1604 English for Specific Purposes
- Study programme and level: Professional degree programme Administration 1st Cycle
- 1st year
- 8 ECTS
- Course type: Core
- Lectures: /
- Tutorial: 75
- Other forms of study: 85
- Individual work: 80
- Lecturer: Vida Zorko
1. Objectives and competences
- to help students develop the skills for reading and understanding professional and academic texts
- students develop competences to deliver successful oral presentations
- students successfully function in an international higher education environment
- students develop competences for writing formal correspondence and texts
- students effectively transfer oral and written messages from Slovene into English and vice versa.
- understand professional and academic texts in the field of public administration
- prepare and deliver successful oral presentations
- successfully function in an international higher education environment
- write formal correspondence and texts
- effectively transfer oral and written messages from Slovene into English and vice versa.
- Strategies for learning English for specific purposes
- Foreign language competences in higher education study
- Paragraph structure
- Summarising texts and defining terms
- Dictionaries and terminology data bases
- Features of formal writing
- Formal email correspondence
- Job profiles in public administration
- Attending a job interview
- Features of English legal texts
- Features of academic English
- Oral presentation skills
- Danko, M., Lindner, R. in Zorko, V. (20189) Developing English language skills for students of public administration. Ljubljana: Fakulteta za upravo.
- Izbrani aktualni članki in besedila za medpredmetno povezavo ter ustne nastope (vira: https://www.sciencedirect.com/ in https://www.theguardian.com/international).
- Terminološka zbirka izrazov Evroterm. Dostopno na: www.evroterm.gov.si/index.php
- Oxford Collocations Dictionary for students of English (http://www.freecollocation.com/).
- Macmillan Dictionary Online (http://www.macmillandictionary.com/).
4. Intended learning outcomes
Students will be able to:
- use basic grammatical and functional structures relevant the field of public administration;
- use public administration vocabulary in spoken and written discourse;
- coherently summarise and paraphrase written and oral messages in English;
- deliver quality oral presentations in English;
- produce written and oral specialised texts in a foreign language;
- autonomously use online language resources.
5. Learning and teaching methods
- student preparations for tutorials
- seminar work with oral presentation
- intercurricural collaboration
- written semester test (15%)
- seminar work with oral presentation (10%)
- written (or oral) exam (and oral exam if required) (60%)
- e- assignments and active participation in lectures and tutorials (15%)