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Course code: ValoT236
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Faculty of Humanities
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2332181448
Course abstract:
The aim of the course is to provide students with the most basic knowledge of Modern Standard Arabic. The objectives of the course are: 1) to teach students the basics of Arab phonetics and spelling; 2) to teach them Arabic alphabet; 3) to acquaint them with some basic structures of Arabic grammar; 4) to form the vocabulary of the most indispensable Arabic words and expressions (on given topics).
Course code: ValoT223
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Faculty of Humanities
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5050
Course abstract:
The course is intended for individuals who are interested in studying German in order to prepare for studies at university, including the German Philology bachelor study programme. In this course, students consolidate basic knowledge of the German language as well as develop communicative competence.
Course code: SDSKT016
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Faculty of Humanities
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4664244096
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The course aims to encourage academic debate on topical issues in Canadian history, politics and culture and enhance the attendees’ knowledge of topical methodological and conceptual issues in Canadian studies. The course introduces identity research in the Canadian context, thus developing the analytical and research skills of attendees. Attendees are introduced to the topicalities in Canada and discuss their reflection in the media and literary discourse in the context of anglophone and francophone culture.
Course code: ValoT047
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Faculty of Humanities
Total contact hoursNumber of hours for seminars and practical assignmentsIndependent study hours
3636-36
Course abstract:
The intensive course is meant for those learners for who have already acquired one foreign language or who want to refresh their forgotten language skills and start learning the English language anew. The learners acquire the basic grammar structures in a social and cultural context by means of authentic informative and literary texts, as well as audio and video recordings. The course aims at developing reading, speaking, listening and writing skills, reinforcing the acquired grammar material, and building up and expanding learners’ vocabulary.
Course code: ValoT048
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Faculty of Humanities
Total contact hoursNumber of hours for seminars and practical assignmentsIndependent study hours
3636-36
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The course aims at developing students’ communicative competence offering the opportunity to practice all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. During the course students apply the acquired language to different communicative situations and tasks through grammar, lexical, pronunciation and spelling exercises, thus enhancing the language use in context.
Course code: ValoT049
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Faculty of Humanities
Total contact hoursNumber of hours for seminars and practical assignmentsIndependent study hours
3636-36
Course abstract:
The course aims at those students who are willing to acquire English for different everyday situations. The grammar material of the course is based on the topics covered at the previous levels. Students’ knowledge of grammar is enhanced during this course. The course objective is to improve students’ listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in English. Communicative methods of teaching will help the students learn to express themselves accurately.
Course code: ValoT050
Structural unit:
Faculty of Humanities
Total contact hoursNumber of hours for seminars and practical assignmentsIndependent study hours
3636-36
Course abstract:
The course aims at facilitating students with good English background to acquire and improve their linguistic competence and to develop fluent and accurate spoken and written English. The objective of the course is to enhance students’ knowledge of grammar and lexis through designing classes on the topics related with students’ everyday activities and interests.
Course code: ValoT216
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Faculty of Humanities
Credit pointsECTS creditsTotal contact hoursNumber of hours for seminars and practical assignmentsIndependent study hours
23323248
Course abstract:
This tailored discipline-targeted English language training course seen as part of continuing professional development is intended for researchers and academic staff of different fields and is aimed at equipping them with the English language support sufficient for improving their scientific capacity to communicate effectively in accurate and fluent English in multimodal situations for different purposes, including presenting reports at international conferences, writing scientific articles and lecturing. The content of the course is carefully derived from the analysis of course participant’s scientific and academic English language needs. The interactive contact modes, in which the participants’ linguistic competence and scientific and academic spoken and written communication skills are developed explicitly, are integrated with the distant individual learning modes of providing feedback on the written assignments set during the course. At the beginning and end of the course, the participants are offered an opportunity to assess their individual English language communication skills, using the English language test in Moodle.
Course code: ValoT169
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Faculty of Humanities
Credit pointsECTS creditsTotal contact hoursNumber of hours for seminars and practical assignmentsIndependent study hours
23323248
Course abstract:
The aim of the course is to develop learners’ effective spoken and written communication skills needed in the financial field. The objectives of the course are 1) to develop skills of asking for and providing information on financial issues, making appointments, advising and suggesting, replying to complaints and apologizing; 2) to provide essential knowledge of various discussion techniques, such as expressing an opinion, agreeing, disagreeing, interrupting, clarifying and summarising 3) to improve business e-mail, letter and report writing skills; 4) to develop skills of presenting financial results and describing financial events, such as the future of banking, market price changes and the cause and effects of mergers; 5) to develop negotiation skills.
Course code: ValoT163
Structural unit:
Faculty of Humanities
Credit pointsECTS creditsTotal contact hoursNumber of hours for seminars and practical assignmentsIndependent study hours
23323248
Course abstract:
The course aims to provide academic and administrative staff who teach and or communicate with students in the English language with a support to develop, consolidate and hone their spoken and written language skills and become confident communicators in performing English-medium academic and administrative duties. To achieve the aim, the course reinforces the use of appropriate functional expressions in common academic and administrative situations which build rapport and mutual understanding, as well as addresses the most problematic English grammar use issues by consolidating the key structures essential for functioning effectively in the university context. The course is delivered in a tailor-made fashion, prioritising the material relevant to the course participants´ needs and language level.
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