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Written Expression course is addressed to first-year students of English at the Department of Letters and English Language- University of Mentouri Brothers, Constantine 1.

Written expression is one of the fundamental courses that first-year students of English should learn. Though it is a challenging task for English learners to learn, it is helpful in improving different skills. Through writing, they will be able to generate ideas and to connect them using meaningful sentences, appropriate grammar, spelling and punctuation. Before starting the writing process; students will learn the skills, the methods, and the techniques of writing. 

Written expression is a key course for first-year students of English because they will learn the basic rules and elements which constitute a piece of writing. They will study the major parts of speech and the building blocks of sentences (phrases and clauses). Then, they will study capitalization, punctuation, and the elements of a good paragraph. This knowledge acquired in the first year will be a basic background for learns to rely on and to develop it further.


British Civilization is a course addressed to first year master students. It enables the students to trace the history of ideas that the British governments adopted during the 20th century. The course aims at introducing the students to the history of Great Britain and the different ideologies adopted during that period of time (1900-1979). It highlights the political role played by the liberals ; conservatives and the labourites in shaping the history of the kingdom. 

"Literary Texts" course, which is intended for 1st year LMD students, introduces learners to the world of literature. The course allows students to be familiarized with notions and terminologies that are indispensably needed for the textual analysis of any literary text. The course will cover the major elements of the three literary genres: prose, poetry, and drama; in addition to presenting different literary texts that are from different backgrounds. The course’s highlights comprise reading texts, understanding them, and textually analyze them.


Written Expression is a fundamental discipline taught to learners of English. It helps students develop abilities to put their thoughts  in a meaningful form. The course "Paragraph Writing" is   addressed to first year students of English at the department of English faculty of Letters and Languages, University of Mentouri Brothers Constantine1. The course is intended to help students convey ideas through writing meaningful academic paragraphs. It covers the basic notions of grammar and writing, and offers necessary guidelines that help students write two types of paragraphs, namely: the narrative and the descriptive.

 


Research Methodology Course is designed for first year master students of English/ Applied Language Studies at the Department of English Language- University of Mentouri Brothers, Constantine 1.

Research Methodology helps students to conduct any scientific research. In their Master Degree, students are asked to know how to write a research proposal, so this course attempts to guide them to write their research proposal successfully. Throughout this course, the students will be able to recognize the different types, steps and components of acdemic research and will also know how to write a successful research proposal for future research works.
This course speaks mainly about fictional prose as one of the three literary genres of literature. In this course the teacher introduces short stories and novels as the most common samples of fiction. He defines both literary concepts and makes the difference between both. He also speaks about the origin of both pieces of writing along with their major chararcteristics. At the end of that course the teacher introduces elements of fiction that would enable learners to analyze any fictional work.
Written Expression is a module that enables learners to acquire the necessary knowledge to better master the linguistic code in order to write their assignments effectively. The present course, entitled ' The Essay Writing', is addressed to second year LMD students of English. It is designed to help students to put their ideas on paper in an understandable and well organized way. The course is divided into a set of learning units that allow students to acquire theoretical knowledge and develop their practical skills. It invites them to identify the elements of an essay, to read and examine different text models, and to produce essays in accordance with the elements and standards of an academic essay.
English Literature is a course that tackles major periods in the history of English Literature along with representative writers who reflect the concerns and issues of each period. The course includes the Romantic period, the Victorian Age, and Modernism along with texts produced by famous literary figures like John Keats, Percy Shelley, Lord Byron, Mathew Arnold, Robert Browning, Charles Dickens, Virginia Woolf, and William Butler Yeats. The course aims to enable students of third year to form a critical debate between different periods and movements so that to build critical opinion about changes in the status quo of each period and how these changes are reflected in the writings of these periods.
Course presentation:
Methodology tutorials are offered to second year students reading for a Bachelor degree in English along the academic for one and a half hours per week. Methodology tutorials are designed primarily as an introduction to the world of academic research, focusing primarily on research ethics and academic integrity.
Methodology tutorials introduce students to academic writing techniques that allow them master the scientific discourse. The latter is described as an objective discourse characterized by precision, systematicity, and rigor of the argument. The practice of these scientific writing techniques is introduced through multiple learning activities, such as paraphrasing, reformulating, and summarizing with concrete examples. Students are then introduced to the different citation styles that ensure the researcher's intellectual integrity, such as the MLA (Modern Language Association) and APA (American Psychological Association) citation styles most commonly used in the humanities and social sciences.
Examples used in Methodology tutorials include the insertion of direct quotations into the text, recognition of others ideas, use of footnotes, and insertion of bibliographic, electronic or printed sources. Students are also introduced to the use of different bibliographic sources, such as journal articles, books, research manuals, handbooks, dissertations and theses, speeches and lectures, monographs, and websites.
This course concerns Second Year students « Department of English » The course is presented in the second semester by the Literary Texts’ team The course is a sequential review of the main movements and oeuvres that have participated in the development of the American literature. Its main aim is to cover the most important literary influences from the colonial period till the postmodern one. It focuses on the most important literary texts, in terms of prose and poetry that marked the American Literature.
Study Skills Course is a guide developed to support the first steps of 1st year LMD students of English, reading for a BA degree at Mentouri University, Constantine.
Study skills course presents the set of skills university freshmen need to be equipped with in order to be engaged in the learning process. It makes the learner able to differentiate between active and passive learning and focuses on strategies to encourage him to engage deeper in the learning process. It will help the student become more aware that learning happens when he is actively engaged in it. Study skills also aims at making students rethink their own learning approaches as it helps them discover what type of learners they are and choose learning strategies that suit their their learning styles to maximize benefits from their study time.
This course is designed for first year Master students of English who are specialised in “Linguistics and Applied Language Studies”. Its main focus is about academic research and the different types of research. It is intended to help students get some insight about the methodology as well as the different procedures and steps of writing academic research.
Language and Culture is a course addressed to Master students of Foreign Language Didactics to broaden their intercultural perspective beyond the focus previously tackled in their licence degree. This course provides the students with the basic theoretical insights as regards the significance of culture and interculturality in foreign language teaching and learning.
Learning to write effectively in English is a fundamental discipline at the English Department(Constantine University). Students must learn all the adequate rules in order to write effective assignments in English.In this course,first year students are expected first to be able to develop an ability to write correct and meaningful academic paragrpahs, then to be aware ofall the features involved in order to write an effecient academic paragraph in English.To be familiar with two types of paragraphs,namely : The Descriptive and The Narrative Paragraphs.
This course explores the literary productions of the late 19th and the early 20th century in both Great Britain and the USA. It offers a set of prose and poetry texts of famous authors who witnessed the destruction and disruption caused by WWI such as James Joyce, T.S. Eliot, William Butler Yeats, Ezra Pound, William Faulkner and many others who marked the modernist era by their creativity and their rejection of old traditions.
This course introduces students to a range of aspects, not only of the English language but also of English and American culture. Indeed, students can learn about allusions and references to different aspects of English culture. They can also learn the historical context and cultural meanings of famous quotes and phrases.
The course of Modernist Literature does not confine the students to the traditions of England or the USA but includes the possibility of introducing them to traditions which inform English Literature, such as the study of Ancient Greek drama, and to literature in other contexts, such as European literature. It also provides the students with an alternative to the pervasiveness of “television culture” with its shallowness.
In sum, this course enables third year students to learn about the Modernist movement and its characteristics, and to develop personal criticism through the analysis of literary texts of the period. However, in addition to enhacing the capacity of critical thinking and citing evidence, this course is featured most of all by its aesthetic and emotional appeal.
This course is designed to introduce the learner to the basic concepts, tenets, and issues of general sociolinguistics, with particular focus on aspects of meaning that arise from the speakers’ interpretation of the linguistic items used in social ( real) context rather than the meaning of the proper entities of the linguistic system itself. Indeed, this course is particularly relevant to learners interested in learning English for communication and interaction. It provides theoretical knowledge of the key concepts introduced in the area of sociolinguistics and determines their relation to the cultural and social dimensions.
This is a course designed to introduce students to  Articulatory Phonetics ,with a focus on  both the practical and theoretical parts .  It  revolves mainly around the description of English Language sounds and their identification ,In addition to  the main  features that influence these sounds .
The ultimate goal is to provide the student with the  information and terminology needed  for the study of English sound Pattern, altogether with consolidating their knowledge about the phonetic transcription.
Corrective and Articulatory Phonetics is a course designed to First-year EFL students, UC1. It provides students with a theoretical canopy and a practical training needed to effectively pronounce English speech sounds. In this course, students will be introduced to the anatomy of the vocal organs with special emphasis on the technical terms used to describe the organs of speech situated along the vocal tract and the way these articulators move to produce speech sounds as well. Students, also, will learn and drill on (i) identifying, (ii) pronouncing, and (iii) transcribing English speech sounds using appropriate phonetic symbols.
Grammar for First year students at university is a cours introduced to students in order to reinforce their knowledge and improve their English grammatically. The cours is designed for Algerian students who have just joined university to pursuit studies in English as a field of specialization. The cours will highlight certain grammatical aspects which are considered as primary knowledge to use the language adequately. It aims at making students able to differentiate the huge difference between word functions and word categories. Once learners could distinguish which word/element in a sentence belongs to which category, they will study some word categories seperately as main lessons as articles, adjectives and adverbs. This course will enable learners to use spoken and written English correctly through intensive practice.
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