Course syllabus AAU-3 - English for Academic Purposes - Module 3 (ŠAVŠ - Sklad předmětů)

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Course title: English for Academic Purposes - Module 3
Semester: -- item not defined --
Course supervisor: Ioana Giurgiu, M.A.
Supervising department: Department of Languages and Intercultural Competences (ŠAVŠ)
Prerequisites for registration: English for Academic Purposes - Module 1 or English for Academic Purposes - Module 2
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 further 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 understanding levels of formality in language and writing,turn taking in group activities, presenting and discussing academic posters and writing business texts.
This module will also introduce Cambridge Business Exams, allowing the students to get familiarized with the format, and practice on real examination papers.
 
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.Operations and production (allowance 2/4)
 
a.General English vocabulary with different meanings in the context of business
b.Production terminology and abbreviations
c.Creating and academic poster (academic skills)
d.Levels of formality (academic grammar)
e.Open discussion and critical evaluation of case studies in production

2.Budgets, decisions and risks (allowance 4/5)
 
a.Vocabulary dealing with finance and risk management
b.Connectors for describing and exemplifying
c.Negotiation and persuasion (transferrable skills)
d.Verb patterns (academic grammar)
e.Modal verbs (academic grammar)
f.Academic collocations (academic grammar)
g.Attenting/ Chairing a meeting (trasnsferrable skills)

3.Business writing (allowance 1/0)
 
a.How to write a business report

4.Cambridge Business/General Exam overview and practice (allowance 0/6)
 
a.Introduction to the exam format: section 1 - Use of English
b.Section 2 - Speaking and Writing preparation and practice
c.Section 3 - Reading and Listening

5.Evaluation and assessment (allowance 0/8)
 
a.Academic poster presentation
b.Oral exam (meeting simulation) and report
c.Mid-term testing

 
Learning outcomes and competences:
After completing the course, student will be able to:
 
-Will be able to appropriately use verb patterns, academic collocations in English
-Will be able to research and design an academic paper
-Will communicate, interact, and contribute critically to discussions on a given topic by justifying their position based on research.
-Will employ academic structures to compose genre specific academic papers

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 paper30 %
Presentation25 %
Mid-term test(s)20 %
Final test20 %
Total100 %
 
Course completion:
To complete the module successfully it is necessary to:

- actively participate in at least 60% of lessons (meaning actual participation not simple attendance) (5%).
- submit 3 mini tasks focused on academic writing as course-work (30%).
- design and present an academic poster on a selected topic (will be discussed in class)(25%).
- write a final test on grammar and vocab. (20%)
- participate effectively in a meeting simulation (oral-exam aimed at enhancing and assessing the students' soft skills: active listening, interrupting effectively, making a contribution, brainstorming, presenting solutions, chairing a meeting, concluding) (10%, 10% - report)
 
Support for combined/distance forms of study:
Materials will be made available soon in Moodle and on-line in AIS. For more information please contact your class teacher or the course supervisor.
 
Reading list:
Study plans:
B-EM-EOE Business Administration and Sales, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2012/2013
B-EM-FME Business Administration and Financial Management, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2012/2013
B-EM-BAL Business Administration and Operations, Logistics and Quality Management, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2013/2014
B-EM-BAL Business Administration and Operations, Logistics and Quality Management, part-time form, initial academic year WS 2013/2014
B-EM-EOE 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-EOE Business Administration and Sales, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2018/2019
B-FRE Business Administration - Major in Financial Management, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2019/2020
B-RLZ Business Administration - Major in Human Resources Management, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2019/2020
B-FR Business Administration - Major in Financial Management, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2019/2020
B-RLZE Business Administration - Major in Human Resources Management, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2019/2020
B-MOE Business Administration - Major in Marketing and Sales Management, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2019/2020
B-LMKE Business Administration - Major in Logistics and Quality Management, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2019/2020
B-MO Business Administration - Major in Marketing and Sales Management, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2019/2020
B-FR Business Administration - Major in Financial Management, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2019/2020
B-RLZ Business Administration - Major in Human Resources Management, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2019/2020
B-EMCZ Economics and Management, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2019/2020
B-EMCZ Economics and Management, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2019/2020
B-EMEN Economics and Management, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2019/2020
B-PM Průmyslový management, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2019/2020
B-PEMI Podniková ekonomika a manažerská informatika, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2019/2020
B-LMK Business Administration - Major in Logistics and Quality Management, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2019/2020
 
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: Ioana Giurgiu, M.A. (examiner, instructor, supervisor)
Teaching language: Czech
Room: Mladá Boleslav


Last modification made by Ioana Giurgiu, M.A. on 01/04/2019.

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