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English Language Integrative Exam

2023/2024
Academic Year
ENG
Instruction in English
Course type:
Compulsory course
When:
1 year, 4 module

Instructor

Course Syllabus

Abstract

Integrative Exam is a mandatory exam for all first-year students. The Exam is aimed at evaluating micro and macro skills of academic discourse. All the exam tasks are the same for each course programme. The exam tasks include non-fiction texts and articles within the framework of specific language competencies applicable for different course programmes. This exam is an integral part of each course programme. The final grade for this course is resulting. If a student receives over 3 (three) points on a 10-point scale on SoFL Integrative Exam course (Vnutrenniy ekzamen), all of his/her previous unsatisfactory grades for English shall be replaced with the grade that he/she received for the examination: English for General Communication Purposes. Advanced Course – 1; English for General Communication Purposes. Advanced Course – 2; English for Business Purposes. Advanced Course – 1; English for Business Purposes. Advanced Course – 2; English for General Academic Purposes. Advanced Course – 1; English for General Academic Purposes. Advanced Course – 2; English for General Communication Purposes. Upper-Intermediate Course – 1; English for General Communication Purposes. Upper-Intermediate Course – 2; English for Business Purposes. Upper-Intermediate Course – 1; English for Business Purposes. Upper-Intermediate Course – 2; English for General Academic Purposes. Upper-Intermediate Course – 1; English for General Academic Purposes. Upper-Intermediate Course – 2; English for General Communication Purposes. Intermediate Course – 1; English for General Communication Purposes. Intermediate Course – 2.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • To assess the level of English-language communication competence;
  • To assess the state of the students’ lexical, grammatical, listening, reading, writing and speaking skills needed for effective communication in everyday, academic and business situations.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • listen to English-language texts and comprehend the necessary information;
  • analyse, compare and interpret information using subject-specific vocabulary and fully formed communicative strategies;
  • speak on a wide range of topics using track-specific vocabulary
  • write essays on a wide range of topics;
  • read English-language texts and comprehend the necessary information
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Integrative Exam
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Reading section
    Word count – 3000-3500 characters.
  • non-blocking Listening Section
    Audio file – 8-10 minutes.
  • non-blocking Speaking section
    A student should speak for 3-5 minutes.
  • non-blocking Writing section
    Word count – 250 words.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2023/2024 4th module
    0.25 * Listening Section + 0.25 * Reading section + 0.25 * Speaking section + 0.25 * Writing section
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • English grammar in use : a self-study reference and practice book for intermediate students: with answers, Murphy, R., 2002

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Cambridge vocabulary for IELTS with answers. Self-study vocabulary practice, Cullen, P., 2012