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Язык для специальных целей (лингвистика)

Направление: 45.03.02. Лингвистика
Когда читается: 2-й курс, 1-3 модуль
Формат изучения: без онлайн-курса
Язык: английский
Кредиты: 8

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The course ‘English for Language and Linguistics’ is intended for second-year students who are training for the following majors: linguistics, cultural studies, translation and interpreting, teaching methods, philology. In order to master the discipline, students have to: • have achieved the intermediate level of the English language (B1+ / IELTS 5-6 / Int); • be able to use (the) foreign language as a tool to obtain information from foreign sources for educational and self-development purposes; • have a general idea about socio-cultural peculiarities of the country/ies of the foreign language; • be able to communicate efficiently and interact in the process of collaboration, taking in consideration positions of other counterparts; • be able to use major skills of cognitive, research and project activity; • be able to use ICT means for educational purposes. The course ‘English for Language and Linguistics’ is elective for second-year students of National Research University Higher School of Economics. It is designed for students who plan to take a course in the field of language and linguistics entirely or partly in English. The principal aims of the course are to teach students to cope with input texts, i.e., listening and reading, to extend professional vocabulary in the area of linguistics and linguistic studies as well as to develop academic writing skills. The students will be expected to produce output texts in speech and writing throughout the course. The syllabus puts emphasis on key vocabulary for language and linguistics and on words and phrases commonly used in academic English. It covers key facts and concepts of both language and linguistics development and focuses on the skills that will enable students to get the most out of lectures and written texts. Finally, it presents the skills required to take part in seminars and tutorials and to produce essay assignments.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The principal objectives of the course are: • the formation of foreign language communicative competencies, including sub-competencies: - Linguistic competence (lexical items and grammar rules knowledge); - Sociolinguistic competence (skills of using and interpretation of linguistic forms according to the situation/context); - Discursive competence (skills of understanding and logical composing of certain statements for the purpose of notional communication); - Strategic competence (skills of using verbal and nonverbal strategies for compensation of lack of knowledge; - Sociocultural competency (certain degree of sociocultural context knowledge); - Social competence (willing and readiness to cooperate with others, skills of situations control). • the formation of academic and professional skills by means of (the) foreign language.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • to know key terms and notions from the area of linguistics
  • to know the basics of the history of linguistics
  • to know the basics of the history of English and its spread
  • to be able to listen for general information and for detail
  • to be able to take notes in reading/ listening, using different note-taking strategies
  • to be able to make a plan of a text while reading
  • to be able to take notes in reading/listening, using different note-taking strategies
  • to be able to read for general information and for detail
  • to know most prominent linguists and linguistic schools
  • to be able to participate in panel discussion
  • to be able to use key vocabulary in spoken and written discourse
  • to be able to make a presentation
  • to be able to assess the results of their own/ their partner’s work according to the given criteria
  • to be able to write a paragraph
  • to be able to present the results of research
  • to be able to present the results of the research
  • to know the basics of the history of English
  • to be able to take notes in reading, using different note-taking strategies
  • to be able to present a talk on a given topic
  • to know the basics of the structure of language
  • to be able to make a summary of written texts
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • 2. Branches of Linguistics
    the unit introduces the basics of the structure of language; discusses branches of linguistics; provides exercises, discussion questions, activities and further readings related to the branches of linguistics
  • 3. Great Linguists
    the unit discusses how knowledge of language has developed since ancient times; outlines the most prominent linguists and linguistic schools; provides exercises, discussion questions, activities and further readings related to the history of linguistics
  • 5. The Spread of English
    the unit discusses the way the English language has spread around the world; outlines the implications of its development as a global language; provides exercises, discussion questions, activities and further readings related to the spread of English
  • 1. What is Language? What is Linguistics?
    the unit introduces the study of language; discusses some facts and misconceptions about language; presents particular features that distinguish human language from other communication systems; provides exercises, discussion questions, activities and further readings related to the study of language
  • 4. Brief History of English
    the unit introduces the basics of the history of the English Language; describes main periods of the development of English; provides exercises, discussion questions, activities and further readings related to the history of English
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking written
    written tasks include a summary, a paragraph, argumentation; For rounding the grades there used the following way. Figures 6, 7, 7, 9 are to be rounded upwards to the whole number, for instance 2,6 becomes 3, and vice versa. Figures 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 are rounded downwards, for example, 2,5 becomes 2.
  • non-blocking oral
    oral tasks include a talk, 2 presentations, debates; For rounding the grades there used the following way. Figures 6, 7, 7, 9 are to be rounded upwards to the whole number, for instance 2,6 becomes 3, and vice versa. Figures 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 are rounded downwards, for example, 2,5 becomes 2.
  • non-blocking class
    the teacher assesses the students’ work during the classes: participation in dialogues and discussions, home assignment and active vocabulary acquisition. Every week the teacher assesses the students’ performance in class- G class; For rounding the grades there used the following way. Figures 6, 7, 7, 9 are to be rounded upwards to the whole number, for instance 2,6 becomes 3, and vice versa. Figures 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 are rounded downwards, for example, 2,5 becomes 2.
  • non-blocking test
    A module test is taken at the end of each unit; For rounding the grades there used the following way. Figures 6, 7, 7, 9 are to be rounded upwards to the whole number, for instance 2,6 becomes 3, and vice versa. Figures 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 are rounded downwards, for example, 2,5 becomes 2.
  • non-blocking portfolio
    The teacher assesses the students’ portfolio at the end of each unit; For rounding the grades there used the following way. Figures 6, 7, 7, 9 are to be rounded upwards to the whole number, for instance 2,6 becomes 3, and vice versa. Figures 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 are rounded downwards, for example, 2,5 becomes 2.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (3 module)
    0.15 * class + 0.2 * oral + 0.25 * portfolio + 0.2 * test + 0.2 * written
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Kaplan R. B. (ed.) The Oxford handbook of applied linguistics. – Oxford University Press, 2010.

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Aronoff, M., & Rees-Miller, J. (2017). The Handbook of Linguistics (Vol. Second edition). Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1484987