Education

 

Courses Taught by the English Language Department

The Department offers a range of courses at undergraduate and graduate level, supported by modern facilities. At all levels, students are taught by qualified professionals in their field. Undergraduates in their final year who are studying Linguistics and who are interested in pursuing the field further may like to consider the three-year Candidate in Philology in Germanic Languages. The English Language Department is responsible for the following academic programs:

1. Oral and written practice of English - developing conversation, reading and writing skills in English. Developing language proficiency.
2. Home Reading - developing reading and interpretation skills analyzing works of fiction
3. Grammar Practice - Examining English grammar and usage and applying this knowledge in the ESL classroom. Limited practicum included. Study of grammar and usage in various applications.
4. Introduction into Translation Theory - Overview of history and problems of human translation
5. Translation Theory - History, theory, and practice of human and machine translation.
6. Translation Practice - practice of human translation
7. Business English - developing conversation, reading and writing skills in Business English.
8. Theoretical Aspects of English Grammar - Theoretical comparison and contrast of different sentence types. Theories of lexical categories, grammatical roles, and syntactic structure. English syntax through modern grammars; theories underlying those grammars.
9. History of the English Language - Basic changes from Old English to modern English.
10. Principles of Research Work in Philology - Research question in language teaching and learning, literature review, research design, data collection, and interpretation. Understanding research methods as used in others' studies.
11. Introduction into Germanic Philology - Theory and method of the English language change via comparison of modern Germanic daughter languages and reconstruction of their ancestral language: phonological, morphological, semantic, and lexical.
12. Lexicology of the English Language - Theory and practice of semantic analysis
13. National Varieties of Modern English - Regional and social variation in English, especially standard and nonstandard national and world Englishes, including English-based pidgins and creoles.
14. Theoretical Aspects of English Phonetics - General inventory of speech sounds possible in the English language, from both an acoustic and articulatory point of view.
15. Practice in Phonetics - practices of acquiring pronunciation. Detailed phonetic and phonemic study of English pronunciation. Limited practicum included.
16. Methods of Teaching English (Methodology) - Processes and variables in second-language development. How teachers can foster efficient acquisition of language, cognitive, and academic skills in second-language environments. Instructional methods, strategies, and materials for integrating curriculum content and language instruction. Teaching, creating, and adapting lesson materials in a multicultural context.
17. Analytical Reading - Construction, analysis, use, and interpretation of fiction texts
18. Communicative Strategies in Intercultural Business Space - Foundation course surveying concepts of language communication.
19. Speech Etiquette Problems in the English-Speaking Intercultural Communication - What an ethnic culture is, how it affects language learners and speakers, study of lifestyle patterns.
20. Stylistics - Literature from a language perspective; applying linguistic constructs to literary language; examining literary style; linguistic analysis of unfamiliar texts.
21. Great Britain. Country study - British culture and society.
22. The language of mass media - Developing reading, listening and interpreting skills analyzing newspaper texts and TV broadcasts
23. English for students of German as a second language - Improving speaking ability of non-native English students. Developing reading and writing skills in a second language.
24. English for students of Russian philology - Improving speaking ability of non-native English students. Developing reading and writing skills in a second language
25. English for students of Russian philology studying by correspondence - Improving speaking ability of non-native English students. Developing reading and writing skills in a second language
26. English for students of Sociology - Improving speaking ability of non-native English students. Developing reading and writing skills in a second language
27. Research Supervision (students and post-graduate students) - Research options in linguistics. Selecting thesis topic and writing graduate projects and Candidate in Philology theses.
28. School Practice Supervision - Sustained and supervised practice teaching at secondary schools
29. Readings in Linguistics - Individual study of current linguistic literature. Occasional discussion sessions with instructor and other class members.
30. Introduction to Language
Overview of English from linguistic point of view, emphasizing structure of English and social, aspects of language.
31. Humanities Computing Survey - Survey of how computer software packages and Internet are used in humanities disciplines: for computer-based instruction and as research tools.


Graduate Degrees and Programmes:
The Department offers a three-year СPhil (Candidate in Philology, equivalent to American PhD) in Linguistics and CPhil in Germanic Languages (English). This course has a broad scope, and serves as an appropriate introduction to research for those intending to do Linguistics at doctoral level.
At CPhil level the Department professors (Antonina Kharkovskaya and Efim Vyshkin) supervise dissertations across a wide sector of Linguistics and Modern English. The completion of a CPhil dissertation is expected to take three years.

 
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