Course syllabus AAU-5 - English for Academic Purposes - Module 5 (ŠAVŠ - Sklad předmětů)

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Course title: English for Academic Purposes - Module 5
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 and English for Academic Purposes - Module 2 and English for Academic Purposes - Module 3 and English for Academic Purposes - Module 4
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: Exam (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 and soft skills such as being empathic in writing, being formal or informal and correctly recognizing which instance requires which spoken and written register, using the language of cause and effect correctly, reporting and referencing.
The module will conclude the course with introducing the idea of thesis and the manner in which it must be written and defended in an academic way.
This module will also cover the last grammar issues most commonly applied in academic writing and revise what has already been taught.
The module will also teach tips on event networking and time management.
 
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.Welfare economics (allowance 2/6)
 
a.Welfare systems in Europe: structures and vocabulary related to welfare
b.Academic grammar and skills: being formal and informal
c.Academic grammar and skills: being emphatic in writing
d.Transferable skills: networking
e.Academic grammar and skills: discussing and supporting opinions
f.Academic and soft skills: demonstrating one's argument in a discussion or presentation

2.Academic and transferrable skills (allowance 10/10)
 
a.Time management and planning
b.Defining and formulating the "take away" message in a presentation/ defense
c.Aspects worth knowing before starting to work on a thesis
d.How to defend a thesis/ research
e.The language of cause and effect
f.Reporting (specific verbs used to report on existing literature)
g.Referencing (avoiding plagiarism)
h.Writing an abstract

3.Evaluation and assessment (allowance 0/6)
 
a.First draft (thesis) submission
b.Thesis (draft) defense
c.Grammar final

 
Learning outcomes and competences:
After completing the course, student will be able to:
 
-Will demonstrate ability to employ and use academic structures and grammar appropriately
-Will explain and defend their research
-Will show ability to clearly formulate a research question
-Will summarize and write an abstract for their research

Teaching methods and workload (hours of workload):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     Attendance of lectures48 h
     Attendance of courses/seminars/tutorials10 h
Self-study
     Course reading and ongoing preparation6 h
     Composing of individual (seminar) work18 h
     Composing of presentation2 h
     Preparation for final test6 h
     Preparation for final oral exam6 h
Total96 h
 
Assessment methods:
Requirement typeDaily attendance
Active lecture/seminar/workshop/tutorial participation5 %
Term paper50 %
Presentation25 %
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 a draft of the first chapter of the student's final thesis (50%)
- defend the first chapter of the thesis in front of an audience in an interactive manner (25%)
- pass the final grammar test (20%)
 
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:
Basic:
Language of instruction: Czech
WALKER, C. -- HARVEY, P. English for Business Studies in Higher Education Studies. Reading: Garnet Publishing, 2008. 132 p. ISBN 978-1-8596-4936-7.
ROBERTS, M. English for Economics in Higher Education Studies. Reading: Garnet Education, 2012. 139 p. ISBN 978-1-8596-4448-5.
CORBALLIS, T. -- JENNINGS, W. English for Management Studies in Higher Education Studies, Course Book. UK: Garnet Education, 2009. 137 p. ISBN 978-1-859-64440-9.
WOOD, I. -- PILE, L. PASS Cambridge. BEC Higher. Student's book.: An examination preparation course. Updated for the revised exam. 1st ed. Oxford: Summertown Publishing, 2001. 148 p. ISBN 1-902741-35-8.
PILE, L. -- LLOYD-JONES, C. PASS Cambridge. BEC Higher. Teacher's book.: An examination preparation course. Updated for the revised exam. 1st ed. Oxford: Summertown Publishing, 2001. 137 p. ISBN 1-902741-36-6.
WHITEHEAD, R. -- BLACK, M. PASS Cambridge. BEC Higher. With free CD.: Self-Study Practice Tests with Key. 1st ed. Oxford: Summertown Publishing, 2003. 96 p. ISBN 1-9027414-2-0.
WOOD, I. PASS Cambridge. BEC Higher. Workbook with Answer key.: An examination preparation course. Updated for the revised exam. 1st ed. Oxford: Summertown Publishing, 2002. 80 p. ISBN 1-902741-39-0.
WELLMAN, G. Wordbuilder: Vocabulary development and practice for higher-level students. 1st ed. Praha: SPN, 1991. 268 p. ISBN 80-0426001-2.
BAILEY, S. Academic Writing for International Students of Business. Abingdon: Routledge, 2011. 317 p. ISBN 978-0-4155-6471-7.
MCARTHY, M. -- HEWINGS, M. Cambridge Academic English. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2012. 176 p.
MCCARTER, S. -- DE CHAZAL, E. Oxford EAP - A course in English for Academic Purposes. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2012. 240 p. ISBN 978-0-19-400176-2.
GILLETT, A. Using English for Academic Purposes.  [online]. 2015. URL: http://www.uefap.com/.
WHETTEN, D. -- CAMERON, K. Developing management skills. New York: Harper Collins Publishers Inc., 1991.
CARLOPIO, J. -- ANDREWARTHA, G. Developing Management Skills.: A Comprehensive Guide for Leaders. 4th ed. Frenchs Forest, N.S.W.: Pearson Education Australia, 2008. ISBN 978-0-7339-9106-6.
JOHNSON, B E. Doing it Right Imroving College Learning Skills: Jak zvýšit svoji schopnost vyučování. D. C. Heath and Company, 1992. 423 p.
LANGAN, J. English skills with readings. 1st ed. McGraw-Hill Education, 1999. 654 p. ISBN 0-07-092063-X.
PLOEGER, K. Simplified Paragraph Skills. 1st ed. NTC Publishing Group, 1999. 560 p. ISBN 0-8442-0345-9.
MICHAEL J, W. Study Skills in English. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2004. 208 p. ISBN 978-0-521-53385-0.
HAMM, J. Unusually Excellent.: The Necessary Nine Skills Required for The Practice of Great Leadership. 1st ed. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2011. ISBN 978-0-470-92843-1.

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-FME Business Administration and Financial Management, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2014/2015
B-EM-PERLZ Business Administration and Human Resources Management, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2015/2016
B-EM-FME Business Administration and Financial Management, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2015/2016
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-PERLZ Business Administration and Human Resources Management, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2017/2018
B-EM-BAL Business Administration and Operations, Logistics and Quality Management, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2017/2018
B-EM-FAM Business Administration and Financial Management, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2017/2018
B-EM-EOE Business Administration and Sales, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2017/2018
B-EM-PERLZ Business Administration and Human Resources Management, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2017/2018
B-EM-FME Business Administration and Financial Management, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2017/2018
B-EM-BAS Business Administration and Sales, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2017/2018
B-EM-FAM Business Administration and Financial Management, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2018/2019
B-EM-PERLZ Business Administration and Human Resources Management, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2018/2019
B-EM-FME Business Administration and Financial Management, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2018/2019
B-EM-FAM Business Administration and Financial Management, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2018/2019
B-EM-PERLZ Business Administration and Human Resources Management, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2018/2019
B-EM-BAL Business Administration and Operations, Logistics and Quality Management, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2018/2019
B-EM-EOE Business Administration and Sales, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2018/2019
B-EM-BAS Business Administration and Sales, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2018/2019
B-PM Průmyslový management, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2018/2019
B-PEMI Podniková ekonomika a manažerská informatika, 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: SS 2018/2019, WS 2018/2019, SS 2017/2018, SS 2016/2017, SS 2015/2016   (and older)
Course tutor: Ioana Giurgiu, M.A. (examiner, instructor, supervisor)
Teaching language: Czech, English
Room: Mladá Boleslav, Praha


Last modification made by Ioana Giurgiu, M.A. on 03/15/2018.

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