English curriculum - Level B2+

A) LEARNING OBJECTIVES

During the course students prepare for:

1. sourcing articles and written as well as audio-visual reference materials through:

READING

  • scientific and popular-science articles and studies ;
  • source texts;
  • texts containing numerical data and/or charts

LISTENING

  • to lectures, fragments of lectures via electronic media and, when possible, live;
  • to scientific and popular-science audio-visual materials on topics related to the student’s field of studies or ones that use general academic language

2. making a speech related to the student’s area of studies or one using academic language through the practice of:

SPEAKING as:

  • summarizing abstracts of both scientific and popular-science papers as well as purely scientific texts and their critical interpretation;
  • describing scientific research and experiments as well as their results;
  • preparing and making presentations related to the student’s field of studies using technical or academic language;
  • participating in, and moderating, discussions (the art of argumentation, justifying one’s position, referring to the arguments of the other participants);
  • describing  issues related to the field of the student’s studies;
  • analysing numerical data and charts.

WRITING practiced through:

  • taking notes from lectures and presentations;
  • writing texts on academic and professional issues;
  • writing formal texts on academic and / or professional  issues (e.g. articles, abstracts, reports, reviews, research projects).

B) TOPICS:

  • groups of students from one faculty:  the program of the B2 + course in those groups covers topics related to the field of their studies;
  • mixed groups: the program of the B2 + course in those groups includes language used in the academic environment in scientific articles, papers, presentations, lectures, etc.

C) VOCABULARY AND GRAMMAR

The choice of both vocabulary and grammar issues meets the specific needs of each particular course.