English Language Institute of United International University started functioning from day one of the university’s establishment in 2006. Its primary objective is to analyze the language need of the students, design and update necessary courses from time to time. The institute offers two courses- English I and English II. Both the courses are compulsory for the students of School of Business and Economics and School of Science and Engineering. There are 48 classes in total in both of these courses.

English I is the first fundamental English course offered to eliminate students’ deficiency in English skills. English I covers and enhances the four skills of English language. It is divided into two major segments: Speaking & Listening and Reading & Writing. This course aims at developing speaking and communication skills, academic writing, critical reading and listening skills. It includes reading comprehension,  grammatical items, speaking activities (impromptu and rehearsed), and a number of listening activities.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • use target language with grammatical accuracy, proper pronunciation and appropriate intonation
  • develop reading skills for comprehension and critical analyzing
  • use appropriate vocabulary in analytical writings and speaking
  • yield impromptu and rehearsed presentation
  • participate effectively as an individual or a member of a group and share constructive feedback

English II with two major segments-Speaking and Listening and Reading and Writing– is designed to help students to be more communicative and develop fluency in the target language. The students will get exposure of the writing processes: outlining, drafting, revising and editing. They will be able to apply their knowledge, making different forms of structured written pieces, particularly argumentation, persuasion, description, narration, compare-contrast, cause-effect, process analysis, etc. Students will participate in class discussions and read essays and articles on a regular basis. They will participate and deliver formal speeches as individual or in groups, maintaining appropriate pronunciation, pitch, stress, intonation, etc.  Relevant issues of grammar usage, spelling and mechanics will also be a part of the course. The course will help them to gain knowledge related to writing a research paper.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Read and comprehend different types of text to implement correct grammatical structures
  • Enhance vocabulary stock
  • Express opinions with proper example in both spoken and written communication
  • Write essays maintaining coherence, unity and appropriate organization
  • Share constructive feedback through active participation as an individual or a member of a group
  • Undertake research and develop research papers
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