Course syllabus AAU-1 - English for Academic Purposes - Module 1 (ŠAVŠ - WS 2016/2017)

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Course title: English for Academic Purposes - Module 1
Semester: WS 2016/2017
Course supervisor: Ioana Giurgiu, M.A.
Supervising department: Department of Languages and Intercultural Competences (ŠAVŠ)
Prerequisites for registration: not Final state examination
Time allowance: full-time, 0/4 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Type of study: usual
Form of teaching: seminar
Mode of completion and credits: Classified fulfillment of requirements (4 credits)
Course objective:
The aim of the course is to develop the skills that students need for their academic study programmes in English. Not only will students be equipped with the specialist business and economics language they require but also key academic skills such as listening to lectures, speaking in seminars and writing an argumentative essay.
 
Course methods: The content of the course will be introduced and practiced during the lessons and additional self-study tasks will be assigned mainly as homework an clarified later in class.

The key skills and language are enhanced by real life practice situations in class. Writing skills are practiced mainly through home assignments.
 
Course content:
1.The business of business (allowance 20/0)
 
a.Types of business
b.The history of business
c.Prefixes and suffixes
d.Skills - listening to lectures
e.Skills - speaking from notes

2.The organisation of work (allowance 18/0)
 
a.How organisations are structured
b.Leadership and teams
c.Dictionary skills
d.Skills - reading: using research questions
e.Skills - writing: paraphrasing and summarising a text

3.Getting the work done (allowance 18/0)
 
a.Productivity
b.Theories of motivation
c.Management by Objectives
d.Stress patterns in multi-syllable words
e.Prefixes
f.Skills - listening to lectures
g.Skills - speaking reporting research findings

 
Learning outcomes and competences:
After completing the course, student will be able to:
 
-Will communicate clearly and concisely in English orally at a professional and academic level using appropriate language constructions, formats and register to suit the purpose and audience
-Will compile, formulate and produce correctly written and spoken business and academic texts
-Will critically evaluate, judge, justify, and support an argument
-Will recall, identify, define, and recognize specific subject vocabulary and grammar without error

Teaching methods and workload (hours of workload):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     Attendance of lectures56 h
Self-study
     Course reading and ongoing preparation14 h
     Ongoing evaluation7 h
     Composing of individual (seminar) work7 h
     Composing of presentation14 h
     Preparation for final test14 h
Total112 h
 
Assessment methods:
Requirement typeDaily attendance
Active lecture/seminar/workshop/tutorial participation5 %
Term paper15 %
Presentation30 %
Final test50 %
Total100 %
 
Course completion:
To complete the module successfully it is necessary to :
- participate in at least 60% of lessons (5%).
- sumbit an argumentative essay as course-work (15%).
- give a presentation on a module topic (30%).
- write the final test on reading, listening, grammar and vocab. (50%)
 
Support for combined/distance forms of study:
Not applicable
 
Reading list:
Study plans:
B-EM-EOE Business Administration and Sales, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2016/2017
B-EM-BAS Business Administration and Sales, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2016/2017
B-EM-FME Business Administration and Financial Management, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2016/2017
B-EM-PERLZ Business Administration and Human Resources Management, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2016/2017
B-EM-BAL Business Administration and Operations, Logistics and Quality Management, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2016/2017
B-EM-FAM Business Administration and Financial Management, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2016/2017
 
Run in the period of: WS 2019/2020, SS 2018/2019, WS 2018/2019, SS 2017/2018, WS 2017/2018, SS 2016/2017   (and older)
Course tutor: Rory Brierley, BA (examiner, instructor)
Ioana Giurgiu, M.A. (examiner, instructor, supervisor)
Teaching language: Czech
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Last modification made by Mgr. Luděk Švejdar on 02/28/2017.

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