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Practical English

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Kod przedmiotu: 2510-p1ENG2W-PE Kod Erasmus / ISCED: (brak danych) / (0231) Języki obce
Nazwa przedmiotu: Practical English
Jednostka: Wydział Humanistyczny
Grupy:
Punkty ECTS i inne: 18.00 LUB 6.00 (zmienne w czasie)
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Język prowadzenia: angielski
Całkowity nakład pracy studenta:

(tylko po angielsku) Contact hours with the teacher:

- participation in classes (use of English, reading and writing, speaking and listening) – 80 hrs


Self-study hours:

- preparation for tests and completing homework and Moodle assignments assignments - 70 hrs


Altogether: 150 hrs (6 ECTS)

Efekty uczenia się - wiedza:

(tylko po angielsku) Use of English

The student

W1: knows grammar rules with regard to topics including verb complementation, relative clauses, and adjectives and adverbs (grammatical aspects) at a B2+ level (K_W02)

W2: knows English vocabulary and rules governing its use, including word formation, adjectives and adverbs (lexical aspects), selected phrasal verbs and prepositions at B2+ level with a focus on academic register, which enables further language studies (K_W02)


Reading and Writing

The student

W3: has the practical knowledge of grammar, vocabulary and spelling, making it possible to understand and create formally and linguistically accurate multi-paragraph academic texts on selected topics at B2+ level (K_W02)


Speaking and Listening

The student

W4: has the practical knowledge of grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation, making it possible to comprehend and create accurate and fluent oral texts in academic register at B2+ level (K_W02)

Efekty uczenia się - umiejętności:

(tylko po angielsku) Use of English

The student

U1: has the skills to use structures and lexis correctly and following grammar rules pertaining to the successively covered aspects of the English language, such as verb complementation, relative clauses, word formation, adverbs and adjectives, with a focus on academic language (K_U17)

U2: can work in a team taking on various roles in order to complete assigned tasks pertaining to using grammatical structures and formal and academic lexis at a B2+ level (K_U08)


Reading and Writing

The student:

U3: has the ability to read and comprehend texts from English-language cultural area at B2+ level (K_U02)

U4: understands differences between a formal and informal register and can use impersonal formal English writing texts at B2+ level (K_U4)

U5: can cite other sources either quoting or paraphrasing the original text to prevent plagiarism (K_U16)

U6: has language skills which allows them to read and write academic texts at B2+ level (K_U17)


Speaking and Listening

The student:

U7: understands differences between a formal and informal register and can use impersonal formal English in speech at B2+ level (K_U4)

U8 : has the ability to make effective oral presentations in English and support and defend one’s own claims (K_U15)

U9 : has the English academic language skills as described by B2+ level of CEFR (K_U17)

Efekty uczenia się - kompetencje społeczne:

(tylko po angielsku) Use of English

The student

K1: is aware of the level of their knowledge and language skills and understands the need for continuous practice (K_K01)


Reading and Writing

The student:

The student

K2: is aware of the level of their knowledge and language skills and understands the need for continuous practice (K_K01)


Speaking and Listening

The student:

K3: is aware of the level of their knowledge and speaking and listening skills and understands the need for continuous practice (K_K01)

Metody dydaktyczne:

(tylko po angielsku) Use of English

Expository teaching methods: description, participatory lecture

Exploratory teaching methods: practical, brainstorming, problem-solving

On-line teaching methods: evaluative, cooperation-based, content-presentation-oriented


Reading and Writing

Expository teaching methods: description, discussion

Exploratory teaching methods: brainstorming, individual consultations, problem-solving, practical

On-line teaching methods adopted on the course Moodle site: asynchronous content delivery methods, cooperation-based, evaluative


Speaking and Listening

Expository teaching methods: discussion

Exploratory teaching methods: brainstorming, problem solving, presentation

Online teaching methods: content presentation, cooperation, exchange and discussion, reflection

Skrócony opis: (tylko po angielsku)

The practical English course is a system of modules. During the course the students will develop their academic English proficiency with regard to use of English, reading comprehension and writing as well as speaking and listening comprehension at a consistent B2+ level.

The three components are elements of one subject and each must be passed in order to receive a positive grade, calculated on the basis of the mean average from the three components.

Pełny opis: (tylko po angielsku)

The course consists of the following components:

Use of English:

The course will cover selected issues connected to practical English grammar and vocabulary, focusing on aspects relevant to language production of both texts and speech at upper intermediate level over time proceding towards advanced level (B2+ with some elements of C1).

A tentative list of topics (which may be subject to modifications depending on students’ expressed needs or ongoing diagnosis conducted in all components of the Practical English course) includes:

Content distribution:

- Revision regarding modal verbs, tenses and time clauses

- The infinitive, participles and verb complementation: lexical and syntactical aspects

- Relative clauses (defining and non-defining),

- Noun clauses, participle clause

- Adjectives and adverbs: lexical and syntactical aspects

- Word formation practice

- Selected collocations, idiomatic expressions, words easily confused

- Selected phrasal verbs and prepositional phrases

- IELTS and TOEIC exam practice

In addition to the listed issues, students will also successively improve their overall grammar and vocabulary skills through exercises testing and increasing global knowledge of English, such as open and multiple choice lexical and grammatical cloze, transformations and error correction. They will also improve their knowledge of vocabulary items including but not limited to idiomatic expressions, collocations, words easily confused and word formation, introduction to formal vocabulary as well as phrasal verbs and prepositions pertaining to selected topics with the goal of facilitating oral and written production. Elements of international exams, such as IELTS or TOEIC, will be used to practice and test obtained skills.

Reading and Writing

Content distribution:

The course is designed so as to provide the foundation for effective critical reading and writing in selected academic content areas. Upon successful completion of the course, students will improve their reading and writing skills required to decode written academic texts and complete written assignments at B2+ level, using a more formal register.

Content distribution:

Activities for integrated reading and writing

Selected topics and reading strategies:

Dictionary activities

- Register in language: formal vs. informal

- Reading textbooks and authentic materials

- Identifying main ideas vs. supporting details

- Previewing and predicting

- Interpreting charts, graphs, and tables

Selected topics and writing strategies:

- Introduction to academic register

- Practice exercises for punctuation

- Cohesion and coherence practice

- Brainstorming to generate topics, gathering materials and writing in stages following group discussion and reading comprehension activities

- Employing pre-writing strategies to narrow focus and establish a clear main idea

- Generating supporting details for a specific purpose, audience, and organizational pattern

- Incorporating citation and in-text references

- Writing a short description of visual information

- Editing for correct grammar, spelling, and use of mechanics

Speaking and Listening

Content distribution:

During the course the students will exercise their skills regarding speaking formally in the academic register with regard to accuracy and fluency at B2+ level. They will develop their abstract vocabulary and their ability to activate such vocabulary during discussions with emphasis on the ability to specify, defend and modify their own opinions in discussion. In addition, the students will develop their skills with regard to academic discourse.

Content distribution:

- Hedging, identifying aims

-Evaluating data, constructing and argument

-Dealing with groupthink,dealing with disagreement and reaching a consensus

-Elision; presentation skills - repeating key ideas

-Expressing and exchanging opinions

- Recognising key factual information, recognising definitions, language for visual information, presenting visual information

- Recognising signposting language, presentation guidelines, using signposting, delivering a presentation

- Recognising referencing language, responding to requests for further details, wh- clauses in spoken descriptions

- Signposting, discussing options for solving a problem, describing a solution,

finding solutions

Examples of topics: EAP: education, communication, intelligence, change. Keynote: necessities and minimalism, image and identity, inspiration, solutions

Speaking / Listening examination papers practice

Literatura: (tylko po angielsku)

Use of English

Required reading (selected chapters):

TOEIC test materials (paper V and VI)

Evans, Virginia. 2008. FCE Use of English 1. Express Publishing

Evans, Virginia. 2009. FCE Use of English 2. Express Publishing

Moodle materials.

Additional reading:

Porter, David. 2007. Check Your Vocabulary for Academic English. A&C Black.

Swan, Michael. 2005. Practical English Usage, Oxford University Press.

Vince, Michael. 2014. Macmillan English Grammar in Context: Advanced, Palgrave Macmillan.

Yule, George. 2015. Oxford Practice Grammar Advanced, Oxford University Press.

Reading and Writing

Required reading (selected chapters):

Chazal, Edward de and Sam McCarter. 2012. Oxford EAP. A Course in English for Academic Purposes. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Additional reading:

Resources available on the Moodle course page.

Speaking and Listening

Required reading (selected chapters):

Chazal, Edward de and Sam McCarter. 2012. Oxford EAP. A Course in English for Academic Purposes. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Lansford, Lewis, Paul Dummett and Helen Stephenson. 2016. Keynote Advanced. National Geographic Learning: Hampshire.

Additional reading:

Resources available on the Moodle course page

Speaking/ Listening examination practice papers

Additional reading:

Resources available on the Moodle course page

Speaking/ Listening examination practice papers

Metody i kryteria oceniania: (tylko po angielsku)

Assessment methods:

Use of English:

Observation of participation, preparation and homework as well as Moodle assignment completion, documented in an activity log (U2, K1)

Mid-semester test and end-of-semester test (W1, W2, U1)

Reading and Writing

Observation of participation, preparation and homework as well as Moodle assignment completion, documented in an activity log (W3, U3, U5, U6, K2)

Mid-semester reading and writing assignments (W3, U3, U4, U5)

Integrated reading and writing end-of-semester test (W3, U3, U4, U5, U6, K2)

Speaking and Listening

Continuous assessment of student activity in classwork (including on-line teaching) (W4) and Moodle work (K3)

Assessed prepared and improvised presentations (U7, U8)

Mid-semester tests (including vocabulary) and end-of-semester oral test in the winter semester (W4, U9)

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%

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

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

The students are evaluated in accordance with the university regulations, and they must attend all course meetings in a classroom or a distance learning platform. 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 for every unexcused absence from physical or virtual class or assignment that a student has failed to complete (homework or asynchronous learning).

A grade average of at least 60% must be achieved to pass each Practical English module, so the students who have passed the final test but failed to obtain the required cumulative grade point average have to retake the final test and achieve the result sufficient to make up for the points lost due to unexcused absences or failing course assignments.

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 is lowered.

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

Praktyki zawodowe: (tylko po angielsku)

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Zajęcia w cyklu "Semestr zimowy 2017/18" (zakończony)

Okres: 2017-10-01 - 2018-02-25
Wybrany podział planu:


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Typ zajęć: Ćwiczenia, 160 godzin więcej informacji
Koordynatorzy: Sława Krasińska, Krzysztof Strzemeski
Prowadzący grup: Richard Bolt, John Conniffe, Sława Krasińska, Dominika Newell, Nelly Strehlau, Julia Trzeciakowska
Lista studentów: (nie masz dostępu)
Zaliczenie: Przedmiot - Zaliczenie na ocenę
Ćwiczenia - Zaliczenie na ocenę
Skrócony opis: (tylko po angielsku)

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Pełny opis: (tylko po angielsku)

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Literatura: (tylko po angielsku)

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Uwagi: (tylko po angielsku)

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Zajęcia w cyklu "Semestr zimowy 2018/19" (zakończony)

Okres: 2018-10-01 - 2019-02-24
Wybrany podział planu:


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Typ zajęć: Ćwiczenia, 160 godzin więcej informacji
Koordynatorzy: Sława Krasińska, Krzysztof Strzemeski
Prowadzący grup: Richard Bolt, John Conniffe, Sława Krasińska, Dominika Newell, Katarzyna Rogalska-Chodecka, Julia Trzeciakowska
Lista studentów: (nie masz dostępu)
Zaliczenie: Przedmiot - Zaliczenie na ocenę
Ćwiczenia - Zaliczenie na ocenę
Skrócony opis: (tylko po angielsku)

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Pełny opis: (tylko po angielsku)

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Literatura: (tylko po angielsku)

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Uwagi: (tylko po angielsku)

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Zajęcia w cyklu "Semestr zimowy 2019/20" (zakończony)

Okres: 2019-10-01 - 2020-02-28
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Typ zajęć: Ćwiczenia, 160 godzin więcej informacji
Koordynatorzy: Dorota Guttfeld, Sława Krasińska, Krzysztof Strzemeski
Prowadzący grup: Thomas Anderson, Richard Bolt, Agnieszka Chabros, Sława Krasińska, Krzysztof Strzemeski, Julia Trzeciakowska
Lista studentów: (nie masz dostępu)
Zaliczenie: Przedmiot - Zaliczenie na ocenę
Ćwiczenia - Zaliczenie na ocenę
Skrócony opis: (tylko po angielsku)

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Pełny opis: (tylko po angielsku)

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Literatura: (tylko po angielsku)

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Uwagi: (tylko po angielsku)

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Zajęcia w cyklu "Semestr zimowy 2020/21" (w trakcie)

Okres: 2020-10-01 - 2021-02-28
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Typ zajęć: Ćwiczenia, 80 godzin więcej informacji
Koordynatorzy: Dorota Guttfeld, Sława Krasińska, Krzysztof Strzemeski
Prowadzący grup: Thomas Anderson, Nelly Strehlau, Krzysztof Strzemeski
Lista studentów: (nie masz dostępu)
Zaliczenie: Przedmiot - Zaliczenie na ocenę
Ćwiczenia - Zaliczenie na ocenę
Skrócony opis: (tylko po angielsku)

The practical English course is a system of modules. During the course the students will develop their academic English proficiency with regard to use of English, reading comprehension and writing as well as speaking and listening comprehension at a consistent B2+ level.

In 2020/2021, the class is conducted remotely with the use of remote teaching and testing methods, primarily through the Moodle platform and MS Teams.

USE OF ENGLISH: Teams code: n95fftu

Moodle: https://moodle.umk.pl/WHUM/course/view.php?id=1121

READING AND WRITING: https://moodle.umk.pl/WHUM/course/view.php?id=1697 (PE R&W 2 N1 KS)

Teams: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/team/19%3a7e83f82f6e7b4cf9bdcaea2757481938%40thread.tacv2/conversations?groupId=95e24331-f217-4ce4-9a45-cb0b8c0dc283&tenantId=e80a627f-ef94-4aa9-82d6-c7ec9cfca324

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LISTENING AND SPEAKING

https://teams.microsoft.com/l/team/19%3a926800608bf343cb936a3c1209d091c2%40thread.tacv2/conversations?groupId=9fa964a5-90b7-4d94-a07f-b7bb693cc1d2&tenantId=e80a627f-ef94-4aa9-82d6-c7ec9cfca324

Pełny opis: (tylko po angielsku)

As above

Literatura: (tylko po angielsku)

As above

Uwagi: (tylko po angielsku)

In 2020/2021 winter term, classes are conducted remotely.

Click on "Tutorial 80 hours -> more information" for additional notes about the 2020/2021 cycle.

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