CUFE ENG 3148
1ère Année Management,Bachelor 1ère année,1ère Année Télécom
UK Today, is a dynamic exploration into different aspects of the UK culture and its influence on the World. Each week we will be discussing a different cultural topic, including The Royal Family, Parliament, the Economy, Tourism, Music and Film. You will learn how people in the UK live through short videos, texts and student presentations.
: The purpose of this course is to gain an understanding of the complex multicultural nature of the modern day United Kingdom. At the same time key English language elements will be revised and practised in a meaningful context. All the learning skills of students reading, writing, listening and speaking will be employed.
Students should be ready for a high degree of interaction: in pairs, groups and in open class environments. Discussion will be the norm and everyone is expected to contribute in every class. Students will be called on during every class to contribute and should be ready to activate their microphone when called on.
Students should arrive to class ready to participate with the necessary materials. In addition to the regular classroom materials`, this includes a computer equipped with a webcam, microphone, and active high-speed internet connection for the duration of each session.
The participation grade will be based on the following criteria:
• Punctuality: on-time and ready to work (non-disruptive in time-keeping)
• Motivation: Only speaking English in Class, no use of translation tools
• Professional: Appropriate setting, actions and interaction for professional context.
• Engagement: Participating appropriately in whole-class activities
• Focus / Responsiveness: Remaining focused during teacher input and on class tasks. Responds immediately and appropriately when asked.
• Committed to Homework: Homework delivered on time and to the best of your ability.
• Positive: Contributing to positive class atmosphere
General rules for ‘live’ sessions:
Think ‘COPP’: Camera On (Mic. off unless contributing), Professional, Positive.
Attendance will be taken at the beginning, end, and at random intervals during the class. If a student arrives late, or experiences technical problems, it is the student’s responsibility to signal this to the teacher immediately, and to the Helpdesk if necessary. Absences and lateness, as with any lack of participation, will affect the final grade. Severe lateness will be treated as absence.
All Grading will be on a scale of 0 to 20, unless otherwise stated.
1/3 CF: A written response to given input, produced in an academic style
1/3 CC: Selected Classroom assignments, as detailed by the teacher.
1/3 PP: Presence & Participation (each representing 50% of the PP grade)
Presence: Students will receive credit for attending class regularly, up to a maximum of 1/6 of their total grade. Unjustified absences will thus have a direct impact on student’s overall grade.
Participation: Students will be assessed on their participation in class, according to the criteria in ‘classroom expectations’
Validating the tandem programme will add 2 bonus points to a student’s CC grade (CC) of the corresponding language course.
It is the responsibility of the student to make up for any missed work in order to avoid these absences further impacting final grades.
CEFR Grade (A1-C2)
Students will be continuously assessed as to their language level relative to the CEFR criteria.
There is NO DIRECT RELATION between a student’s CC/CF/PP and their CEFR level.
For more information, please refer to the LSH website. https://lsh.imt-bs.eu/
Each student will get the chance to do at least one full length presentation on a subject of their choice associated with the UK, as well as doing projects each week with other students in breakout rooms online. There will also be lively debates on current affairs in the UK, focusing on cultural differences and norms during this turbulent political time. Building on your writing skills by using texts provided, you will find the arguments and practice paraphrasing, explaining viewpoints that you don’t always share while demonstrating an analytic grasp by producing texts for academic, business and personal purposes.
Every student will also produce a business CV which can be used to apply for internships or work experience abroad. This is an interactive course, both in the classroom and in virtual classes, where you will be called upon to contribute on a regular basis, all of which will go towards your final mark at the end of the year.
Programme grande école,Programme Ingénieur,Programme Bachelor