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English Language Upper-Intermediate

Code

GBE-ENG UP-I

Version

2.1

Offered by

Global Business Engineering

ECTS

5

Prerequisites

The admission requirements for exchange students,

Main purpose

The purpose of this course is to consolidate and develop the English oral proficiency of the students.

Knowledge

After the course the student should be able to:
  • Identify aspects of the English language necessary for successful communication, including syn-tax, phonetics, grammar and semantics corresponding to the upper-intermediate level.

Skills

After the course the student should be able to:
  • Use the language effectively and confidently in most demanding situations
  • Read and comprehend authentic texts in English about general or academic subjects
  • Give a well-structured and coherent summary of a given text
  • Take an active part in discussions and be able to account for his/her views convincingly
  • Make well-structured and convincing oral presentations in English about general and academic subjects.

 

Competences

  • • The student should gain competences in applying the oral language skills acquired during the course so as to be able to interact freely with native and non-native English speakers alike in a university or professional environment.

Topics

Teaching methods and study activities

12 weeks of four lessons, equivalent to 137.5 hours of work for the student.
Class-based tuition, grammar lessons, discussions, debates and presentations.
One compulsory presentation assignment and one compulsory test.
 
CATEGORY 1
Participation of lecturer and students 
Initiated by the lecturer
48 hours-  35%
  • Lessons, scheduled
  • Exams and tests
  • Presentation assignments
CATEGORY 2
Participation of students
Initiated by the lecturer
60 hours - 44%
  • Assignments, self-study
  • Group work
  • Homework and preparation for exams
  • Evaluation of the teaching
CATEGORY 3
Participation of students
Initiated by students
24 hours - 17 %
  • Homework and preparation for exams
  • Self-study
  • Study groups
  • Oral proficiency development
CATEGORY 4
Participation of lecturer and students 
initiated by students
6 hours -4 %
  • Meetings and feedback
  • Study guidance
 

Resources

  • Articles and texts on general topics
  • Grammar and vocabulary exercises online and handouts

Evaluation

Permit criteria for attending examination:
  • Mandatory course activities completed
  • Two tests during the course passed
Duration (grading included) app. 20 min/ 5 ECTS

Examination

Oral Examination
 
Individual oral examination based upon a subject found by draw.
 
Preparation time 20 minutes.
 
Examinations account for  100 % of final grade.
 
Internal examiner.
 
Allowed tools:
 
All
Course literature according to the course description
Personal notes
Laptop
 

Grading criteria

Examinations account for  100 % of final grade.

Additional information

The course must be passed before the stipulated time.

Responsible

Birgitte von Fyren Balsløv (BIBA)

Valid from

2/1/2019 12:00:00 AM

Course type

Language and Communication

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