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PROGRAMM KINNITATUD


10.09.2014 nr 6.1-14/14/45
SYLLABUS

CODE OF THE SUBJECT

KEEC5221

NAME OF THE SUBJECT (in Estonian)

Erialane inglise keel sisejulgeoleku valdkonnas

NAME OF THE SUBJECT (in English)

Professional English in the Field of Internal Security

CAPACITY OF THE SUBJECT (ECTS)

Incl. contact classes

Hours of independent work


3 ECTS

36 contact classes

24 hours of independent work


THE CURRICULUM




THE HEAD OF THE CHAIR

Elen Laanemaa

PREREQUISITE SUBJECTS: English B1


THE OBJECTIVE OF THE SUBJECT: The objective of the subject is to provide the students with the vocabulary and phraseology necessary for discussing world issues and security related matters and to equip the learners with verbal tools for participation in various workshops, trainings, conferences and debates on relevant topics. During the course, students will also acquire skills for composing academic texts and making presentations.



CONTENT:


  1. General academic vocabulary

  2. Linking words and composition of written sentences

  3. Presenting an argument

  4. Expressing opinions

  5. Agreeing and disagreeing

  6. Questioning

  7. Making proposals

  8. Writing various official letters

  9. Making presentations

  10. Specific internal security related vocabulary through the following topics of discussion:

  • International Cooperation

  • Negotiation and Mediation

  • Immigration and Racism

  • Transnational crime

  • Police/rescue/corrections/border guard

  • Unemployment

  • Poverty/slavery/forced labor

  • Women’s rights/gender equality

  • Urbanization

  • Language discrimination

  • Environmental issues (global warming/renewable energy)

  • Human rights violations



LEARNING OUTCOMES

TEACHING ACTIVITY

LEARNING ACTIVITY

ASSESSMENT METHOD AND CRITERIA

  1. The learners will have acquired an extensive word bank on academic and internal security topics through reading and analysing the speciality-related texts

Selection, preparation and presentation of study materials; management of individual, pair and group work;



Reading speciality-related texts individually and in the classroom;

Using and consolidating the acquired vocabulary in distinguishing relevant information in the texts;




Oral or written summary of the speciality-related book or article, 6-8 minutes

Assessment criteria:

Plot: important information is presented in the summary, generally understandable text, linking devices and expressions are used, notes are used occasionally.
Form, grammar: some slips may occur in using grammatical forms although they do not hinder understanding .


  1. The learners will have become familiar with the basic structure of academic texts

Selection, preparation and presentation of study materials (academic texts); management of individuaal and pair work;

Writing academic texts (opinion/argumentative essays, e-mails, etc) individually and in the classroom;

Using the acquired vocabulary in conveying relevant information to the readers;



Essay, 600 words

Assessment criteria:

Can write clear, well-structured, detailed text on a speciality-related topic, passing on information or giving reasons in support of or against a particular point of view. Can explain the advantages and disadvantages of various opinions.



Range: has a sufficient range of speciality-related language to be able to give clear descriptions, express viewpoints on speciality-related topics, argument for and against his/her opinion.

Grammar: Good grammatical control; occasional `slips` or non-systematic errors and minor flaws in sentence structure may still occur, but they do not hinder understaning.



  1. They will have learned the basic tools for participating in conferences and workshops by being able to make presentations and carry out debates using proper vocabulary

Motivating learners, actively using dialogues/group works to improve the practical language skills.

Using work-related communication situations (meetings, negotiations, debates, etc) in the classroom to consolidate the targeted vocabulary.




During the classes the learners make speciality-related dialogues, prepare for meetings, debates and negotiations individually as well as in pairs or groups by using the materials given by the teacher


Conversation (meeting, negotiation) on the topics covered in the classroom by using proper vocabulary.
Assessment criteria:

Vocabulary, pronunciation: has a sufficient range of speciality-related language to be able to give clear descriptions, express viewpoints on speciality-related topics, argument for and against his/her opinion.
Grammar: Good grammatical control; occasional `slips` or non-systematic errors and minor flaws in sentence structure may still occur, but they do not hinder understaning.
Interaction: Can keep up with the discussion, identifying accurately arguments supporting and opposing points of view. Can express his/ her ideas and opinions with precision, present and respond to complex lines of argument. Forms and asks relevant questions without hesitation.

COMPULSORY SOURCES:

  1. Handouts prepared by the lecturer

RECOMMENDED SOURCES:



  1. Malcolm Goodale. The language of meetings. LTP 1987

  2. Michael McCarthy. Academic Vocabulary in Use. Cambridge 2008



Compiled by: Evelyn Soidla


Date: 2 September 2014




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