Written and Oral Communication Techniques in English.

Course Code: RE11101 • Study year: I • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Language and literature • Field of study: Romanian Language and Literature - English Language and Literature
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: English
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Adina Botas
Seminar tutor: Adina Botas
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Lecture
Number of teaching hours per semester: 28
Number of teaching hours per week: 2
Semester: Autumn
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 2

Course aims:

Understand the meaning of academic communication from a philological perspective
Learn how to use the APA referencing style in academic writing
Learn how to develop and deliver an oral presentation based on a written paper

Course Entry Requirements:

Good general knowledge of the English Language (B2)

Course contents:

This course is concerned with exploring the notion of "communication" from a philological perspective, of what philologists do and communicate in the world, according to various possible fields of interest (Linguistics, Translation studies, Literary studies, Discourse studies, Language teaching and education etc). Lectures and discussions are based on the particularities of academic writing and speaking, with a particular focus on discovering and applying the APA referencing style. 

Teaching methods:

Interactive lectures

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this course, students will be able to elaborate a piece of text in accordance with the basic principles of academic writing with APA referencing, in the form of a short final paper, and deliver an oral presentation of the written paper.

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Individual assignments: Final paper and Presentation.

Recommended reading:

American Psychological Association, Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Seventh Edition, American Psychological Association, Washington, 2020, pp. 390.
Umberto Eco, How to write a thesis, MIT, Cambridge, Massachussets, 2015, pp. 257.
Andra Serbanescu, Cum se scrie un text, Polirom, Bucuresti, 2000, 472.