Course code Valo2384
Faculty Faculty of Education, Psychology and Art
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 Valo2384: English III Reading and Communication
Course annotation The aim of the course is to promote students` learning English for special purposes, to further enrich their Professional vocabulary and develop specific reading skills of professional and scientific texts in the field of design( graphic design; interior design; photo design) , reporting and translating skills, to improve and foster presentation,communicative, listening , writing and the use of language competences in the context of professional and general English.In the framework of the course students are expected to ascquire the skills of planning and and carrying out independent language study activities, skills to systematize, structure and apply special terminology in professional environment.

Results Within the course students are expected to acquire and to be able to perform
1) academic competences:
Knowledge and comprehension of the chosen speciality applying English for special purposes.On the completion of the course students will be able to perform skills to analyze, synthesize, evaluate, to carry out self and peer assessment, to anlyze and assess the results of their academic performance;
2) professional competences:
Skills to use the language for writing, presenting, note taking, reporting, research and communication in professional environment;
3) further learning skills;
To poceed with with improving Professional performance applying the knowledge of English for special purposes.

Course plan No.TopicType of classes
L, S, P, LwAmount in hours
1Introduction to the course; Overview of the reading techniques for reading Professional texts
2Art architecture, design in the 2nd half of 20th century. S4
3Consolidation of the reading techniques for reading Professional text .Practice.
4Students` presentations on the topic chosen by the lecturer. Home Reading. (1).Vocabulary.S
5Modern design during the turn of 21st century. S4
6How to design and write a report and theses statement on professional texts. Reading comprehension. Writing practice making use of professional terminology.S2
7Home Reading on the text chosen by the lecturer. Students` presentations on thesis statementS2
8Test. (1)S2
9Information technologies in graphic/interior design.S4
10Home Reading on the topic chosen by a student. (2). Students` individual presentations on thesis statements and abstracts of the final report. S2
11Test. (2)S2
12Introduction to the historical development of the modern design: the middle period of the modern eraS4
13Home Reading on the topic for the final report. (3). Students` PowerPoint presentations S2
Total academic hours32

Requirements for obtaining credit points 1. Satisfactory interim assessment:
1.1 tests (20%);
1.2 3 presentations on Home Reading. (with terminology,summary, theses statement) (60 %);
2. Examination – a Power Point presentation on the report on professional topic, chosen by the student (20%).

It is not allowed to rewrite tests and present Home Reading texts repeatedly.

Study programmes Art