The English Language Department at USAL pays attention for language learning, and builds strong foundation for the students so that they can comprehend and use English language better. The department also supports the newly admitted students and helps their integration in the programs easily. Through the Remedial Program, the department is tasked to raise the students’ standard of English, as it is the language of world business and science. USAL considers the language learning as one of the institution pillars for two key reasons: the university delivers many of its programs in English, and students’ proficiency of the language is essential for their professional career success.
The department has vowed to give only the best through a team of dedicated and qualified educators who are up-to-date with all the effective approaches, and trending means of teaching.
Through the English courses that the department is providing, the students will learn the four main English skills; Writing, Listening, Reading and Speaking. It also focuses on developing critical thinking and analytical skills.
The department also evaluates the newly-admitted students through placement tests which are designed to establish an estimated idea of each student’s English level.
|0 – 30||ENGL010- Remedial English I|
|31 – 49||ENGL020- Remedial English II|
|50 – 59||ENGL030- Remedial English III|
|60 and above||ENGL201- English Communication Skills|
ENGL 010: This teaching unit is a compulsory subject -based on the placement test results- provided at USAL to introduce the first level of remedial English. It is designed to help students have basic proficiency in the English language skills. Students learn and practice Grammar, Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking skills.
ENGL 020: This teaching unit is a compulsory subject -based on the placement test results- provided at USAL to introduce the second level of remedial English. It reinforces a set of skills taught in Remedial English I. The focus is on achieving specific communicative goals using advanced grammatical structures in speaking and writing.
ENGL 030: This teaching unit is a compulsory subject -based on the placement test results- provided at USAL to introduce the third level of remedial English. It aims at bridging the gap between Remedial II and English Communications Skills I. The focus is on critical reading across the discipline and acquiring research-related skills in writing.
ENGL 201: This course is designed to develop advanced reading and writing skills. Emphasis is on identifying and utilizing linguistic components in summarizing and synthesizing scholarly articles using APA documentation.
ENGL 202: The purpose of this course is to teach effective public speaking using various communication strategies, including cultural, verbal, and nonverbal. Listening, research, and critical thinking skills are enriched to deliver various types of effective communication.