Foreign Language I, part 1

Major: International Relations
Code of subject: 6.291.01.O.001
Credits: 6.00
Department: Foreign Languages
Lecturer: Zakaulova Yu.V., Stoliarchuk L.B., Yaremko H.V.
Semester: 1 семестр
Mode of study: денна
Мета вивчення дисципліни: The aim of the descipline is to formulate communicative competence to let students communicate in well-known situations that may occur in in general language context
Завдання: General competences: GC5 - the ability to operate in international environment GC6 - the ability to generate new ideas (creativity) GC7 - the ability to apply knowledge in practice GC8 - abstract thinking, analysis and synthesis GC9 - the ability to use information and communicatio technologies GC11 - the ability to communicate in a foreign language GC12 - to ability to search, process and analyze information from different sources GC14 - interpersonal interaction and respect for cultural diversity GC15 - the ability to work individually and in a team. Professional competences: - linguistic, which represents the level of knowledge of language norms and the ability to demonstrate language skills; - socio-linguistic, which presupposes the ability of a learner to produce and identify language styles according to a particular communicative situation; - pragmatic, which shows the ability to use acquired knowledge to influence an interlocutor while communicating in a foreign language.
Learning outcomes: By the end of the study learners are expected to be able to: • maintain a conversation on familiar topics, expressing and exchanging opinions and factual information on everyday events; • demonstrate an understanding of clear and simple notices, including details on warning, announcements and instructions; • write e-mails for educational purposes conveying simple straightforward information of immediate relevance /close to the academic environment and everyday life; • write forum posts and comments, expressing their own opinion and commenting on other opinions, agreeing/disagreeing on what can be found in social media and virtual learning environment; • deal with factual/non-factual, important and less important information in the texts; - guess the meaning of unfamiliar words in the context; - be able to comprehend general and specific information from audio/video sources in typical life situations; - identify the author's idea in authentic literary sources according to the identified topics; - be able to interact with the groupmates and work in teams. LR10 - to communicate native language and a foreign language fluently and be able to hold professional and general discussion and compile analytical and professional documentation; LR12 - be able to translate and interpret into and from a foreign language; LR14 - use modern information technologies, specilised software, data bases and information systems to optimize learning a foreign language.
Required prior and related subjects: Prerequisites: The level of knowledge A2-B1 Corequisites: Foreign Language.
Summary of the subject: Тhe curriculum for the descipline is aimed at international relations students who possess level A1-B2 according to the general European recommendations on learning and teaching modern languages. At the end of the course students are supposed to acquire level B1+ which is an intermediary one between lower-intermediate and upper-intermadiate levels. The course is practically oriented and thus enables students to get communicative competence in a foreign language. Learning process is based on integration of language knowledge and skills in situational context according to a major students have chosen. Selfstuding and individual studying are considered to be an essential part of the curriculum.
Опис: Personality. Social problems society is facing. Meeting people, flatmating. Ideal Flatmates. Describing Daily Life and Learning Experience. Feelings. The youth charities. Charity in Ukraine. Surveillance in the modern world. "Happinessformula". Computer games and their impact on a human being. The development of mankind. Ideas: modern discoveries of society. Traveling in the life of young people. Intellectual games. The role of morality. Its essence. Secrets to success. Life stories of prominent people. Reading as a means of enriching a person's world. Advertising products.
Assessment methods and criteria: Assessment methods: - oral and direct questioning; - questioning in writing; - random oral questioning; - presentations during practical classes; - tests; - activity assessment; - evaluation of proposals, original decisions, suggestions, etc. Credit - Oral component - Written test
Критерії оцінювання результатів навчання: Current control: listening, monologic and dialogic speech, reading, writing. Control test. Final control: differentiated test/credit. . The distribution of points according to a 100-point scale Current control (CC) Total for the discipline 100 Classroom work 75 Listening 10 Reading 10 Speaking 10 Making dialogues 10 Writing 10 Lexical and grammatical tests in Virtual Educational Environment (VEE) 10 Extracurricular reading. 10 Making the list of educational vocabulary. 5 Control test 25
Порядок та критерії виставляння балів та оцінок: Listening - Complete comprehension of the listening material. Students have to demonstrate the ability to comprehend and reproduce, interpret, memorise the material and perform oral and written tasks. Reading - students demonstrate the knowledge of the reading material; they are able to reproduce all the facts correctly; certain inconsistencies are allowed, however, students should demonstrate critical thinking, the ability to analyze and lay out the material consecutively. Students understand and can explain most of the words in a text, can translate and use them participating in a discussion. Speaking - students are able to express themselves on a given topic using lexical and grammar constructions, speak fluently and support their point of view by the help of language means and participate in discussions. Writing - students possess an appropriate level of knowledge of grammar and vocabulary. A written paper should be concise, coherent, logical (an essay, a letter, a summary, etc.)
Recommended books: 1. Eales F. Oakes Fr. Speakout. Upper Intermediate. Pearson / Longman, 2016. – 175 p. 2. Eales F. Oakes Fr. Speakout. WorkBook Upper Intermediate. Pearson / Longman, 2016. – 96 p. 3. Кострицька С.І., Зуєнок І.І., Швець О.Д, Поперечна Н.В.. Англійська мова для навчання і роботи: підручник для студ. вищ. навч. закл.: у 4 т. Т. 1. Спілкування в соціальному, академічному та професійному середовищах = English for Study and Work: Coursebook in 4 books. Book 1 Socialising in Academic and Professional Environment / С.І. Кострицька, І.І. Зуєнок, О.Д. Швець, Н.В. Поперечна; М-во освіти і науки України, Нац. гірн. ун-т. – Дніпропетровськ : НГУ, 2015. – 162 с. 4. Azar, B.S (2013) Understanding and Using English Grammar. New York: Pearson Education – 437p. 5. Evans, V. (2015) Round-Up 6. English Grammar Book. Longman. 6. Murphy R., English Grammar in Use. CEF Level: B1 Intermediate - B2 High Intermediate. Cambridge University Press. 7. My Grammar Lab. Longman, 2016.
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