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English for academic purposes

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Kod przedmiotu: 2510-f2ENG1W-EFAP Kod Erasmus / ISCED: (brak danych) / (0231) Języki obce
Nazwa przedmiotu: English for academic purposes
Jednostka: Wydział Humanistyczny
Grupy:
Strona przedmiotu: https://moodle.umk.pl/WHUM/course/view.php?id=1648
Punkty ECTS i inne: 6.00
Język prowadzenia: angielski
Wymagania wstępne:

Knowledge of English at level c1.

Całkowity nakład pracy studenta:

Contact hours with the teacher:

- Participation in classes – 60 hrs


Self-study hours:

- Preparation for classes - 60 hrs

- Preparation for tests – 60 hrs


Altogether: 180 hrs (6 ECTS)

Efekty uczenia się - wiedza:

The student:

W1: has linguistic knowledge in accordance with the C1 + level requirements within academic English with reference to tenses, comparing and contrasting, noun phrases, being formal and informal, relative clauses, stating facts and opinions, connectors, being emphatic, passives, arguing persuading, modal verbs, talking about cause and effect, verb patterns, hedging - K_W02


Efekty uczenia się - umiejętności:

U1: is able to communicate in English (written and spoken) with recipients from various circles, providing them with specialist knowledge regarding a given field of study and ongoing research - K_U05

U2: has language skills in line with the C1 + level requirements within Academic English with reference to tenses, comparing and contrasting, noun phrases, being formal and informal, relative clauses, stating facts and opinions, connectors, being emphatic, passives, arguing persuading, modal verbs, talking about cause and effect, verb patterns, hedging - K_U14

Metody dydaktyczne podające:

- pogadanka

Metody dydaktyczne poszukujące:

- ćwiczeniowa
- klasyczna metoda problemowa

Metody dydaktyczne w kształceniu online:

- metody oparte na współpracy
- metody służące prezentacji treści
- metody wymiany i dyskusji

Skrócony opis:

The composite course aims at developing students' language skills at level C1+ according to the CEFR and consists of two modules, i.e. ‘Academic Listening and Speaking ’ and ‘use of English’. The two modules complete each other and aim at developing students’ integrated skills in relation to academic English.

During the Academic Listening and Speaking class, students intensively practice using spoken English to achieve communicative accuracy, as well as increasing fluency and appropriacy in the academic English register, as well as maintain grammatical and lexical accuracy, in order to reach level C1+.

During the use of English class students practice their knowledge of English grammar and lexis at level C1+ in an academic context.

Pełny opis:

The composite course aims at developing students' language skills at level C1+ according to the CEFR and consists of two modules, i.e. ‘Academic Listening and Speaking ’ and ‘use of English’. The two modules complete each other and aim at developing students’ integrated skills in relation to academic English.

English for academic purposes consists of the following components:

- Academic Listening and Speaking,

- Use of English.

Academic Listening and Speaking

In the course of the classes students will practice speaking fluently and appropriately to arrive at the C1+ level of competence in English, also in terms of grammar and vocabulary. Speaking tasks will be integrated with listening comprehension practice based on academic lectures. The topics will be organized as below, with each of these leading to the development of the following competencies.

Content distribution:

PSYCHOLOGY AND BEHAVIOR:

(using navigational language, signposting, identifying main points, clarifying and confirming)

SUSTAINABILITY:

(signposting continued, critical evaluation; discussion: contributing, interrupting and turn-taking)

CREATIVITY

(establishing key words and themes; summarizing ideas from written sources, citing texts to support an argument)

INFORMATION

(a poster presentation: identifying key components, evaluating; asking critical questions)

PATTERNS

(chronological sequence; working in groups; giving a group presentation)

RESPONSIBILITY

(summarizing main points, comparing and combining information; conducting a seminar discussion; asking critical questions)

Use of English

The course consists of practical exercises related to the use of grammar and lexis:

- tense review

- comparing and contrasting

- noun phrases

- being formal and informal

- relative clauses

- stating facts and opinions

- connectors

- being emphatic

- passives

- arguing persuading

- modal verbs

- talking about cause and effect

- verb patterns

- hedging

Literatura:

Academic Listening and Speaking:

Academic Listening and Speaking:

Required reading:

de Chazal E. and Moore J. 2013. /Oxford EAP. A Course in English for Academic Purposes/. Oxford: Oxford University Press.(C1)

Evans, V., S. Scott. 2002. Listening and Speaking Skills: For the Revised Cambridge Proficiency Exam. Express Publishing

Additional sources:

The coursebook materials will be supplemented with lectures related to English studies:

https://www.youtube.com/user/CambridgeUniversity/playlists

https://www.youtube.com/user/Harvard/playlists

https://www.youtube.com/user/oxford/videos

https://www.youtube.com/user/StanfordUniversity/playlists

www.ted.com

https://www.youtube.com/user/YaleCourses

https://www.youtube.com/user/realvisualtrue

https://www.youtube.com/user/NativLang

https://www.youtube.com/theschooloflifetv

use of English:

Paterson, K. 2017. Oxford Grammar for EAP. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Metody i kryteria oceniania:

Methods of assessment:

Assessment criteria:

fail- 0-59%

satisfactory- 60 - 69 %

satisfactory plus- 70 - 75 %

good - 76 - 85 %

good plus- 86 - 90%

very good- 91 - 100%

The final test/presentation in every English for academic purposes module is administered to determine the extent to which students have met the assumed learning outcomes and it values at least 50% of the final grade. A passing score must be obtained on the final test to pass each component.

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%.

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 English for academic purposes 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%.

Academic Listening and Speaking :

in-class tests (W1)

participation in class activities recorded in an assessment log

team presentations (U1, U2)

final speaking test in the summer semester (W1, U1, U2) evaluated on the basis of the following qualitative aspects of performance:

- Use of English:

- end-of-semester test (W1, U1, U2)

- participation in class activities recorded in an assessment log (W1, U1, U2)

The end-of-semester test in each semester must be passed in order for the student to obtain a passing grade. The test is worth 80% of the final grade. Passing threshold for the test is 60%. There is only one retake.

The remaining 20% of the final grade in Use of English will be calculated on the basis of the student’s participation and engagement in the class, expressed by pluses and minuses, awarded by the teachers. Each student is initially assessed at a passing level (60%). Each plus increases that score by 5% and each minus lowers the score by 5%.

In order to pass the use of English course a student has to pass the end-of-semestre test.

Assessment criteria for language competence applied across all English for academic purposes components:

Very good

Grammatical competence

Shows a very good control of a wide spectrum of simple and complex grammatical forms (see the detailed description for grammar course) in a correct and appropriate way in academic, formal and informal register

Mistakes are rather very rare, difficult to spot and mostly pertain only to nuances of grammar; can easily correct their own mistakes

Lexical competence

Uses a very wide spectrum of lexical repertoire (including idiomatic expressions, phrasal verbs, and collocations) to discuss familiar and unfamiliar topics, aligning it to academic, formal and informal context

Lexical mistakes are rather very rare and mostly pertain to nuances of lexical use and meaning; can easily correct their own mistakes

Spoken interaction

Expresses themselves fluently, easily and spontaneously with very little hesitation

Uses language easily for social, academic and professional purposes

Formulates ideas and opinions easily and appropriately

Interacts easily, relating contributions to those of other speakers

Presents clear and detailed description of complex subjects effectively, widening the scope of the interaction, rounding off with an appropriate conclusion

A conceptually difficult subject does not hinder a natural, smooth flow of language

There is very little obvious searching for expressions or avoidance strategies

Pronunciation is intelligible clear and elegant.

Coherence

Contribution is relevant and substantial; ideas are very well-structured and varied

Uses a wide spectrum of cohesive devices,

organizational patterns and discourse markers

Good

Performance shows features of descriptors for grades 3 and 5

Satisfactory

Grammatical competence

Shows a good control of simple and acceptable control of more complex grammatical forms (see the detailed description for grammar course) in a correct and appropriate way in academic, formal and informal register

Mistakes are relatively rare and pertain to nuances of grammar

Lexical competence

Uses a spectrum of lexical repertoire (including occasional idiomatic expressions, phrasal verbs, and collocations) to discuss familiar and unfamiliar topics, aligning it to formal and informal context

Lexical mistakes are relatively rare and often pertain to nuances of lexical use and meaning

Gaps are readily overcome with circumlocution

Spoken interaction

Expresses themselves fluently and spontaneously; hesitation is occasional, but the overall output is modest in terms of quantity.

Uses language for social, academic and professional purposes

Formulates ideas and opinions appropriately

Initiates the interaction and responds to it, relating contributions to those of other speakers mostly when made to.

Presents clear description of complex subjects at an acceptable level effectively, maintaining the interaction, rounding off with an appropriate conclusion

Only a conceptually difficult subject can hinder a natural, smooth flow of language

Coherence

Contribution is relevant although predictable; ideas are very well-structured and sufficiently varied

Uses a wide spectrum of cohesive devices, organizational patterns and discourse markers

Fail

Peak performance shows features of level B2+ at most and includes errors from the category regarded as 'unacceptable' at the desired level.

The value of the above qualitative aspects is the following:

- Grammatical competence – 25%

- lexical competence – 25%

- spoken interaction – 25%

- coherence – 25%

fail- 0-59%

satisfactory- 60 - 69 %

satisfactory plus- 70 - 75 %

good - 76 - 85 %

good plus- 86 - 90%

very good- 91 - 100%

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:

does not apply

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

Okres: 2020-10-01 - 2021-02-21
Wybrany podział planu:


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Typ zajęć: Ćwiczenia, 60 godzin więcej informacji
Koordynatorzy: Katarzyna Piątkowska
Prowadzący grup: Katarzyna Piątkowska, Marek Placiński
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Zaliczenie: Przedmiot - Zaliczenie na ocenę
Ćwiczenia - Zaliczenie na ocenę
Skrócony opis:

In 2020/2021, the class is conducted remotely (60 hours) with the use of remote teaching and testing methods, primarily through the Moodle platform/MS Teams.

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