English: Language and Text Analysis Group A (ILV)

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Course lecturer:

 Janet Brown , MA MA

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Course numberB4.06360.10.091
Course codeENGTextA
Curriculum2021
Semester of degree program Semester 1
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
SPPW0,7
ECTS credits1,0
Language of instruction English

Students:

  • Understand their language strengths and weaknesses and have set specific learning goals to improve their language skills
  • Identify the core features of a blog post (structure and style)
  • Evaluate the quality of a blog post
  • Create a blog post in English that demonstrates the core structure & style features of a blog, and persuade their opinion using personal experience and facts
Upon successful completion of the course, students will have
  • tested their knowledge and understanding of English language and grammar, reflected on the strengths and weaknesses of their study and language skills, and set specific individual learning goals based on their performance.
  • Students will be able to write a paragraph justifying a particular point of view, including direct and indirect quotations.
  • They can formulate blog posts based on their personal experiences (of student life) and research, using appropriate style and register, expressing their opinions, and presenting evidence to support different points of view.
  • Students will be able to identify key ideas from foundational texts related to their studies and analyze the appropriate language and structure

The course will cover the following topics/content:

  • Content, structure, and linguistic features of the text type blog, with special attention to the difference between formal and informal language
  • Constructive peer feedback and strategies for self-directed learning

Authentic materials will be provided by the lecturer and adapted to student needs.
Bailey, S. (2010). Academic Writing for International Students of Business. London: Routledge.
Emmerson, P. (2010), Business Grammar Builder: Second Edition
Intermediate to Upper-Intermediate. Oxford: Macmillan.
Emmerson, P. (2009) Business Vocabulary Builder. The words & phrases you need to succeed. Intermediate to Upper-intermediate. Oxford: Macmillan.
Murphy, R. (2012) English Grammar in Use with Answers: A Self-study Reference and Practice Book for Intermediate Students of English. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (CUP).

Moderated group work, lecture, case work

Cumulative module examination
The module grade is calculated weighted by the ECTS credits of the individual courses (ILV - integrated lecture) of the module and results as follows:
ILV "English: Language and Text Analysis" - 1 ECTS
Assessment type: Continuous assessment
Assessment method/s: Participation in Class, project work, written final examination