1067 English 1

1067 English 1

  • Study programme and level: University Study Programme in Administrative Information Science - 1st Cycle
  • 1st year
  • 6 ECTS (2+4)
  • Course type: Core
  • Tutorial: 60 (20+40)
  • Other forms of study: 60 (20+40)
  • Individual work: 60 (20+40)
  • Lecturer: Vida Zorko, MA EdTech & TESOL

1. Objectives and competences

Students

  • 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 environment
  • students develop competences for writing formal correspondence and texts
  • students effectively transfer oral and written messages from Slovene into English and vice versa.

COMPETENCES

Ability to:

  • understand professional and academic texts in the field of public administration
  • prepare and deliver successful oral presentations
  • successfully function in an international environment
  • write formal correspondence and texts
  • effectively transfer oral and written messages from Slovene into English and vice versa.

2. Content

  • Strategies for learning English for specific purposes
  • Dictionaries and terminology data bases
  • Defining terms and concepts
  • Reading and summarising texts
  • Paragraph structure
  • Features of formal writing
  • Formal email correspondence
  • English job profile in the field of informatics in public administration
  • Attending a job interview
  • Features of English legal texts
  • Features of academic English
  • Oral presentation skills

3. Readings

  • Danko, M. in Zorko, V. (2018) English language skills for students of administrative sciences. Ljubljana: Fakulteta za upravo.
  • Glendinning, E. H.in McEwan, J. (2006) Oxford English for Information Technology.Second Edition. Oxford University Press. (izbrana poglavja)
  • Spletni viri za strokovna besedila: Wired (www.wired.com), Communications of the ACM (cacm.acm.org/)
  • Spletni slovarji in terminološka zbirka Evroterm

4. Intended learning outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • use grammatical and functional structures relevant in the field of informatics and public administration;
  • use informatics and 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
  • tutorials
  • e-learning
  • seminar work with oral presentation as intercurricural cooperation

6. Assessment

  • test (15 %)
  • e-learning activities (15%
  • group seminar work with oral presentation (10 %)
  • written exam (oral exam when appropriate) (60 %)