English for General Communication Purposes. Intermediate Course - 2
- 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.
- 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).
- 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%. 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.
- 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.
- Oral AssessmentOral assessment includes 1 monologue on a given topic and 1 discussion.
- Written Assessment (WA)Written assessment includes: • 1 reading test, • 1 listening test, • 3 vocabulary and grammar tests • 1 essay.
- 2022/2023 4th module0.3 * FINAL ASSESSMENT + 0.25 * Written Assessment (WA) + 0.2 * Oral Assessment + 0.25 * Independent Work Assessment (IWA)
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