Skills for English Language Tests I

  1. Course Synopsis 

This course introduces the essential Language Learning Strategies (LLS) to improve students’ writing and speaking skills in the academic context and Test-Taking Strategies (TTS) to assist students to prepare for English language tests. Exemplars are used to assist students to increase their understanding of particular skills, content or knowledge in any given situation and articulate established criteria and standards. The course is divided into two major parts: 1. Describing academic data with analysis and evaluation 2. English pronunciation and fluency development. In each unit, a number of LLS and TTS will be introduced to students through discussion of exemplars and extensive practice. To promote self-regulated learning and learning beyond the classroom, e-resources related to English language learning, namely mobile apps, online self-access platforms, will be introduced.       



  1. Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOs) 

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: 



acquire a set of language learning strategies and test-taking skills to improve their performance in writing and speaking tests.



build up students’ proficiency in writing and speaking. 



acquire the useful vocabulary and language needed for writing and speaking.  



enhance English pronunciation and fluency.


develop their autonomy in English language learning and test preparation through utilizing e-learning tools.  









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