Practical English Language Course

Course code – Б3.Б.2

Type of course: Compulsory;

Level of course: Intermediate;

Year of study: I, II;

Semester/trimester: fall, spring;

Number of credits: 55

Name of lecturer: Nadezhda Sherstnyakova, Svetlana Kostyaeva

E-mail address:

Objectives of the course:

The students will be able to:

Prerequisites: Pre-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 students with opportunities to interact with other students. Vocabulary, idioms and grammar are practised in interesting and stimulating ways to achieve fluency.

Teaching methods: Conversationalexercises, students’ presentations, project work and tutoring in connection with practice teaching and independent study.


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

Recommended readings:

  1. Virginia Evans, Jerry Dooley Upstream. Intermediate – Upper-Intermediate. Express Publishing, 2002.
  2. Stuart Redman. English Vocabulary in Use. Pre-Intermediate and Intermediate. Cambridge University Press, 2000.
  3. Our heritage [Text]: Cultural traditions of the Arkhangelsk North / М.А. Амосова, Э.Э. Глущенко, Л.В. Рипинская, Н.В. Чичерина. - Arkhangelsk : The Pomor Univ.Publ., 1994. - 72 p. : ill.