English for General Academic Purposes. Advanced Course - 2
- The objectives of the course are: - 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 provide material for the students to revise, consolidate and extend their command of English grammar and vocabulary; - to develop the students’ reading skills to enable them to skim the text for main idea, to scan the text for specific information, to interpret the text for inferences, attitudes and styles, to deduce meanings from the context; - to develop the students’ listening skills to enable them to understand and apply specific information from the input; - 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 with the specific notions and vocabulary in the course of their studies.
- to read authentic academic texts on different disciplines;
- to listen to different lectures for following structured note-taking tasks and completing exercises;
- to speak (present, discuss) on different academic issues.
- to write paragraphs and essays
- Money and Commerce
- Unit 2. Earth Science.
- Unit 3. Medieval Culture.
- Unit 4. Materials Engineering.
- FINAL ASSESSMENTThe 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%. Writing is assessed against criteria. Period of FA: 10 days prior to the fourth module’s session. The release of examination papers: during the session. 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.
- Written AssessmentWritten assessment includes: minimum 1 reading test, minimum 1 listening test, minimum 2 vocabulary and grammar tests, minimum 2 written works (paragraph + essay). Written assessment elements can be taken during the course of 10 days after they took place if a student has a medical certificate. The 10-day period starts from the last day of the medical leave.
- Oral AssessmentMonologues, discussions
- Independent Work AssessmentIndependent work includes activities that students do at home, in the classroom and online. The elements of independent work cannot be retaken.
- 2022/2023 4th module0.25 * Independent Work Assessment + 0.3 * FINAL ASSESSMENT + 0.2 * Oral Assessment + 0.25 * Written Assessment
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