Content-Based Language Development
(Tematikus nyelvfejlesztés) in spring 2015
, Thu 13:45–15:15
seminar, 30 h/term; strong prereq: BBN-ANG-202
description & set texts
The primary aim of this course is to develop the students’ vocabulary, analytical and composition skills by using a range of English language media sources. Topics covered will include the principles of semiotics, the construction of advertisements, newspaper and magazine formats, feature films and the new media. It is also intended that the course should encourage a more discriminative approach to the mass media in our everyday lives.
More specifically we will look at various aspects of the new and old media and use them as a basis for discussion, presentations and writing. It is intended that the course should have a degree of flexibility in its direction and emphasis, and this will be determined by negotiation between students and teacher.
requirements & assessment
requirements: attend and actively participate in all classes, prepare for classes and hand in all class assignments on time and complete home writing assignments in the form of essays and other pieces. Give at least one formal class presentation lasting 10–15 minutes. Acquire approximately 400 new vocabulary items based on the readings for the course and be tested on them.
assessment: the end of term grade will reflect overall performance based on assignment grades, vocabulary test result, in-class participation, and punctuality and attendance.