- - to have a good command of English grammar and vocabulary;
- - to possess academic reading skills which can enable students to skim the text for main idea, to scan the text for specific information, to interpret the text for inferences, attitudes and styles, to deduce meanings from the context;
- - to attain academic writing skills which will enable them to respond to input applying information to a specified task, to elicit, to select, to summarize information in a range of writing activities, such as essays, articles, reports;
- - to acquire academic listening skills to enable students to understand and apply specific information from the input;
- - to pick up academic speaking skills which can allow them to use general, social and professional language, to negotiate, report, explain, summarize and develop a discussion;
- - to own general capacity at a level that will enable them to use English in their professional and academic environment granted that they are provided with the specific notions and vocabulary of economics, mathematics, statistics, banking and finance in the course of their studies;
- - to have an ability to apply knowledge of the English language, to develop their social competence skills, to form their behavioural stereotypes and professional skills necessary for successive social adaptation of graduates.
- Possess the required listening and speaking skills
- Obtain necessary for studying in ICEF professional vocabulary
- Can use familiar vocabulary and grammar structures appropriately
- Can structure two types of IELTS essay, possess academic reading and writing skills
- Can use vocabulary and grammar structures for IELTS appropriately
- Possess the required reading, writing, listening and speaking skills for IELTS
- Intensive course (September)General English Professional (ESP) English Grammar & Vocabulary (in low groups)
- Academic Listening & SpeakingListening includes: - General comprehension (listening for gist, listening for detailed information, recognizing relevant/irrelevant information, signposting and importance markers, recognizing sentence connections: reference, addition, contrast, cause and effect, listing; evaluating the importance of information). - Lectures (identifying the topic and main themes, identifying relationships among major ideas, comprehending key information, identifying supporting ideas and examples, retaining information through note-taking, retrieving information from notes, inferring relationships between information supplied in a lecture, taking efficient notes from a lecture). Speaking includes: - Seminar skills (agreeing and disagreeing, clarifying, questioning, persuading, emphasizing, concluding, interrupting; evaluating ideas and actions, presenting solutions, recommending action, comparing and contrasting, probability and possibility, cause and effect, criticizing). - Presentation skills (introductions and stating the purpose, signposting, creating interest and involving audience, using rhetorical questions, emphasizing and highlighting key points, preparing the audience for visuals, how to use an OHP, summaries, conclusions and closing courtesies; body language and non-verbal communication).
- Academic Reading & WritingReading includes: Predicting, skimming, scanning, detailed reading, guessing unknown words from context, understanding text organization, recognizing argument and counter-argument; distinguishing between main information and supporting detail, fact and opinion, hypothesis versus evidence; summarizing and note-taking. Writing includes: - Essay content and structure (patterns of organization, paragraphing, discussion – argument/counter-argument, advantages and disadvantages, topic sentence and supporting ideas, coherence and cohesion, punctuation, quoting and referencing, avoiding plagiarism, bibliographies). - Functions (generalization, definitions, exemplification, classification, comparison and contrast, cause and effect, process and procedure, interpretation of data). - Style (passive constructions, avoiding verbosity) - Punctuation.
- Grammar & VocabularyFamiliarizing with vocabulary and grammar structures
- Intensive course (May - June)IELTS preparation
- Interim assessment (4 module)0.12 * December exam + 0.2 * Home assignments + 0.4 * IELTS exam + 0.2 * March Mock exam + 0.08 * October Mock exam
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- English for economics in higher education studies : course book, Roberts M., 2012