The course is designed to provide students with receptive (Listening and Reading) and productive (Speaking and Writing) skills at using English in communication. The emphasis is on the correct use of basic English structure, vocabulary, pronunciation, stress, and intonation patterns in oral communication as well as written communication through intensive classroom practice, such as dialogues and role-playing, as well as pair, group, and class activities. In addition, laboratory assignments and individual tutorials may be given on the basis of individual student needs. This is a theme-based course.