Foreign Language I, part 4

Major: International Relations
Code of subject: 6.291.01.O.025
Credits: 4.00
Department: Foreign Languages
Lecturer: Novosilets O.V., Puha O.O.
Semester: 4 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 module learners are expected to be able to: • apply lexical units according to the topic relevant to the sphere of international relations and in accordance with the curriculum for the second year of studies; • know the typology of English texts (newspaper/magazine reports and articles, agendas, formal and informal letters, discursive compositions); • use grammar structures related to the topic effectively; • apply knowledge about the system of English sounds, intonation; acquire and develop listening-comprehension skills required to understand the authentic language in live situations; • use professional vocabulary according to the curriculum. • actively participate in communication; • read literary and scientific papers in original (English); • understand the topics according to the curriculum with the use of specialized vocabulary; • render grammar constructions into English and into Ukrainian. • express one’s ideas in writing (with the use of active vocabulary according to the topics from the curriculum). 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 B1 Co-requisites: Ukrainian language for professional purposes
Summary of the subject: Тhe curriculum for the descipline "Foreign language 1, part 4" is aimed at international relations students who possess level B1 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: Topic: Science and technology: artificial intelligence, genetic engineering, nuclear power, the internet, nanotechnologies, space exploration. Topic. Public speaking as the way of communication: what are public relations, communication techniques, how to communicate effectively. Topic: Democracy: human rights, freedom of speech, mass media, elections, and suffrage. Topic: Public Relations: advertisement, forming public opinion.
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: 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.) Presentation assessment criteria Presentation is prepared in accordance with the topic suggested and a plan devised by a student. The rules of a presentation and its format should be observed. A student demonstrates deep knowledge of a subject presenting the material clearly, logically, critically. Analytical approach and additional material to the topic are required. Presentation itself should be complex, coherent, argumentative, with an individual approach to solving a problem.
Recommended books: 1. Literary sources for theoretical courses. 2. Literary sources for practical classes. Manuals: 1 Turchyn D.B. English for International Relations / Англійська мова для міжнародних відносин: Educational manual. For higher ed. inst. 2d edition / Dmytro Turchyn. – Vinnitsa: Nova Knyha, 2017. – 256 p. : il. 2. Fuchs M., Bonner M. Focus on grammar..- Longman, 2015. - 432 p. 3. Pilbeam A. Market Leader: Working Across Cultures/ Pearson / Longman Education Limited, 2017. – 96 p. 4. Prodromou L. Grammar and Vocabulary for First Certificate, Pearson / Longman, 2015. – 319 p. 5. Vince M. Advanced. Language practice with keys. Mcmillan, 2019. 6. V. Evans. Round-up 6.– Longman, 2015. – 268 p.
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