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Practical English

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Kod przedmiotu: 0704-f1ENG2S-PE Kod Erasmus / ISCED: (brak danych) / (0231) Języki obce
Nazwa przedmiotu: Practical English
Jednostka: Katedra Filologii Angielskiej
Grupy:
Punkty ECTS i inne: 8.00
Język prowadzenia: angielski
Wymagania wstępne:

(tylko po angielsku) N/A

Całkowity nakład pracy studenta:

Contact hours with the teacher:


- participation in classes (grammar and vocabulary, reading and writing, speaking and vocabulary) – 120 hrs each semester (240 hrs altogether)



Self-study hours:


- preparation for tests and completing homework assignments - 80 hrs each semester (160 hrs altogether)



Altogether: 200 hrs ( ECTS) each semester; 400 hrs altogether.

Efekty kształcenia - wiedza:

Grammar and Vocabulary

The student

W1: knows grammar rules with regard to topics including verb complementation, relative clauses, adjectives and adverbs (grammatical aspects), complex sentences, emphatic structures, participle clauses (K_W02)

W2: knows English vocabulary and rules governing its use, including word formation, adjectives and adverbs (lexical aspects), phrasal verbs and prepositions at B2+ level, 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 texts on selected topics at B2+ level (K_W02)


Speaking and Listening

The student

W4: has the practical knowledge of grammar, vocabulary and spelling, making it possible to comprehend and create accurate and fluent oral texts on selected topics at B2+ level (K_W02)


Efekty kształcenia - umiejętności:

Grammar and Vocabulary

The student

U1: is capable of communicating in speech and writing with the teacher and with other students in order to discuss and describe selected grammatical and lexical aspects of the English language (K_U05)

U2: has B2+-level skills consisting in using 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, phrasal verbs, prepositional phrases, emphatic structures, adverbs and adjectives (K_U18)

U3: has language skills that facilitate applying selected English lexis and grammatical structures at B2+ level (K_U18)


Reading and Writing

The student

U4: is able to search for, analyse, evaluate, select, and apply information in authentic English-language texts and to create their own text on a given subject at the B2+ level using various sources and strategies (K_U01)

U5: is able to read and comprehend texts from English-language cultural area at B2+ level appearing in academic, scientific and business contexts (K_U02)

U6: is able to communicate in English using B2+ level writing skills (K_U05)

U7: is able to recognise well written texts and poorly constructed texts, as well as critically analyse both their own and texts written by others (K_U12)

U8: has got language skills that enable using appropriate English vocabulary proper for B2+ level in reading and writing (K_U18)

U9: is able to identify and produce texts using registers appropriate to the subject and the reader (K_U21)



Speaking and Listening

The student:

U10: can communicate correctly, fluently and appropriately in spoken English on selected at B2+ level (K_U05)

U11: has the ability to make effective oral presentations in English, making use of different resources (K_U15)

U12: has the English language skills as described by B2+ level of CEFR (K_U18)

U13: understands longer oral texts and most speakers communicating in English (for example, when interacting with Erasmus students) (K_U19)

U14: can comprehend, recognize and produce texts in a register depending on the topic and the recipient (K_U21)

Efekty kształcenia - kompetencje społeczne:

Grammar and Vocabulary

The student

K1: can cooperate with a group during classes, negotiating solutions to grammatical and lexical tasks associated with topics covered in class (K_K02)


Reading and Writing

The student

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

K3: is able to participate in critical peer-evaluation and assume the role of co-author or editor (K_K02)

K4: is prepared to comprehend and produce messages at B2+ level in English-language cultural area, e.g. as an exchange student, owing to their language competence (K_K08)


Speaking and Listening

The student

K5: is prepared for effective functioning in the English-speaking countries, e.g. to take the role of an exchange student at a foreign university, through speaking and listening skills (K_K08)

K6: is able to work in a team taking roles such as a leader, prompter, or editor (K_K02)

K7: is aware of the level of their knowledge and skills, and is able to utilize feedback to comprehend more difficult texts and produce improved utterances (K_K01)


Metody dydaktyczne:

Expository teaching methods: discussion, description, storytelling, drama or simulation


Exploratory teaching methods: practical, brainstorming, class, speech


Metody dydaktyczne eksponujące:

- drama
- pokaz

Metody dydaktyczne podające:

- opis
- opowiadanie
- pogadanka

Metody dydaktyczne poszukujące:

- ćwiczeniowa
- giełda pomysłów

Skrócony opis:

The Practical English course is a system of modules. During the course the students will develop their knowledge and abilities with regard to practical grammar and vocabulary, 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 from the three components.

Pełny opis:

The course consists of the following components:

Grammar and vocabulary:

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 (B2+).

A tentative list of subjects (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 (winter semester):

- Revision regarding modal verbs, tenses and time clauses

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

- Question sentence structure and tag questions

- 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

Content distribution (summer semester):

- Revision regarding conditionals and the unreal past, nouns and articles

- Linkers and other types of linking clauses

- Inversion

- Emphasis

- Formal English – grammatical and lexical aspects

- Collocations, idioms, words easily confused

- Word formation (continued)

- Selected phrasal verbs and prepositional phrases.

- Academic vocabulary

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

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 master reading and writing skills as well as key vocabulary required to decode written texts and complete written assignments at B2+ level.

The students will also acquire a number of reading comprehension and writing strategies which are used in most popular English language tests, such as the IELTS, TOEIC and TOEFL.

Content distribution (winter semester):

Selected topics and reading strategies:

- Building academic vocabulary and dictionary activities

- Reading textbooks and authentic materials; in-text references

- ‘From Market to Mall’ – the architecture of the marketplace. Reading skills: previewing and predicting

- Health and Medicine - ‘Staying Alive’ – public health. Reading skills: identifying main ideas vs. supporting details; interpreting charts, graphs, and tables

- Reading comprehension test strategies: IELTS, TOEIC and TOEFL

- Selected idioms for everyday use

Selected topics and writing strategies:

- 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 (thesis statement)

- Composing effective paragraphs of introduction and conclusion

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

- Incorporating citation and in-text references

- Writing a short description of visual information; identifying fact and opinion

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

Content distribution (summer semester):

Selected topics and reading strategies:

- Building academic vocabulary and dictionary activities

- Reading textbooks and authentic materials; in-text references

- ‘Mind Wide Open’ – neuroscience. Reading skills: annotating and highlighting a text

- Entertainment - ‘In the Public Eye’ – art and design. Reading skills: identifying main ideas vs. supporting details; skimming and making predictions

- Reading comprehension test strategies: IELTS, TOEIC and TOEFL

Selected topics and writing strategies:

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

- Using comparison and contrast, cause and effect language

- Synthesizing citations, evidence and explanation

- Maximizing coherence; incorporating citation and in-text references

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

Speaking and Listening

During the course the students will exercise their skills regarding speaking formally 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 group discussion. In addition, the students will develop their skills with regard to academic vocabulary. The advanced (intellectually stimulating) materials will represent varied society- and academia-related themes.

Examples of themes: diverse issues relating to family and social life.

Content distribution (Winter semester):

- Stress and relaxation: talking about stress, dealing with awkward situations, having difficult conversations;

- Team building: reviewing a project, taking part in a meeting, discussing cause and effect;

- Systems: recognising key factual information, recognising definitions, language for visual information, presenting visual information;

- Order: recognising signposting language, presentation guidelines, using signposting, delivering a presentation;

- Interpretation: facts and opinions, recognising different perspectives in an interview, accessing and taking part in discussions, interpreting and using intonation;

- Evaluation: recognising language for evaluation, giving and evaluating a presentation;

- Change: recognising referencing language, responding to requests for further details, wh- clauses in spoken descriptions

- Solutions: discussing options for solving a problem, describing a solution, finding solutions;

- Opinions: stating opinions.

- IELTS / TOEIC Speaking/ Listening examination papers practice

Content distribution (summer semester):

- Business

- Money

- Family relationships and dynamics

- Life-changing events

- Conflicts

- Young people and their problems

- Jobs and Employment

- ‘Normalcy’ and ‘disability’

- Eating disorders

- IELTS / TOEIC Speaking / Listening examination papers practice

Literatura:

Grammar and vocabulary

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

Powell, Debra, Elaine Walker and Steve Elsworth. 2005. Grammar Practice for Upper Intermediate Students. Pearson Longman, 2005

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

Prodromou, Luke. 2004. Grammar and Vocabulary for First Certificate. Pearson Education Limited.

Triggs, Tony D. FCE Testbuilder. 1996. Macmillan Heinemann.

Moodle resources.

Vince, Michael, and Paul Emmerson. 2003. First Certificate Language Practice. English Grammar and Vocabulary Macmillan Education.

Chazal, Edward de and Sam McCarter. 2012. Oxford EAP. A Course in English for Academic Purposes (B2). Oxford: Oxford University Press

Additional reading:

Swan, Michael. 2005. Practical English Usage, Oxford

McCarthy, M., F. O'Dell. 2006. English Vocabulary in Use: 3rd. Upper Intermediate and Advanced

Vince, Michael. 2008. Macmillan English Grammar in Context: Intermediate. Macmillan Education

Reading and Writing

Required reading:

Chazal, Edward de and Sam McCarter. 2012. Oxford EAP. A Course in English for Academic Purposes (B2). Oxford: Oxford University Press

Resources available on Moodle Reading and Writing course pages

The TOEIC, TOEFL and IELTS reading comprehension materials

Additional reading (selected chapters):

Broukal, Milada. 1994. Idioms for Everyday Use Lincolnwood: National Textbook Company

Lawrenceville: ARCO Thomson Learning, Inc.

Cambridge IELTS 9 Self-study Pack: Authentic Examination Papers from Cambridge ESOL. 2013. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Cory, Hugh. 2000. Advanced Writing with English in Use. Punctuation. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Cullen, Pauline. 2012. Vocabulary for IELTS. Self-study Practice. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Davy, Elizabeth. 2001. Reading and Vocabulary Workbook for the TOEFL Exam. 3rd Edition

Engelhardt, Diane. 2015. Essential Vocabulary for the TOEFL Tests. New York: McGraw-Hill Education

Oxford Practice Tests for the TOEIC Tests. 2001. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Rubin, Bruce. 2012. Inside Reading Second Edition 3. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Speaking and Listening

Chazal, Edward de and Sam McCarter. 2012. Oxford EAP. A Course in English for Academic Purposes (B2). Oxford: Oxford University Press

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

TOEIC Speaking/ Listening examination practice papers

McCarthy, M., F. O'Dell. 2006. English Vocabulary in Use: 3rd. Upper Intermediate and Advanced

IELTS Speaking/ Listening examination practice papers

R. MacAndrew, R. Martinez. 2002.Taboos and Issues Thompson/Heinle

English language podcasts and other resources available on Moodle course page.

Metody i kryteria oceniania:

Assessment methods:

Grammar and vocabulary (winter and summer semester):

Observation of participation, preparation and homework completion, documented in an activity log (U1, K1)

Mid-semester tests,

and end-of-semester test in the winter semester (W1, U2, U3)

Final grammar and vocabulary test in the summer semester (W1, W2, U1, U2, U3)

Reading and Writing (winter and summer semester):

Observation of participation, preparation and homework completion, documented in an activity log (W3, U5, U7, K3, K4)

Quizzes over assigned readings and textbook assignments (W3, U8, K4)

Tests and texts written during class (U4, U6, U7, K3)

Mid-Semester integrated reading and writing tests in the winter semester (W3, U4, U5, U8)

End-of-semester integrated reading and writing test in the winter semester (W2, W3, U6, U7, U8, K2)

Mid-Semester integrated reading and writing tests in the summer semester (W3, U4, U5, U8)

Final integrated reading and writing test in the summer semester (W2, W3, U4, U6, U7, U8, K2)

Speaking and Listening

Continuous assessment of student activity in group work (U10, U13, K5)

Assessed prepared and improvised presentations (U11, U14)

Mid-semester tests (including vocabulary) and end-of-semester oral test in the winter semester (W1, U12)

Final oral test in the summer semester (W4, U10, U12, U14, K6, K7)

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 above criteria correspond to the following descriptive criteria.

Assessment of competence in language production and practice

Very good:

Shows a very good, error-free control of simple grammatical forms in speech, writing and practice using them in a correct and appropriate way and uses correctly some more complex structures (such as inversion and emphasis, complex sentences, relative clauses, participle clauses) when required by the task. Uses a spectrum of lexical repertoire connected to a wide range of familiar topics. Grammatical and lexical mistakes are infrequent and do not impede communication and understanding; the student can correct their own mistakes.

Expresses themselves fluently and easily with little hesitation in speech; uses language effectively for social and academic purposes. Formulates ideas and opinions appropriately; there is very little repetition in speech or writing. Initiates and responds to interaction appropriately, relating contributions to those of other speakers with very little support. Presents clear and detailed description of familiar subjects effectively in both writing and speech; in speech, can negotiate towards an appropriate conclusion, and their pronunciation is clearly intelligible.

Content in produced written texts and spoken utterances is relevant; ideas are well-structured in both spoken interaction and in produced text. Uses appropriate conventions to express complex ideas, produced text holds reader’s attention from its beginning to its end. Uses a spectrum of cohesive devices, organizational patterns and discourse markers in speech and writing.

Can follow the content easily and smoothly, comprehending more complex texts, such as scholarly articles and textbooks as well as real-world texts; uses a variety of effective reading and listening strategies and can adjust a strategy depending on the text and content.

Good:

The text written by the student or their performance shows features of descriptors for grades 3 and 5.

Satisfactory:

Shows a good control of simple grammatical forms but limited control of more complex forms in speech, writing and practice (such as inversion and emphasis, complex sentences, relative clauses, participle clauses) used in a rather correct and mostly appropriate way. Uses appropriate lexical repertoire to discuss familiar topics in speech and writing; occasionally inappropriate use of less common vocabulary. Lexical and grammatical mistakes happen but do not impede communication; finds it hard to correct their own mistakes.

In speech, expresses themselves mostly fluently and easily despite some hesitation; uses language mostly effectively for social and academic purposes. Initiates and responds to interaction appropriately with some support. Formulates ideas and opinions appropriately despite some repetition in speech and writing. Presents clear description of familiar subjects effectively and in speech can negotiate towards an appropriate conclusion. Pronunciation is intelligible.

Content in produced written texts and spoken utterances is mostly relevant but some irrelevancies may occur; ideas are mostly correctly-structured. Uses some cohesive devices in speech and writing. Uses mostly appropriate conventions to express familiar ideas. The text produced by the student reflects the recommended format; only complex ideas may pose some problems.

Can follow content easily but there is evidence that occasionally cannot unlock the meaning in complex texts, such as scholarly articles and textbooks as well as real-world texts; has limited use of strategies that contribute to the comprehension of oral and written language.

Fail:

Text, speech, comprehension and language practice show features below B2+ level. Student habitually makes mistakes that are considered unacceptable at B2+ 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 three 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. 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.

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%.

Praktyki zawodowe: (tylko po angielsku)

N/A

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Okres: 2018-02-26 - 2018-09-30
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