HVD119 The French Language

Code HVD119
Name The French Language
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice; Courses of Free Choice
Level and type Undergraduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Languages
Academic staff Larisa Iļinska
Credit points 2.0 (3.0 ECTS)
Parts 2
Annotation To improve the competitiveness of graduate engineers in the international labor market it is necessary to provide the students with opportunity to use the language often and more effectively in all those aspects within the selected professional field. All the texts for reading comprehension, writing and speaking topics are selected according to the study program taking into account the average level of language skills. The selected lexical and syntactic constructions typical of the technical language and language for specific purposes (LSP) are taught independently on the study program. .
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
The aims of the program are to develop students' speaking, writing, reading and listening skills; to improve students' knowledge of French for special purposes and business correspondence skills; to increase the stock of professional terminology, and to develop students' communicative competences.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Tests: language, communicative and socio-cultural competences - During the classes the students correctly use terms in speaking and writing activities. Students should learn 120 new terms a semester.
The students are able to recognize and write essays of different types, and compile technical documentation. - The students successfully perform all the tasks connected with writing skills development having completed three written works per academic semester.
The students are able to participate in general and profession-oriented discussions, dialogues, interviews and other types of communicative situations. - Students take part in the speaking activities, presenting their thoughts in a clear comprehensible form, adequately reacting and giving answers, logically logically formulating conclusions.
The students are able to recognize, analyze, evaluate and summarize scientific technical information from various scientific and popular scientific resources. - The students master two scientific technical texts from international sources, prepare presentation and commentaries, summarize them, deliver the presentation, take part in discussion
The students are able to successfully pass a final exam testing listening, reading, writing and speaking skills. - The assessment is carried out according to 10-grade scale. Language proficiency level should correspond to the level B2 according to CEFR.
Course prerequisites Secondary school level after centralised exam

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