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Бакалавриат 2020/2021

Английский язык промежуточный - 1

Направление: 38.03.01. Экономика
Кто читает: Отдел сопровождения учебного процесса в Совместном бакалавриате ВШЭ-РЭШ
Когда читается: 1-й курс, 1, 2 модуль
Формат изучения: без онлайн-курса
Язык: английский
Кредиты: 6

Course Syllabus

Abstract

This 200 level course is designed to reinforce and improve upon the skills that students have learned at the 100 level or through previous study. The focus of the class will be on improving comprehensive skills, with an emphasis on developing oral fluency. In addition, the course will include regular reading, grammar and vocabulary components taken from authentic or semi/graded authentic materials. Students will also focus on improving their critical thinking skills through writing and discussion of the topics covered in class. Topics will cover a broad range of issues, from social and historical topics to political and economic themes in order to expand upon the students’ knowledge of specialized vocabulary. Pre-discussion tasks will include vocabulary priming exercises, focused grammar practice, or authentic media presentations. Selected articles will be presented for analysis and discussion with further possible use as a writing topic.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • To improve student`s spoken English, grammar, listening and reading skills
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Students will improve their spoken English and critical thinking skills in discussions about topics taken from authentic or semi-authentic (rewritten to lower difficulty level) texts.
  • Students will aquire terminology and vocabulary related to the theme presented in class and incorporate these terms into their functional English vocabulary.
  • Students will consolidate and improve their basic grammatical knowledge as well as learn more advanced constructions.
  • Students will learn to synthesize class discussions and other media presentations and incorporate these ideas into their writing/speaking.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Topic 1
    Class Introduction: goals, expectations, grades Listening 1: Grammar: VERB TENSE –PRESENT/PROGRESSIVE Short Lecture Individual work Pair work Current Trends
  • Topic 2
    Grammar: VERB TENSE –PRESENT PERFECT/PAST Short Lecture Individual work Pair/Group work Topic: Sports Selected Reading TBD
  • Topic 3
    Grammar: VERB TENSE –FUTURE Short Lecture Individual work Pair/Group work Topic: Technology Selected Reading
  • Topic 4
    Grammar: CONDITIONALS – FUTURE – OTHER MODAL VERBS Short Lecture Individual work Pair/Group work Topic: Society/Politics Selected Reading
  • Topic 5
    Grammar: CONDITIONALS – HYPOTHETIAL – PAST AND PRESENT Short Lecture Individual work Pair/Group work Topic: Economics Selected Reading
  • Topic 6
    Grammar: MODALS OF NECESSITY MODALS OF POSSIBILITY/PROBABILITY Short Lecture Individual work Pair/Group work Topic: REVIEW Of PREVIOUS TOPICS Vocabulary Consolidation
  • Topic 7
    Grammar: REVIEW OF PREVIOUS POINTS Short Lecture Individual work Pair/Group work Topic: Art Issues Selected Reading TBD
  • Topic 8
    Grammar: PAST TENSE MODALS Short Lecture Individual work Pair/Group work Topic: History Selected Reading TBD
  • Topic 9
    Present Perfect Progressive Short Lecture Individual work Pair/Group work Topic: Psychology Selected Reading TBD
  • Topic 10
    Grammar: DEFINING AND NON –DEFINING RELATIVE CLAUSES Short Lecture Individual work Pair/Group work Topic: Religion/Philosophy Selected Reading TBD
  • Topic 11
    Grammar: NOUN CLAUSES SUBJUNCTIVE NOUN CLAUSES Short Lecture Individual work Pair/Group work Vocabulary Consolidation
  • Topic 12
    Grammar: ARTICLES AND DETERMINERS Short Lecture Individual work Pair /Group work Topic: Environment Selected Reading TBD
  • Topic 13
    Group work Topic Science Selected
  • Topic 14
    Grammar: INFINITIVES AND GERUNDS Subject Verb Inversion Short Lecture Individual work Pair /Group work Topic: Controversial Issues Selected Reading TBD
  • Topic 15
    Grammar: REVIEW OF PREVIOUS POINTS Individual work Pair/Group work Topic: REVIEW Of PREVIOUS TOPICS Vocabulary Consolidation
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Participation/Preparation
    35%
  • non-blocking Quizzes
    30%
  • non-blocking Final test
    20% Midterm and Finals: The midterm will consist of a vocabulary and grammar that is covered in the course. Due to the necessity of the online format of teaching, the final exam will be speaking only, and will require knowledge of the articles, grammar and vocablary that we covered during the semester.
  • non-blocking Midterm
    15% Midterm and Finals: The midterm will consist of a vocabulary and grammar that is covered in the course. Due to the necessity of the online format of teaching, the final exam will be speaking only, and will require knowledge of the articles, grammar and vocablary that we covered during the semester.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (1 module)
    PASSING GRADE IS 65 – which is equal to a 4 in the HSE system. If a student has a failing quiz average, fails the midterm and the final, the student will fail the course.
  • Interim assessment (2 module)
    PASSING GRADE IS 65 – which is equal to a 4 in the HSE system. If a student has a failing quiz average, fails the midterm and the final, the student will fail the course.
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Berry, R. (2018). English Grammar : A Resource Book for Students (Vol. 2nd edition). [Place of publication not identified]: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1753147
  • English for economics in higher education studies : course book, Roberts, M., 2012
  • Longman business English skills: meetings and discussions, O'Driscoll, N., 1997

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Cambridge BEC Higher 2 : student's book with answers: examination papers from University of Cambridge ESOL examinations: English for speakers of other languages, , 2004