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Practical English

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Kod przedmiotu: 2510-f1ENG1S-PE Kod Erasmus / ISCED: (brak danych) / (0231) Języki obce
Nazwa przedmiotu: Practical English
Jednostka: Wydział Humanistyczny
Grupy: Przedmioty dla 2 semestru 1 roku S1 na kierunku filologia angielska
Punkty ECTS i inne: 8.00 LUB 7.00 (zmienne w czasie)
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Język prowadzenia: angielski
Wymagania wstępne:

The successul completion of the the winter semester, with passing results in all the components of Practical English, as it is an integrated subject.

Całkowity nakład pracy studenta:

Contact hours with the teacher:

- participation in classes (Reading and Writing, Speaking and Listening, Use of English)-, 90 hrs


Self-study hours:

- home assignments, preparation for tests and the final tests - 85 hrs


Total Student workload (175h = 7 ECTS)




Efekty uczenia się - wiedza:

Use of English

The student

W1: can define and apply the selected English grammar rules pertaining to modal verbs, conditionals, wishes, reported speech and passive voice at B2 level. (K_W02)

W2: has the practical knowledge of selected vocabulary items, such as reporting verbs and ways to express certainty and possibility, at B2 level. (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 formal and 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 formal register at B2 level (K_W02)


Efekty uczenia się - umiejętności:

Use of English

U1: The student can use accurate grammar and appropriate lexis of the English language when it comes to modal verbs, passive voice, reported speech, conditional structures, and the unreal past with language skills matching the description of B2 level. (K_U17)

U2: The student can work with a group, negotiating solutions to usage problems relating to passive voice, reported speech, modal verbs and conditional structures in English. (K_U08)


Reading and Writing

The student

U3: has the ability to read and comprehend formal texts 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 British and American English and 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 arguments (K_U15)

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

U10: can work with a group, negotiating solutions to discussion oriented tasks and problems (K_U08)

Efekty uczenia się - kompetencje społeczne:

Use of English

The student:

K 1: is aware of the level of their knowledge and skills in English grammar and lexis and understands the need for continuous practice and development. (K_K01)


Reading and Writing

The student

K2: is aware of the level of their knowledge and skills in reading and writing 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:

Depending on course component specificity, all the classes may also utilize a range of other TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) techniques, such as dictations and reading aloud, translation of the Polish terms and sentences, oral and written description, storytelling, mini-lecture, student project preparation, language lab work, standardised test taking, etc.


Moodle platform will the basic repository of class materials and channel through which homework will be submitted.

Metody dydaktyczne eksponujące:

- drama
- inscenizacja

Metody dydaktyczne podające:

- wykład konwersatoryjny

Metody dydaktyczne poszukujące:

- ćwiczeniowa
- giełda pomysłów
- projektu

Metody dydaktyczne w kształceniu online:

- metody integracyjne
- metody oparte na współpracy
- metody rozwijające refleksyjne myślenie
- metody służące prezentacji treści
- metody wymiany i dyskusji

Skrócony opis:

Practical English is an integrated subject, as demonstrated in the accompanying Moodle course. The aim of the three constituent classes is to improve students’ language proficiency with reference to all the language competencies viewed holistically, to a consistent B2 level (according to the CEFR – the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). The students' level and progress will be regularly assessed against the benchmark of the First Certificate in English exams.

Pełny opis:

The components of integrated Practical English (Use of English, Speaking and listening, and Reading and writing) are still treated as one subject. Each component supports, continues and builds on the themes and linguistic content of the other constituents. The successful completion of all three is obligatory in order to receive a composite positive grade, which is calculated on the basis of the mean from the constituent components.

Use of English

During the course we will discuss and practice the selected problems of the practical grammar and vocabulary of the English language at B2 level.

The list of topics may be slightly altered depending on the results of initial and ongoing diagnosis.

Content distribution:

- Modal verbs (followed up with advice giving in Listening and Speaking and Reading and Writing)

- Conditionals and unreal past(followed up with the production of relevant texts in Listening and Speaking and Reading and Writing)

- Reported Speech (followed up with the relevant text production in Listening and Speaking and Reading and Writing)

- Passive vs. Active Voice and causative structures (followed up with the production of relevant texts in Listening and Speaking and Reading and Writing)

- selected collocations, idiomatic expressions and other vocabulary items associated with e.g. ability and possibility, hypothetical scenarios, reporting and quoting etc., integrated with grammatical content.

- word formation (continued)

The material includes FCE-type tasks for vocabulary and grammar (gap-filling, multiple-choice cloze, paraphrasing, or introduction to word formation) for an objective assessment of progress.

Speaking and listening

The aim of the course is to develop students' aural-oral skills through accuracy-focused speaking exercises (the accuracy of grammar, vocabulary and communication) and fluency in order to establish students' average language proficiency level at B2.

The objective will be achieved through various types of tasks and texts spoken in different registers and with different accents. Intensive listening will also focus on vocabulary and interesting structures, and through oral reproduction (reporting on the content, using the principle of information gap activities), students will activate them in a discussion (the post-listening stage). B2+ level texts used will represent diverse issues relating to the life of an individual and society. Through regular test practice, students will acquire a number of listening comprehension and speaking strategies used in popular international English language tests, such as FCE.

Content distribution:

- careers and studying: How are you finding your job? A dying breed; The Bologna process; feeling about the future

- socializing: Going out to celebrate; starting conversations; agreeing to meet

- transport and travel; renting a car; reporting problems; driving in different countries; expressing shock

- health and medicine: Suddenly falling ill; Medical tourism; passing on messages

- life-changing events: catching up with news and gossip; Key life events around the world; showing uncertainty

- banks and money: Money-related problems; The Magic Moneybag; a debate about the lottery; apologizing and offering explanation

- food: How do you cook it? Food-related news stories; vague language

- business: I’m just phoning to, Dream and Achieve; using ‘would’ to be polite

- FCE practice tests:listening

Reading and Writing

The course is designed so as to p consolidate the skills learned in the previous semester for effective critical reading and writing.

The aim of the course is to develop students’ language skills and prepare them to understand and create multi-paragraph text, preparing students for writing academic texts in the future.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will master reading and writing skills at B2 level.

The students will also acquire a number of reading comprehension.

Content distribution

- Nature (u. 7); problem-solution paragraph revisited

The idea of a dependent paragraph

- Law and order (u. 8); writing guidelines

- Careers and Studying (u. 9); guidelines: job market: in-class writing

- Socialising (u. 10); emails: register differences

- Transport and travel (u. 11); formal letter of complaint

- Health and medicine (u. 12); summary revisited

- Life-changing events (u.13); paraphrase

- Banks and Money (u. 14); film and music review,

- Food (u. 15); restaurant review

- For and against

- common writing problems: run-on sentences, comma splices, etc

- teacher student conferences

- in-class writing

Literatura:

Integrating materials:

Content subject-related texts for linguistic analysis.

H. Dellar, A. Walkley. 2010. Outcomes Upper Intermediate. Cengage Learning, Inc

Moodle materials.

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

Component-specific literature

Use of English

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

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

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

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

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

Additional reading:

M. Swan, Practical English Usage, Oxford 2005.

Virginia Evans, FCE Use of English 2. Express Publishing: 2009 (selected fragments).

Mark Foley, Diane Hall, My Grammar Lab B1/B2. Pearson Education, Limited, 2012.

Reading and Writing

Anker, Susan. 2009. Real Writing. Bedford/St Martin’s

Zemach, D., Rumisek, L. College Writing. From Paragraph to Essay. 2003. Oxford: Macmillan Publications

Speaking and listening:

McCarthy, Michael and Felicity O'Dell. 2006. English Vocabulary in Use: 3rd. Upper Intermediate and Advanced. CUP.

Wellman, Guy.2006. The Heinemann English Wordbuilder. MacMillan Education, Limited

Metody i kryteria oceniania:

All the components will use the system of mid-semester and semester-final FCE-based tests to prove the attainment of the consistent B2 level in all the areas.

Use of English

Observation of participation, preparation and Moodle assignments or other homework completion, documented in an activity log (U1, U2, K1)

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

Reading and Writing:

Observation of participation, preparation and homework completion, Moodle assignments, documented in an activity log (W3, U4, U5, K2 )

Mid-semester test (W3, U3, U6)

End-of-semester test in the summer semester (W3, U3,U6)

Speaking and listening:

Active participation in class and preparation for it (K3, U10, W4)

Presentations (W4, U7, U8)

Vocabulary tests (W4)

Final oral test at the end of the semester (U7, U9, W4)

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:

not applicable

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

Okres: 2018-02-26 - 2018-09-30
Wybrany podział planu:


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Typ zajęć: Ćwiczenia, 90 godzin więcej informacji
Koordynatorzy: Krzysztof Strzemeski
Prowadzący grup: David Beynon, John Conniffe, Katarzyna Piątkowska, Marek Placiński, Nelly Strehlau, Krzysztof Strzemeski
Lista studentów: (nie masz dostępu)
Zaliczenie: Przedmiot - Zaliczenie na ocenę
Ćwiczenia - Zaliczenie na ocenę

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

Okres: 2019-02-25 - 2019-09-30
Wybrany podział planu:


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Typ zajęć: Ćwiczenia, 90 godzin więcej informacji
Koordynatorzy: Krzysztof Strzemeski
Prowadzący grup: Olivier Harenda, Daniel Karczynski, Marek Placiński, Nelly Strehlau, Krzysztof Strzemeski, Dorota Watkowska
Lista studentów: (nie masz dostępu)
Zaliczenie: Przedmiot - Zaliczenie na ocenę
Ćwiczenia - Zaliczenie na ocenę

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

Okres: 2020-02-29 - 2020-09-20
Wybrany podział planu:


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Typ zajęć: Ćwiczenia, 90 godzin więcej informacji
Koordynatorzy: Krzysztof Strzemeski
Prowadzący grup: Olivier Harenda, Marek Placiński, Julia Siepak, Nelly Strehlau, Krzysztof Strzemeski
Lista studentów: (nie masz dostępu)
Zaliczenie: Przedmiot - Zaliczenie na ocenę
Ćwiczenia - Zaliczenie na ocenę

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

Okres: 2021-02-22 - 2021-09-20

Wybrany podział planu:


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Typ zajęć: Ćwiczenia, 90 godzin więcej informacji
Koordynatorzy: Krzysztof Strzemeski
Prowadzący grup: Joanna Antoniak, Adam Rubczak, Nelly Strehlau, Krzysztof Strzemeski
Lista studentów: (nie masz dostępu)
Zaliczenie: Przedmiot - Zaliczenie na ocenę
Ćwiczenia - Zaliczenie na ocenę
Skrócony opis:

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, Nelly Strehlau

https://moodle.umk.pl/WHUM/course/view.php?id=1669

https://teams.microsoft.com/l/channel/19%3a58071f6f74e84fa8aec1ec7dac9922d0%40thread.tacv2/General?groupId=910779ae-3a1b-4bf9-9d1d-428f5f1081b7&tenantId=e80a627f-ef94-4aa9-82d6-c7ec9cfca324

There will be the same moodle for Reading and Writing / Speaking and Listening; the TEAMS will be individual

Reading and Writing, K. Strzemeski

https://teams.microsoft.com/l/team/19%3a709533b241574bb2b03088fdd29410e7%40thread.tacv2/conversations?groupId=42fe382e-56b3-4030-82ba-4ff18b4faf09&tenantId=e80a627f-ef94-4aa9-82d6-c7ec9cfca324

code: 2bqex6e

Reading and Writing, Adam Rubczak

https://teams.microsoft.com/l/team/19%3a1b1ae26a91374a6f861e8ed7b54d435d%40thread.tacv2/conversations?groupId=93de6b0d-1285-4c4a-9785-3897fc70781d&tenantId=e80a627f-ef94-4aa9-82d6-c7ec9cfca324

Kod zespołu: xg09m7e

Listening and Speaking, Adam Rubczak

https://teams.microsoft.com/l/team/19%3a1b1ae26a91374a6f861e8ed7b54d435d%40thread.tacv2/conversations?groupId=93de6b0d-1285-4c4a-9785-3897fc70781d&tenantId=e80a627f-ef94-4aa9-82d6-c7ec9cfca324

Kod zespołu: xg09m7e

Listening and Speaking, Dan Karczynski

https://teams.microsoft.com/l/channel/19%3a5a5e4c3c8a704f56b482a53e0bd7a861%40thread.tacv2/Og%25C3%25B3lny?groupId=9120bdde-f43d-4a89-8434-46da668f637c&tenantId=e80a627f-ef94-4aa9-82d6-c7ec9cfca324

OR via code: scswqna

Listening and Speaking, Joanna Antoniak

MS Teams: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/team/19%3a7dc11e8b70a345b1a6907f13a2367126%40thread.tacv2/conversations?groupId=067784a8-a103-442b-8b5d-0d61b7667601&tenantId=e80a627f-ef94-4aa9-82d6-c7ec9cfca324

Kod: 4z6p8gm

oraz adres kursu na Moodle'u: https://moodle.umk.pl/WHUM/course/view.php?id=1860

Uwagi:

Click on "Ćwiczenia, 90 godzin więcej informacji" for additional notes about the 2020/2021 cycle.

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