flow, and interest to writing.
  • Demonstrate command of connectives and transitional phrases for addition, sequencing, cause and effect, comparison and contrast, concession, argument, and conclusion.
  • Identify and self-correct sentence fragments, comma splices, and run-ons in written communication.
  • Paraphrase ideas from a reading; summarize a level appropriate text.
  • Employ revising and editing strategies to improve organization, word choice, grammatical correctness in written communication and use self-editing skills, peer-review, and instructor feedback for review and revision of essays.
  • Demonstrate command of mechanics at the intermediate level including capitalization, periods, commas, semi colons, and other punctuation marks.
  • Compose multi-paragraph essays under timed, exam conditions.


  • Demonstrate command of future forms: Simple Present, Present Progressive, will vs be going to and review of future time clauses.
  • Demonstrate command of Present Perfect with emphasis on since and for, yet, already, ever, never, and multiple past experiences.
  • Demonstrate command of Present Perfect Progressive for habitual actions with since and for
  • Demonstrate command of Past Perfect.
  • Demonstrate command of modals and modal phrases of:
    • Certainty: could, might, may
    • Advice: could, should, ought to, had better
    • Obligation (present/future): must, have to
  • Expand usage of definite article: geographical names, second mention, unique/specific entity.
  • Demonstrate command of adjective clauses, restrictive and non-restrictive.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of gerunds and infinitives:
    • verb + gerund
    • go + ing
    • verb + infinitive
    • verb + gerund or infinitive
  • Demonstrate command of noun clauses including:
    • Noun clauses that begin with if and whether
    • Noun clauses that begin with that
    • Quoted speech vs reported speech.
    • Verb forms in reported speech

Listening Speaking Pronunciation
EAP 0410/2: Level
4 (B1 intermediate)

Goal #1: Develop ability to listen to and understand short discussions, interviews, and lectures on a variety of general and academic topics.

Goal #2: Develop conversational skills and academic presentation skills on familiar topics, current events, and intermediate level academic topics.

Goal #3: Increase comprehensibility and intelligibility through focus on prosody and phonemic awareness.

Student Learning Outcomes

Listening and Speaking

  • Understand vocabulary from audio and video clips on the topics Animals, The Environment, Transportation, Customs and Traditions, Health and Fitness, Discovery and Invention, Fashion, Economics.
  • Demonstrate understanding of appropriate conversation skills in varying levels of formality and contexts.
  • Participate in formal class discussions and debates using appropriate vocabulary and register.
  • Give 3‐5-minute academic presentations using appropriate structure, transition markers, vocabulary, and register.
  • Identify the main ideas and distinguish relevant supporting details of brief formal or academic listening passages on general topics.
  • Utilize notes on formal or academic listening passages to demonstrate comprehension.
  • Identify main ideas and key details expressed in a group discussion listening passage on general or conversational topics.
  • Summarize the main points of a brief academic listening passage.


  • Listen for and demonstrate use of peak vowel stress, focus word stress, and thought groups in spoken interactions and presentations.
  • Listen for and demonstrate intonation of lists.
  • Demonstrate connected speech with final /t/ /d/.
  • Listen for and demonstrate intonation for attitude and emotion.
  • Listen for and demonstrate use of weak and strong forms such as a, an, the, do, does, to, from, at, of
  • Listen for and demonstrate awareness of vowel omission and silent letters such as /b/ /g/ /l / /tʃ/
  • Demonstrate comprehensibility in discussion and pair/individual presentations.