Recall the announcements you have read recently in your university (faculty, institute). Share the information you have got in the classroom.

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Recall the announcements you have read recently in your university (faculty, institute). Share the information you have got in the classroom.

Read General note about proper communication patterns accepted in university surrounding.

General note:

If you talk to a person who works at the university (dean, head of the department, a lecturer, an office employee, an administrator) first, introduce yourself (tell your name, surname, faculty, year, group), second, formulate your question clearly, third, ask specifying questions if you don’t understand the answer clearly and thank for the obtained information while leaving. Before you enter any university office to ask a question verbalize your question to yourself


^ 4.7. Reproduce communicative situations proposed.

Forms of greetings and self representation (What are you and what is your addressee) The problem Specifying questions from one of the sides
student ’ student the origin of the word “university” What is an etymological dictionary?
student ’ student how to prepare text summarizing What is a cognitive map?
student ’ at the department of international affairs how to apply for becoming a participant of the Erasmus program Country, language and terms of the program
student ’ at the department of international affairs the number of the credits for chosen courses in the Erasmus program Which course (compulsory or elective)
student ’ at the dean’s office change the group Reason for changing
student ’ at the chair search for the teacher Reason
 1 Project work

1. Split into groups working on topics (a)’the structure of your faculty’ or (b)’the structure of a chair of your faculty’. Choose the form of presentation by yourselves (Panel, collage, Power Point).

2. If you want to work individually, interview somebody from your university on the topic ‘What is the university for you’. Present the interview in English in written form (printed). Do not forget to present relevant information on your interviewee.

‘ Check yourself!

Ñ6.1. Fulfill 4 tasks as your lexical test:

Task 1. Write down words which name the following notions at the university:

Teacher - , lesson - , pupil - , class - , quarter - , director - .

Task 2.Give a name to those who…


(a) work at the chair and (b) get university diplomas.

Task 3.Build verb and noun constructions starting with the following verbs and choosing the right preposition after the verb (if any):


To specialize (in, on) …; to major (in, -) …; to carry (out, -) …; to enter (into, - )… .; to be (in, on) campus; to pass colloquium (in, on) …; to be (in, on) Erasmus program (in, at) … .


Task 4. Write down one sentence using not less than 10 words from the active vocabulary of the Topic.

Ñ6.2. Choose one the texts following, build Cognitive map for it and render the text with its help.

Text 1

Faculty (from Latin ‘facultas’ – possibility, capability) – a part of the higher educational establishment, where a certain cycle of adjoining scientific courses is being taught. F. is an educational-organizational part of a higher educational establishment which unites chairs (departments) that trains students and postgraduates on a number of related courses.

Text 2

Rector (in Latin ‘rector’ – ruler, leader from ‘rego’ – I reign) – the head of the university and a number of other higher educational establishments. The r. is appointed to lead all activities of the university or other higher educational institution including curricula and programs functioning and planning of research activities. The r. is a chairperson at the meetings of the Scientific Council of the university and approves its decisions.

Ñ6.3. Are the messages adequately verbalized? If not, give the right variant.

Situation Expression Your answer
At the Rector`s office: а) Hello, I would like to move from philological faculty to the faculty of journalism.  
b) Good afternoon. I`m from the Warsaw University. I`m Professor Tsybulsky. I was asked to bring you the papers on our universities.    
At the chair:   а) Good afternoon, please, could you tell me when professor Maslow comes?    
b) Hello, I need to talk to my English teacher. He is of a middle age, with a short haircut and he usually wears glasses.    
Taken from a conversation: а) Our faculty trains in journalism, editorship and management.    
b) We can study Basics of international journalism, editorship and foreign languages at our faculty.    
Taken from a notice: Today, 15th of September, University Academic Council is held at the Chair of Communication.  
At the centre of international programs: Good afternoon, I`m a second year student of The Institute of Journalism of the BSU Pavel Petrov. I`d like to hand in an application for training at Madrid University.    

Ñ6.4. Speak about the university with the help of the semantic map. It is a good idea to record your retelling, listen to and evaluate your answer.

The University
Studying process forms

Ñ6.5. Can the given informational text that gives statistics on Moscow State University be an article in a newspaper. If yes, then in which? under what title?

23faculties; 11 research institutes; 323chairs; 59 departments; 15educational and research centers; 4 museums; Scientific library (9 mln books) Editorial and publishing house; Botanical garden; 20 268 university staff; 39 035 students and postgraduates; 4 307 educational staff; 4 801research staff; 2 322 doctors of sciences (full professors); 5 478 candidate of sciences (PhD); 167 academicians and correspond-member of the Academy of Sciences; 130 academicians and correspond-member of research academies in production; 8 dormitories for 12 142places; Cultural Center; 3 health establishments (hospitals and rest houses); 4 kinder gardens and nursery; Sport complex; ANNUALLY: About 3500 graduates of 44 specialisations of higher professional education; About 1000 graduates of 181 specialisations 10 000 scientific publications in the country journals or abroad; 7 000report thesis for conferences; about 180 PhD thesis; more than 80Doctor of Sciences papers (full professor’s); 350 monographies; 150 collections of research articles;   500 textbooks and manuals; More than 1 million items of study and scientific equipment and devices  

6.6. Fill in Check list (Self-assessment table):

Use the following symbols:


In column 3 (importance): ! it’s important for me !! it`s especially important for me In column 4 (my assessment): √ I know and I can do it √ √ I know it very well and I can do it easily


80% of ticks mean that you have coped with the topic properly


I know Important My assessment Teacher’s assessment(points)
words on the topic that is enough for initial communication      
what university is and how it functions and its structure is organized      
names of the University courses      
university academic degrees and positions      
patterns of communication      
I can Important My assessment Teacher’s assessment(points)
communicate in some situations at the chair, dean's office, Centre of international programs      
find core text information (themes/ rhemes) and render texts in a flexible way (not depending on its initial line)      
read and understand schemes and tables      
build up a monologue about your University      
find necessary information in informational texts on the topic      





«How much has not been done

and how much we… won’t do in future!»

You have already realized that university is a world in itself which is new for you and needs to be understood. You have also got acquainted with typical situations of communication in it and learnt how to communicate in them. The information that you will find in this topic will extend your knowledge of universities and give you the basics of university knowledge and skills including classification issues, ability of interpreting texts of others and expressing your points of view, stating problems and solving them by means of scientific discussions, finding and sorting out necessary facts and constructing your own ones. On the example of lives of great scientists – both teachers and students who cooperate and enrich each other you will feel the spirit of academic

You will know:

· about different Universities of Europe and their types;

· what it means to interpret a text;

· about the format of a Round table for problem solving;

· what is informational review;

· how to prepare and perform a 5-minute presentation;

· about science and people in science or scientists.

You will be able to:


· use topic vocabulary;

· name the criteria of a University choice;

· interpret mini-texts;

· raise a problem and discuss it in a Round table format;

· find thematically filled pieces in big texts and write informational reviews on the themes found;

· to make a 5-minutes presentation.

The number of words and word expressions (collected by the students) – around 60

Topic vocabulary

Nouns (30):

A, c

archetype, cognition, cortege, creator, curricula,


depth, discipline, dispute, doctrine,

E, f

educational equipment, experience, follower,

H, i, k

hierarchy, holisticity (linkage), initiator, interpretation, inventor, knowledge,

L, m, n

lifetime, linkage (holisticity), Middle Ages, multiplicity, network,

P, r

prerequisites, Renaissance, researcher, polymath,


scientist-universalist, sense, scope, speculation, scholar, Socratic method, supervisor

V, u

value, universalism, University (type).

Adjectives (10):

A, h, f, r

actual (understanding), attitude, holistic, false, renowned,

M, s, t, u,

material, significant, technological (ingenuity), true, universal (genius).

Verbs (17):

A, c

advance (the state of knowledge), cause,


define, denote, differentiate,

I, l, m

interact, investigate, interpret, learn, map, mold (syn: build, form),


pursue (any field of knowledge), publish,

R, s, t

render, set up, strive (at), transmit, teach,

Adverbs (4) :

as a whole, completely, by analogy, evidently


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