English / M2101
All course material is available on URCA’s Intranet and must be downloaded prior to the beginning of each session.
The extent of your work as far as vocabulary and grammar review exercises are concerned depends entirely on your level and how you feel about the proposed topics. Even if you feel comfortable, it is always a good thing to review vocabulary and grammar. For each unit, more advanced practice may be found on line. Please make sure you review the provided links and resources. This work can be done, at least for one part, during the sessions.
Like grammar review, TOEIC practice activities aim at helping everybody reach a common basic ground. It is obviously more work for those of you with a lesser command of the language. To some of you, with greater fluency, it might seem like child’s play, but the final exam each semester seems to indicate that quite a few of you wrongly take it for granted – this being said, it is no brainer. TOEIC activities, whether vocabulary, grammar, or listening, are also provided to help you prepare for the test that you are encouraged to take in semester 4 (for more information on the TOEIC, please refer to the International Relations page on the URCA website).
Whatever your strengths or handicaps, it is entirely up to you what you make of the resources we provide. Unlike in secondary education, you are not being assessed every other week or so, so you really have to take your fate into your own hands as far as English is concerned (and not just English…). Your personal efforts and engagement will be assessed in the final exam only.