HVD123 Functional Communication

Code HVD123
Name Functional Communication
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice; Courses of Free Choice
Level and type Undergraduate Studies, Professional
Field of study Languages
Academic staff Tatjana Smirnova, Zane Seņko, Oksana Ivanova, Džefrijs Č Grīnvalds
Credit points 4.0 (6.0 ECTS)
Parts 2
Annotation Development of students skills in speaking and making presentations on professional subjects at conferences. Communication in a foreign language at a conversational level. The content of the course includes developing competence in spoken business language. Presentations are made on the following subjects: professional, economic, cultural, and historical issues. .
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
The aim of the course is to develop communication skills in English within the framework of technical translators-referents studies. The objectives of the course: 1) to develop communication skills in English/German discussing issues of popular scientific, technical scientific and socio-economic character; 2) to extend the range of active vocabulary; 3) to develop accuracy of expression (oral and written expression, grammatical precision, etc) 4) to develop speaking skills through participating in discussions (developing an argument, persuasion, comparison-contrast, summarising, etc)
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Students are able to evaluate, discuss, interpret topical contemporary issues on business, social, economic and other topics. - Assessment: home tasks, presentation at practical classes, exam.
Students are able to use correctly and spontaneously, model, define vocabulary, expressions, clichés applied for specific purposes. - Assessment: home tasks, tests, exam.
Students are able to discuss and explain the objective or critical understanding of topical issues on the basis of theoretical materials studied within the framework of the course, using the knowledge acquired. - Assessment: tests, exam. Evaluation: tests – tested/not tested. Exam – according to 10 point scale.
Course prerequisites Secondary school level after centralised exam

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