English for General Communication Purposes. Advanced Course - 1
- • The complex development of skills and competences for general communication of the C1 level (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), HSE Scale 80-89 points); 2. The improvement of students’ command of English for interpersonal and intercultural communication; 3. The enhancement of receptive and productive skills related to general purposes; 4. The expansion of vocabulary on a variety of topics; 5. The expansion of grammar structures in use.
- 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 develop understanding of articles, reports, straightforward and specialised texts concerned with contemporary problems at the threshold/vantage/effective operational proficiency level
- 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 develop writing skills (email / summary)
- To participate in dialogues on general, academic and professional topics (active listening, questioning, responding to questions, emphasizing, discussion strategies).
- To produce monologues ( descriptive/informative/argumentative/persuasive speech)
- Education and employment
- Tourism and conservation
- International relations
- Health and care
- Written assessmentWritten assessment includes: 1 reading test, 1 listening test, 2 vocabulary and grammar tests, 2 written works (email and summary). Criteria: see the files attached.
- Oral AssessmentOral assessment includes 1 monologue on a given topic and 1 discussion.
- Student 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.
- Final Assessment (FA)The interim exam lasts 70 minutes. The exam consists of two parts, i.e. Listening and Writing that weigh 50% and 50% respectively in the total mark for the exam. The actual scores for Listening 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 second module’s session. The release of examination papers: during the session. Retaking exams: till the 15th of February 2023. Time limit: 70 minutes online/offline. 1. Listening (L) Max. 10 points Students have no more than 20 minutes to complete the Listening part. Listen to the text and complete the tasks. 2. Writing (W) Write a summary on the text you have read. Max. 10 points. Students should write a 150-word summary. Students have 50 minutes to complete the Writing part. Grading formula: L* 0.5 + W*0.5 = 10. Only overall grade is rounded.
- 2022/2023 2nd module0.2 * Oral Assessment + 0.3 * Final Assessment (FA) + 0.25 * Student Independent Work Assessment (IWA) + 0.25 * Written assessment
- 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
- New language leader: advanced : coursebook, , 2015
- Advanced grammar and vocabulary : student's book, Skipper, M., 2007
- Качалова, К. Н. Практическая грамматика английского языка с упражнениями и ключами : учебник / К. Н. Качалова, Е. Е. Израилевич. — Санкт-Петербург : КАРО, 2018. — 608 с. — ISBN 978-5-9925-0716-4. — Текст : электронный // Лань : электронно-библиотечная система. — URL: https://e.lanbook.com/book/114337 (дата обращения: 00.00.0000). — Режим доступа: для авториз. пользователей.