Elective Language Courses

Elective Language Courses

Fren 201 (3+0)3

The aim of this course is to make students, who are Basic Users in the scope of Common European Framework of Reference, achieve A1 level, which is named as Breakthrough. Can use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.  Can introduce him/herself and others. Can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

Fren 202 (3+03)

The aim of this course is to make students, who are Basic Users in the scope of Common European Framework of Reference, achieve A1.2 level, which is named as Breakthrough. Can use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.

Fren 203(3+0)3

The aim of this course is to make students, who are Basic Users in the scope of Common European Framework of Reference, achieve A2.1 level, which is named as Breakthrough. To conceive the sentences and common used phrases ( Basic personal and family info, shopping, local  geography, job). To deal with people regarding basic issues. To use simple past tense and give info regarding past and current request.

Fren 204(3+0)3

This course offers a revision of grammar structures as well as speaking and listening skills already covered in previous French courses.  it focuses on analytical reading of cultural texts and also aims at improving students’ writing skills through frequent assignments. all in all, students’ perceptive and productive skills are improved through ud-to-date literal texts and critical questions. students are also given the opportunity to revise grammar structures in the texts studied in class. The language of instruction is French.

Fren 205(3+0)3

The student can perceive simple sentences and phrases such as personal and family information, shopping, surroundings, job. The student can interact with people regarding familiar topics, eduacation and share simple information.

JAP 201 (Basic Japanese I)

It is a three-credit non-technical elective course that is 3 hours a week. In this course, students learn Hiragana Alphabet, simple greeting sentences, asking after people, introducing themselves and objects, numbers and present and future tense structures, etc. Students learn Hiragana Alphabet during the semester and they are tested by weekly quizzes.

Final assessment is carried out considering midterm and final exams, attendance and participation, including all these quiz results.

JAP 202 (Basic Japanese II)

It is a following course of Jap 201 and a three-credit elective course that is 3 hours a week. The course starts with introduction to Katakana Alphabet and goes on by teaching new verbs and adjectives. Students learn the form of simple present tense, compare-contrast sentences, and many structures used in daily speech. Katakana Alphabet is taught week by week during the semester and at the end of this term, Students are aimed to be able to read and write these two alphabets of Japanese.

Final assessment is carried out considering midterm and final exams, attendance and participation, including all these quiz results.

SPAN 101

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Spanish 101 is a first-semester elementary language course designed for students who have not previously studied Spanish. This course emphasizes the development of foundational reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills while exploring the rich cultural mosaic of the Spanish-speaking world.

At the end of the course, the students will be able to:

READING:

  1. Understand familiar names, words and very simple sentences, for example on notices and posters.
  2. Read very short, simple texts. Find specific, predictable information in simple everyday material such as advertisements, prospectuses, and timetables.

LISTENING:

  1. Understand familiar words and very basic phrases concerning one’s family and immediate concrete surroundings when people speak slowly and clearly.
  2. Understand phrases and the highest frequency vocabulary related to areas of most immediate personal relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local area, employment). Catch the main point in short, clear, simple messages and announcements.

 SPEAKING:

  1. Ask and answer simple questions in areas of immediate need or on very familiar topics.
  2. Interact in a simple way provided the other person is prepared to repeat or rephrase things at a slower rate of speech.
  3. Communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar topics and activities. Handle very short social exchanges.
  4. Use simple phrases and sentences to describe where one lives and people he/she knows.
  5. Use a series of phrases and sentences to describe in simple terms one’s family or other people, educational background and present or most recent job.

 WRITING:

  1. Fill in forms with personal details, for example entering name, nationality and address, telephone number etc. on a hotel registration form.
  2. Write short, simple notes and messages.
  3. Write a very simple personal letter, for example thanking someone for something.
  4. Write a short, simple postcard, for example sending holiday greetings.

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ATTENDANCE: You are allowed 12 hours of absence. You will get an “NA” if you exceed this limit. If you miss an exam or an in-class graded task, you will not be given a make-up unless you have an official medical report.

RUSSIAN LANGUAGE

In these two basic, but quite intensive, courses of Russian Language, students can learn how to read and to speak simply. The grammatical part of these 2 semesters covered main Russian grammar. The first semester is based partially on vocabulary with “international” (easy known words) for easier immersing into new language, while the second semester finishes by reading short stories of Chekhov. It gives possibility to students to get basis of Russian Language and in the future continue to develop in their work with this language independently.

RUS 201 BASIC RUSSIAN I (3-0)3This elementary level of Basic Russian course includes: Russian alphabet and phonetic transcriptions, practical grammar for beginners: personal and possessive pronouns, present tense by verb’s conjugation, gender of nouns, single and plural numbers, adjectives according to genders and adverbs, short dialogues and texts and short films in Russian (e.g., the 10-min video “Eralash”). Students will state active vocabulary of 500 words as minimum, understand and use grammar for beginners. Students can answer for elementary question to the end of semester and shortly to tell about themselves. Every lesson includes: teacher’s explanation of different grammar, practice in a class how to use it, every student during class reads words and translates it, later – small texts.

RUS 202 BASIC RUSSIAN II (3-0)3The second part of the course, Basic Russian II, RUS 202 is equal to the basic reference level. This implies the ability to communicate in different, mostly common, subjects. It is based on the knowledge of grammar: declension of nouns, all models of conjugation of verbs, past and future tenses and types of verb,  parts of speech, verbs of motion, complex sentences with extra clauses, attributive, place, time, reason, purpose. The lexical material is organized in lexical micro-themes  and lexico-semantic groups. With an active vocabulary of 1500 words, students can understand and use basic reference grammar, answer the questions to texts end retell short texts, using the correct grammatical forms of words in sentences during their speech. Every lesson includes: teacher’s explanation of different grammar, practice in a class how to use it, every student during class reads text and translates it, after – conversational part.

RUS 203 INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN I (3-0)3This Intermediate course is intended for students who have already learned the fundamentals of Russian. Basic Russian grammar has already been covered, but not completed. Students become  more comfortable in conversations, their  pronunciation  of Russian becomes correct and clearer. Developing grammar through authentic texts, students’ vocabulary mastery expands.

RUS 204 INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN II (3-0) 3Intermediate Russian II is based on:  review of the grammatical structure of the language, application of the language in thematic composition, developing oral conversation, advanced skills in understanding of reading Russian poetry, discussions of the texts about known Russian poets, writers, composers and artists.

RUS 205 ADVANCED RUSSIAN I (3-0) 3 Advanced Russian I improves students’ Russian grammar, the ability to understanding speech and texts of various spheres and mastery of it. Students can easily interfere in dialogues and support discussions on various topics, because the course helps students build communication strategies when they express their own opinions.

RUS 206 ADVANCED RUSSIAN II (3-0) 3This course aims to develop student’s knowledge to read newspaper and magazines published in Russian, to improve written and verbal language skills by method of verbal discussion; interpret original texts, to compose their own texts without any possibility of plagiarism, understand the content of radio and television programs.

ITAL 201(3+0)3

This course is an introduction to the study of Italian for those who have had no previous contact with the language. The course covers the basic points of Italian grammar. The students will concentrate on four aspects of communication; oral expression (speaking), writing, oral comprehension (listening), and reading on a basic level. They will acquire basic knowledge of Italian culture. Attention is given to correct pronunciation of Italian, with special emphasis on sounds that may be difficult for native speakers of English. The objective of this course is to introduce the student to the study of Italian language and culture. Students will learn to communicate in Italian using short conversations on topics concerning every day situations of life (family, friends, restaurants). They will learn to express themselves using verbs in present and past tense, and will increase their comprehension of written and “heard” Italian language, by participating in class dialogues. The students’ ability to write in Italian will improve, through the practice of writing short essays in class and they will increase the ability to converse in Italian assuring the quality of their vocabulary improves.

ITAL 202(3+0)3

The student will learn more advanced grammar concepts, especially with attention to the past tenses. At the same time, during the lessons, greater emphasis is placed on both written and oral (spoken and hearing comprehension) expressions. During class lectures, the student will understand written texts having to do with Italian life and culture and will increase the vocabulary needed for every day life in Italy. Increasing his oral understanding (hearing), the student will be able to understand brief notices on radio and television broadcasts. By the end he will be able to communicate on an intermediate level, and will be able to correct himself if he makes errors in vocabulary and grammar.