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Practical English 2510-f2ENG2W-PE
Laboratorium (LAB) Semestr zimowy 2020/21

Informacje o zajęciach (wspólne dla wszystkich grup)

Strona zajęć: https://moodle.umk.pl/WHUM/course/view.php?id=1230
Liczba godzin: 30
Limit miejsc: (brak limitu)
Zaliczenie: Zaliczenie na ocenę
Liczba godzin zajęć prowadzonych z wykorzystaniem metod i technik kształcenia na odległość`: Contact hours with teacher:
- participation in MS Teams/Moodle-based tutorials - 30 hrs
Self-study hours:
- preparation for tutorials and work on the Moodle platform - 30 hrs
- preparation of written assignments – 40 hrs
- preparation for moodle-based tests - 20 hrs
- preparation for the end-of-term writing task - 30 hrs
Altogether: 150 hrs (6 ECTS)


Asplin, W., Monica F. Jacobe and Alan S. Kennedy. 2015. Final Draft Level 4. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

de Chazal E. and Moore J. 2013. Oxford EAP. A Course in English for Academic Purposes. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

MA Stylesheet of the Department of English, NCU.

Mcpherson, R. 2012. English for Academic Purposes. Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN.

Materials developed by the teachers, made available on the course Moodle Platform.

Efekty uczenia się:

The student

W1: knows the structure of academic essays and the principles of paraphrasing, summarising and citing academic texts in English (K_W11, K_W02)

The student

U1: is able to create adequately structured academic texts based on sources and create citations to these sources, following the MA stylesheet guidelines and the teacher’s suggestions (K_U01, K_U08, K_U14)

U2: is able to select sources independently in order to support the thesis expressed in his or her academic text at the level of C1+ (K_U01, K_U11)

U3: can create adequately formatted formal academic summaries and citations to sources according to guidelines of the MA stylesheet and with due care as to the copyright and ethical use of sources (K_U11, K_U14)

U4: is capable of creating written academic texts using a word processor, following the MA stylesheet guidelines for particular sections of the MA (K_U04)

U5: can correctly apply stylistic and punctuation conventions in English, identify incoherent text fragments and correct them (K_U14)

The student

K1: is able to express an informed opinion on fragments of texts selected for peer-evaluation (K_K02)

K2: is aware of the necessity to comply with the obligations following from the binding copyright liabilities and good practices in creating academic texts (K_K01)

Metody i kryteria oceniania:

Assessment methods:

Winter semester

− in-class tests/synchronous moodle-based tests (U1, U5)

− moodle-based assignments (W1, U1, U2, U3, U4)

− participation in class activities, whether synchronous and asynchronous, recorded in an assessment log (W1, U1, U3, U4, K1, K2)

− final writing task (W1, U1, U2, U3, U4, U5, K2)

Assessment criteria:

fail – 0-59%

satisfactory – 60-69%

satisfactory plus – 70-75%

good – 76-85%

good plus – 86-90%

very good – 91-100%

The students are evaluated in accordance with the university regulations, and they must attend all course meetings, whether these be synchronous, that is, in a classroom or virtual classroom, or asynchronous, that is, on a distance learning platform such as Moodle. Each class absence must be excused in the first week after the lesson missed. The final grade percentage will be reduced by 10% for every unexcused absence from physical or virtual class or for every missed assignment constituting an asynchronous class).

A grade average of at least 60% must be achieved to pass the course.

Instructors are authorized to refuse credit when the student’s absenteeism rate is around 50% even if the absences have had valid reasons.

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

NOTE: all the above principles apply to all kinds of classes: traditional classroom and all forms of remote teaching situations. Where online teaching may apply, the tests may likewise be administered remotely in a form facilitating the verification of the achievement of learning outcomes.

Zakres tematów:

Practical English - Writing in the second year of the second cycle programme aims to provide students with knowledge and skills necessary to write a master's thesis. In order to do so, in the winter semester the classes focus on gaining and developing the knowledge, skills and competencies listed in the content of the course. In the summer semester, the classes focus on practising and implementing these skills and competencies in the work on students’ MA texts.

Content distribution (Winter semester):

− Introduction (presentation of learning outcomes, content of the course, evaluation methods and criteria, code of conduct)

− Gaining and developing skills connected with academic writing - working on clarity, coherence, style, logical and grammatical correctness, and vocabulary characteristic of the academic register in accordance to C1+ standards

− Gaining knowledge and competence connected with writing a master's thesis - a knowledge of the structure of the master's thesis, acquaintance with the Department of English stylesheet, finding and evaluating sources, compiling references and footnotes, paraphrasing and quoting

− Developing competence connected with maintaining ethical norms while writing C1+ texts

− Developing skills related to critical reading and correcting of one's own texts - self-evaluation and peer evaluation

− Developing competence connected with working with a text editor

Metody dydaktyczne:

Expository teaching methods: description, discussion

Exploratory teaching methods: seminar, practical, case study

On-line teaching methods: asynchronous content delivery via Moodle; synchronous content delivery via MS Teams

Grupy zajęciowe

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Grupa Termin(y) Prowadzący Miejsca Akcje
1 każdy piątek, 9:45 - 11:15, (sala nieznana)
Daniel Karczynski 12/12 szczegóły
2 każdy piątek, 15:00 - 16:30, (sala nieznana)
Daniel Karczynski 10/12 szczegóły
3 każdy czwartek, 13:15 - 14:45, (sala nieznana)
Daniel Karczynski 12/12 szczegóły
4 każdy czwartek, 15:00 - 16:30, (sala nieznana)
Daniel Karczynski 12/12 szczegóły
Wszystkie zajęcia odbywają się w budynku:
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