VIA150 Development of Listening Comprehension of Monologues, Dialogues and Professional Texts

Code VIA150
Name Development of Listening Comprehension of Monologues, Dialogues and Professional Texts
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice; Courses of Free Choice
Level and type Undergraduate Studies, Professional
Field of study Languages
Faculty
Academic staff Tatjana Smirnova, Irina Liokumoviča, Diāna Rūpniece, Zane Seņko, Inese Kočote, Džefrijs Č Grīnvalds, Aija Veldruma
Credit points 4.0 (6.0 ECTS)
Parts 2
Annotation Students listen to interviews, reports, and surveys. Business and professional situations in English are used in order to develop listening comprehension skills. Students make oral summaries of the texts they have listened to, comment on them, and perform various communicative tasks. Students use the skills and competences acquired to express their opinion, argue for and against, as well as present information. .
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
The aim of the course: to form and develop listening comprehension skills listening to texts of various complexity (intermediate to upper-intermediate) on business and professional subjects Objectives of the course: • to improve listening comprehension skills mastering three most important listening strategies (global, detailed, selective), to be able to distinguish between three listening levels, to identify factors that may influence the process of comprehension listening to monologues and dialogues of various length, texts, and interviews; • to perform listening comprehension tasks; • to develop listening strategies using texts on various subjects and materials representing inf
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Students are able to comprehend and identify the content of oral texts belonging to 3 text types depending on the differences in task strategies and complexity level of these texts. - Assessment: tests (dialogues, interview), exam. Free choice - final test. Evaluation: tested/not tested.
Students are able to comment in general or in detail audio information, presenting the summary of the content spontaneously. - Assessment: tests (interviews, radio/TV information reports), exam. Free choice - final test. Evaluation: tested/not tested.
Students are able to express, substantiate, provide arguments for the opinions expressed, as well as analyze, argue, criticize the content of the information perceived in monologues, dialogues, and discussion. - Assessment: tests (dialogues, texts, interviews), exam. Free choice - final test. Evaluation: tested/not tested.
Students are able to model the content of a business topic, demonstrating individual competence of the skills acquired. - Assessment: tests (texts, interviews), exam. Evaluation: tests (70% of the tasks completed successfully) – tested/not tested; exam – mark according to 10 grade scale.
Course prerequisites English language skills at B2 level according to CEFR

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