Skills for English Language Tests II

  1. Course Synopsis 

This course is a continuation of “Skills for English Language Tests I”. In addition to the introduction of the essential Language Learning Strategies (LLS) to further enhance students’ writing and speaking skills in the academic context, it reviews the LLS for the reading and listening tests. Furthermore, related Test-Taking Strategies (TTS) are provided 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 three units: reading and listening skills, essay writing skills and use of vocabulary and grammar in speaking skills; 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 reading, writing, listening and speaking tests.



build up students’ proficiency in the four skills - reading, writing, listening and speaking. 



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



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








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