Course code Valo1921
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Credit points, number of lectures
Credit points ECTS Credit points Total number of auditorium hours Number of seminars and practical work hours Number of student independent work hours
2 3 32 32 48
E-courses Valo1921: English for Asian Studies I
Course annotation The goal of the course is upgrading students’ communicative competence for successful spoken and written communication in academic context (for example, skills required for the development of project papers, presentations, references and reports) devoting special attention to Asian studies. The course will provide students with an opportunity to develop and enrich their communicative (also socio-cultural) competence, thus enriching knowledge and understanding of cross-cultural similarities and differences of their native and target languages. Students will acquire background knowledge and special terminology related to social and cultural characteristics of Asian countries/communities. Students will develop the analysis and evaluation skills of their peer students’ spoken communication and written works.

Results I. During the course students will acquire the following academic competences:
1 Theoretical knowledge on language use variations in different spoken and written registers, language functions and contextually pertaining use of lexis;
2 Theoretical knowledge on spelling and punctuation in the English language;
3 The knowledge on process and classification paragraph structure as well as course projects.
II. During the course students will acquire the following professional competences:
1 The skills necessary for the distinction of language use in various spoken and written registers as well as specific features of language functions and the use of contextually pertaining lexis;
2 The skills of spelling and punctuation use to reach the communicative goal of a text;
3 The ability to structure process and classification paragraphs.

Requirements for obtaining credit points To be awarded with the required credit points, students are obliged to do all tasks planned.
The final mark acquired represents the study results gained at seminars: presentations at seminars (30%), written assignments (30%), results gained in 2 tests (30%), and results gained in final examination (written): 10%.
Study programmes Asian Studies