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Undergraduate > LANG 1008
English for University Studies II

LANG 1008


Course Text

  • The main course text, English for University Studies II, will be provided by the Center for Language Education.

Supplementary Course Materials

Module 1

Unit One

 

Week 2

Lesson One

Video: Graham and Kin
Task 2a  Task 2b Task 3a
Task 3b Task3c Part One Task3c Part Two

Lesson Three

Video: Wai Yan Rakhorst

Week 4

Lesson One

Video: David Henry Hwang
Part 1       Part 2       Part 3
Part 4       Part 5       Part 6
Part 7       Part 8       Part 9

Unit Two

 

Core video for this unit

Website: "The Chinese Diaspora" (Annenburg/CPB)
http://www.learner.org/courses/worldhistory/unit_main_26.html

Week 5

Lesson Two

Two texts to download, read and bring to class:
"Wake up and smell the coffee"
"The People's Latte"

Week 6

Lesson One

Audio extracts from "The Chinese in Malaysia" from "Asian Diasporas" on the BBC.
Follow-up reading at:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4308241.stm
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
Part 4 Part 5 Part 6
Part 7 Part 8 Part 9

Lesson Three

Audio extracts from "Chinese in Canada" from CBC archives.

Week 7

Lesson One

Audio extracts from "The Diaspora and Politics" from "Asian Diasporas" on the BBC.
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
Part 4 Part 5 Part 6
Part 7 Part 8 Part 9


Module 2

Unit One

 

Week 8

Lesson One

Link to website: www.6billionothers.org

Link to four interview-statements on the NPR website:
1. Do what you love
2. Creating our own happiness
3. Living what you do every day
4. Life is wonderfully ridiculous

Lesson Three

Video: Dr Arthur McNeill and Professor David Zweig discuss the
'World Map of Happiness'

Lesson Four

Download the text for this lesson:
"The Filipina sisterhood: An anthropology of happiness"

Week 9

Lesson One

Video: A Youtube video about Bhutan

Video: Dr Arthur McNeill and Professor David Zweig discuss
'Bhutan'

Week 10

Lesson One

Video: A "60 minutes" video about Denmark:
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=3841772n

Lesson Two

Take a brain sex quiz from the BBC:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/sex/add_user.shtml

Download the text for this lesson:
"The truth about science and sex"

Unit Two

 

Week 11

Lesson One

Link to website for first core video for this unit
"Globalization and Economics"
You will have to register on this site before you can access the video. It will only take you a few minutes. The video link is then in the bottom left-hand corner of the page which will open. You can also open a video transcript from there.

"Globalization and Economics" video: A study guide

Lesson Four

Download and print the text for this lesson:
"Walls are going up all over the world"

Week 12

Lesson One

Link to website for second core video for this unit
"Global Popular Culture"
The video link is in the bottom left-hand corner of the page which will open. You can also open a video transcript from there.
"Global Popular Culture" video: A study guide"

Lesson Three

The original listening about globalisation and language comes from the BBC website.
You may find it easier, however, to listen to these extracts:

First Speaker

        

Fourth Speaker

Second Speaker

        

Fifth Speaker

Third Speaker

        

Sixth Speaker

Weeks 13/14

 

Information and texts for the reading examination.

"Lang 1008 Reading Examination"

Text A

Text B