English for General Academic Purposes. Advanced Course - 1
- The course focuses on enhancing essential analytical and language skills to deal with basic reading, listening, writing, and speaking assignments in English for academic purposes at an advanced level, which would meet students’ immediate academic needs. While catering to different learning styles, the course fosters autonomous learning, team building and digital literacy competences. To achieve these goals, students are expected to - foster awareness of key concepts, challenges, trends, linguistic, cultural and ethical considerations pertaining to the topics of Education; Language and Linguistics; Business Ethics, while focusing on academic competences. - to increase awareness of and apply appropriate reading; writing; listening; speaking strategies and academic language command to extract and analyze necessary information and produce relevant oral and written responses, depending on the target audience/ interlocutor; purpose; topic and organization requirements; - reflect and enhance their style of autonomous learning, team building needs and digital literacy competences.
- - students confidently demonstrate awareness of and convincingly respond to key contemporary debates on the topics of Education; Language and linguistics; Business ethics;
- - students amply demonstrate awareness of and apply key academic conventions and language and functional grammar when dealing with written and oral information and assignment;
- - students consciously employ active reading and listening strategies to understand an authentic printed or oral text more deeply i.e. activating prior knowledge before reading/ listening; skimming; scanning; annotating; using visual organisers; distinguishing between main and supporting details; creating an outline of a text; summarizing a text;
- - students produce coherent and cohesive texts (e-mails; text-based summary; monologues; presentations), applying note-making; paraphrasing, paragraphing, making claims, providing supporting arguments and evidence; referencing
- Final Assessment (FA)The exam is a 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. Listening (L) and Writing (W) that weigh 50% and 50% respectively in the total mark for the exam. Period of FA: 10 days prior to the 2nd module’s session. The release of examination papers: during the session. Retaking exams: till the 15th of February 2024. Time limit: 70 minutes offline. The structure of the exam: 1. Listening (L) Listen to the text ONCE and complete the tasks. Max. 10 points. Students have no more than 20 minutes to complete the Listening (L) part. 2. Writing (W) Read the text. Summarize the text you have read. Write a summary. A student should write a 150-word summary. Students have 50 minutes to complete the writing part. Grading formula: L*0,5 + W*0,5 = 10.
- Written Assessment (WA)Written assessment includes: min 1 reading test min 1 listening test min 2 writing tests (email & summary) min 3 vocabulary and grammar tests
- Oral Assessment (OA)Oral Assessment includes: min 1 monologue min 1 Q&A session
- Student Independent Work Assessment/Online (IWA)Independent work includes all homework during the semester. The type and volume of each home assignment is determined by the teacher.
- 2023/2024 2nd module0.3 * Final Assessment (FA) + 0.25 * Written Assessment (WA) + 0.2 * Oral Assessment (OA) + 0.25 * Student Independent Work Assessment/Online (IWA)
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