ELPA Information for 1003I

Report
To pass LANG 1003, you need to achieve
an overall average of ELPA 4
(course assessments + ELPA post-test)
What you should do to reach
the target this semester
Targets for Spring (Course + ELPA)
Course
Target (Course + ELPA) for Spring
1003I
4
Targets for Spring (Course + ELPA)
Course
ELPA

Assessed Writing Task
22%

Assessed Discussion
18%

Vocabulary Tests
15%
Easy target

Participation
5%
Easy target

Reading

Listening

Vocabulary

Writing

Speaking
40%
Easy targets
Vocabulary Tests (15%) Participation (5%)
Target for Spring
18 out of 20
6 out of 7
6
15 out of 20
5 out of 7
5
12 out of 20
4 out of 7
4
Challenging targets
• Teach to the test?
No!
• ELPA practice?
No!
• Regular exposure to authentic English
Yes √
• Make good use of the weekly 6 hours’
out-of-class learning
Yes √
Challenging targets – ELPA Reading
• Reading materials in the textbook
• Materials you find for the assignments
• Read an article a week (e.g. SCMP, The Guardian, Time,
The Economist)
• Links and generic comprehension questions will be
provided.
Challenging targets – ELPA Listening
• Be attentive in class.
• Listen to 1 to 2 short videos (e.g. BBC Words in the news,
TED Talks) every week.
• Links and generic comprehension questions will be provided.
• Use the resources given on the course website
http://lccourses.ust.hk/courses/lang1003i/listening/
Challenging targets – ELPA Vocabulary
• Wordlists - 3K, 5K, Academic Word List (AWL) & 10K
http://143.89.111.154/elpa/vocabulary/
• Vocabulary learning strategies
http://lccourses.ust.hk/courses/lang1003i/vocabulary/
• Use the resources given on the course website
Target for Spring
You could focus on AWL + 3K
Challenging targets – ELPA Writing & Speaking
• What you learned in Fall, and what you are going to learn in
Spring, are all relevant.
Speaking
Writing
Topic Development & coherence
Task Fulfillment & coherence
Vocabulary range & accuracy
Grammar range & accuracy
Pronunciation
Vocabulary range & accuracy
Grammar range & accuracy

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