090 Course Syllabus


  • North Star-Focus on Reading and Writing-Intermediate.
  • Fundamentals of English Grammar, Betty Schrampfer Azar.
  • 090 Student Supplement Booklet.

(Course books are available in Shuwaikh Bookstore).


Course Description:

Buthaina Al Othman

Office Hours:

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday: 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Kh 3, 2nd floor, Room # 12

E-mail: balothman@hotmail.com

Tel: (965) 484 9146 Ext.7287

This is a General English non-credit course. The main objective of this course is to enforce students reading, listening, writing, and speaking skills. It emphasizes the learning of vocabulary and grammar in context. Students will be introduced to writing techniques; such as, brainstorming and outlining, to improve their academic writing skill. It is a CAEL course that requires computer-lab work once a week. This course encourages critical thinking and allows a student-centered classroom environment.

Grade Computation:


  • Quizzes:
  • click 090 website for more details on syllabus and schedule.


  • Midterm Exam: April 11


  • Final Exam: May 22



  • Role is taken everyday.
  • Being late 3 times is considered as two (2) hours of absence.
  • 3 absences = First warning note.
  • 6 absences = Second warning note.
  • 10 absences = Administrative Failure.