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Practical English 2510-p1ENG3S-PE
Ćwiczenia (CW) Semestr letni 2017/18

Informacje o zajęciach (wspólne dla wszystkich grup)

Liczba godzin: 80
Limit miejsc: (brak limitu)
Zaliczenie: Zaliczenie na ocenę
Liczba godzin zajęć prowadzonych z wykorzystaniem metod i technik kształcenia na odległość`: (tylko po angielsku) - on-line learning assisted by the teacher: 4 hours (winter semester) and 4 hours (summer semester)

Literatura: (tylko po angielsku)

ACADEMIC WRITING

Bailey, Stephen. 2006. Academic Writing: A Handbook for International Students. London and New York: Routledge.

Chazal, E. and Sam McCarter. 2012. Oxford. A course in English for Academic Purposes. Oxford University Press.

Dellar, H and A. Walkley. 2012. Outcomes. Advanced. Cengage Learning.

McCarthy, Michael and Felicity O'Dell. 2008. Academic Vocabulary in Use. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.Macpherson, Robin. 1996. English for Writers and Translators. Warszawa.

Macpherson, Robin. 2004. Advanced Written English. Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN.

Department of English BA stylesheet (available on-line)

Selection of materials prepared by the teacher

USE OF ENGLISH

Required reading:

Lebeau, Ian, Gareth Rees, David Cotton, David Falvey, Simon Kent. 2015. New Language Leader Advanced. Pearson. ISBN: 9781447961437.

Dellar, Hugh and Andrew Walkley. 2010. Outcomes Advanced. Heinle ELT. ISBN: 9781111211752. (Practical English integration)

Additional reading:

McCarthy, Michael, and Felicity O'Dell. 2008. Academic Vocabulary in Use. Cambridge: CUP.

CONVERSATION:

Dellar, H., Walkley, A. Outcomes Advanced. 2014. Andover: Cengage Learning

McCarthy, M. i F. O'Dell. 2006. English Vocabulary in Use: 3. Upper Intermediate and Advanced. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Osborne, Ch., Nuttall, C. CAE Practice Tests. 2009. London: Heinle, Cengage Learning

Additional reading:

Authentic texts including TED talks.

READING AND VOCABULARY

Required reading:

Dellar, Hugh and Andrew Walkley. 2012. Outcomes. Advanced. Sudents’ Book. Cengage Learning.

Dellar, Hugh and Andrew Walkley. 2012. Outcomes. Advanced. Workbook. Cengage Learning.

MacIntyre, Paul i David Bohlke. 2015. Reading Explorer. Student’s Book 5. Cengage Learning.

Efekty uczenia się: (tylko po angielsku)

As above

Metody i kryteria oceniania: (tylko po angielsku)

ASSESSMENT METHODS:

ACADEMIC WRITING

• Written tests and assignments created in class and as homework, observation of participation documented in an activity log (K1, K2, U3) - 50%

• End-of-semester test consisting in creating a formal academic text, based on sources, formatted according to the guidelines of the departmental BA stylesheet and containing adequate citations and a list of references (W1, U1, U2) - 50%

USE OF ENGLISH

(in winter and summer semesters)

Participation, preparation (K3) – 20%

Short quizzes (W2, U4) – 30%

End-of-semester test in the winter/summer semester (W2, U4)

CONVERSATION:

Continuous assessment of student activity in group work (U5, U7, U8, K4)

Assessed prepared and improvised presentations ( U6)

Mid-semester tests (including vocabulary) and end-of-semester oral test in the winter semester (W3, U7)

Final oral test in the summer semester (W3, U7, U9)

READING AND VOCABULARY

- written mid-semester test (winter and summer semesters) - W1, U1, U2

- tasks carried out through distance learning on the Moodle platform (winter and summer semesters) - W1, U1, U2, K1

- written end-of-semester test (winter and summer semesters) - W1, U1, U2, U3

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA:

Practical English course grades will be given in reference to the following criteria:

fail – 0 – 59%

satisfactory - 60 – 69%

satisfactory plus - 70 – 75%

good - 76 – 85%

good plus - 86 – 90%

very good - 91 – 100%

Assessment of competence in language production and practice

Very good:

Shows a good control of a wide spectrum of simple and complex grammatical forms and lexical repertoire (including idiomatic expressions, phrasal verbs, and collocations); produces spoken and written texts in a correct and appropriate way in academic, formal and informal register. Mistakes are rare, pertain only to complex grammar structures and lexical items; can correct their own mistakes

Can follow the content easily and smoothly, comprehending advanced level texts; uses a variety of effective reading and listening strategies and can adjust a strategy depending on a text and content

Initiates and responds to interaction appropriately; expresses themselves fluently with very little hesitation; uses language easily for social, academic and professional purposes; formulates ideas and opinions easily and appropriately

Uses a wide spectrum of cohesive devices, organizational patterns and discourse markers; contribution is relevant; ideas are well-structured and varied; can comprehend and correctly and accurately paraphrase ideas in speech and writing without repetition or inaccuracies.

Good:

Performance shows features of descriptors for grades 3 and 5.

Satisfactory:

Uses a wide range of simple grammatical forms and common lexis with full control and flexibility, and shows an acceptable control of complex grammatical forms and lexical repertoire (including idiomatic expressions, phrasal verbs, and collocations); produces spoken and written texts in a correct and appropriate way in academic, formal and informal register.

Mistakes are rare. Gaps are readily overcome with circumlocution

Can follow content easily and smoothly but there is evidence that occasionally cannot unlock the meaning of advanced texts; has limited use of strategies that contribute to the comprehension of oral and written language at advanced level.

Initiates and responds to interaction appropriately with some support; expresses themselves fluently with little hesitation; uses language for social, academic and professional purposes; formulates ideas and opinions appropriately.

Contribution is relevant; ideas are clear and well organized; uses a spectrum of cohesive devices, organizational patterns and discourse markers; can comprehend and correctly and accurately paraphrase ideas in speech and writing with only minor inconsistencies or repetition.

Fail:

Performance shows at best features of B2/B2+ level and includes errors from the category regarded as 'unacceptable' at the desired level

The final test in every Practical English module is administered to determine the extent to which students have met the assumed learning outcomes and it values 50% of the final grade. This test has to be passed for the successful completion of the course. Students who have failed the test are allowed one retake, which in case of the final test is administered in the retake examination session.

The final grade in the course is assigned to the average of the four components’ percentages.

The students are evaluated in accordance with the university regulations, and they must attend all course meetings. Informed participation in class discussions – based on completion of the assigned reading and supportive collaboration with classmates – is also required. Each class absence has to be excused in the first week after the lesson missed. The final grade percentage will be reduced by 10% for every unexcused absence. Instructors are authorized to refuse credit when the student’s absenteeism rate is around 50%.

Timely completion of assigned tasks is obligatory. In the case of assignments submitted after the deadline or re-submitted, the grade is lowered by 10%.

Zakres tematów: (tylko po angielsku)

ACADEMIC WRITING

The module develops students’ academic writing skills on C1 level and focuses on the skills required to write a BA thesis. Leading topics in the winter semester will be the creation of paraphrases, summaries and lists of references, the use of appropriate citation rules and developing argumentative skills. Classes will take the form of workshops and will include both elements of teamwork on selected topics and excerpts of the texts and individual work. In the summer semester, special emphasis will be placed on developing vocabulary and structures used in academic texts. Students will have an opportunity to familiarise themselves with the characteristics of formal register and cautious language. As in the winter semester, classes will take the form of workshops and will include both elements of teamwork on selected issues and excerpts of the text and individual work.

Content distribution (winter semester):

introduction to the course and presentation of the methods and criteria of evaluation

introduction to the BA stylesheet

the principles of ethical use of sources

quoting, citation, integration of quotations with the text and lists of references

creating paraphrases and summaries

developing argumentation skills (logic and coherence)

Content distribution (summer semester):

presentation of the methods and criteria of evaluation

phrases and language structures used in academic texts (collocations, formal register)

description of research data (science and research vocabulary)

further development of vocabulary used in academic texts (e.g. often confused words)

cautious language

USE OF ENGLISH

The course aims to develop C1-level skills in academic subject-based communicative contexts. The exercises, done in combination, consist of reading and listening comprehension tasks as well as of use of grammar and lexis in various problem-solving scenarios.

Content distribution (winter semester):

- Use of English in formal meetings: internship, education and employment

- Use of English in informal meetings: tourism-related projects

- Use of English in publicity campaigns: healthcare

- Use of English in radio debates: technology

- End-of-semester assignment (B2++) - the final test must be passed with a score of at least 60%)

Content distribution (summer semester):

- Use of English in problem solving: ethics in journalism

- Use of English in informal talks and presentations: digital entertainment

- Use of English in negotiation: economics and investment

- Use of English in panel chairing: science issues

- End-of-semester assignment (C1 level) - the final test must be passed with a score of at least 60%

CONVERSATION:

During class, students will practice formal speaking skills through accuracy-based exercises (grammatical, lexical and communicative) and fluency-based exercise in order to achieve C1 level, expand abstract vocabulary and activate it in a discussion, where the emphasis will be on the ability to specify and defend one's own opinions in a group discussion.This class will include intensive and extensive listening exercises.

Content distribution (winter semester):

- CAE Tests – speaking and listening comprehension

- science and research: academic register practice

- urbanization and urban life

- transport and its future

- science, its past and future

- nature

Content distribution (summer semester):

- CAE Tests – speaking and listening comprehension

- academic register practice - mock BA defense exams

- social activity: work

- social and everyday psychology

- morality, moral dilemma, evil

- altruism and heroism

Listening exercises may also be based on authentic presentations representing a variety of dialects (like TED Talks) and will include standardized test practice.

READING AND VOCABULARY

The course aims at enabling the students to develop reading comprehension skills in English at the C1 level of linguistic advancement. In order to do this, the course introduces and develops through exercises various strategies of critical reading comprehension and makes it possible to expand students’ knowledge of English vocabulary and collocations. The course is partially carried out with the use of distance learning methods on the Moodle platform (4 hours in the winter semester and 4 hours in the summer semester).

Content distribution (winter semester):

− Introduction (presentation of learning outcomes, content of the

course, evaluation methods and criteria, code of conduct)

− Review of reading comprehension strategies

− Life in cities

− Relationships

− Culture and identity

− Politics

− Evaluation and feedback on evaluation

Content distribution (summer semester):

− Introduction (presentation of learning outcomes, content of the

course, evaluation methods and criteria, code of conduct)

− Collapse of Civilisations

− Beyond Earth

− Health and Genes

− Vanishing Cities

− Evaluation and feedback on evaluation

Metody dydaktyczne: (tylko po angielsku)

- description, discussion

- participatory lecture

- brainstorming

- practical

- presentation of a paper

Grupy zajęciowe

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Grupa Termin(y) Prowadzący Miejsca Akcje
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Tomasz Fojt, Grzegorz Koneczniak, John Conniffe, Richard Bolt 12/ szczegóły
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