Course Details

Course Information Package

Course Unit TitleBASIC ENGLISH
Course Unit CodeAENG101
Course Unit DetailsBSc Maritime Studies (English Required Courses) - BSc Computer Science (Required Courses) - Dip Graphic Design (English Language) -
Number of ECTS credits allocated0
Learning Outcomes of the course unitBy the end of the course, the students should be able to:
  1. Use oral and written language effectively.
  2. Communicate thought clearly and accurately.
  3. Analyse written and oral material.
  4. Compose texts.
  5. Express ideas orally and in writing producing organised and clear work.
  6. Use the vocabulary needed for effective communication.
  7. Apply grammatical rules in various contexts.
  8. Show knowledge of the basic structure of the language.
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Recommended optional program componentsNONE
Course Contents

An intensive study of the language which includes aspects of grammar and syntax leading to development of students' writing and oral skills.

In particular, the course covers the following:

introduction to major structural and grammatical areas of English:

Parts of Speech



Verbs: Main, Auxiliary

Statements (Affirmative, Negative, Interrogative, Imperative)

Tenses (Simple Future, Simple Present, Simple Past, Future Perfect, Present    Perfect, Past Perfect, Continuous Tenses)

word order, use of conjunctions, sentence structure and synthesis which lead to paragraph and composition writing

writing paragraphs and compositions (narrative and descriptive)

informal letter writing (giving news and invitation)

vocabulary development through reading and listening to passages based on various topics including the use of synonyms, antonyms and phrasal verbs

comprehension: reading texts on various topics, comprehending, analysing and reproducing new pieces of work

development of oral communication skills through dialogues, role play, class  discussions on passages, articles, books, films and current issues

spelling and punctuation rules

Recommended and/or required reading:
  • Kathleen o’Brien, Fiona Longden, English for Adults (2 or 3),Latest Edition, Greece, Grivas Publications,2006 or
  • Olivia Johnston, Mark Farell, Ideas & Issues, Intermediate,Second Edition, UK, Chancerel International Publishers Ltd, 2008
  • Derek Sellen, Grammar goals, Updated edition, Black Cat Publishing, Canterbury, 2008
  • The Concise Oxford Dictionary, UK, Oxford University Press, 2004
Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is delivered to students by means of lectures conducted by the instructor. The major method of teaching is the interactive communicative approach based on the principles of functional language learning and teaching. Audio-visual aids, class discussions, pair and group work and other communicative drills are among the instructor’s tools to keep students’ interest alive and elicit the maximum participation from students. Students are also encouraged to make extensive use of the Internet.

Assessment methods and criteria
Class work5%
Final Exam60%
Language of instructionEnglish
Work placement(s)NO

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