1. Curriculum Outcomes
            At CUPS students learn English in order to:
  • communicate effectively, in both speech and writing, in various situations to meet both the social and academic demands
  • acquire effective reading skills and strategies to understand, evaluate, and appreciate a wide range of texts
  • acquire good listening comprehension skills and strategies to understand and evaluate various listening excerpts
  • acquire thinking skills to make critical and rational judgments
  • become autonomous learners to manage their own learning by acquiring necessary study skills, setting their own learning goals and evaluating their own progress
  • cope effectively and efficiently with change, extended learning tasks, and examinations
  • become acquainted with current technological applications
  • attain an awareness of current individual, social, global issues
  • appreciate English as an international language
  • appreciate cultural differences and diversity
  • learn how to work effectively in teams
  1. Language Program Goals
General English Language Goals:
By the end of the program, the students will be able to
·         demonstrate reading competencies both in social and academic contexts
·         analyze a text
·         critically evaluate a text
·         react and respond to a text
·         demonstrate listening competencies both in social and academic contexts
·         analyze a listening excerpt
·         critically evaluate a listening excerpt
·         respond to a listening excerpt
·         write clear, smoothly flowing coherent and unified paragraphs
·         write paragraphs using academic rhetoric structures (compare & contrast, cause & effect, etc.)
·         express themselves fluently in both social and academic contexts
·         exchange ideas on current issues
·         argue for and/or against ideas
Academic Language Goals:
            Along with general language goals, the program aims to have students acquire necessary skills to pursue their academic studies at their departments. Hence, students will also be able to
·         understand lectures
·         take notes during lectures
·         participate in discussions & debates
·         apply various reading strategies to be able to complete various reading assignments
·         present ideas and information in an organized way in written assignments
·         deliver oral presentations
·         develop basic research skills
·         carry out various projects