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2022/2023

Английский язык для общих коммуникативных целей. Базовый курс - 2

Статус: Факультатив
Когда читается: 3, 4 модуль
Охват аудитории: для своего кампуса
Язык: английский
Кредиты: 5
Контактные часы: 80

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. Intermediate Course -2” is a basic course on developing English skills for general communication purposes. Throughout the course, you will have multiple opportunities to work on the four major skills such as listening, reading, writing and speaking, through in-person interaction as well as online work. The course will boost students’ English-speaking skills by giving them a chance to take part in numerous discussions, presentations and other forms of spoken interaction and by expanding their vocabulary and grammar range. Students will learn how to write a variety of texts including CVs, emails, summaries, and essays. Students will also hone their reading and listening skills by reading extensively both authentic and adapted texts and listening to a variety of audiovisual resources that may include, but not limited to, podcasts, TED Talks, and everyday conversations. By the end of the course students will gain the skills and confidence to communicate effectively in English at B1 level (HSE Scale 40-49).
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • This course will help students improve their command of English for interpersonal and intercultural communication and develop their listening, reading, writing and speaking skills consistent with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), B1 level (HSE Scale 40-49). Students will practice different listening and reading strategies and will be equipped with the tools to properly compose written and oral texts common to communication for general purposes.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • To develop skills of using basic listening techniques (predicting, understanding main ideas and details)
  • To develop skills of using basic reading techniques skimming and scanning (predicting, understanding main ideas, understanding details)
  • To form skills of note-taking
  • To form understanding of text structure
  • To improve understanding of dialogues and polylogues on both familiar and unfamiliar topics
  • To develop understanding of lectures and learning context
  • To participate in dialogues on general topics (active listening, questioning, responding to questions, emphasizing) To produce monologues (informative/descriptive/reasoning) To produce presentations (informative/descriptive/argumentative/persuasive speech)
  • develop understanding of specialised complex longer texts/articles and reports concerned with contemporary problems (CEFR)
  • To develop writing skills: essay (opinion, discussion); email (business correspondence); CV.
  • To produce monologues (informative/descriptive/reasoning).
  • To produce presentations (informative/descriptive/argumentative/persuasive speech).
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Education
  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Trends
  • Arts and media
  • Crime
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking FINAL ASSESSMENT
    The interim exam lasts 70 minutes. The exam is written paper-and-pen test and is aimed at checking whether the student can demonstrate the acquisition of the learning objectives set. The exam consists of two parts, i.e. Reading and Writing that weigh 40% and 60% respectively in the total mark for the exam. The actual scores for Reading are turned into percentages which are tuned into a final mark out of 10 points. Grading scale: 10 =100 - 96%, 9=95 - 91%, 8=90 - 86%, 7 = 85 - 78%, 6 =77 - 71%, 5= 70 - 61%, 4 = 60 - 51%, 3 = 50 - 36%, 2 = 35 - 21%, 1 = 20 - 1 %, 0 = 0%. Period of FA: 10 days prior to the fourth module’s session. The release of examination papers: during the session. Retaking exams: till the 15th of October 2023. Time limit: 70 minutes online/offline. 1. Reading (R) Max. 10 points Students have no more than 20 minutes to complete the Reading part. Read the text. Possible reading tasks: • Correct option for each task (multiple choice). • Fill in the gaps (gap-filling). • Decide whether the statement is True, False or Not Given. 2. Writing (W) Write an essay on one of the topics given. Max. 10 points. Students should write a 250-word essay. Students have 50 minutes to complete the writing part. Grading formula: R* 0.4 + W*0.6 = 10. Period of FA: 10 days prior to the fourth module’s session. The release of examination papers: during the session.
  • non-blocking Independent Work Assessment (IWA)
    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 Oral Assessment
    Oral assessment includes 1 monologue on a given topic and 1 discussion.
  • non-blocking Written Assessment (WA)
    Written assessment includes: • 1 reading test, • 1 listening test, • 3 vocabulary and grammar tests • 1 essay.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2022/2023 4th module
    0.3 * FINAL ASSESSMENT + 0.25 * Written Assessment (WA) + 0.2 * Oral Assessment + 0.25 * Independent Work Assessment (IWA)
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • New language leader: intermediate : coursebook, Cotton, D., 2015

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • English grammar : a resource book for students, Berry, R., 2012
  • Практическая грамматика английского языка с упражнениями и ключами, Качалова, К.Н., Израилевич, Е.Е., 2019