Course: Academic English Presentations for Students of History

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Course title Academic English Presentations for Students of History
Course code KAL/AEPH
Organizational form of instruction Exercise
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory-optional, Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Öbrink Markus Johan, MgA. M.A.
Course content
During the course you will practice: - planning a presentation - necessary vocabulary - holding the presentation - non-verbal language - answering questions - necessary grammar and much more. The most important books for self study are: - Vocabulary: McCarthy, O'Dell. Academic Vocabualry in Use - Grammar: Murphy, English Grammar in Use. A Self-Study Reference and Practice Book for Intermediate Students of English

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Work with Text (with Book, Textbook), Activating (Simulations, Games, Dramatization)
  • Attendace - 24 hours per semester
  • Homework for Teaching - 90 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Exam - 15 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Presentation skills are one of the most important skills for academic work. Still, very few take courses in how to speak in front of an audience. But without practice, we cannot improve. This course is designed for history students who need to develop their English presentation skills. We will work with developing speech techniques, planning and organising presentations, non-verbal langauge etc. The course also includes some grammar necessary for the development of better presentation skills. During the course you will learn how to present your work attractively in spoken form, as well as better understand subject related texts.
This course will teach you how to plan and hold presentations about academic topics in English. This includes planning, composing and revising. Part of this is improving your general English level, students who take the AEWH course should begin at level B1 and are to reach level B2. According to the Common European Framework of Reference, the students who take this course should begin at level B1 and are to reach level B2/C1. It is supposed that the students who reach level B2 can understand the main ideas of a complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in their fields of specialisation; can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes interaction on a given, previously prepared, subject with native speakers quite possible; can explain their critical viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options. can translate, with the use of a dictionary, a fairly difficult English subject-related text into their native language. It is supposed that the students who reach level C1 can understand a wide range of demanding, longer subject-related texts and recognize their implicit meaning; can express themselves fluently and spontaneously on a given subject-related theme; can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes; can produce clear, well-structured oral presentations on a given demanding theme.
Prerequisites
To take this course you need to have English on at least level B1.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam, Student performance, Analysis of linguistic, Analysis of Creative works (Music, Pictorial,Literary), Dialog, Systematic Observation of Student

Requirements for acquiring the credits at the end of the course The student must: 1) sign up in the electronic system STAG at the beginning of the semester; 2) attend the classes regularly (a document from the doctor or from the department explaining the reasons for the student´s absence is needed); the student´s absence from a class does not justify failure to fulfil their tasks for the following class; 3) be disciplined, attentive and active in class; 4) prepare their homework on a regular basis; 5) have good results in the colloquium; 6) fulfil all their tasks by the end of the examination period of the given semester at the latest.
Recommended literature
  • McCarthy, M., & O'Dell, F. (2008). Academic vocabulary in use: 50 units of academic vocabulary reference and practice : self-study and classroom use. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Michael McCarthy, Felicity O´Dell. (2008). Academic Vocabulary in Use. Cambridge.
  • Michael McCarthy, Felicity O´Dell. (2008). Academic Vocabulary in Use. Cambridge.
  • Murphy, R. (2012). English grammar in use: a self-study reference and practice book for intermediate learners of English : with answers. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


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