By John and Liz
Engl , 182
Credit Hours: 6
credit hours ( 12 hours a week )
Year / Semester / Level: First
Year , Level Two
Course Prerequisite: None
Headway Intermediate is a fourteen-unit English language course
basically designed to develop student’s language abilities. Each unit
systematically provides general language input (i.e. structures,
vocabulary and everyday social expressions) and language skills
development ( i.e. reading , speaking ,listening and writing ). Most
language activities involve authentic texts nicely chosen to encourage
students to use the language effectively in different life situations.
Every unit has a certain theme or function such as communication, the
way we live , telling stories , shopping ,describing people and places,
talking about people's experiences , giving advice , talking about
well- known discoveries and inventions -----------etc. Throughout the
unit , there are ample opportunities for students to read , write ,
listen and speak about their own life and experiences .In terms of
grammar and vocabulary , students will have a certain familiarity with
many structures and topic related words or lexis in order to communicate
in different real life situations .
brief, this course book has an integrative syllabus. The four language
skills are integrated and developed in context and the topics are
selected from a wide variety of material to motivate students and
encourage them to practice and use the language they learn.
end of the course, students are expected to be able to :
Read and understand different reading texts and answer comprehension
Use context to guess the meaning of words or expressions and use them in
a variety of real life situations.
Communicate effectively and meaningfully in polite conversations,
discussions and many language functions.
Use the language they learn (i.e. vocabulary, structures, ---etc)
outside the context of teacher – learner situations.
Use a bilingual dictionary skillfully to look up the meaning of new
words, idioms and collocations.
Practice grammatical structures and common social expressions through
dialogues or polite conversations.
Listen to dialogues or conversations and consequently do the related
Write a short coherent and guided paragraph using structures and
vocabulary learned in the textbook.
Complete all relevant writing activities in the Workbook.
course combines the best of English language teaching methodologies to
help students use English accurately and fluently.
following approaches and methods are highly recommended to teach this
Communication which requires the use of pair work , group work and role
play. This can be extremely beneficial and enjoyable for students to
realize that they can operate as real language users.
appropriate elicitation skills especially in the teaching of oral
productions, telling stories, or describing places.
writing practice to enable students to be productive learners.
order to help achieve the aims of the course book, the following
instructional aids will be used:
-Pictures, tables, graphs in the student's book .
Student’s performance and progress will be evaluated as follows:
Exam 50 %
&Home works 10 %
Attendance & Participation 10 %
Components of the Syllabus
Headway Plus – Pre- Intermediate Student's Book
Headway Plus - Pre- Intermediate Workbook
Headway Teacher's Book