Basic English is a core compulsory course for non-English major undergraduates of SCNU as an important part of their general education. In this course, the textbook of iEnglish is selected as the principle teaching resources. iEnglish enables learners to encounter, or meet the kinds of texts in humanistic and sociological subjects, native language and challenging tasks . Besides, the major task of this course is to cultivate students’ comprehensive ability of reading, writing ,listening and speaking general English in life, as well as their ability of cross-cultural communication between Chinese and foreign cultures, so as to meet the students’ basic needs of college study, international communication, and future work and employment, and enhance their autonomous learning ability and cultural literacy.
IELTS Writing consists of two tasks, Task 1 to describe, compare and report data in line graphs, pie charts, tables, bar charts, maps and diagrams, and Task 2 to argue, discuss or solve problems. This online training course aims to train students in analysing and reporting data in various graphics as well as demonstrating their critical thinking skills and organising techniques in compositions.