English for Aquaculture – ĐH Nha Trang

English for Aquaculture – ĐH Nha Trang

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CONTENT

UNIT ONE: WHAT IS AQUACULTURE?
1. Strategy:
a. SQ3R reading technique
b. Memory techniques for learning vocabulary
c. Strategy to understand difficult passages
2. Vocabulary: Basic fish species; physical characteristics; aquatic and aquaculture environment; types of aquaculture; verbs relating to aquaculture farming
3. Reading:
a. Scanning: Matching headlines with paragraphs: What is aquaculture?
b. Defining technical terms: Types of aquaculture
4. Listening:
a. Description of a species and its physical environment
5. Speaking:
a. Reading aloud: practicing pronunciation and reading in groups of words.
b. Discussing the past, present and current situation of aquaculture in a region of Vietnam
6. Grammar:
a. Identifying parts of speech and changing word forms with suffixes
b. Active and passive voice: simple present tense
c. Reference structure of definition and description

UNIT TWO: HOW TO SELECT A SPECIES?
1. Strategy: Study schedule to remember information; understanding complex sentences; locating main and supporting ideas
2. Listening: European Business Profile: Stofnfiskur
3. Vocabulary: Academic Word List and aquaculture word related to the growth cycle
a. Define academic words
b. Common antonyms in academic and aquaculture texts
4. Reading:
a. Reformulation of main ideas: Selection of Species
5. Grammar:
a. Review of parts of speech based on suffixes
b. Sentence structure: sentences, clauses and reduced clauses

UNIT THREE: IMPORTANT NUMBERS IN AQUACULTURE
1. Speaking: Information gap: Verbalizing numbers about the aquaculture industry
2. Listening:: News report about the export of shrimps: Fill in the blanks
3. Grammar and vocabulary: The language of graphics and trends in academic texts
4. Reading tables and figures about the export of shrimps.

UNIT FOUR: FISH DISEASES –CHARACTERISTICS, PREVENTION AND TREATMENT
1. Strategy: How to outline and summarize
2. Vocabulary:
a. Parts of fish and crustaceans
b. Symptoms, treatments, tools and diseases
3. Speaking:
a. Recognize symptoms
4. Grammar: Reference structure
a. Common prefixes and suffixes
b. Using reference structure of cause and effect and expressions of quantity
5. Reading:
a. Comprehension questions and review of grammar: Fish Vaccinations
b. Outline and summary: Diseases problems in the Shrimp Farming Industry
6. MIDTERM

UNIT FIVE: PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS
1. Vocabulary:
a. Hatchery, environmental issues, water quality parameters
2. Listening: Description of new aquaculture site and its effects on the local environment
3. Reading: 5 flaws of sea-cage farming
4. Speaking:
a. Using expressions to clarify understanding
b. Simulation of a meeting for the building of a new hatchery and sea cage fish farm
5. Writing:
a. Brainstorming
b. Writing a team report

UNIT SIX: FUTURE EMPLOYMENT (TO COME)
1. Vocabulary: Common careers in aquaculture
2. Grammar: Reference structure:
a. The language of process –Actions in sequence
b. The language of process –Method
3. Reading: Subject areas
4. Speaking: Reviewing content and practicing for interviews

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