|Status||Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice; Courses of Free Choice|
|Level and type||Undergraduate Studies, Professional|
|Field of study||Languages|
|Academic staff||Diāna Rūpniece, Zane Seņko, Oksana Ivanova, Amr Mohamed Lotfy Eltalhawy Eladl, Inese Kočote, Irina Makarova|
|Credit points||4.0 (6.0 ECTS)|
The course provides extensive reading and text analysis of professional literature in engineering, culture, economics, etc. Integration of communicative situations to master different skills of work with a text as well as professional situations thereby modelling students’ professional activity..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
|Objectives of the course: • To adapt a complex and integrated method for analysing texts, • To develop skills of perceiving a text as an aggregate of grammar, structural and conceptual phenomena, • To master different strategies of reading professional texts, such as predicting, previewing, scanning and skimming.|
Students are able to identify, compare, differentiate different target reading strategies (scanning, skimming, reading for gist). - Assessment: texts with problem solving tasks, tests, exam (text 2,400 pr. signs, 5 tasks, 20 min). Free choice - final test. Evaluation: tested/not tested.
Students are able to use rationally the main strategies and methods of content building at the level of words, collocation, sentence, paragraph and text. - Assessment: texts with problem solving tasks, tests on information management, exam. Free choice - final test. Evaluation: tested/not tested.
Students are able to interpret fluently the information extracted from the text, analyze and evaluate it in theses, conclusions, summaries, comments. - Assessment: texts, oral/written tasks, exam (oral summary). Free choice - final test. Evaluation: tested/not tested.
Students are able to use and classify vocabulary extracted from popular scientific and professional texts, compiling an individual vocabulary and terminology glossary. - Assessment: tests, vocabulary and terminology tests, exam. Evaluation: tests – tested/not tested; exam – mark according to 10 grade scale. Free choice - final test. Evaluation: tested/not tested.
|Course prerequisites||English language skills at B2 level according to CEFR|