Practical English Language Course

Course code: Б3. В.13

Type of course: Compulsory;

Level of course: Upper-Intermediate, Advanced, Proficiency;

Year of study: III, IV;

Semester/trimester: fall, spring;

Number of credits: 19

Name of lecturer: Anna Vostryakova, Ksenia Yartseva, Elena Belyaeva

E-mail address:

Objectives of the course:

The students will be able to:

Prerequisites: Upper-Intermediate level of English

Course contents: The Course focuses on practical communication skills with the emphasis on speaking and listening. Reading and writing activities provide you with opportunities to interact with other students. Vocabulary, idioms and grammar are practised in interesting and stimulating ways to achieve fluency.

Recommended reading:

  1. Virginia Evans, Lynda Edwards. Upstream. Advanced. Express Publishing, 2003.
  2. Virginia Evans, Jerry Dooley. Upstream. Proficiency. Express Publishing, 2002.
  3. Stuart Redman. English Vocabulary in Use. Advanced. Cambridge University Press, 2000.
  4. Amosova M.A., Strelkova S. Yu., Chicherina N.V. Environment and society. – Arkhangelsk: The Pomor University Publishing House, 2004.

Teaching methods: Seminars, student presentations and tutoring in connection with practice teaching.

Assessment: Regular attendance and participation in class, completion of practical exercises, written tests and final exam.