Course: Academic English Writing for Students of Film and Theatre Studies

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Course title Academic English Writing for Students of Film and Theatre Studies
Course code KAL/AEWFT
Organizational form of instruction Exercise
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Öbrink Markus Johan, MgA. M.A.
Course content
During the course we will look at: - Plain English - some basic grammar - how to formulate effective sentences - compose paragraphs and texts - paraphrasing - expressing opinions and constructing arguments - writing introductions, conclusions and abstracts - 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
Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Work with Text (with Book, Textbook)
  • Attendace - 24 hours per semester
  • Homework for Teaching - 72 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Exam - 30 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Writing is perhaps the most important skill for academic workers. Still, very few take courses in writing. But without practice, we cannot improve. This course is designed for students who need to develop their English writing skills. We will work with developing writing techniques, planning and organising texts, composing and revising. The course also includes some grammar necessary for the development of better writing skills. During the course you will learn how to present your work attractively in written form, as well as better understand subject related texts.
This course will teach you how to compose academic texts 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 should to reach level B2. 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 take notes of an English subject-related text which they are reading or which is being presented; can express their own critical thoughts on the given theme in written; can translate, with the use of a dictionary, a fairly difficult English subject-related text into their native language.
Prerequisites
To take this course you need to have English on at least level B1.

Assessment methods and criteria
Mark, Written exam, Essay, Student performance, Analysis of linguistic, Systematic Observation of Student

Requirements for the end of course credits You have to: - sign up in the electronic system STAG at the beginning of the semester - attend the classes regularly (a document from the doctor or from the department explaining the reasons for the student´s absence is needed). Absence from a class does not justify failure to fulfil their tasks for the following class - be disciplined, attentive and active in class - prepare homework on a regular basis - fulfil all their tasks by the end of the examination period of the given semester at the latest. - pass the final test
Recommended literature
  • Dorothy E. Zemach & Lisa A. Rumisek. (2009). Academic Writing. From Paragraph to Essay. Oxford.
  • Dorothy E. Zemach & Lisa A. Rumisek. (2009). Academic Writing. From Paragraph to Essay. Oxford.
  • Dorothy E. Zemach & Lisa A. Rumisek. (2009). Academic Writing. From Paragraph to Essay. Oxford.
  • O'Dell, F., & McCarthy, M. (2012). Academic Vocabulary in Use. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • R. R. Jordan. (2006). Academic Writing Course. Study Skills in English. Harlow, Essex, UK.
  • R. R. Jordan. (2006). Academic Writing Course. Study Skills in English. Harlow, Essex, UK.
  • R. R. Jordan. (2006). Academic Writing Course. Study Skills in English. Harlow, Essex, UK.


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