Communication in specialised languages

Course Code: ME 524.1 • Study year: II • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Philology - Masters • Field of study: English Language, Literature and Culture in European Context
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: English
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Teodora Iordăchescu
Seminar tutor: Teodora Iordăchescu
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Lecture
Number of teaching hours per semester: 2
Number of teaching hours per week: 2
Semester: Summer
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 9

Course aims:

Developing the ability to analyze communication blockages that may appear in professional contexts and to identify the most efficientsolutions
Developing the knowledge and the communication behavior in interpersonal context, group contexts and public discourse
Integrating the phenomena of human and professional communication in the larger context of social-human relations

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

C1 Introductory course: Specialized communication – 2 hrs C2 Media as language use – 2 hrs C3 Media rhetorics – 2 hrsC4 Persuasion and power – 2 hrs C5 Purposes of persuasion. Rhetoric in political speeches – 2 hrs C6 Media storytelling. Narrative strategies – 2 hrs C7 Personal narratives as storytelling modes – 2 hrs C8 New-media language and identity construction – 2 hrs C9 Gender identity and the workplace discourse – 2 hrs C10 Leadership discourse and gender. Masculine vs. feminine ways of giving directions – 2 hrs C11 Relational practice in the workplace – 4 hrs C12 Using humour in the construction of gender identity at work; Integrating professional and gender identity at work – 4 hrs

Teaching methods:

Lecture, Conversation, Cooperative learning, Debate, Team-based learning, Active learning systems, Active listening, Problem solving.

Learning outcomes:

1. By the end of the course students will have developed effective written and spoken communication, at C2 level. 2. By the end of the course students will be able to describe of the phonetic, lexical and grammatical system of the English language in its diachronic evolution and in its synchronic varieties. 3. By the end of the course students will be able to present literary phenomena in the historical, social and philosophical context of their time and as regards the regional differences.

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Elaboration during the semester of a research project on the improvement of students’ linguistic and communication competencePpt presentation of the research project

Recommended reading:

Durant, Alan & Marina Lambrou, Language and media: A resource book for students, Routledge, London & New York, 2009,
Garzone, Guliana Elena & Paola Catenaccio, Kim Grego, Roxanne Doerr (Eds.), Specialized and professional discourse across media and genre, LedizioniLediPublishing, Milano, 2017,
Johnson, Sally & Astrid Ensslin (Eds.), Language in the Media: Representations, Identities, Ideologies, Continuum, London & New York, 2007,