Practical English - conversation (ćwiczenia) - 2018/2019
dr Patrycja Antoszek
Faculty of Humanities - Instytut Filologii Angielskiej
Number of hours (week/semester):
Language of instruction:
Developing the ability to interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction possible without strain and the ability to produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
This should be demonstrated by a sufficient range of language devices, a relatively high degree of grammatical and lexical control, producing stretches of language with a fairly even tempo, relatively successful interaction during a discourse, as well as using a number of cohesive devices to link his/her utterances
into clear, coherent discourse.
The expected proficiency level upon completion of the Speaking module is CEF\\\\\\\'s B2+.
Prerequisites: Speaking skills at the level equivalent to at least CEF\\\\\\\'s B1+.
Teaching methods: Picture description that leads to using speculations or serves as a springboard for discussion, giving opinion, description, discussing a topic, discussing quizzes and questionnaires, discussing short passages, clips, film excerpts, etc.
Course content description
Speaking practice in Year 1 aims to develop linguistic competence, fluency, organization of argument, discourse management and pronunciation.
The development of these skills is based on models of language complexity required by particular speaking activities/tasks and content background or extra ideas that could be used in conversations on a wide variety of topics. This is done by e.g., brainstorming, familiarization with linguistic devices, analyzing conversational language as well as creating an environment for interaction and for sustained monologue.
The learners are instructed and guided to address the following:
- account for and sustain an opinion in discussion,
- explain a viewpoint on a topical issue,
- construct a chain of reasoned argument
- develop an argument
- speculate about causes, consequences, hypothetical situations
- take an active part in informal discussions in familiar contexts,
- converse naturally, fluently and effectively
- understand in detail what is said to him/her in the standard spoken language even in a noisy environment
- initiate discourse,
- interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction possible
- correct mistakes if they have led to misunderstandings
- generally correct slips and errors if he/she becomes conscious of them
- use a number of cohesive devices and a variety of linking words efficiently
Forms of assessment
Regular check-ups (at least once per semester), homework, active participation in class projects and Oral Practical English Exam at the end of the year.
Required reading list
Current articles and presscuts in English covering a wide range of topics
Field of study: English Studies
Course listing in the Schedule of Courses:
Year I - Semester 2
Number of ECTS credits: 2
Form of assessment: Grade