ACADEMIC ENGLISH PREPARATION

ACADEMIC ENGLISH PREPARATION 
 
Course Description:
     The Academic English Program, or AEP, is designed for students who need to improve their English-language skills and plan to continue their study at a university level.
 
Course Objectives:
     The aim of the course is to improve the English language proficiency of students who have been identified as having a low level of English attainment, so that by the end of the course, they can actively participate in mainstream university courses to an international standard.


Students are to successfully demonstrate the following English language and study skills:


-          Academic Skills: summarizing, paraphrasing, making predictions, identifying gist, and using   graphs to aid comprehension
-          Critical thinking skills: analyzing, synthesizing, making inferences, understanding organization,   and drawing conclusions
-          Understanding and answering questions
-          Skimming reading and listening texts
-          Scanning reading and listening texts
-          Writing paragraphs.

 
AEP Courses:
1. Academic English Preparation 1 Intensive (AEP 1i)
     1.1 New students who attend KKUIC admission and are required to study AEP 1i for improving their English-language skills need to study AEP 1i course in the summer vacation    (May – July 2016) for 210 hours.
     1.2 This course will provide General English for the first 105 hours and the proceeding 105 hours will be Academic English. All four skills will be covered in each class, as following the Communicative Language Teaching style.An end of course demonstration will be encouraged, where students may demonstrate their skills they have developed during the course in front of their peers.
     1.3 After the 210 hours of study, the students will take the AEP 1i Exit test, and the criteria of the test results are:
 

 

Criteria

Result

0% – 49%

Study AEP 1course in the next semester and register for three KKUIC General Education courses, which will be suggested in the announcement of the exit test results.

50% – 79%

Study AEP 2course in the next semester and register for three KKUIC General Education courses, which will be suggested in the announcement of the exit test results.

80% – 100%

Exit AEPand register for the regular courses of the next semester listed in their programs.

 

 
     1.4 The cost of 210 hours of AEP 1i course is 27,000 baht (not including text books).
 

2. Academic English Preparation 1 (AEP 1)
     2.1 Students who finish AEP 1i in the summer and have an Exit Test score from 0% - 49%, will study AEP 1 course for 140 hours during the first semester of 2015. (The class schedule will be announced later on www.ic.kku.ac.th)
     2.2 This course provides General English for the first 70 hours and the proceeding 70 hours is Academic English. All four skills will be covered in each class, as following the Communicative Language Teaching style.
     2.3 After the 140 hours of study, the students will take the AEP 1 Exit test, and the criteria of the test results are:

Criteria

Result

0% – 49%

Study AEP 1course in the next semester and register for three KKUIC General Education courses, which will be suggested in the announcement of the exit test results.

50% – 79%

Study AEP 2course in the next semester and register for three KKUIC General Education courses, which will be suggested in the announcement of the exit test results.

80% – 100%

Exit AEPand register for the regular courses listed in their programs.

 

      2.4 AEP 1 course is instructed in the first semester, the fee for this course is included in the semester tuition fee, so the students do not pay for AEP1 course.
         
 
3. Academic English Preparation 2 (AEP 2)
     3.1 Students who finish AEP 1i in the summer and have an Exit Test score from 50% – 79%, will study AEP 2 course in the first semester of 2015. (The class schedule will be announced later on www.ic.kku.ac.th).
     3.2 This course will provide General English for the first 70 hours and the proceeding 70 hours will be Academic English. All four skills will be covered in each class, as following the Communicative Language Teaching style.
     3.3 After the 140 hours of study, the students will take the AEP 2 Exit test, and the criteria of the test results are:

Criteria

Result

0% – 49%

3.1 Study AEP 1course in the next semester and register for three KKUIC General Education courses, which will be suggested in the announcement of the exit test results.
3.2 Study AEP 1icourse next summer for 210 hours.

50% – 79%

Study AEP 2course in the next semester and register for three KKUIC General Education courses, which will be suggested in the announcement of the exit test results.

80% – 100%

Exit AEPand register for the regular courses listed in their programs.

 

 
     3.4 AEP 2 course is instructed in the first or second semester, the fee for this course is included in the semester tuition fee, so the students do not pay for AEP2 course.
 

4.  To Exit AEP:
     4.1 Students who study each AEP course and have the Exit Test score from 80% - 100%, will exit the AEP course.
     4.2 Students who do not pass the exit test of the last AEP course of the academic year need to contact KKUIC staff, where each student will be considered on an individual basis, and given suggestions on the options and what courses they may study next

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