Английский язык для общих академических целей. Основной курс - 2
- to improve student’s ability to read and understand journal articles, texts, lectures from different perspectives
- to increase student’s comprehension of spoken English
- to strengthen student’s speaking and writing skills in a range of different disciplines
- to systematically and progressively develop students’ academic skills, language, and critical thinking
- to learn topic-based vocabulary
- to develop the students’ general capacity to a level that enables them to use English in their professional and academic environment granted that they are provided
- To develop skills of using basic listening techniques (predicting, understanding main ideas and details)
- To form skills of note-taking
- To improve understanding of dialogues and polylogues on both familiar and unfamiliar topics
- Presentation (informative/descriptive/argumentative/persuasive speech)
- To develop understanding of lectures and learning context
- Dialogue on general, academic and professional topics. (active listening, questioning, responding to questions, emphasizing, discussion strategies)
- To form understanding of text structure
- Writing a summary of a text
- To develop understanding of articles, reports, straightforward and specialised texts concerned with contemporary problems at the threshold/vantage/effective operational proficiency level
- Writing an essay (opinion, discussion)
- Monologue (informative/descriptive/argumentative/persuasive speech)
- To develop skills of using basic reading techniques skimming and scanning (predicting, understanding main ideas, understanding details)
- Writing an academic e-mail
- Topic 1. Networks and innovationInternet, modern technology. Contextualizing. Identifying referencing in a text and using referencing in writing. Writing an introduction. Linking expressions. Passive voice. Managing a discussion. Listening: using visuals to assist with understanding information. Speaking: supporting an opinion; managing a discussion; correctly referring to other people’s ideas. Reading: identifying references in a text. Writing: writing an introduction. Vocabulary: linking expressions. Grammar: active and passive voice.
- Topic 2. ConsumptionConsumption, mass market, advertising. Comparison, comparative adjectives. Writing a conclusion. Listening: descriptions of similarity and difference; comparative adjectives. Speaking: seminar discussion. Reading: comparison in text; identifying authorial stance. Writing: writing an effective conclusion. Grammar: comparisons.
- Topic 3. Crime and punishmentLaw and order. Maximizing and minimizing language. Hedging language. Evaluative language. Writing an argumentative essay. Cohesive language. Listening: identifying main arguments and supporting evidence; maximizing and minimizing language. Speaking: hedging language; presenting arguments for and against. Reading: evaluative language. Writing: planning, organizing and writing an argument essay. Vocabulary: synonyms and other cohesive language.
- Topic 4. EnergySources of energy. Problems and solutions. Writing about problems and solutions. Evaluative vocabulary. 'It' and 'There' structures. Listening: the language of problems and solutions. Speaking: researching and preparing group presentation. Reading: identifying problems, solutions, and evaluation in a text. Writing: planning and organizing a problem-solution essay. Vocabulary: evaluating vocabulary. Grammar: ‘It’ and ‘There' structures.
- Topic 5. ProgressCause and effect language. Cautious language. Identifying cause and effect relationship in listening and in reading. Planning and writing a cause and effect essay. Listening: understanding key cause and effect language. Speaking: using cautious language. Reading: identifying cause and effect relationships in a text. Writing: planning, organizing and writing a cause and effect essay. Vocabulary: cause and effect language.
- Interim assessment (4 module)0.3 * Final assessment + 0.25 * Independent work assessment + 0.2 * Oral assessment + 0.25 * Written assessment
- Oxford EAP. A course in English for academic purposes. Intermediate/B1+ Student's book (+ DVD), Chazal, E., Rogers, L., 2013
- Oxford grammar for EAP : english grammar and practice for academic purposes with answers, Paterson, K., Wedge, R., 2013