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2021/2022

Английский язык для общих коммуникативных целей. Основной курс - 1

Статус: Факультатив
Когда читается: 1, 2 модуль
Охват аудитории: для своего кампуса
Преподаватели: Абдулхакимов Мухиддин, Андрюшкина Юлия Александровна, Балашова Полина Сергеевна, Бородкина Елена Владимировна, Вайсман Анна Сергеевна, Виклова Анна Валерьевна, Волкова Марина Анатольевна, Воронцова-Менало Анна Сергеевна, Гаделия Анна Зазаевна, Денискина Юлия Викторовна, Егорова Ирина Сергеевна, Захарова Анна Викторовна, Катасонова Наталья Владимировна, Кириллова Нэлла Викторовна, Коновалова Ирина Александровна, Ладина Дарья Александровна, Левитская Галина Юрьевна, Леонов Тимофей Витальевич, Перышкова Екатерина Вячеславовна, Петрова Елена Николаевна, Савицкая Наталия Александровна, Сафонова Юлия Владимировна, Соломасова Диана Владимировна, Суворова Елена Владимировна, Хоч Елена Петровна, Черемных Анна Евгеньевна, Шилов Владислав Олегович, Юсипова Динара Рафаэлевна
Язык: английский
Кредиты: 3
Контактные часы: 48

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The discipline refers to the variable educational tracks offered to students of the curricula for bachelor's and master's degree at choice while mastering the optional course of English in accordance with the Concept of Development of English-language Communicative Competence of HSE Students. English for General Communication Purposes is a course that aims (1) to build students’ confidence in using English in different life situations and contexts, i.e. home, university, work, tourism, and (2) to develop students’ language skills and communicative competences to B2 level (HSE Scale 50-59). The course is designed to assist students in achieving the level of independent users through developing reading, listening, writing and speaking skills, attaining excellence in vocabulary management and grammatical accuracy. The course offers a variety of authentic materials that familiarize students with real English expressions and scenarios, provides an array of contemporary topics for discussion and develops 21st century skills such as critical thinking, text analysis, and digital literacy. The course develops a solid general English base for further success in learning English for academic or special purposes, taking international examinations, as well as future academic studies and research.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • This course helps students advance to the level of independent users of English for general communicative purposes and boost their language skills to B2 level (HSE Scale 50-59) via enhancing reading and listening comprehension, increasing effectiveness in spoken and written production, improving spoken interaction, promoting communicative language competences (vocabulary range and grammatical accuracy), and raising sociocultural awareness.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • follow a conversation between two or more speakers on a number of topics; give clear and detailed talks on a wide range of topics, expanding ideas with relevant examples, evidence, or arguments; communicate their opinions and reactions, providing explanations and examples; use appropriate written conventions when writing emails, summaries, etc.
  • understand articles, reports, straightforward and specialised texts; know the text structure; write down notes during listening for later reference
  • understand dialogues and polylogues on both familiar and unfamiliar topics; understand specialised complex longer texts/articles and reports concerned with contemporary problems; use basic reading techniques, skimming & scanning (predicting, understanding main ideas, understanding details); take part in dialogues on general topics (active listening, questioning, responding to questions, emphasizing)
  • understand lectures; use basic listening techniques (predicting, understanding main ideas and details); communicate their opinions and reactions, providing explanations and examples; produce monologues (descriptive/informative/reasoning); write emails, summaries
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Communication
  • Sport
  • Medicine
  • Transport
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Written assessment
    Written assessment includes: minimum 1 reading test, minimum 1 listening test, minimum 2 vocabulary and grammar tests, minimum 2 written works (email + summary). The elements of written assessment can be retaken, if a student missed them for a valid reason. The absence must be documented (e.g. doctor’s confirmation). The elements of written assessment must be retaken within 10 working days after the day a student returns to classes.
  • non-blocking Oral assessment
    Oral assessment includes minimum 1 monologue on a given topic and minimum 1 discussion in the format of a Q&A session.
  • non-blocking Independent work
    Independent work includes activities that students do at home, activities that students do in the classroom and online work. The elements of independent work cannot be retaken.
  • non-blocking Final Assessment
    The final assessment is held within 10 days before the exam period. The final assessment formula: (Listening + Writing) / 2 = 10 Listening: Max. 10 points (1 point for every correct answer) / Duration of audio file:5-7 minutes. Duration of the Listening part of the exam: no more than 20 minutes. / The recording is played twice. / Example: Listen to the audio file twice. 1. After you have listened to the file once, in questions 1-5 choose the correct answer (A, B or C) Example: The philosophy of water has taught the author... A) to promote his own glory and success. B) to promote the glory and success of others. C) not to promote glory and success. 2. After you have listened to the file twice, fill in the gaps in questions 6-10 using words or numbers from the text. Example: When it comes across an obstacle, water /_____________/ in a peaceful way. Writing: Max. 10 points Write a summary of the following text (text range: BE, AE, GE, ESP).Recommended word count: 10-30% of the total word count of the text. Duration of Writing exam part: no more than 50 minutes.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2021/2022 2nd module
    0.25 * Written assessment + 0.2 * Oral assessment + 0.25 * Independent work + 0.3 * Final Assessment
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • New language leader: upper intermediate : coursebook, Cotton, D., 2016

Recommended Additional 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
  • Booth, T. (2018). English for Everyone : English Vocabulary Builder (Vol. First American edition). New York, New York: DK. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1636939