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COMMUNICATION COURSE - PRPC

PRPC 0011- Beginning Communication

PRPC 0011 is a course for low beginner EFL learners. This course introduces the learner to active and minimal passive vocabulary acquisition, (2) speaking for general communicative purposes, and (3) active listening for comprehension and production of an appropriate response. The low beginner level will build on foundations from skills acquired resulting in the entry-level A2 level status and progress to the high A2 level. 

PRPC 0021- Beginning Communication

PRPC 0021 is a course for high beginner EFL learners. This course introduces the learner to (1) active and minimal passive vocabulary acquisition, (2) speaking for general communicative purposes, and (3) active listening for comprehension and production of an appropriate response. The high beginner level will build on foundations of the high A2 skills acquired in the low beginner level and progress towards the B1 level.

PRPC 0031 - Intermediate Communication

PRPC 0031 is a low intermediate level course for EFL learners. It continues to prepare students to achieve a higher level of vocabulary for communication, speaking routines and patterns, and listening skills for comprehension and response. This course exposes PMU students to the student centered, highly active and interactive EFL classroom environment and its performance requirements.

PRPC 0041 - Intermediate Communication

PRPC 0041 is a high intermediate level course for EFL learners. It continues to prepare students to achieve a higher level of vocabulary for communication, speaking routines and patterns, and listening skills for comprehension and response. This course exposes PMU students to the student centered, highly active and interactive EFL classroom environment and its performance requirements.

PRPC 0051 - Advanced Communication

PRPC 0051 is a low advanced level course for EFL learners. This course exposes PMU students to the student centered, highly active and interactive EFL classroom environment and its requirements. It continues to prepare students to use a higher level of vocabulary and more advanced speaking routines and patterns for communication as well as to listen for comprehension and response.  

PRPC 0061 - Advanced Communication

PRPC 0061 is a high advanced-level course for EFL learners. This course exposes PMU students to the student centered, highly active and interactive EFL classroom environment and its requirements. It continues to prepare students to use a higher level of vocabulary and more advanced speaking routines and patterns for communication as well as to listen for comprehension and response. CEFR mid B2 – high B2 and some C-level skills.

B- WRITING COURSE - PRPW

PRPW 0011 -Beginning Writing

PRPW 0011 is a beginner level course for EFL learners. It provides a foundation in English grammar with acquisition of present and past verb tenses in simple and progressive forms, as well as other beginning structures. Basic paragraph-writing skills are formed through an introduction to the writing process and the incorporation of organization, sentence structures and mechanics. In the reading component, students utilize comprehension strategies to improve understanding of basic reading passages and read daily to acquire the habit of reading. CEFR: entry-level A2 – high A2

PRPW 0021 -Beginning Writing

PRPW 0021 is a beginner level course for EFL learners. It provides a foundation in English grammar with acquisition of present and past verb tenses in simple and progressive forms, as well as other beginning structures. Basic paragraph-writing skills are formed through an introduction to the writing process and the incorporation of organization, sentence structures and mechanics. In the reading component, students utilize comprehension strategies to improve understanding of basic reading passages and read daily to acquire the habit of reading. CEFR: high A2-low B1

PRPW 0031 - Intermediate Writing

PRPW 0031 is a low intermediate-level course for EFL learners. The course focuses on expanding students’ reading comprehension, writing, and grammar proficiencies. In writing, having mastered basic and some complex sentences, the aim is the development of unified, coherently linked sentences, paragraphs, and elementary compositions. Topics in grammar are reviewed in context and more complex sentence structure is covered, with students expected to begin producing more sophisticated texts with greater facility and flexibility. In the reading component, it continues to prepare students to cultivate the habit of reading, to master essential reading skills, match appropriate skills to varied text types, and to decode new vocabulary in context. CEFR: Writing low B1 to mid B1, Reading A2 to high A2/low B1

PRPW 0041 - Intermediate Writing

PRPW 0041 is a high intermediate-level course for EFL learners. The course focuses on expanding students’ reading comprehension, writing, and grammar proficiencies. In writing, having mastered basic and some complex sentences, the aim is the development of unified, coherently linked sentences, paragraphs, and elementary compositions. Topics in grammar are reviewed in context and more complex sentence structure is covered, with students expected to begin producing more sophisticated texts with greater facility and flexibility. In the reading component, it continues to prepare students to cultivate the habit of reading, to master essential reading skills and match appropriate skills to varied text types, and to decode new vocabulary in context. CEFR: Writing mid B1-high B1/low B2, Reading low B1 – mid/high B1

PRPW 0051 - Advanced Writing

PRPW 0051 is a low advanced-level course for EFL learners. This course exposes PMU students to an increasingly student centered, interactive EFL classroom environment and the expectations in that environment. It continues to develop and strengthen students’ writing skills to include complex sentence patterns leading to well-organized and structured texts. In addition, students will continue to read daily, improve specific reading skills, acquire more passive and active vocabulary for communication, and expand awareness of complex grammar structures while advancing to internalization of those more familiar. CEFR: Writing high B1 to low B2, Reading mid-B1 to high B1

PRPW 0061 - Advanced Writing

PRPW 0061 is a high advanced-level course for EFL learners. This course exposes PMU students to an increasingly student centered, interactive EFL classroom environment and the expectations in that environment. It continues to develop and strengthen students’ writing skills to include complex sentence patterns leading to well-organized and structured texts. In addition, students will continue to read daily, improve specific reading skills, acquire more passive and active vocabulary for communication, and expand awareness of complex grammar structures while advancing to internalization of those more familiar. CEFR: B2 with lower level passing students achieving high B1 in reading and writing and the most advanced students attaining high B2s and Cs.

D. THEORIES AND APPLICATION LEARNING COURSE - PRPL

Theories and Application of Learning I (Study Skills 1)- PRPL 0011

PRPL 0011 is the Study Skills course for Intermediate intake students at PMU. This course aims to increase the opportunity for success of first year students by teaching proven academic learning strategies requiring in-depth analysis and consistent application, resulting in academic success and preparation for professional careers. These skills and strategies include organization skills, time management, note-taking, working with others, critical analytical thinking, presentations, research skills using E-brary and the library databases, test taking strategies and use of technology (Microsoft software applications) for class and homework assignments. The successful student will master a repertoire of skills that will provide great benefit to their professional careers, and enable them to become effective lifelong learners.

Theories and Application of Learning II ( Study Skills 2) – PRPL 0012

This course aims to give students an insight into Information Technology. It will assist in preparing the students for academic success for their professional careers. The skills include being able to create professional word documents, spreadsheets and presentations using Microsoft Office software package. It also includes the use of Internet Explorer to conduct research. Furthermore, the student will learn the ethical responsibilities of using the internet to conduct research.

E. MATHEMATICS – PRPM

The goal of the Mathematics component of the PMU Preparation Program is to enhance students’ understanding of mathematics in the English language as well as to prepare them for the study of college-level mathematics. Students entering PMU may possess some of the pre-requisite skills to do college-level mathematics, but they will need additional practice to be competent in college-level mathematics in English. The instructional strategies and assessments for these Preparation mathematics courses are designed to give students a necessary review of pre-college mathematics as well as to provide practice in speaking and writing about mathematics in English.  
Upon entering the PMU Preparation Year Program, all students will take a standardized mathematics placement exam. Students scoring 45 or higher on the ACT COMPASS Algebra Test; or 40 or higher on the ACT ASSET Elementary Algebra Test; and a Band 6.0 or higher on the IELTS English proficiency test or equivalent (with a minimum of Band 5.0 on each test component) may bypass PRPM 0011, and take PRPM 0012 or PRPM 0022 depending on their intended major. Whether or not a student achieves advanced placement, he or she must satisfactorily complete either PRPM 0012 or PRPM 0022 to continue into the college credit programs of PMU.
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