General English and lingustic skills

 

1. Words Are Born Every Day

Level       C1
 
Duration: 30 hours/semester. Full course two semesters.
 
Requirements: If an examination in English is needed as part of the post-graduate studies programme (studia II stopnia), 60 hours of the course must be completed. If an examination is not needed, one or two semesters may be completed.
 
Time and venue:   Wednesday,  10.05 – 11.35, JCJ, ul. Krupnicza 2, room 204
 
Tutor: Bernadeta Raczkiewicz,  bernadeta.raczkiewicz@uj.edu.pl
 
Course description: The course focuses on English words and expressions so students can expand their active vocabulary and use more up-to-date English in their writing and in everyday life. Topics include: colloquial words, elements of slang, common abbreviations and classified ads, ambiguous words, homophones and homonyms, British versus American words, idioms, buzzwords and other topics. Attention is also given to the interpretation of meaning – the course looks at irony, sarcasm, aphorisms, euphemisms, metaphors, wordplay and funny examples of verbal errors. Based on textbooks as well as on authentic materials from British and American media, the course is addressed to students of any field who share an interest in contemporary English. 
 
 czytaj więcej   [link do syllabusa: Raczkiewicz_Words are born every day]

2. Listen, Read, Debate

Level:       C1
 
Duration:   30 hours/semester. Full course two semesters.
 
Requirements: If an examination in English is needed as part of the post-graduate studies programme (studia II stopnia), 60 hours of the course must be completed. If an examination is not needed, one or two semesters may be completed.
 
Time and venue: Wednesday  13.15 – 14.45, JCJ, ul. Krupnicza 2, room 307
 
Tutor:       Jolanta Śniechowska,     jolanta.sniechowska@uj.edu.pl 
 
Course description: The aim of the course is to create a platform for students of different faculties to use English actively in academic situations (conferences, seminars, workshops) and everyday life, to share their knowledge and interests through discussions and projects and finally to boost students’ teamwork, organizing and interpersonal skills. The course is based on authentic, up-to date, inspiring materials from British or American media proposed by the teacher as well as the articles from academic journals or other sources chosen by the students.
 
 czytaj więcej  [link do syllabusa: Sniechowska_ Listen Read Debate]

3. Listening, Speaking and Pronunciation

Level:       B2+
 
Duration: 30 hours/semester. Full course one semester.
 
Requirements: No final examination is offered after completion of this course. Students will get credit for one semester.
 
Time and venue: Monday  10.30 – 12.00, Al. Kijowska 14, room 203
 
Tutor:       Dorota Lubińska-Pyla,   dorota.lubinska-pyla@uj.edu.pl
 
Course description: An intensive, practical course for those who would like to improve their fluency of speaking as well as pronunciation. This will be done through active and varied use of natural language in different contexts and registers. A chance to engage in debates and discussions on a variety of topics will be given. Authentic and inspiring materials will be used to improve the participants’ listening skills.
 
 czytaj więcej  [link do syllabusa: Lubińska-Pyla_Listening Speaking and Pronunciation]

4. Read and think critically

Level:       C1
 
Duration:   30 hours/semester. Full course two semesters.
 
Requirements: If an examination in English is needed as part of the post-graduate studies programme (studia II stopnia), 60 hours of the course must be completed. If an examination is not needed, one or two semesters may be completed.
 
Time and venue: Monday 13.30-15.00, JCJ, ul. Krupnicza 2, room 307
 
Tutor:       Agata Krzysica    agata.kowol@uj.edu.pl
 
Course description: The course is addressed to students who wish to  practice their critical reading skills. It is based on a selection of  up-to-date British and American press articles.  Focus will be placed on the analysis of the organisation of arguments and reasoning, stylistic traits, recognising irony or bias, and differentiating between facts and opinions. This will also help to improve critical thinking and analytical skills useful in both academic and everyday contexts, as well as examination tasks. Additionally, there will be a chance to discuss the topics raised and to broaden the range of grammar structures, vocabulary, idioms and collocations. 
 
 czytaj więcej  [link do syllabusa: Krzysica_Read and think critically2017-18]

 

5. Academic writing

Level:       C1
 
Duration: 30 hours/semester. Full course two semesters.
 
Requirements: If an examination in English is needed as part of the post-graduate studies programme (studia II stopnia), 60 hours of the course must be completed. If an examination is not needed, one or two semesters may be completed.
 
Time and venue: Tuesday, 17.00-18.30, JCJ, ul. Krupnicza 2, room 309
 
Tutor:       Dominika Stopa   dominika.stopa@uj.edu.pl
 
Course description: The course is aimed at PhD and postgraduate students who are keen to improve their academic writing skills. The course will help students gain more understanding of typical features of academic style, genre and writing process. As writing is not solely an individual process, students learn to cooperate with others in the process of peer reviewing and peer editing. What additionally broadens the perspective is the fact that participants come from different faculties and bring in their knowledge of various practices in different fields.

 

6. Breaking news

Level:       B2+ 
 
Duration: 30 hours/semester. Full course two semesters.
 
Requirements: If an examination in English is needed as part of the post-graduate studies programme (studia II stopnia), 60 hours of the course must be completed. If an examination is not needed, one or two semesters may be completed.
 
Time and venue:   Tuesday 14.30-16.00 ul. Łojasiewicza 6 room 1073
 
Tutor:       Marta Romańska-Zagórska,  marta.romanska-zagorska@uj.edu.pl 
 
Course description: The course is designed for everyone who is interested in the current world news and the latest developments in such fields as politics, technology, medicine and health, crime, education etc. The course is based on the most interesting pieces of the latest news from the English media (Internet, press, TV). An effort will be made to integrate speaking, reading and listening skills as well as to familiarize participants with topical vocabulary from each field. 
 
 czytaj więcej  [link do syllabusa: Romanska_Zagorska_Breaking news]

7. English in the workplace

Level:     B2+
 
Duration:   30 hours/semester. Full course two semesters.
 
Requirements: If an examination in English is needed as part of the post-graduate studies programme (studia II stopnia), 60 hours of the course must be completed. If an examination is not needed, one or two semesters may be completed.
 
Time and venue:   Wednesday  11.20-12.50, JCJ, Krupnicza 2, room 316
 
Tutor:   Agata Krzysica     agata.kowol@uj.edu.pl
 
Course description: The course is divided into two modules, of which one or two may be completed. The aim of Module 1 is to prepare students to successfully apply for a job in English, while Module 2 is focused on training students to successfully perform professional tasks in English. The students will train primarily writing and speaking in practical contexts in order to be able to meet the demands of their potential future employers. Among other topics, the course will include are: writing a CV, a cover letter, business emails, reports and memos; job interviews and the recruitment process; telephoning and taking notes; handling meetings, brainstorming and successful presenting. 
 
 czytaj więcej  [link do syllabusa: Krzysica_English in the workplace]

8. Personal Development and Soft Skills

Level:  B2+

Duration: 30 hours/semester. Full course two semesters.
 
Requirements: If an examination in English is needed as part of the post-graduate studies programme (studia II stopnia), 60 hours of the course must be completed. If an examination is not needed, one or two semesters may be completed.
 
Time and venue: Monday 13:15-14.45, ul. Łojasiewicza 4, room 3.121
 
Tutor:  Maria Opidowicz,  maria.opidowicz-ext@uj.edu.pl
 
Course description: The course is designed for students who are interested in the area of personal development and would like to enhance their  interpersonal skills. The course will help students  focus on their life goals showing them tools to build  better  awareness of themselves  and therefore   live a more conscious life. The topics also concentrate on the issues related to job searching and skills that will boost students’ productivity and communication abilities.  Along with building soft skills, the course will develop students language skills  through  reading relevant  texts, listening to videos and podcasts created by the best coaches and personal development experts. Students will always have  a chance to express their opinions in class or group discussions and practice their communicative skills in specially designed role plays. 
 
 czytaj więcej  [link do syllabusa: Opidowicz_Personal Development and Soft Skills]

 

Literature, culture, philosophy and history

 

1. From Boudica to Suffragettes- an overview of British culture and literature

Level: B2+
 
Duration:   30 hours/semester. Full course 60 hours. 
 
Requirements: If an examination in English is needed as part of the post-graduate studies programme (studia II stopnia), 60 hours of the course must be completed. If an examination is not needed, one or two semesters may be completed.
 
Time and venue:   Friday 8:00-9:30,  Al. Kijowska 14,  room 207
 
Tutor:   Renata Jawniak,    renata.jawniak@uj.edu.pl
 
Course description : The course is designed for students of philologies, cultural studies, history, or anyone interested in the field of knowledge. The course covers a range of cultural, literary and historical topics and focuses on the English phrases and expressions most commonly used in these contexts. It also gives students an opportunity to practise vocabulary and skills in a variety of activities. 
 
 czytaj więcej  [link do syllabusa: Jawniak_From Boudica to Suffragettes]

2. Critical Thinking in Philosophy

Level:       B2+/C1
 
Duration: 30 hours/semester. Full course one semester.
 
Requirements: No final examination is offered after completion of this course. Students will get credit for one semester.
 
Time and venue:   Tuesday, 9.45-11.15, JCJ, ul. Krupnicza 2, room 306
 
Tutor: Halina Kozdęba-Murray  halina.kozdeba-murray@uj.edu.pl
 
Course description: The aim of the course is to develop students’ skills at critical thinking in the context of philosophical texts. Additionally, students revise their knowledge of philosophy and learn how to express their opinions in a logical and coherent manner. The course is addressed mainly to students of philosophy, but anyone interested in the subject is very welcome. The course is based on a book The Great Philosophers by B. Magee, which is a series of dialogues with contemporary philosophers such as: F. Copleston, J. Passmore, or A.J. Ayer who discuss different philosophical ideas from ancient to modern times. 
 
 czytaj więcej   [link do syllabusa: Kozdeba_Murray_Critical Thinking in Philosophy]

3. Exploring Identity

level: B2+
 
Duration: 30 hours/semester. Full course one semester.
 
Requirements: No final examination is offered after completion of this course. Students will get credit for one semester.
 
Time and venue: Thursday 14.00-15.30, JCJ, ul. Krupnicza 2, room 305 
 
Tutor: Natalia Szymaszek,  n.szymaszek@uj.edu.pl
 
Course description: During this course students explore various aspects and dimensions of identity. The starting point is personal identity and elements that constitute it. We also discuss social identity and how it can be influenced by and manifested through new media. We then move on to national identity and try to define its contemporary meaning in the context of recent political and global issues. Finally, we get acquainted with fragments of literary and cinematic works, where identity becomes an important theme, shown from interesting and sometimes unusual perspectives.
 
 czytaj więcej   [link do syllabusa: Szymaszek_Exploring identity

4. History & Heritage

Level: B2+
 
Duration:   30 hours/semester. Full course 60 hours. 
 
Requirements: If an examination in English is needed as part of the post-graduate studies programme (studia II stopnia), 60 hours of the course must be completed. If an examination is not needed, one or two semesters may be completed.
 
Time and venue:   Thursday 9.45-11.15,  Al. Kijowska 14,  room 205
 
Tutor: Jadwiga Topolska-Pado,  jadwiga.topolska-pado@uj.edu.pl
 
Course description:  The course is designed for students of history, preservation of cultural heritage, history of art, archeology, but also for anyone with the interest in the subject. Its main aim is to prepare students to successfully participate in discussions and debates in which they have to express their own opinions or discuss controversial issues in history. The students will improve their skills through a variety of writing and speaking activities covering a broad range of historical topics. 
 
 czytaj więcej   [link do syllabusa: Topolska-Pado History and Heritage]

 

English for Specific Purposes

 

1. Environmental Science

Level:       C1 / B2+
 
Duration: 30 hours/semester. Full course 60 hours. 
 
Requirements: If an examination in English is needed as part of the post-graduate studies programme (studia II stopnia), 60 hours of the course must be completed. If an examination is not needed, one or two semesters may be completed.
 
Time and venue:   Friday 11.00-12.30 (level C1) Gronostajowa 2, room A 1.21
 
Friday 12.45-14.15 (level B2+) Gronostajowa 2, room A 1.21
 
Tutor:       Renata Orłowska       renata.orlowska@uj.edu.pl
 
Authors:   Renata Orłowska, Ewa Szupelak
 
Course description:  The course is designed for students of environmental science, who already have knowledge of the subject, as well as those who aim to get acquainted with basic environmental issues and latest news and discoveries. It covers a broad range of topics through various films, radio programmes and articles. The course gives students an opportunity to practise newly-learned vocabulary and skills in a variety of speaking activities discussions and debates. 
 
 czytaj więcej   [link do sylabusa: Orlowska_Environmental science]

2. English in the Natural Sciences

Level:       C1
 
Duration: 30 hours/a semester . One or two semesters can be completed.
 
Requirements: If an examination in English is needed as part of the post-graduate studies programme (studia II stopnia), 60 hours of the course must be completed. If an examination is not needed, one or two semesters may be completed.
 
Time and venue: Monday 14.50-16.20 ul. Gronostajowa 7, room 1.0.3
 
Tutor:       Wioletta Rożnawska,  wioletta.roznawska@uj.edu.pl
 
Course description: The course is designed for PhD students and students interested in the subject matter.
The aim of the course is to improve students' professional communication skills, expand their vocabulary connected with doing scientific research in the field of biology, biotechnology and related sciences. Students will  also learn the language they need to participate in meetings and discussions as well as to write a research paper or an abstract.  
 
 czytaj więcej   [link do syllabusa: Roznawska_English in natural sciences]

3. English in Psychology

Level: C1 
 
Duration: 30 hours/ semester. Full course two semesters. 
 
Requirements: If an examination in English is needed as part of the post-graduate studies programme (studia II stopnia), 60 hours of the course must be completed. If an examination is not needed, one or two semesters may be completed.
 
Time and venue: Thursday 11.30 – 13.00, ul. Łojasiewicza 4, (for room number please e-mail the Tutor)
 
Tutor: Katarzyna Opiela, katarzyna.opiela@uj.edu.pl
 
Course description: The course focuses on different topics from neurology through applied psychology to psychiatry. Students have a chance to have a glimpse into the mechanics of the human brain, find out what goes on in the mind of a psychopath, test their own personality, study different psychological disorders, as well as ask themselves what intelligence is and whether we should try to endow machines with it, etc. The course is based almost entirely on authentic materials from the British and American media. As it includes a wide variety of materials, it is both informative and enjoyable. It is addressed to students of any field who share an interest in contemporary psychology.
 
 czytaj więcej   [link do syllabusa: Opiela_English in Psychology]

4. Let’s talk about films and TV shows

Level: C1
 
Duration: 30 hours/semester. Full course two semesters.
 
Requirements: If an examination in English is needed as part of the post-graduate studies programme (studia II stopnia), 60 hours of the course must be completed. If an examination is not needed, one or two semesters may be completed.
 
Time and venue: Tuesday, 15.00-16.30, ul. Łojasiewicza 4, room 2.106
 
Tutor: Katarzyna Machała,  katarzyna.machala@uj.edu.pl
 
Course description: The course is designed for students who are keen on the cinema and the new media and would like to develop their knowledge by reading, watching and discussing materials closely connected with this field. During the course students will have a chance to read and talk about issues related with the cinema and television, as well as to write texts in response to what has been covered.
The topics relate not only to all-time classics like Disney movies or Sherlock Holmes, but also cover technical issues of film making like script writing, sound effects etc. The course is based on authentic materials, specifically adapted for its needs.
 
 czytaj więcej  [link do syllabusa: Machała_Films and TV Shows]