Zajęcia projektowe II MA - zima 15-16

Uwaga! W semestrze zimowym roku akademickiego 2015/2016 studenci II roku studiów stacjonarnych II stopnia dokonują wyboru następujących zajęć:

Zajęcia projektowe (30 godz.)

Zapisy odbędą się w dniu 1 października 2015 od godz. 9.00 w Sekretariacie IA, pok. 4.36.


Opisy zajęć:

A. Dr Marta Goszczyńska, Using Literature and Culture in Teaching, (piątek, 15.15-16.45)
The course is intended to show students how to use authentic materials (including, among others, literary texts, newspapers, magazines, songs, films and TV shows) in their future work as teachers of English. The course covers two semesters and will present students with ready-made exercises based on authentic materials as well as with techniques that will enable them to create such materials quickly and effectively on their own.
During the first semester, the course focuses on authentic audio and video materials, such as films, songs, TV series, radio programmes and television shows. During the second one, it concentrates on the use of written texts, such as novels, short stories, poems and newspaper articles
The students will be shown how authentic materials can be used both to make their lessons more attractive and to allow their future pupils to get in touch with English as a living, constantly evolving language. We will also encourage students to employ authentic materials both during after-school activities such as karaoke competitions or discussion clubs and as effective aids in the process of self-study.

B. Dr Kevin King, Short Documentary in the Digital Age, (piątek, 15.15-16.45)
This course explores the short documentary, a form that has grown exponentially with technological advances in digital cameras, smart phones and editing software. Students will learn the history and criteria that documentary practice shares with parallel fields such as journalism, fictional narrative and fine art. Utilizing the techniques and structure of effective short documentaries, students will create their own digital short.

C. Dr Małgorzata Myk, Topics in American Literature, Culture, and Society in Translation, (czwartek, 15.15-16.45)
This two-semester course offers students an opportunity to work on a broad variety of topics related to American literature and culture in the context of translation studies. We will be reading and translating literary texts, as well as essays and resources about U.S. culture and society, refering to relevant materials related to various aspects of translation of these texts. Since the course during both semesters is meant to be practical and project-oriented, students are expected to work toward creating a portfolio of a selection of brief texts in translation (both English to Polish and Polish to English). The portfolio can be a literary translation project, or an alternative portfolio project (e.g.: photographic documentation of a cultural/artistic event, such as for instance an exhibition or another initiative organized in public space, accompanied by a description written and translated by the student). Other ideas for framing portfolio projects are also welcome and should be consulted with the instructor. Students are expected to create two portfolios (one for each semester of the course). NB. The knowledge of Polish is required for taking this course.

D. Prof. Marta Dynel, Linguistic pragmatics in use, (piątek, 15.15-16.45)
This course is meant to help students appreciate the practical applicability of theories and findings presented in the various realms of pragmatics (e.g. developmental pragmatics, experimental pragmatics, cognitive pragmatics, the pragmatics of interaction, or philosophical pragmatics). During the two semesters, working in pairs under the tutor’s supervision, the participants will need to complete a research project on a topic of their choice. Each project, based on an extensive overview of the relevant literature, will result in a non-academic brochure addressed to a target audience (e.g. parents, cross-cultural couples, teachers, politicians, spin doctors, copyrighters, comedy writers, etc.). Each brochure will familiarise its audience with the workings of a chosen communicative/linguistic phenomenon (e.g. irony, humour, deception, (im)politeness, persuasion, etc.). The prospective topics include: “Irony comprehension and production in children”, “The persuasive function of humour in political discourse”, or “The (im)politeness of requests in British English in everyday conversation”.

E. Dr Piotr Pęzik, Corpus tools and resources for the analysis of naturally-occuring discourse, (wtorek, 15.15-16.45)
This course introduces a number of corpus-based tools and resources for the analysis and exploration of naturally-occurring English discourse. Students will use dedicated corpus search engines and corpus annotation software to raise their awareness of and to gain insights into the use of discourse relating devices and phraseological units. The following corpus-based project choices will be offered:
a) Conduct and report a corpus study of conventionality and idiomaticity in samples of non-native spoken English. Students will first record and time-align spontaneous interviews with non-native speakers of English. These transcriptions will then be annotated for native and non-native usages of discourse relating devices and phraseological units. The annotations will be verified against reference corpora of Polish learner and native English. The results will be reported as in-class presentations.
b) Conduct and report a corpus study of conventionality and idiomaticity in samples of native spoken English. Students will be required to transcribe samples of native English spoken discourse. They will then annotate the transcriptions examples for usages of conventionalized discourse relating devices and phraseological units. The annotations will be verified against reference corpora English. The results will be reported as in-class presentations.
c) Conduct and report a snapshot analysis of news values in a large corpus of Polish and English-language news reports. Students will use open-ended monitor corpus search engines to identify and classify newsworthiness criteria which account for the observed popularity of certain news stories. The results will be reported as in-class presentations. 

F. Dr Martin Hinton, Words, Symbols and Arguments in Advertising and Public Information Campaigns, (piątek, 15.15-16.45)
This course begins with a brief discussion of the theory of the language, use of image and logical structure of advertising in various forms: printed, audio and video. Numerous examples will then be examined and discussed in class. Students will then present analysis of advertising material chosen by themselves for class discussion. The second half of the course will focus on the main assessed project: the creation of an advertising/information campaign to be presented and defended in class.