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ENGLISH LANGUAGE I

Instructor: Dr. Dubravka Kuna


Course Description

obligatory course
2 ECTS points
Course Contents and Schedule

Class/Week Topic
1 Course Contents and Objectives; Literature; Assessment; Course Evaluation

2 Higher Education in English-Speaking Countries

3 Common Collocations in Higher Education; Revision of Tenses

4 English as a Global Language

5 Meta-Language: Terminology Used to Discuss Language Itself; Revision of Tenses

6 Academic English

7 Differentiating Registers; Writing a Formal Letter

8 Test
Course Contents and Schedule

Class/Week Topic

9 History of Books

10 Book Collocations; Revision of Tenses

11 Being a Teacher

12 Classroom Collocations; Writing an Academic Paragraph

13 What is Ethics?

14 Word-Formation: Abstract Nouns; Revision of Conditional Clauses

15 Test
Objectives

to familiarize students with higher education in English-


speaking countries and to build up campus vocabulary
to make students aware of different
discourses/registers within language: general English vs.
academic English, formal vs. informal registers
to discuss relevant linguistic, historical and philosophical
topics
to consolidate and broaden students' knowledge of
certain structures of language with particular emphasis
on grammatical points covered in previous courses
Expected Results
At the end of the semester, a student should be able

to describe higher education in an English-speaking country


to explain basic differences between general and academic
English and to recognize them in the text
to describe the chosen field of study and its structure with
respect to core/elective courses, credits
to provide basic information about the courses within the
chosen field of study
to provide information about the topics covered in the
course
Language Skills

all skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking)


covered
emphasis on reading and speaking skills
Assessment
I. Two written tests (November, 50%; January, 50%)
or
II. Final written exam (January/February)
An Example of a Test
Grammar
Tenses
Tessa: Hello, Robert. I _________________________ (not see) for ages.

Robert: Hello, Tessa. Great to see you. What ___________________________(do)


you lately?
Tessa: I _________________________just (start) a new job in computer software.

Robert: You ____________________________ (work) for Tuffex Plastics when we


last met.
Tessa: That's right. But what about you? __________________________ you (find)
a job?
Robert: Well, six months ago I ______________________________ (work) for a
car hire company, but then they ________________________ (go) bankrupt. So I'm
out of work now. I _____________________________ (look) around for another
job.
Tessa: Well, I'm sure you'll find one soon.
Conditional Clauses
1. If I knew his address _________________________

2. If the ground hadnt been so soft _______________

3. If you hadnt arrived late ____________________

4. If I had a map _____________________________

5. Your headmaster will believe __________________


Vocabulary

Match the common collocations.


1) maintain_____________ a) the routine
2) verifiable ______________ b) a book
3) develop ______________ c) discipline
4) break ______________ d) result
5) bind _______________ e) attitude
Using the italicized words below, fill in the missing gaps. There are
more words offered than necessary.
reasoning, domain, ongoing, procedures, vary, evidence, proponent ,
clarify, subsequent

The main characteristic of philosophy is rational argument. Philosophers


___________ concepts and analyze and test propositions and beliefs,
but their major task is to analyze and construct arguments. Philosophical
_______________ is closely allied with scientific reasoning, in that both
build hypothesis and look for ____________ to test those hypotheses
with the hope of coming closer to the truth. However, scientific
experiments take place in laboratories and have testing
_____________ through which to record objective results. The
laboratory of the philosopher is the _____________ of ideas.
Translate the following sentences into English:
a) Uitelji koji prihvaaju ovaj pristup bave se pitanjima kako planirati
nastavne sate, rjeavati probleme, davati upute i donositi odluke.
______________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________
b) Iako je moralnost povezana s drugim znanostima kao to su religija ili
pravo, ona prvenstveno pripada filozofiji koja prouava standarde ljudskog
ponaanja.
______________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________
c) Visokokolsko obrazovanje u veini zemalja nije besplatno i studenti plaaju
dio kolarine.
______________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________
Literature

Required:
English for Humanities and Social Sciences (Nastavni materijali iz
engleskog kao jezika struke dostupni na mrenim stranicama
Filozofskog fakulteta - Moodle)

Additional:
Cox, K. & Hill, D. (2004) EAP now! Pearson/Longman (selected chapters).
Hewings, M. (2005) Advanced Grammar in Use. Cambridge: CUP.
McCarthy, M. i O'Dell, F. (2008) Academic Vocabulary in Use. Cambridge: CUP.
Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary. Oxford: OUP.
Oxford Collocations Dictionary. Oxford: OUP.
Vince, M. (2003) Advanced Language Practice. Oxford: Macmillan.
Excerpts from books, textbooks, newspapers, video clips etc.
Information

Dr. sc. Dubravka Kuna, v. pred.


Katedra za zajednike sadraje
(Department of Common Subjects: Foreign
Languages, Computer Sciences, PE)

Office: 61
Office hours: Thursday, 15.30 17.00 (61)
or email: dkuna@ffos.hr
Final Notes:

mrene stranice Katedre za zajednike sadraje (KZS)


nastavni materijali (Moodle)
Pravilnik o studijima i studiranju: l. 65 (broj izlazaka na ispite), l. 66
(prijava ispita), l. 67 (odjava ispita), l. 69 (rezultati ispita i obveza
nastavnika), l. 70 (zahtjev za ponavljanjem ispita)
file:///D:/My%20Documents/Downloads/50pravilnik-o-studijima-i-studiranju-srpanj- 15-
lek%20(3).pdf
Questions?