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teaching program about english lexicology

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teaching program about english lexicology

    Teaching program about English

    Lexicology

    1 Natures, purpose and task

    English Lexicology is mainly about introducing how to analyze and study the phenomenon of Modern English vocabulary, revealing the laws in Modern English vocabulary and guiding practice in Modern English. It deals with characteristics and law of words (such as form, contents, development of a word and what it apply for), the relationship between words (the relationship between form and contents) and related transformation among various words. The task of this course is to study the phenomenon of Modern English vocabulary by learning theories in Semantics of Modern English and Grammar, which are related to Modern English Lexicology. It aims at guiding practice in Modern English. This course has to be taught by complete English. Students’ activity and discussion in the class,

    homework, thesis writing should all be finished in English. In this course, teaching has occupied over 98% as a major required subject.

2 Teaching objects

     Undergraduates in Grade3 who major in English teaching

3 Credits: 2

4 Time arrangement

     The first semester in Grade 3, 2 class hours a week, 32 class hours totally.

5 Teaching aims and contents

Chapter 1: a general survey of a word. Class hours: 4

    Key points and difficult points: the definition of a word; the relationships between word and lexical item, between word and vocabulary.

    Contents and aims: Class instruction or discussion is based on three parts:

    Part 1 definition of a word

    Part 2 meaning and concept

    Part 3 word, lexical item and vocabulary

    At the beginning of the instruction, the students are supposed to get a general idea of what lexicology is, definition of a word, the relationships between lexical item and vocabulary and the nature and aim of education.

    Chapter 2: morphological structure and word-formation. Class hours:

4

    Key points and difficult points: word-formation, content morphemes, grammatical morphemes, allomorphs

    Contents and aims: Word-formation should be clearly classified in six basic ways for students and some exercises require to be practically analyzed by students on class. In addiction, students are supposed to have a clear picture on the basic concepts such as content morphemes, grammatical morphemes, allomorphs, root, base and stem, but also master the main process of English word-formation and minor processes of English word-formation.

Chapter3: word meaning. Class hours: 4

    Key points and difficult points: The relationship between meaning and the object, between meaning and motivation and main types of word meaning

    Contents and aims: Students are supposed to know the relationship between meaning and the object, between meaning and motivation and main types of word meaning. As for motivation, students are required to identify onomatopoeic motivation, semantic motivation and origin motivation.

Chapter4: semantic relations. Class hours:4

    Key points and difficult points: Hyponymy, antonyms, synonymy among words.

    Contents and aims: Class instruction or discussion is based on the classification, various meaning relations between words on the paradigmatic axis. Paradigmatic relations existing between words not only define the words meaning but also function as the main criteria underlying the semantic classification of words.

    Chapter 5: the changing English vocabulary. Class hours: 4 Key points and difficult points: Polysemy and the tendencies in semantic changes.

    Contents and aims: Student are supposed to know the constant changes of English vocabulary, the definition of neologisms and archaisms, and four tendencies in semantic changes.

Chapter 6: English idioms. Class hours: 4

    Key points and difficult points: The characteristics and classification of English idioms and

    Contents and aims: Students are supposed to know that English idiom is characterized by semantic unity and structural stability. Idiomatic turns of expression are usually forcible, terse and vivid; the same meaning could be set forth in some way, but not with equal

force and brevity.

    Chapter 7: British and American English. Class hours: 4 Key points and difficult points: The growth of American English and its characteristics. The differences between American English and British English

    Contents and aims: Class instruction or discussion is based on the knowledge of the growth of the growth of American English and its characteristics. The most important point is how to identify British English and American English in the aspect of pronunciation, spelling and vocabulary.

    Chapter 8: English Dictionary and How to use them. Class hours: 4 Key points and difficult points: the definition, characteristics, types and usage of dictionaries.

    Contents and aims: students are supposed to know the definition of dictionaries, characteristics of dictionaries, types of dictionaries and how to use English dictionaries.

6 Teaching methods and means

    The main instructional material used in this course is An Introduction to English lexicology with Lin Chengzhang its chief

    editor. The teaching process is in the principle of student-oriented and teacher leading. Centered the book is in this course, extra introduction of the developing situation of English lexicology and its direction is necessarily needed in order to make student to have a comprehensive and systematic knowledge of it.

    During the course teaching, analyzing, summarize and leading method are combined with the latest information of the teaching content, which can help students completely understand the theoretical knowledge. Simple information is just needed simple taught. Instructional material is play the main role in the course teaching, but related information can be added if needed. After learning the basic definition of the book, students need to finish the tests behind each chapter, and teachers will help if necessary. Teachers need to extract the essence in each chapter and sometimes teach it by discussion.

7 Textbooks and reference books:

     1) Textbooks:

    rd A Lin Chengzhang. An introduction to English lexicology. [M],(3

    edition). WuHan University Press (2005)

     B Zhang Weiyou. A Course in English Lexicology [M].Central

    China Normal University Press (1997/2004)

2) Reference books:

     A Zhang Yunpei. An Introduction to Modern English lexicology[M].

    Beijing Normal University Press(2004).

     B Wang Rongpei&Lu Xiaojuan. A Course in English Lexicology [M]. Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press(1997).

     C Lu Guoqiang. Modern English lexicology[M]. Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press(2007).

     D Lin Fumei. Modern English lexicology[M]. Anhui Education Press(1985).

     E Wang Rongpei. Modern English lexicology[M]. Shanghai Foreign Language Press(2000).

     D Carter,R&McCarthy,M.(eds.) Vocabulary and Language Teaching .Longman(1988)

     E Chang chengguang. English idioms and interpersonal meanings.

    Sun Yat-sen University Press(2004).

8 The way of test

    This course would be a closed-book examination.

    Teaching program of International Trade

    Practices

    1 Characteristics, purpose and task

     1) Characteristics of this course

     This course is one of the most important compulsory courses for students who major in business English.

     2) Teaching task and purpose

     By learning this course, students are supposed to know the basic definition and theories in the International Trade Practices, the temperamental international trade and the whole operational procedure during import and export practices, and can handle international trade sales practically. And through practicing or analyzing the real cases, students can develop the abilities of discovering, analyzing and settling problems, and creating, which solid foundation for latter study are.

2 Teaching objects

     Undergraduates major in business English

    3 Credits: 2

    4 Time arrangement

     The sixth semester in Grade 3, 2 class hour a week, 32 class hours totally.

    5 Teaching aims and contents

     1) Teaching aims: The theoretical part is mainly analyzing the cause and results in the international trade (what are the source of trade profit and the definition of distribution); the policy part is mainly introducing the barriers to international trade, the step of encouraging export, policies in other trade and productions, WTO, etc. It includes:

     A Introduction to International Trade

    B Terms of International Trade

     C International Trade Procedure

     D Trade Form

     E WTI and Globalization of Trade

     2) Teaching contents:

     Week 1: Introduction to International Trade

     Week 2: Barriers to International Trade

     Week 3: E-commerce

     Week 4: Review Session

     Week 5: Terms of Commodity; International Cargo Transportation

     Week 6: International Cargo Transportation Insurance; Term of

    price

    Week 7: International Payment; Claim, Force Majeure and

    Arbitration

    Week 8: Basic Theories in International Trade Procedure Week 9: How to launch a Profitable Transaction

     Week 10: Business Negotiation and Establishment of Contract

     Week 11: Agency, Distribution and Consignment; Tenders

     Week 12: Futures Trading; Counter Trade

     Week 13: WTO: Objectives, Functions, Principles and Structure

     Week 14: Overview of WTO Agreements

     Week 15: Globalization of Trade and Future of Global Trade

     Week 16: Review Session

6 Teaching methods and means:

     1) Teaching methods: teaching, presentation, cases analysis and

    workshop

     2) Teaching means: combine class teaching with media teaching,

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