Course detail

English Pre- Intermediate Higher 1 (winter)

FaVU-1APINV-ZAcad. year: 2018/2019

Students on the pre-intermediate level are introduced for the first time to most tenses, conditionals, etc, they learn general vocabulary which will enable they conversation on various topics. They are taught to understand easy authentic conversation or news. They are also taught to read longer texts written in English simplified to their level of knowledge of the language.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

At this phase, students will have revised the basic tenses, conditionals, verb patterns. They will have an oral presentation in front of the class, they will have written several short texts, and they will have practiced their knowledge by reading longer texts (adapted fiction).

Prerequisites

placement test

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Life Pre-Intermediate, Stephenson Helen et al. (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Seminar form; emphasis is laid on a balanced structure of the class - each class should consist of speaking, listening, reading, sometimes writing. Students are encouraged to have an equal opportunities to speak, hence discissions are led in small groups/pairs.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Assessment consists of a non-letter grade and a letter grade. In order to obtain the non-letter grade, students have to submit all assignments and pass the tests writtent during the semester at an average of 60 or more%. For the final, letter grade, students have to pass the final, general test at a score of 50% and more.
Students will write 1 - 3 short assignments during the semester, including the potential rewrites recommened by the course teacher - these will not be classified.
Final test mapping the knowledge of grammar and vocabulary from the units we have covered during the semester plus the assigned reading.
Students who will not have handed in the written assignments (even though they passed the final test) will not be classified.
Students are entitled for one regular and two resit exam dates.

Language of instruction

English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Life Pre-Intermediate 6 - 8

Aims

The aim of the course is to encourage students to use essential grammar features consistently and confidently. However, main emphasis is laid on making students speak (make them stop feeling embarrasses or frightened to use a foreign language) and strengthen the use of basic grammar features (such as past simple and present perfect) through short written assigments, narration, and home reading assignments.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Students are allowed two absences per semester. For all other absences, the student must have a note from his or her doctor.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme Bachelor's

    branch AGD2 , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch APD , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AKG , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AM1 , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AM2 , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AS1 , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AM3 , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AS2 , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AMU , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AFO , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch APE , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AIN , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch ATD , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AVI , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AEN , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional

Type of course unit

 

Seminar

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

eLearning