The course aims to discusses the origin, the change and the development of the English language, from the linguistics aspects to the historical, political and cultural context which trigger the change of English language.

This course aims to develop students' listening ability. Students listen to various audios and  videos at natural speed in order to get accustomed to phonological changes, rhythms, and the pitch and intonation of natural spoken English. Students will also learn phrases and expressions typically found in English. The ultimate goal is to develop students' listening ability so that they can grasp the outline and the main point of the necessary information.

This course is the study of the sounds of English language and covers: manners and places of articulation;Vowels and consonants: segmentation and transcription: Suprasegmental features: pitch, stress and intonation at single sound and sentence levels:The international Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) English phonemes, allophones and consonant cluster

The course is designed to develop students  reading comprehension skills and critical thinking skills and to expand vocabulary, This course provides practice in skills such as identifying main ideas and supporting details, determining the sequence of events, using context clues, and drawing conclusions. Reading skills are refined to guide students towards mastery of deduction, inference, and figurative language

This course discusses some aspects of beliefs, perceptions and values across cultures that affect the way of speaking the language, thinking and behaving of people from particular cultures. By understand and aware the differences, it will improve cross-cultural awareness and communication


This course covers the influence of social background and identity to the variations of language

The course covers the study within the aspect of meaning in linguistics.  It

provides discussion to the meaning as the combination of word meaning, sentence meaning and his knowledge of the order of words. The course topics include : lexical semantics, sentence semantics and pragmatics, synonymy, antonymy, hyponymy and entailment, figurative language and schematic and framing in meaning construction