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Language for Professional Communication

2023/2024
Academic Year
ENG
Instruction in English
4
ECTS credits
Delivered at:
School of Fundamental and Applied Linguistics
Course type:
Elective course
When:
4 year, 3 module

Instructor

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The course is meant to enhance the students’ soft skills that are key to their success in any professional environment. In particular, the course focuses on developing such important soft skills as a) communication, including group presentation skills; b) teamwork; c) critical thinking, including critical reception and processing of information; d) effective presentation of oneself and one's ideas; e) accomplising communicative tasks in English orally and in writing. The students are introduced to the difference between hard and soft skills. The first part of the course is devoted to obtaining self-presentation skills (writing a CV, a motivation letter etc.). The second part of the course centres on effective professional communication in writing. Then the third part of the course is devoted to mastering the skills of oral professional communication (discussion, problem-solving etc.). The final part of the course is devoted to mastering critical reading skills. It culminates in the exam in the form of a group presentation on the topic “Detecting Media Bias”.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • to provide students with conceptual knowledge and practical skills for effectively accomplishing socially and professionally relevant communicative tasks in a professional environment
  • to provide students with the practical skills of generating texts of different genres as part of professional communication
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • can effectively accomplish socially and professionally relevant tasks in a professional environment
  • effectively conducts oral professional communication in English, successfully accomplishes professional communicative tasks orally
  • effectively conducts written professional communication in English, successfully accomplishes professional communicative tasks in writing
  • effectively presents him/herself and his/her ideas in a professional setting
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Professional Orientation: Skills Required to Succeed in a Professional Environment.
  • Professional Communication Skills: Writing
  • The Basics of Self-Presentation: How to Present Yourself and Your Ideas Effectively in a Professional Setting
  • Professional Communication Skills: Speaking
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Cover Letter
  • non-blocking Press Release
  • non-blocking Attendance and Participation
  • non-blocking Group Presentation
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2023/2024 3rd module
    0.25 * Cover Letter + 0.25 * Press Release + 0.15 * Attendance and Participation + 0.35 * Group Presentation
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Гумовская, Г. Н. Английский язык профессионального общения. LSP: English for professional communication : учебное пособие / Г. Н. Гумовская. — 2-е изд., испр. — Москва : ФЛИНТА, 2018. — 320 с. — ISBN 978-5-9765-2846-8. — Текст : электронный // Лань : электронно-библиотечная система. — URL: https://e.lanbook.com/book/89880 (дата обращения: 00.00.0000). — Режим доступа: для авториз. пользователей.
  • Данчевская, О. Е. English for Cross-Cultural and Professional Communication. Английский язык для межкультурного и профессионального общения : учебное пособие / О. Е. Данчевская, А. В. Малёв. — 6-е изд., стер. — Москва : ФЛИНТА, 2017. — 192 с. — ISBN 978-5-9765-1284-9. — Текст : электронный // Лань : электронно-библиотечная система. — URL: https://e.lanbook.com/book/116015 (дата обращения: 00.00.0000). — Режим доступа: для авториз. пользователей.

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Cambridge Academic English : An integrated skills course for EAP : Advanced, Student's Book, Course consultant M. McCarthy, 176 p., Hewings, M., Thaine, C., 2013
  • Cambridge Academic English : An integrated skills course for EAP : Upper Intermediate, Student's Book, 178 p., Hewings, M., 2012
  • Хутыз, И. П. Формирование коммуникативных навыков в профессиональной среде. Facilitating Professional Communication: a Practical Approach: практикум : учебное пособие / И. П. Хутыз. — 2-е изд., стер. — Москва : ФЛИНТА, 2018. — 104 с. — ISBN 978-5-9765-3571-8. — Текст : электронный // Лань : электронно-библиотечная система. — URL: https://e.lanbook.com/book/119099 (дата обращения: 00.00.0000). — Режим доступа: для авториз. пользователей.