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ENGLISH (ADVANCED)


Teaching Staff: Alexaki Leto
Course Code: ΞΓΑ03
Course Type: Compulsory
Course Level: Undergraduate
Course Language: Greek
Delivery method: In the classroom
Semester: 2
ECTS: 3

Short Description:

The module focuses on acquiring knowledge about the form, structure and functions of the English language as a system. It aims at the cultivation of oral and written language through the reception and utilization of information and knowledge from written sources. Additionally, it aims at familiariasing the student with the grammatical and syntactic rules of various types of text, with emphasis on texts of historical interest. The student is expected to gain a good command of English and be able to produce authentic language, understand foreign cultural peculiarities and use their vocabulary.


Objectives - Learning Outcomes:

The module aims at developing communication skills such as understanding and producing written and spoken English.

Upon successful completion of the course the student will be able to:

  • understand texts of general and special content,
  • read and produce written and oral speech,
  • use basic terminology,
  • recognize and apply grammatical and syntactic phenomena of English,
  • have the necessary knowledge to enable him/her to work professionally within the framework of the perspectives provided by the department's curriculum.

Syllabus:

Week #1: Present Tenses

Week #2: Past Tenses

Week #3: Future Tenses

Week #4: Passive Voice and Causative Form

Week #5: Phrasal Verbs

Week #6: Idiomatic Expressions

Week #7: Clauses

Week #8: Adjectives and Adverbs

Week #9: Reported Speech

Week #10: Introduction to texts of historical interest in English, textual analysis at morphosyntactic level

Week #11: Consolidation of grammatical phenomena and reading comprehension of texts of historical interest, terminology extraction

Week #12: Consolidation of grammatical phenomena and reading comprehension of texts of historical interest, terminology extraction

Week #13: Consolidation of grammatical phenomena and reading comprehension of texts of historical interest, terminology extraction


Suggested Bibliography:

Access 4, Grammar book, Greek Edition, Express Publishing, 2014.
Clemen, G. D. B., Stagno, L., British History Seen Through Art, Black Cat, 2014.
Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs, Collins, cobuild, Express Publishing, 2002.
English Dictionary for Advanced Learners, Collins, cobuild, Express Publishing, 2001.
Enterprise, PLUS, Grammar, Greek Edition, Express Publishing, 2012.
Revised Mastermind Use of English, Burlington Books, 2008.
Texts from historical sources, newspaper articles/magazines of special interest


Teaching Methods:

Communication approach, collarorative team teaching, use of audiovisual media.


Evaluation Methods:

Written and/or presentation of an assignment.


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