Course: English 8

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Course title English 8
Course code UJP/A8
Organizational form of instruction Tutorial
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction English
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Deforeest Joan, M.A.
  • Bergman Natalie, M.A.
  • Watson Peter Joel
Course content
1. Introduction to the course; Practice introductions; Discussion of current events; Discussion about departments and studies 2. Discussions; Functional English; 3. Discussion on Reading 1; 4. Discussions; Functional English; Discuss presentations 5. Discussions; Presentations; 6. Discussion on Reading 2; Functional English; 7. Discussions based on Presentations 8. Discussions; Functional English; 9. Discussions; Reading 3 assigned 10. Discussion on Reading 3; Functional English; 11. Discussions 12. Revision and Written Exam 13. Credit Week

Learning activities and teaching methods
Collaborative instruction, Students' portfolio, Skills demonstration, Seminar classes, Individual study, Students' self-study
  • Contact hours - 52 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report in a foreign language) (10-15) - 10 hours per semester
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 40 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 30 hours per semester
professional knowledge
Students can: - understand what is said by native speakers - understand articles on current issues in newspapers and on the Internet - reason and explain their opinions, both in oral and written form - engage in everyday conversation - discuss current issues
learning outcomes
Students can: - understand articles on current problems in which the writers express specific attitudes and points of view - scan quickly through long and complicated texts, locating relevant details - take an active part in discussions; express and defend opinions on controversial topics - prepare and give presentation; moderate the following discussion - write an essay or report conveying information or giving reasons for or against a point of view
teaching methods
Skills demonstration
Collaborative instruction
Students' self-study
Individual study
Students' portfolio
Seminar classes
assessment methods
Seminar work
Individual presentation at a seminar
Recommended literature
  • DeForeest, Joan. A7 Workbook.
  • Walton, Richard; Bartram, Mark. Initiative : a course for advanced learners : student's book. 1st ed. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2000. ISBN 0-521-57582-6.

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