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Практический курс английского языка: грамматика, фонетика, практика устной и письменной речи

Язык: английский
Кредиты: 8

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The course leads students towards the C1 level according to CEFR in all aspects and skills. The course covers a wide range of topics, and students are involved in a variety of activities that let them progress in both productive and receptive skills. Students will have the opportunity to engage with longer and denser texts of various genres and registers. They will be able to develop their social and academic competencies as the course implies group, pair and project work.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The principle goal is formation of professional and academic competencies (including instrumental and social and personal competencies), defined in the Education Standard of HSE in the field of study 45.03.02 “Linguistics”. The main goal is the development of foreign language communicative competence, including subcompetences: linguistic competence, sociolinguistic competence, discursive competence, strategic competence, sociocultural competence, social competence.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • plan and organise reading and listening self-study activities
  • use target vocabulary items to produce oral and written speech on the topic
  • be able to demonstrate the ability to analyze oral texts in respect of phonetic phenomena and to transcribe them
  • be able to demonstrate the ability to use phonetic means in combination with lexico-grammatical means to achieve communicative goals and verbal influence, involving professional communication
  • be able to demonstrate the understanding of basic intonation patterns of English and their functions
  • be able to demonstrate the understanding of basic phenomena in segmental and suprasegmental phonetics, required to form pronunciation skills
  • be able to demonstrate the understanding of peculiarities of the articulatory basis of the English language compared with that of the Russian language
  • be able to demonstrate the understanding of phonetic systems of English and Russian
  • be able to demonstrate the understanding of the articulatory features of English vowels and consonants, rules of word and sentence stress
  • be able to demonstrate the understanding of the rules of phonostylistic variation of phonetic means
  • be able to develop the ability to bring out and correct pronunciation mistakes in the flow of speech
  • be able to expose skills of phonetically correct speaking according to the modern pronunciation standard
  • be able to expose skills of reading and speaking in monologues and dialogues
  • be able to plan and organise an outline for the production of a descriptive monologue
  • be able to use discourse markers for the logical organisation of a descriptive monologue
  • be able to use target grammatical structures to produce a descriptive monologue
  • be able to use target vocabulary items to produce a descriptive monologue
  • be able to write a formal email
  • choose and use different reading strategies
  • communicative strategies of presentation delivery
  • establish rapport with the audience
  • know communicative strategies of participating in a discussion
  • know main types of listening and the strategies specific to different listening types
  • know main types of reading and the strategies specific to different reading types
  • know the criteria for the acquisition of the vocabulary items
  • know the features of a paragraph and essay organisation
  • know the main types of listening and the strategies specific to different listening types
  • know the main types of reading and the strategies specific to different reading types
  • know the main types of reading and the strategies specific to different reading types
  • know the strategies for listening for gist and listening for specific information
  • know the strategies for survey, skim and scan reading
  • know the strategies of taking notes to develop note-taking skills
  • know the types of dictionaries (collocation dictionaries, dictionaries of synonyms and antonyms, phraseology dictionaries) and their importance in a learning process
  • know the types of dictionaries (collocation dictionaries, dictionaries of synonyms and antonyms, phraseology dictionaries) and their importance in a learning process
  • know vocabulary items of B2+ and vocabulary items of C1, with the elements of C2 level used for the production of oral and written speech on the topics specified in the programme of the discipline
  • take part in the discussions on the topics related to the unit of the programme
  • to be able to use none-finite forms of the verbs in speech;
  • to differentiate the use of infinitive and gerund;
  • to express different attitudes by using modal verbs;
  • to have the skills to choose and use various grammatical patterns and techniques in the translation from/to the native/target language to achieve the ultimate communicative effect considering the character of the translated text
  • to have the skills to create oral and written discourse in the target language
  • to have the skills to use different language means to achieve a communicative purpose
  • to know the difference between modal verbs and other verbs;
  • to know the grammatical categories of the verb;
  • to know the none verbal forms of the verb and their functions in a sentence;
  • to be able to plan and organise an outline for the participation in a discussion with speaking partners
  • to be able to sustain a discussion as well as develop an individual response
  • to be able to use discourse markers for the logical organisation of a discussion with speaking partners
  • to be able to use target vocabulary items to participate in a discussion with speaking partners
  • to be able to write a review
  • to be able to write an article
  • to know the main types of listening and the strategies specific to different listening types
  • to know the main types of reading and the strategies specific to different reading types
  • to know the strategies for critical listening and dealing with fast speech
  • to know the strategies for listening for attitude, speaker purpose and feeling
  • to know the strategies for reading for detail, opinion, and attitude
  • to know the strategies for reading for specific information in publicistic and scientific texts
  • to know the strategies to detect speakers’ point of view and assumptions
  • to know the types of dictionaries and internet-resources
  • to know the vocabulary items of B2+ and vocabulary items of C1, with the elements of C2 level used for the production of oral and written speech on the topics specified in the programme of the discipline
  • to use phonemes and intonation appropriately
  • to use target grammatical structures to participate in a discussion with speaking partners
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Topic 1. Practical course of the first foreign language (1st year). Module: Practice of Speech. Education, learning and intelligence.
  • Practice of Speech. Unit 1. Technology and professional orientation
  • Topic 2. Practical course of the first foreign language (1st year). Practice of Speech. Medicine. Health and Fitness.
  • Practice of Speech. Unit 2. Professional development in a globalized polycultural world
  • Practical Grammar. Unit 1. Pronouns. Syntax. Sentence. Members of the Sentence.
  • Topic 3. Practical course of the first foreign language (1st year). Practice of Speech. Changing cities. Architecture.
  • Practical Grammar. Unit 2. Members of the Sentence. Agreement between Subject and Predicate. Inversion. Punctuation.
  • Topic 4. Practical course of the first foreign language (1st year). Practice of Speech. Our World: Environment, Globalisation, World Heritage.
  • Topic 5. Practical course of the first foreign language (1st year). Practice of Speech. Technology.
  • Unit 1. Practical Grammar. Morphology. Finite Verbs. Tenses. Passive Voice
  • Unit 3. Practical Grammar. Modal Verbs. Oblique Moods. Noun.
  • Topic 5. Practical course of the first foreign language (1st year). Phonetics. Phonostylistic differentiation of oral discourse.
  • Topic 1. Practical course of the first foreign language (1st year). Phonetics. Introductory-correction course.
  • Topic 3. Practical course of the first foreign language (1st year). Phonetics. Word stress. Syllable division.
  • Unit 2. Practical Grammar. None-finite Verbs.
  • Unit 4. Practical Grammar. Article. Adjective. Pronoun.
  • Topic 2. Practical course of the first foreign language (1st year). Phonetics. Articulation of English vowels and consonants.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Exam Grammar
    The examination in Practical Grammar in Module 2 will be held in LMS. To do this, students need to have access to the site https://lms.hse.ru/, as well as a login and a password to enter. Headphones and a microphone are not required. Students can enter the platform well in advance, but the assignments must be started at the set time. Students, who start the test earlier than the specified time, causing the system to crash, will receive 0 points for the whole test. If during the writing of the test, the Internet does not work for some time, the student continues the test until the connection is restored. If the connection does not resume, the student takes screenshots of their answers, written in the absence of Internet connection, and sends them to the teacher. If the answers for the task on translation overlap for 80% or more among different students of one group, 0 points are awarded for this task to all the students who have such a coincidence. Any applications sent after the end of the test writing time will not be accepted.
  • non-blocking Exam Phonetics
    Examples of Final Assessment: 1. Read the given joke; 2. Retell the given joke; 3. Dialogue by heart; 4. Reading sentences in accordance with the given intonation pattern. The final grade is calculated according to the formula: TG = O practice of speech * 0,25 + O grammar * 0,25 + O phonetics * 0,2 + O exam * 0,3 Требования к проведению экзамена онлайн: к экзамену необходимо подключиться за 15 минут до начала. Экзамен проводится в устном формате. Для участия в экзамене студент должен включить камеру и микрофон. На экзамене студенту необходимо будет выполнить 3 задания: прочитать шутку, пересказать ее и рассказать диалог наизусть. Во время экзамена студенту разрешено использовать ручку и чистый лист бумаги в качестве черновика. Запрещено общаться (в социальных сетях, с людьми в комнате), передавать свой вариант экзамена другим людям для его выполнения. Процедура пересдачи аналогична процедуре сдачи.
  • non-blocking Exam Practice of Speech
    In Module 3, Practice of Speech examination is taken on the examination week. The exam consists of two parts. A written part includes a lexical test. There are 40 questions in the test. The grade is calculated according to the following scale: 40p. – 10; 38-39p. – 9; 35-37p. – 8; 32-34p. – 7; 29-31p. – 6; 25-28p. – 5; 20-24p. – 4;15-20p. – 3; 10-14p. – 2; 4-9p. – 1; 0-3p. –0. An oral part includes 3 tasks: monologues, questions and answers, discussions. Oral part includes monologues, 3 questions and answers, discussion. For monologue and questions/answers part students form pairs. For discussions students form groups of 4. The maximum points for each exam element is 10: Monologue – 10 points. Questions and answers – 9 points + 1 point for active vocabulary. Discussion – 10 points. The Exam Grade is calculated according to the following formula - G exam= (G lexical test + G monologue+G questions/answers+G discussion)/4.
  • non-blocking Grammar
    The ongoing assessment in Grammar is calculated according to the formula: О = 0,2*Оtests + 0,2*Оcontact work + 0,1*ОLMS + 0,5*Оfinal test. The ongoing assessment (ОGrammar) is based on the following elements of control: 1) tests (О test = (О test 1 + О test 2 + …….) / О number of tests); 2) active contact work in class 3) tests in LMS; 4) final tests. At the end of each module the teacher indicates the date of deadline for checking the tests in LMS. If the tasks have not been completed by this date, the grades will be counted off, e.g. if a student got 7 out of 10-scale grading system but 5 compulsory tests were not done then the grade is 2 (7-5).
  • non-blocking Phonetics
    The teacher assesses the students` work during the classes: participation in dialogues and discussions, monologues and presentations, role-plays, written tasks fulfillment. The teacher assesses students` independent work in terms of homework completion of extensive reading and listening tasks. The grades are recorded in the register (decimal system 0-10), and the mean is calculated at the end of the year – Oaccum. The accumulated grade for a module includes the result of the ongoing control in the following way: Oaccum= 0,8* Оaud+ 0.2* Оtest Where Oaud is calculated as a sum of all forms of the ongoing control provisioned in the GSP (General Study Plan) and carried out during the classes.
  • non-blocking Practice of Speech
    The Current Grade in Practice of Speech is calculated according to the formula: О pr.o.sp. = 0,1*О contact work + 0,3*О quizzes + 0,3*О speaking/writing + 0,3*О final test 1. Contact work – student’s work in class comprised by the following constituent parts: attendance, active classroom participation, homework completion. The maximum grade for this type of assessment is 3. To calculate the final grade for this type of assessment a percentage formula is applied: О CW = О cumulative * 10/О max. points; 2. Quizzes – lexical or academic style tests which are aimed at controlling new knowledge and skills formation, timely correction of reaching strategies. The maximum grade for this type of assessment is 10. To calculate the final (cumulative) grade for this type of assessment the following formula is applied: О quizzes = (О quiz 1 + О quiz 2 + …….)/О total number; 3. Speaking and writing activities – monologues, debates, discussions, role-plays, round-table discussions, projects, written products. The maximum grade for this type of assessment is 10. To calculate the final (cumulative) grade for this type of assessment the following formula is applied: О speaking/writing = (О speaking 1 + О speaking 2 + …….)/О total number; 4. Final tests – the lexical test on the entire Unit. The maximum grade for this type of assessment is 10. To calculate the final (cumulative) grade for this type of assessment the following formula is applied: О test = (О final test 1 + О final test 2 + …….)/О total number.
  • non-blocking Practice of Speech Contact work
    Contact work – student’s work in class/at home is comprised by the following constituent parts: attendance, active classroom participation, self-study activities. Each class you receive +/- for each constituent part. The number of pluses is calculated and then the following formula is applied: О CW = О cumulative * 9/О max. points. The maximum grade for this type of assessment is 9. You may earn 1extra point if you complete >90% of Smart LMS activities. Thus, you may receive 10 as the final grade for this type of assessment. If a seminar is held online, active classroom participation is graded under the condition that the student keeps their camera on.
  • non-blocking Practice of Speech Speaking/Writing
    Monologues, discussions, conversations with a partner, projects; written products – reviews, reports. The maximum grade for this type of assessment is 10. To calculate the final (cumulative) grade for this type of assessment the following formula is applied: О speaking = (О speaking 1 + О writing 1 + …….)/О total number. If a seminar is held online, speaking and writing activities are graded graded under the condition that the student keeps their camera on.
  • non-blocking Practice of Speech Tests
    Lexical quizzes and final tests on the entire unit which are aimed at controlling new knowledge and skills formation, timely correction of reaching strategies. The maximum grade for this type of assessment is 10. To calculate the final (cumulative) grade for this type of assessment the following formula is applied: О tests = (О test 1 + О test 2 + …….)/О total number.
  • non-blocking Exam
    The exam consists of 2 parts: I Written part (120 min.): 1) Lexico-grammatical test: -Fill in the gaps with the words that grammatically and lexically fit each gap. -Correct the mistakes in the following sentences. -Read the sentences below, Decide which answer (A, B, C or D) best fits each gap. -Rewrite the sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the given sentence, using the word(s) in brackets. Fill in the gaps with the correct forms of the words given in capitals. -Translate the following sentences into English. The scores gained will be transferred into 10-scale grades according to the following formula: 10 – 96-100% 9 – 91-95% 8 – 86-90% 7 – 78-85% 6 – 71-77% 5 – 61-70% 4 – 51-60% 3 – 36-50% 2 – 21-35% 1 – 1-20% 0 – 0% 2) Report II Oral part: Formal conversation with a partner To calculate the exam grade the following formula is applied: G exam= 0, 35 * G formal conversation + 0, 35 * G report + 0, 3 * G lexico-grammatical test The written and oral parts of the exam will be conducted in MS Teams. You are to join your MS Teams exam meeting at an appointed time. The written part of your exam is taken with the help of Smart LMS, during which you will be monitored by the examiners in MS Teams. You should keep your camera on during both parts of the exam (Written and Oral). Thus, you are to make sure that your web camera is enabled and you have all the equipment necessary to sit the exam. If you do not have it, please refer to your programme’s study office. The grades are formed according to the decimal system: 0-10. The Exam grade is rounded down from 0.1 to 0.5 and up from 0.6. Thus, 2.5 is rounded to 2.0; 2.6 – to 3.0Экзамен проводится в письменной и устной формах. Экзамен проводится на платформе MS Teams. К экзамену необходимо подключиться за 10 минут до начала. Компьютер студента должен удовлетворять требованиям: наличие рабочей камеры и микрофона. Для участия в экзамене студент обязан: явиться на экзамен согласно точному расписанию, при написании теста и устном ответе включить камеру и микрофон. Во время экзамена студентам запрещено: выключать камеру, пользоваться конспектами и подсказками, переходить на другие сайты и платформы. Во время экзамена студентам разрешено: делать черновые записи при подготовке к устному ответу. Кратковременным нарушением связи во время экзамена считается 5 мин. Долговременным нарушением связи во время экзамена считается более 6 минут. При долговременном нарушении связи студент не может продолжить участие в экзамене. Процедура пересдачи аналогична процедуре сдачи и проводится в письменной и устной формах.
  • non-blocking Grammar Tests
  • non-blocking Grammar Classwork
  • non-blocking Grammar LMS Tasks
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2020/2021 1st module
  • 2020/2021 2nd module
    0.3 * Exam Grammar + 0.25 * Grammar + 0.2 * Phonetics + 0.25 * Practice of Speech
  • 2020/2021 3rd module
    0.3 * Exam Practice of Speech + 0.25 * Grammar + 0.2 * Phonetics + 0.25 * Practice of Speech
  • 2020/2021 4th module
    0.3 * Exam Phonetics + 0.25 * Grammar + 0.2 * Phonetics + 0.25 * Practice of Speech
  • 2021/2022 1st module
  • 2021/2022 2nd module
    0.3 * Exam + 0.1 * Grammar Classwork + 0.1 * Grammar LMS Tasks + 0.1 * Grammar Tests + 0.05 * Practice of Speech Contact work + 0.15 * Practice of Speech Speaking/Writing + 0.2 * Practice of Speech Tests
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Gussenhoven, C. (2004). The Phonology of Tone and Intonation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=164285
  • New headway Academic skills: reading, writing, and study skills: level 3 : student's book, Philpot, S., 2007
  • Wallwork, A. (2016). English for Academic Research: Grammar, Usage and Style. New York: Springer. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=528290
  • Грамматика современного английского языка : учебник для вузов, Крылова, И. П., 2017
  • Гуревич В.В. - Практическая грамматика английского языка. Упражнения и комментарии: учеб.пособие - Издательство "ФЛИНТА" - 2017 - ISBN: 978-5-89349-464-8 - Текст электронный // ЭБС ЛАНЬ - URL: https://e.lanbook.com/book/100010
  • Дубовский, Ю. А. Английская коммуникативная фонетика [Электронный ресурс] : учебное пособие / Ю. А. Дубовский, Б. Б. Докуто, Л. Н. Переяшкина. — 2-е изд., стер. — Москва : ФЛИНТА, 2019. — 558 с. – ISBN 978-5-9765-1977-0. – Режим доступа: https://new.znanium.com/catalog/product/1047927
  • Евсюкова Е. Н., Рутковская Г. Л., Тараненко О. И. - АНГЛИЙСКИЙ ЯЗЫК. READING AND DISCUSSION 2-е изд., испр. и доп. Учебное пособие для вузов - М.:Издательство Юрайт - 2018 - 147с. - ISBN: 978-5-534-07996-8 - Текст электронный // ЭБС ЮРАЙТ - URL: https://urait.ru/book/angliyskiy-yazyk-reading-and-discussion-424085
  • Комаров А.С. - A Practical Grammar of English for Students. Практическая грамматика английского языка для студентов: учеб.пособие - Издательство "ФЛИНТА" - 2017 - ISBN: 978-5-89349-848-6 - Текст электронный // ЭБС ЛАНЬ - URL: https://e.lanbook.com/book/100033
  • Синтаксис английского языка : от слова к тексту : учеб. пособие, Сергеева, Ю. М., 2018

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Porter, D. (2007). Check Your Vocabulary for Academic English : All You Need to Pass Your Exams: Vol. 3rd ed. A&C Black Business Information and Development.
  • Self, R. (2016). Giving effective academic presentations. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.EB2D8CDD
  • Дубовский Ю.А., Докуто Б.Б., Переяшкина Л.Н. - Английская коммуникативная фонетика: учебное пособие - Издательство "ФЛИНТА" - 2019 - ISBN: 978-5-9765-1977-0 - Текст электронный // ЭБС ЛАНЬ - URL: https://e.lanbook.com/book/122603