|Type of course:||Elective (1 of 3)|
|Language of instruction:||English|
|Erasmus Language of instruction:||English|
|Name of lecturer:||Natalia Gloria Muntean|
|Seminar tutor:||Natalia Gloria Muntean|
|Form of education||Full-time|
|Form of instruction:||Class|
|Number of teaching hours per semester:||28|
|Number of teaching hours per week:||2|
|Form of receiving a credit for a course:||Grade|
|Number of ECTS credits allocated||3|
Oral English 2. Health Expressing reason/purpose. Country life and city life Speculating. 2. Shopping Expressing advantages and disadvantages. Celebrations Making assumptions/deductions. Emotional states – related adjectives. 3. Music Discussing benefits. Human achievements Expressing effects/results; prioritising things. Describing personality – related adjectives. 4. Committing offences Expressing possibility. Social problems Giving strong advice, making recommendations. Media – related language. 5. Emergency services Listing points. Jobs Expressing opinion. Describing art – artistic preferances. 6. Leisure time Expressing opinion. Sources of information Expressing advantages and disadvantages. Making a presentation. 7. Companionship Expressing feelings/opinion. Learning experiences Making a presentation. Written English 8. Structuring an essay 9. Paraphrasing and synonyms • How to use paraphrasing to avoid repetition and achieve clarity and fluency: 1. Using synonyms, 2. Changing word order, 3. Changing the form of the word. 10. Generating relevant ideas • Using key words from the topic question to develop relevant ideas: 1. Domain familiarization, 2. Brainstorming, 3. Mind mapping, 4. The 5 questions method. 11. Vocabulary • Finding and using vocabulary relevant to the domain of the essay question; learning to work with synonyms. 12. Coherence • Using cohesive devices to enhance fluency and clarity of ideas, to express: contrast, result, concession, inference, sequence, etc. 13. Common problems • Identifying the most common mistakes: 1. Talking too generally about the topic, 2. Not including a thesis statement, 3. Trying to be too entertaining and using flowery language, 4. Using too informal a style.
Developing speaking and writing abilities related to specific topic questions; Adapting the vocabulary, grammatical structures and register to the specific question addressed; Structuring the essay and employing the necessary cohesive devices.