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General information:
Name:
Practical English Grammar for Scientists_I
Course of study:
2019/2020
Code:
ZSDA-3-0183-s
Faculty of:
Szkoła Doktorska AGH
Study level:
Third-cycle studies
Specialty:
-
Field of study:
Szkoła Doktorska AGH
Semester:
0
Profile of education:
Academic (A)
Lecture language:
English
Form and type of study:
Full-time studies
Course homepage:
Responsible teacher:
mgr Krukiewicz Anna (kruk@agh.edu.pl)
Dyscypliny:
Moduł multidyscyplinarny
Module summary

By the end of the course the student should be able to use English grammar more confidently and know how to efficiently use online resources such as dictionaries and thesauruses.

Description of learning outcomes for module
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Connections with FLO Method of learning outcomes verification (form of completion)
Skills: he can
M_U001 The student is able to use English grammar more confidently. SDA3A_U05 Test,
Execution of exercises,
Activity during classes
M_U002 The student is aware of typical mistakes resulting from native language transfer and knows how to avoid them. SDA3A_U05 Test,
Execution of exercises,
Activity during classes
M_U003 The student can efficiently use online resources such as dictionaries and thesauruses. SDA3A_U05 Test,
Execution of exercises,
Activity during classes
M_U004 The student is able to find and correct mistakes in their own writing. SDA3A_U05 Execution of exercises,
Activity during classes
Number of hours for each form of classes:
Sum (hours)
Lecture
Audit. classes
Lab. classes
Project classes
Conv. seminar
Seminar classes
Pract. classes
Zaj. terenowe
Zaj. warsztatowe
Prace kontr. przejść.
Lektorat
15 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 0 0
FLO matrix in relation to forms of classes
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Form of classes
Lecture
Audit. classes
Lab. classes
Project classes
Conv. seminar
Seminar classes
Pract. classes
Zaj. terenowe
Zaj. warsztatowe
Prace kontr. przejść.
Lektorat
Skills
M_U001 The student is able to use English grammar more confidently. - - - - - + - - - - -
M_U002 The student is aware of typical mistakes resulting from native language transfer and knows how to avoid them. - - - - - + - - - - -
M_U003 The student can efficiently use online resources such as dictionaries and thesauruses. - - - - - + - - - - -
M_U004 The student is able to find and correct mistakes in their own writing. - - - - - + - - - - -
Student workload (ECTS credits balance)
Student activity form Student workload
Summary student workload 45 h
Module ECTS credits 2 ECTS
Udział w zajęciach dydaktycznych/praktyka 15 h
Preparation for classes 15 h
Realization of independently performed tasks 15 h
Module content
Seminar classes (15h):
Practical English Grammar for Scientists The course covers the following issues:

  • tenses
  • relative clauses
  • reporting with passives
  • conditionals
  • countable and uncountable nouns
  • modality
  • proofreading
  • an optional issue chosen by the students

Additional information
Teaching methods and techniques:
  • Seminar classes: Seminar classes: Eclectic approach focusing on 3 skills: speaking, reading and writing, with the use of various techniques based on the following types of interaction: teacher-student, student-teacher, studentstudent, as well as working in groups and student’s individual work.
Warunki i sposób zaliczenia poszczególnych form zajęć, w tym zasady zaliczeń poprawkowych, a także warunki dopuszczenia do egzaminu:

The student needs to be active in class and have the materials required for the group and level, and complete home assignments. The lack of required materials (e.g. handouts, home assignments) results in recording the student as “unprepared”. The teacher has the right to give a student a fail mark for the semester if the student has been unprepared for more than 50% of classes, also in the case when the student has passed the final test. The student can receive additional marks for optional homework, and other activity offered and done for the benefit of the language group.

Participation rules in classes:
  • Seminar classes:
    – Attendance is mandatory: Yes
    – Participation rules in classes: Students who come to a language class need to be prepared as advised and instructed by the teacher.
Method of calculating the final grade:

The final grade is calculated as a weighted average of partial grades on the basis of preparation and
active participation in classes and doing home assignments (40%) and final test (60%).

Sposób i tryb wyrównywania zaległości powstałych wskutek nieobecności studenta na zajęciach:

The student should attend all classes of their language group. In case a student is absent from (a)
class(es) due to an illness, the student should present a doctor’s note not later than 14 days after the
absence caused by illness. In case of an unexcused absence, the student should approach or emali the teacher,who will inform each student individually about the way of making up for the absence. The absence has to be made up for within 14 days counted from the day of the absence. Unexcused absence in one
class does not need to be made up for. If the number of unexcused absences in class exceeds 3, the
teacher should not give the student a pass mark for the course, even if some of the absences have
been made up for before.

Prerequisites and additional requirements:

The minimum language requirement is level B-2 in accordance with the Common European Framework
of Reference for Languages.

Recommended literature and teaching resources:

Dąbrowska, I., Academic Writing Practice for Engineers AGH UST Press
Hewings, M. Advanced Grammar in Use, Cambridge
Swenson, R. Advanced Grammar for Academic Writing, Academic English Publications

Scientific publications of module course instructors related to the topic of the module:

Additional scientific publications not specified

Additional information:

None