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Practical Course of the English Language: Grammar, Phonetics, Practice of Oral and Written Speech

2023/2024
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
14
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс обязательный
Когда читается:
1-й курс, 1-4 модуль

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Course Syllabus

Abstract

The course “Practical Course of the English Language” is designed for the first-year students of the Undergaduate Programme “Foreign Languages and Cross-cultural Communication” and is comprised by three aspects: “Practice of Oral and Written Speech”, "Grammar" and "Phonetics". The main aim of the course is to develop students’ communicative competence in all skills and aspects at B1+/B2 levels, with the elements of C1 level, and prepare students to use English as a means of professional communication. Moreover, the course is aimed at developing study skills and the ability of independent studies indispensable for further undergraduate and postgraduate study.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The course “Practical Course of the English Language” is designed for the first-year students of the Undergaduate Programme “Foreign Languages and Cross-cultural Communication” and is comprised by three aspects: “Practice of Oral and Written Speech”, "Grammar" and "Phonetics". The main aim of the course is to develop students’ communicative competence in all skills and aspects at B1+/B2 levels, with the elements of C1 level, and prepare students to use English as a means of professional communication. The principle goal is formation of professional and academic competencies (including instrumental and social and personal competencies), defined in the Education Standard of HSE in the field of study 45.03.02 “Linguistics”. The main goal is the development of foreign language communicative competence, including subcompetences: linguistic competence, sociolinguistic competence, discursive competence, strategic competence, sociocultural competence, social competence.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • conduct the linguistic analysis of aural and written texts for the purpose of professional communication
  • model and project ways to overcome intercultural barriers
  • use target vocabulary to produce oral and written speech on topics specified in the syllabus
  • apply skills of note-taking in listening comprehension
  • produce written texts of different genres (specified in the syllabus)
  • produce coherent units of speech using standard pronunciation and intonation (RP)
  • use a variety of discourse markers
  • produce and understand written and aural texts in different styles and registers
  • apply various listening and reading strategies
  • produce oral and written speech with a greater degree of accuracy
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Тема 1. First class
  • Тема 2. Feelings
  • Тема 3. Time Off
  • Тема 4. Interests
  • Тема 5. Working Life
  • Тема 6. Buying and Selling
  • Тема 7. Education
  • Тема 8. Eating
  • Тема 9. Houses
  • Тема 10. Going out
  • Тема 11. The Natural World
  • Тема 12. People I know.
  • Тема 13. Journeys.
  • Тема 14. Technology
  • Тема 15. Injuries and illness
  • Тема 16. News and Events.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Test
    Students do review tests at the end of each unit
  • non-blocking Oral Assessment
    Students produce a monologue, a dialogue or give an extended answer to a question.
  • non-blocking Coursework
    Students do various writing tasks or tests
  • non-blocking Final Assessment
    This assessement comprises 4 parts: 1) A grammar and vocabulary test 2) A listening comprehension test 3) A reading comprehension test 4) A speaking test
  • non-blocking Individual Reading
    Students choose a book to read throughout semester. Then they do a range of tasks both written and oral.
  • non-blocking Test
    Students do review tests at the end of each unit
  • non-blocking Oral Assessment
    Students produce a monologue, a dialogue or give an extended answer to a question.
  • non-blocking Coursework
    Students do various writing tasks or tests
  • non-blocking Final Assessment
    This assessement comprises 4 parts: 1) A grammar and vocabulary test 2) A listening comprehension test 3) A reading comprehension test 4) A speaking test
  • non-blocking Individual Reading
    Students choose a book to read throughout semester. Then they do a range of tasks both written and oral.
  • non-blocking Test
    Students do review tests at the end of each unit
  • non-blocking Oral Assessment
    Students produce a monologue, a dialogue or give an extended answer to a question.
  • non-blocking Coursework
    Students do various writing tasks or tests
  • non-blocking Final Assessment
    This assessement comprises 4 parts: 1) A grammar and vocabulary test 2) A listening comprehension test 3) A reading comprehension test 4) A speaking test
  • non-blocking Individual Reading
    Students choose a book to read throughout semester. Then they do a range of tasks both written and oral.
  • non-blocking Test
    Students do review tests at the end of each unit
  • non-blocking Oral Assessment
    Students produce a monologue, a dialogue or give an extended answer to a question.
  • non-blocking Coursework
    Students do various writing tasks or tests
  • non-blocking Final Assessment
    This assessement comprises 4 parts: 1) A grammar and vocabulary test 2) A listening comprehension test 3) A reading comprehension test 4) A speaking test
  • non-blocking Individual Reading
    Students choose a book to read throughout semester. Then they do a range of tasks both written and oral.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2023/2024 2nd module
    0.125 * Test + 0.25 * Final Assessment + 0.1 * Coursework + 0.1 * Individual Reading + 0.1 * Oral Assessment
  • 2023/2024 4th module
    0.1 * Coursework + 0.25 * Final Assessment + 0.125 * Test + 0.1 * Individual Reading + 0.1 * Oral Assessment
  • 2024/2025 2nd module
    0.125 * Test + 0.25 * Final Assessment + 0.1 * Individual Reading + 0.1 * Oral Assessment + 0.1 * Coursework
  • 2024/2025 4th module
    0.1 * Individual Reading + 0.125 * Test + 0.1 * Coursework + 0.25 * Final Assessment + 0.1 * Oral Assessment
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • English Unlimited Intermediate B1+, Coursebook with e-Portfolio, course consultant A. Doff, 165 p., Rea, D., Clementson, T., Tilbury, A., Hendra, L. A., 2011
  • English Unlimited Intermediate B1+, Self-study Pack (Workbook with DVD-ROM), 4th. ed., 76 p., Baigent, M., Robinson, N., 2013
  • English Unlimited Intermediate B1+, Teacher's Pack, 127 p., Clementson, T., Gray, L., Smith, H., 2011
  • Outcomes : Intermediate, Student's Book, 2nd edition, 5 Print Number, 213 p., Dellar, H., Walkley, A., 2020
  • Outcomes : Upper Intermediate, Student's Book, 2nd edition, 9 Print Number, 213 p., Dellar, H., Walkley, A., 2021

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Booth, T. (2018). English for Everyone : English Vocabulary Builder (Vol. First American edition). New York, New York: DK. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1636939
  • Gussenhoven, C. (2004). The Phonology of Tone and Intonation. Cambridge University Press.
  • Комаров, А. С. A Practical Grammar of English for Students. Практическая грамматика английского языка для студентов : учебное пособие / А. С. Комаров. — 3-е изд., стер. — Москва : ФЛИНТА, 2017. — 243 с. — ISBN 978-5-89349-848-6. — Текст : электронный // Лань : электронно-библиотечная система. — URL: https://e.lanbook.com/book/100033 (дата обращения: 00.00.0000). — Режим доступа: для авториз. пользователей.