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TAN TAO UNIVERSITY
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The curriculum of Tan Tao University (TTU) English studies aims to offer its training to produce high qualified bachelors who will be proficient in English and use it effectively in academic and non-academic situations, possess well-rounded knowledge about the language and cultures of English-speaking countries, have the ability and cultural knowledge to live, work and implement a renovation in a global English-speaking setting and international integration. Additionally, students will be equipped with the necessary skills to complete Independent English Study Projects, and will be prepared to apply to a post-graduate or Master’s program to further education and become an expert in their field of study.
Knowledge of Natural Sciences
Have basic knowledge of natural sciences and understanding the importance of the issues related to the field of study;
Knowledge of Social Sciences
Have basic knowledge of micro- and macroeconomics, political theories, Vietnamese laws and national defense;
Have knowledge of Vietnamese culture, society and tradition as well as the world’s civilizations.
Have a thorough grasp of general knowledge of English sound system, syntax, lexicology, semantics, pragmatics and discourse to understand the English language and use it as grounds for contrastive linguistics;
Have knowledge of culture, history, economy, society, people, politics, education, literary works, cross-cultural communication among the English-speaking countries;
Have fundamental knowledge of other areas of study modeled by the American liberal arts education;
Know research methodology in the fields of social sciences and humanities;
Obtain another foreign language, including Korean, Japanese, Chinese, French, etc.
Demonstrate a valid English test score of TOEFL PBT 600/ TOEFL iBT 100, or IELTS band 7.0 or equivalents.
Concentration Area Knowledge
Have an in-depth understanding about the general linguistics and the US-UK culture, society and literature;
Have a thorough grasp of general knowledge of English sound system, syntax, lexicology, semantics, pragmatics and discourse to understand the English language and use it effectively;
Have knowledge of the English-speaking countries’ cultures, cross-cultural communications, and in particular, the history and notable literary works of the US-UK;
Have a thorough grasp of general knowledge pertaining to translation and interpretation theory, which can be applied to relevant translation and interpretation activities;
Have basic knowledge of education, methodology, English-teaching situations, and work-related IT;
Have knowledge of dialectical or critical thinking and theories;
Have linguistic and socio- cultural knowledge as well as knowledge of interpretation & translation and English methodology to meet the always-changing needs of the society;
Four language skills proficiency -- listening, speaking, reading, and writing --in all academic and non-academic situations;
Accurate translation and interpretation of all text genres from Vietnamese into English and vice versa;
English writing proficiency in a variety of written forms to include essays, theses, announcements, letters, email correspondences and many other kinds of text;
The ability to apply English knowledge in a culturally appropriate and socially acceptable manner;
Applications of basic theories of education, teaching methods, in-class scenarios, classroom management, and IT for teaching and assessment.
Teamwork building skills that support the exchanging of information and sharing of ideas;
Competency in presentations and public speaking skills;
Strong independent study and research skills;
Adaptability and flexibility to the professional requirements and the job environments locally and globally;
Excellent time management and organizational skills.
English proficiency requirement
Students are expected to demonstrate a valid English test score of TOEFL PBT 600/ TOEFL iBT100, or IELTS band 7.0, or equivalents. Apart from that, they need to achieve a level for another foreign language that can be Japanese, Korean, French, Chinese or another common foreign language.
Demonstrate honesty, integrity, flexibility and enthusiasm in life;
Have a passion for self-improvement and committed to professional development plan for the effectiveness of the assigned work;
Confident and eager to confront short and long-term work challenges;
Demonstrate a professional attitude, observe disciplines, express dedication and take the responsibility in work-related tasks;
Responsibly committed to building social issue awareness for the betterment of the community.
- APPLICATION OF ACADEMIC KNOWLEDGE IN THE “REAL WORLD”
Application of academic knowledge in the “real world” and for continued self-study after graduation.
Be able to analyze linguistic and cultural factors, having a grasp of contemporary issues, and realizing the significance of English studies for international integration;
Have the ability and confidence to pursue a Master’s program at international universities in Vietnam or abroad.
Being proficient in English significantly increases employment options for SHL graduates. Graduates can apply for numerous types of positions and in a variety of sectors, including:
Employees in cultural sectors, hospitality and tourism, diplomacy, customer services, human resources, business, import-export companies, and in organizations, offices or companies in which the English language is used.
Translators and/or Interpreters opportunities include: publishing houses, notary publics, mass communications, banks, financial corporations, and hospitality and tourism agencies;
ESL teaching and management opportunities in the education sector via public and private schools, independent language centers or ESL start-ups projects;
Secretaries or assistants in companies, business enterprises, financial corporations, embassies, diplomatic organizations, and non-government organizations (NGOs);
Taking a Master’s program offered by international universities in Vietnam or abroad.
4 years, equivalent to 8 semesters; (the program length can be reduced thanks to individual students’ ability and conditions)
120 credits (not including credits for national defense and MOET courses)
Credits for national defense education and other courses required by MOET: not counted in cumulative grade point average.
- TTU core courses: 30 credits
- SHL core courses: 15 credits
- English major courses: 30 credits
- Courses required from concentration area: 15 credits
- Electives (from any Schools): 24 credits
- Internship or independent study: 06 credits
(Note: No more than 10 credits for internship or independent study).
|1||MACL102||Basic Principles of Marxism-Leninism||0|
|2||MACL103||Revolutionary way of Vietnam Communist Party||0|
|3||MACL104||Ho Chi Minh Thought||0|
|4||MACL105||Physical Education: Athletics||0|
|5||MACL105 (T1)||Physical Education:Tennis 1||0|
|6||MACL105 (T2)||Physical Education:Tennis 2||0|
|7||MACL106||National Defense & Security Education||0|
|TTU Core Courses|
|1||HUM101||Writing and Ideas||3||3||0|
|2||HUM102||Culture and Literature||3||3||0|
|8||MGT101||Introduction to Management||3||3||0|
|9||MGT102||Leadership and Communications||3||3||0|
|10||CHEM101 or PHYS101||Core Concepts in Chemistry/ Intro Mechanics||3||3||0|
|1||FL101||Foreign Language 1 (Japanese/Korean/Chinese, etc)||3||3||0|
|2||FL102||Foreign Language 2 (Japanese/Korean/Chinese, etc)||3||3||0|
|4||HUM205||Public Speaking & Forensics||3||3||0|
|1||ENGL184S||Readings in Genre||3||3||0|
|2||ENGL201||Introduction to Linguistics||3||3||0|
|3||ENGL233||16th Century English Literature||3||3||0|
|5||ENGL270||Classics of American Literature: 1860-1915||3||3||0|
|6||ENGL206||Variety in Language||3||3||0|
|7||ENGL451||Language, Culture, and Society||3||3||0|
|8||ENGL482S||Studies in Contemporary Theory: Culture, Politics, and Society||3||3||0|
|9||ENGL334||Shakespeare: Comedies and Romances||3||3||0|
|Courses for Culture & Literature Minor|
|1||ENGL221S||Introduction to the Writing of Fiction||3||3||0|
|2||ENGL108||Introduction to Cultural Studies||3||3||0|
|3||ENGL269||Classics of American Literature: 1820-1860||3||3||0|
|4||ENGL271||Classics of American Literature: 1915-1960||3||3||0|
|5||CUL301||Cross-Cultural Communication & Conflict Resolution||3||3||0|
|Courses for Translation-Interpretation|
|1||LING306||Introduction to Translation & Interpretation||3||3||0|
|3||INTE 301||Interpretation 1||3||3||0|
|Courses for TESOL|
|1||EDUC101||Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education||3||3||0|
|2||EDUC237||Contemporary Issues in Education||3||3||0|
|3||LING340||Theories & Methods of TESOL||3||3||0|
|4||LING342||Testing & Assessment||3||3||0|
|1||HIS271||History of South Asia||3||3||0|
|2||HIS272||History of Southeast Asia||3||3||0|
|3||ENGL302||Drama & Poetry||3||3||0|
|4||ESP401||English for Business & Tourism||3||3||0|
|5||ENGL 220S||Introduction to the Writing of Poetry||3||3||0|
|6||CALL301||Computer Assisted Language Learning in Linguistics (CALL)||3||3||0|
|1||ENGL493||Research & Internship/ Independent Studies||6||3||3|
TTU employs the credit-based training program. Therefore, students are advised to take the courses in an appropriate sequence. Following is a typical plan for a 4-year program of studies by SHL.
|HUM101, HIS101, MATH101, ECON101, MGT101||15|
|Spring||HUM102, HIS 102, ECON102, MGT102, CHEM102MACL105-106: Physical Education||15|
|Summer||Courses required by MOET|
|II||Fall||FL101, COMP201, HUM205, ENGL184S, ENGL108||15|
|Spring||FL102, EDUC101, ENGL211S, ENGL201, ENGL251||15|
|Summer||Courses required by MOET|
|III||Fall||ENGL233, ENGL206, ENGL 221S, ENGL334, CUL301||15|
|Spring||ENGL270, ENGL269, EDUC237, LING306, LING415, ENGL482S||18|
|Summer||2 Elective courses||6|
|IV||Fall||TRAN301, INTE301, ENGL271, LING304, ENGL451, LING427||18|
High school graduates or students of equivalent degrees who are healthy enough to complete their studies, in Good Academic and Disciplinary Standing, not under investigation, can apply to TTU. Additionally, target students must meet all the requirements that satisfy the MOET’s university student admission regulations and the TTU’s student admission plan.
The training procedure is divided into 8 semesters. (However, the program length can be reduced due to students’ ability and condition)
Taught 100% in English;
Taught according to the credit-based system;
Internship: in semester 8
Bachelor degrees are awarded to students who meet the following:
- Registered at TTU full time for at least four full semesters;
- Completed the requirements of at least one major degree program;
- Completed at least 120 semester hours or credits;
- Completed all TTU courses satisfying degree requirements with a cumulative grade point average of elective courses at least 1.67 or higher;
- Completed all TTU courses that satisfy major and/or minor requirements and all mandatory courses with a grade of at least 2.00 or higher;
- Satisfied the English requirement: TOEFL PBT 600 or IELTS band 7.0 or equivalent (see the conversion table among the standardized tests);
- Completed courses of physical education, national defense education and other courses required by MOET;
- Completed 4 credits for soft skills activities approved by Student Affairs department;
- Demonstrated to be a student in “Good Academic and Disciplinary Standing”, not under investigation.