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Winter and Summer Semesters, 2hrs of tutorial per week, 2+2=4 ECTS credits


PREREQUISITES: Cambridge FCE level language.

TEACHERS: Polish and foreign staff.

FORMAT: oral class work.

CONTENT: authentic recordings (cassettes, video) of varied nature: interviews, lectures, news, telephone conversations, spontaneous discussions of native speakers; activities designed to bridge the gap between receptive listening skills and productive speaking abilities; topics include: news of the day, education, transport, sport and leisure, environment; techniques include: predicting, chart-completing, cloze-type filling in, jumbled information, pair and group work, work on vocabulary, collocations, idioms.

MATERIALS:

· C. Robinson, H. Parker, Themes for Listening and Speaking, OUP

· S. O’Connell, Listening and Speaking, CUP

· L. Jones, Cambridge Advanced English, CUP (or any other CAE level course book)

· L. Soars, J. Soars, Headway Advanced, OUP

· M. McCarthy, F. O’Dell, English Vocabulary in Use, CUP



· Eurostep ‘Themes’ (Educational Satellite TV)

OBJECTIVES: providing the students with the ability to understand numerous varieties of spoken English; bridging the gap between ‘classroom English’ and authentic English; developing the students’ listening skills (listening for gist, listening for specific information, note-taking, identifying different accents, etc.); expanding the students’ vocabulary.

ASSESSMENT: active class participation, 3 quizzes on BBC news comprehension and 3 vocabulary quizzes each semester, final listening comprehension test after each semester; material included in the final examination in Practical English after the first year.


PRACTICAL ENGLISH

First Year

Phonetics

Winter and Summer Semesters, 2hrs of tutorial per week, 2+2=4 ECTS credits

PREREQUISITES: First Certificate (FCE)-level language.

TEACHERS: Polish staff.

FORMAT: lab work.

CONTENT: Winter semester: vocalic elements. Summer semester: consonantal elements, syllables, word stress.

MATERIALS:

  1. B. Bowler, S. Cunningham, Headway Intermediate Pronunciation

  2. P. Roach, English Phonetics and Phonology

  3. A. Baker, Ship or Sheep

  4. J.L.M. Trim, English Pronunciation Illustrated

OBJECTIVES: Winter semester: providing students with the system of sounds within one chosen variety of English, i.e., RP; practical implementation of this system in various contexts; phonetic transcription of RP, taught in a prescriptive way; general progress in articulation.

Summer semester: providing students with further practice of the sound system within RP, with special attention paid to the consonantal system, syllables and word stress; further work on phonetic transcription of RP, prescriptive and descriptive; general progress in articulation at the word level.

ASSESSMENT: Winter semester: class participation; 6 individual transcriptions; 6 class transcriptions and dictations; two individual recordings evaluated.

Summer semester: class participation; 6 individual transcriptions; 6 class transcriptions and dictations; one individual recording evaluated.


PRACTICAL ENGLISH

First Year

Practical Grammar 1

Winter and Summer Semesters, 2hrs of tutorial per week, 2+2=4 ECTS credits


PREREQUISITES: First Certificate language skills.

TEACHERS: Polish staff.

FORMAT: Class work, written & oral practice.

CONTENTS: English grammar at the level of a simple sentence. The use of tenses. Modal and auxiliary verbs. Nouns. Articles. Adjectives and Adverbs. Prepositions. Pronouns. Numerals.

MATERIALS:

  1. L.G. Alexander, Longman English Grammar Practice, Longman.

  2. F.B. Bywater, A Proficiency Course in English, Arnold.

  3. B.D. Graver, Advanced English Practice, Oxford University Press.

  4. E. Mańczak-Wohlfeld, et al., A Practical Grammar of English, PWN Warszawa.

  5. R. Murphy, English Grammar in Use, Cambridge University Press

  6. M. Swan, Practical English Usage, Oxford University Press.

OBJECTIVES: To familiarise students with major aspects of English grammar and usage at the level of a simple sentence (the use of tenses, modal and auxiliary verbs, nouns, articles, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, pronouns).To level out the differences in individual students’ mastery of English grammar.

ASSESSMENT: Class participation, written progress tests, written final examination.

Second Year


LITERATURE

Second Year

English Novel to the 20th Century

Winter Semester, 1hr of lecture, 2x2hrs of tutorial per week, 1+3+2E=6 ECTS credits


PREREQUISITES: Second year standing.

TEACHERS: Polish staff.

FORMAT: lecture, tutorial/discussion

CONTENT: a survey course presenting the development of the English novel from its beginning to the end of the 19th century. The main subjects: antecedents of the novel; the rise of realism; epistolary novel; picaresque novel; sentimental novel; technical experiments of Sterne; Gothic novel; historical novel; regional novel; novel of manners; Victorian novel and its historical and social background; psychological novel; new trends in the late 19th-century novel.

MATERIALS:

· D. Defoe, Robinson Crusoe or Moll Flanders

· S. Richardson, Pamela

· H. Fielding, Joseph Andrews or Tom Jones

· T. Smollet, The Expedition of Humhrey Clinker

· L. Sterne, Tristram Shandy

· M. Shelley, Frankenstein (or H. Walpole, The Castle of Otranto)

· W. Scott, Ivanhoe or Waverley or Rob Roy

· J. Austen, Pride and Prejudice or Emma

· C. Dickens, Pickwick Papers, Hard Times, Great Expectations

· W. M. Thackeray, Vanity Fair

· E. Bronte, Wuthering Heights

· C. Bronte, Jane Eyre

· G. Eliot, Daniel Deronda or Silas Marner or The Mill on the Floss

· T. Hardy, Tess of the d'Urbervilles or The Mayor of Casterbridge

· W. Allen, The English Novel

· B. Ford (ed.), The New Pelican Guide to English Literature (in 8 volumes)

· E. M. Forster, Aspects of the Novel



·· I. Watt, The Rise of the Novel plus critical interpretations of particular novels

OBJECTIVES: giving students general orientation in the main themes of the English novel as well as introducing them to a practical analysis of novels (theoretical problems of the novel as a literary genre: eg. characters, types of narration, individualization of speech).

ASSESSMENT: class participation and one longer essay (for tutorial); final (oral) examination.


LITERATURE

Second Year

20th Century English Literature
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