English Diploma Course 3 (Science in Civilization)

Course Schedule

Class Weekly Topics Online Tasks Presentations OEL Agenda
1 Orientation and Course Overview Quiz 2024  
2 Discoveries/Inventions Discussion 1      
3 Discoveries/Inventions Worksheet Discoveries/
4 Discoveries/Inventions Presentation Prep   Galileo Galilei I  
5 Discoveries/Inventions Presentation Prep   Galileo Galilei II  
6 Presentation   Presentation Discoveries/
Inventions Presentations
Sir Isaac Newton I  
7 Galileo 1
(0:00 ~ 40:26)
Worksheets Galileo 1   Sir Isaac Newton II
8 Galileo 2
(40:26 ~ 1:11:41)
Worksheets Galileo 2   Michael Faraday  
9 Galileo 3
(1:11:41 ~)
Worksheets Galileo 3   Antoine Lavoisier  
10 Einstein 1
(0:00 ~ 22:55) /
Mapping new discoveries
Worksheets Einstein 1   Ole Roemer  
11 Einstein 2
(22:55 ~ 46:28) /
Mapping new discoveries
Worksheets Einstein 2   Christiaan Huygens  
12 Einstein 3
(46:30 ~ 1:24:20) /
Mapping new discoveries
Worksheets Einstein 3   Emilie Chatelet and
Voltaire I
13 Einstein 4
(1:24:20 ~) /
Mapping new discoveries
Worksheets Einstein 4   Emilie Chatelet and
Voltaire II
14 Presentation   Mapping new discoveries
Poster Presentations I
10+ OEL Deadline  
15 Presentation   Mapping new discoveries
Poster Presentations II

Course Can-do Goals

Speaking Skills

  1. I can participate in a small group discussion and express my opinions, feelings and reservations about a topic.
  2. I can give clear instructions and directions related to moderately complex, familiar, technical and non-technical tasks.
  3. I can comfortably speak formally or informally, on topics involving problem-solving or decision-making. I can make a detailed comparison.
  4. I can use a variety of sentence structures and idioms.
  5. I can correct myself or rephrase what I said when I know that people do not understand me.
  6. I can use a variety of strategies to keep the conversation or discussion going.

Listening Skills

  1. I can understand the main points and important details of a discussion, presentation, or news clip.
  2. I can identify the situation, relationship, mood and attitude of the people I listen to.
  3. I can understand formal discussions, informal discussions, and presentations on familiar topics if I am involved in the discussions and presentations.
  4. I can understand more complex vocabulary and less-common idioms.
  5. I can understand most of the content of videos lasting one hour or more.
  6. I can understand routine, classroom-related conversation.
  7. I can understand native speakers when they speak quickly to one another, although I might still have trouble.

Reading Skills

  1. I can read authentic text that is 1–2 pages long and moderately complex. I can locate and integrate, or compare and contrast information from a variety of visually complex sources.
  2. I can follow everyday instructional texts containing 10 – 15 steps.
  3. I can use an English-English dictionary, but mostly for confirmation and precision.
  4. I can read and understand both concrete and abstract language, dealing with facts, opinions and feelings.
  5. I can sometimes infer the meaning of a new word by the context or by the use of prefixes and suffixes in the word.
  6. I can paraphrase and summarize the main points of a reading section.

Writing Skills

  1. I can summarize longer texts without losing essential information.
  2. I can use complex structures, spelling and sentence mechanics with fairly good control, although my sentences may sound ‘foreign’ to English readers.
  3. I can write down several points from a clear news video clip.
  4. I can write a report or presentation comparing two products or describing a process.

IT Skills: Google Docs

  1. I can contribute to a shared document using GoogleDocs.
  2. I can create a document and share it with others using GoogleDocs.
  3. I can make a presentation using Google presentation software.
  4. I can use a spreadsheet to track trends.
  5. I can use a spreadsheet to create a graph about trends.

Academic Skills

  1. I can evaluate historically significant events and determine which could be considered breakthroughs.
  2. I can examine how breakthroughs in one area can lead to advancements in other areas.
  3. I can understand scientific concepts and go back and study the people involved in making the discoveries.
  4. I can understand how scientific research is affected by social norms, politics, and religion.
  5. I can understand how social norms, politics, and religion are affected by scientific discoveries and invention.
  6. I can research, develop and deliver a longer presentation.
  7. I can create and deliver a poster presentation.
  8. I can paraphrase or reword short sections of a video.
  9. I can use a thesaurus properly.