English language II

The course is designed to develop the English language skills of theological students. The challenge is to create situations in which students consolidate their knowledge, become more fluent in speaking and improve everything that is related to comprehension. The grammar areas cover the needs of the students. At this level grammar is needed to fill the gaps in their knowledge and deepen their understanding. The other purpose is to develop fluency in speaking. This is linked to the topics, lexis and grammar so as to include opportunities for students to turn input into output.

Competențe

Competențe specifice

By the end of the course students should be able to develop the ability of understanding an oral or written message, the ability of speaking, and an interest in the study of the language.

Structura cursului

  1. Revision

    Bibliografie:

    • Alexander, L. G.: Longman English Grammar
    • Greenbaum, Sidney, Quirk, Randolph: A Student’s Grammar of the English Grammar
    • Leech, Geoffrey: Meaning and the English Verb
    • Quirk, Randolph, Greenbaum, Sidney: A University Grammar of English
    • Swan, Michael: Practical English Usage
    • Thomson, A. J., Martinet, A. V.: A Practical English Grammar Exercises 1-2
    • Vince, Michael: First Certificate Language Practice
    • Vince, Michael: Intermediate Language Practice
    • Wellmann, Guy: The Heinemann ELT English Wordbuilder
    • Zdrenghea, M., Greere, A.: A Practical English Grammar
  2. Topic: Soap – vocabulary related to soap operas (1)

    The modal verb ‘will’; describing people; giving and asking general and specific information.

  3. Topic: Soap – vocabulary related to soap operas (2)

    The modal verb ‘will’; describing people; giving and asking general and specific information.

  4. Topic: Time – vocabulary related to jobs and future jobs (1)

    Modal verbs: can, must, should, have to (interrogative, negative) forms; describing processes; expressing obligation or lack of obligation; giving advice.

  5. Clone of Topic: Time – vocabulary related to jobs and future jobs (2)

    Modal verbs: can, must, should, have to (interrogative, negative) forms; describing processes; expressing obligation or lack of obligation; giving advice.

  6. Topic: Journey – vocabulary related to hobbies and journeys (1)

    Modal verbs: must, could, may, cannot; asking for opinion; expressing an opinion.

  7. Topic: Journey – vocabulary related to hobbies and journeys (2)

    Modal verbs: must, could, may, cannot; asking for opinion; expressing an opinion.

  8. Topic: Basics – vocabulary related to lifestyles (1)

    Countable and uncountable nouns; quantifiers; expressing preferences.

  9. Topic: Basics – vocabulary related to lifestyles (2)

    Countable and uncountable nouns; quantifiers; expressing preferences.

  10. Topic: Communication – vocabulary related to the social and economic aspects of life (1)

    Conditional clause type I; imperatives; drawing conclusions.

  11. Topic: Communication – vocabulary related to the social and economic aspects of life (2)

    Conditional clause type I; imperatives; drawing conclusions.

  12. Topic: Style – vocabulary related to different lifestyles and way of behaving (1)

    Conditional clause type II; order of the adjectives; describing people and behavior; expressing an opinion.

  13. Topic: Style – vocabulary related to different lifestyles and way of behaving (2)

    Conditional clause type II; order of the adjectives; describing people and behavior; expressing an opinion.

  14. Revision and term assessment

Distribuția fondului de timp

Număr de ore pe săptămână

  • 2 ore/săptămână (Curs: 0 | Seminar: 2 | Practică: 0)
  • 28 ore/semestru (Curs: 0 | Seminar: 28 | Practică: 0)

Studiu individual

  • Studiul după manual, suport de curs, bibliografie și notițe: 20 ore/semestru.
  • Documentare suplimentară în bibliotecă, pe platformele electronice de specialitate și pe teren: 5 ore/semestru.
  • Pregătire seminarii, teme, referate, portofolii și eseuri: 20 ore/semestru.
  • Tutoriat: 2 ore/semestru.
  • Total ore de studiu individual: 47 ore/semestru.
  • Timpul total estimat: 75 ore/semestru.

Examinare

Formative evaluation by classroom observation to check both individual and global progress; workbook exercises; skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking exercises; photocopiable exercises. Accumulative evaluation by review and test CD. Self-evaluation: students are encouraged to check their work by completing the Checklist for the studied units where they must give a score to each one of the competences seen in the units. The final grade consists of: the score of a quiz test, to be taken at the end of the semester (50%), a presentation on the studied topics (20%), class attendance and participation (20%), signing in for the class and taking part at the exam (10%).

Bibliografie

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