Vocabulary & Grammar for Reading 1
Public Speaking 1 - Getting started
Reading 1: Microfinance: a fair chance for the poor? p. 49
Listening 1 - Practice with Understanding Natural Speech- YouTube.
Class meets twice per week. One of the sessions each week (on Monday) is devoted to grammar and common vocabulary in academic sources. The purpose of this is to familiarize students with academic readings and at the same time provide a chance for students to read research materials from other courses in the program in their original language. This activity will be accompanied by one session (on Wednesday) to practice reading skills for public policy and economic materials.
In order to be able to read academic texts, students must develop a strong foundation in structures of academic texts at the sentence level. The course will familiarize students with these structures so that students are able to understand complex sentences in academic texts. The texts used in demonstrating these structures are taken from materials relevant to public policy and economics, which will also provide students with basic vocabulary in these areas.
Classroom instructions will be in both English and Vietnamese.