DESCRIPTION OF DEGREE PROGRAMME (Admission year: -1)


1.

Title of the degree programme

National Code

English for Specific Purposes and the Second Foreign Language Bachelor`s Degree Programme

612T90004


2.

Official name of the awarding institution(s)

Language of instruction

Mykolas Romeris University

English


3.

Kind of study

Cycle of studies

Level of qualification

University studies

I cycle

VI level


4.

Mode of study and length of programme in years

Length of the degree programme in ECTS credits

Student's workload

Contact work hours

Independent work hours

Full-time study 3,5 years

210

5670

2094

3576


5.

Study area

Field (branch) of the programme

Humanities

Philology


6.

Degree and/or qualification awarded

Bachelor of Humanities


7.

Programme Director

Contact information

Dr. Liudmila Mockienė

liudmila@mruni.eu


8.

Accreditation organization

Period of reference

Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education

2020.08.31


9.

Purpose of the programme

The purpose of the programme is to prepare specialists who: • have general philological education; • have comprehensive theoretical knowledge about the structure and functioning of the study languages (English and one more foreign language - French/German/Korean) and the culture of the countries of the study languages; • are able to communicate in two foreign languages (English and French/German/Korean) in work environment; • are able to ensure smooth intercultural business communication in the institutions which cooperate with foreign partners.


10.

Profile of the programme

Study content: discipline(s)/subject area(s)

Orientation of the programme

Distinctive features

The programme consists of the following subject groups: 1. General university education subjects: Introduction to Studies, Philosophy and Academic Writing. 2. Subjects of the study field. This subject group consists of three subject subgroups : 1) subjects of studies of English and the second foreign language for general purposes (Modern English, Second Foreign Language, Introduction to Linguistics, Contrastive Lexicology and Lexicography, Text Linguistics); 2) subjects of studies of English and the second foreign language for specific purposes (English Language and Communication for Specific Purposes, Second Foreign Language for Specific Purposes, Theory of Language for Specific Purposes, Basics of Translation, Practial Translation, Course Paper, Professional Practice) 3) subjects of studies of literature and culture (Basics of Literary Analysis, World Literature, Country Studies (UK and USA), Country Studies (according to Second Foreign Language). 3. Elective and alternatively selected subjects The study programme is completed by writing a Bachelor thesis.

The programme consists of basic studies (English and second foreign language philology) and applied studies (studies of English and second foreign language for specific purposes).

The applied nature of programme studies makes it unique. The programme aims at preparing specialists which have both general philological education and highly developed language and communication for specific purposes skills. These skills are developed by theoretical and practical subjects which introduce students to particularity of languages for specific purposes (public administration, business, law etc.), forms and principles of spoken and written communication for specific purposes, help students to develop skills of analysing field literature, expressing ideas on field subjects, develop instruments of oral and written communication and to participate actively in intercultural communication (make oral presentations, draft official documents and letters, take part in business meetings, translate field literature).


11.

Admission requirements

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning

Enrolment into undergraduate studies is carried out on the basis of competition, with high education attainment, academic achievements and results of entrance exams (in those cases that those exams are organised) and other criterions formulated by MRU taken into consideration. Higher education organisations (together with the Ministry of Education and Science) identify principles of composition of a score for competition according to directions of studies and also identify the main subject. Information on regulations and the composition of a competitive score is available: here

Foreign language knowledge and skills having acquired in non-formal and informal ways are recognized after successful completion of the special assessment procedure at Mykolas Romeris University.


12.

Access to further studies

Programme graduates have access to the second cycle studies.


13.

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

The acquired education gives the programme graduates a possibility to work in state institutions and private companies which need foreign language specialists who are able to start and develop a professional dialogue between representatives of different cultures: 1) culture, education and information centres, media companies, tourism agencies, publishing houses, translation agencies, 2) international relations departments of ministries and municipalities, EU institutions, international organisations, 3) international business enterprises.


14.

Teaching and learning methods

Assessment methods

Interactive lectures

Oral examination (group, individual), didactic testing

Individual and group work problem-based tasks

Individual and team presentations, writing assignments (reviews, essays, research reports etc.)

Individual and group work on analytical tasks

Oral examination, writing assignments (practical tasks, summaries, reviews etc.)

Group work on creativity tasks

Mind maps, situation simulation, role play etc.

Interactive study methods: work in the language laboratories, in Moodle, online

Conventional and interactive self-check tests and progress tests

Projects

Team presentations, feedback (colleagues and teacher’s assessment)

Use of various information media in lectures and seminars; systematization of information

Drafting bibliographical list of the sources used for a presentation, writing assignment or project and explaining the reasons for their choice; achievement portfolio


15.

Generic competences

Programme learning outcomes

1.

Autonomous learning and personal development competence

1.1

Ability to organise study and professional activities autonomuosly, apply practical and research skills.

1.2

Ability to control personal career and to integrate successfully into the labour market.

1.3

Ability to develop healthy lifestyle and strengthen motivation to be healthy.

2.

Information management competence

2.1

Ability to work with various information sources, evaluate critically and use practically subject related and other information.

3.

Social-communicative competence

3.1

Ability to understand influence of cultural differences on social interactions and to communicate and cooperate in a multicultural environment.

3.2

Ability to express ideas in a fluent and reasoned way (opinion on a discussed issue, research progress and results etc.) for specialist and non-specialist audience.

Subject specific competences

Programme learning outcomes

4.

General language competence: understanding and analysis of general language phenomena, usage of general language in intercultural communication

4.1

Fundamental knowledge about the study languages and their structure: language structural elements, their functions and usage in communication acts, language didactics.

4.2

Ability to use foreign language for general purposes in spoken and written intercultural communication.

4.3

Ability to apply linguistic and interdisciplinary research methods for analysis of language data.

4.4

Ability to collect and analyse language data and carry out comparative analysis of different languages.

5.

Language for specific purposes competence: understanding and analysis of phenomena of language for specific purposes, usage of language for specific purposes in intercultural communication

5.1

Knowledge about language for specific purposes: distinctive features of language for specific purposes, its types and forms, fundamentals of translation theory.

5.2

Ability to use foreign language for specific purposes in spoken and written intercultural communication.

5.3

Ability to apply linguistic and interdisciplinary research methods for analysis of phenomena of language for specific purposes.

5.4

Ability to collect and analyse data on language for specific purposes and carry out comparative analysis of different languages for specific purposes.

6.

Literary and cultural competence: understanding and analysis of literature and culture phenomena

6.1

Knowledge about literature, history and culture of the countries of the study languages and their interrelations in the world context.

6.2

Ability to apply literature and culture research methods for analysis of literature and culture phenomena.

6.3

Ability to collect and analyse data on literature and culture and carry out comparative analysis of literature and culture phenomena of different countries.

7.

Scientific research competence

7.1

Ability to perform research of a lingusitic, literary or cultural problem by applying philological and interdisciplinary research methods.


16. COURSE STRUCTURE DIAGRAM WITH CREDITS

Code

Course units

ECTS credits

Student's workload

Contact work hours

Independent work hours

1st YEAR

60

1620

756

864

1 SEMESTER

30

810

378

432

Compulsory course

30

810

378

432

HT917B091928

Introduction to Linguistics

6

162

50

112

HT917B091903

Introduction to Studies

6

162

50

112

HT917B091926

Modern English (Phonetics, Morphology and Language in Use)

6

162

130

32

HT917B091908

Second Foreign Language 1

6

162

98

64

HT917B091906

UK and USA Country Studies

6

162

50

112

2 SEMESTER

30

810

378

432

Compulsory course

30

810

378

432

HT917B091904

Contrastive Lexicology and Lexicography

6

162

50

112

Elective Study Subject

6

162

50

112

HT917B091930

Modern English (Morphology and Language in Use)

6

162

130

32

HT917B091910

Philosophy

6

162

50

112

HT917B091912

Second Foreign Language 2

6

162

98

64

2nd YEAR

60

1620

708

912

3 SEMESTER

30

810

346

464

Compulsory course

30

810

346

464

HT917B091934

Basics of Literary Analysis

6

162

50

112

HT917B091965

Discourse Analysis

6

162

50

112

Elective Study Subject

6

162

50

112

HT917B091932

Modern English (Syntax and Language in Use)

6

162

130

32

HT917B091914

Second Foreign Language 3

6

162

66

96

4 SEMESTER

30

810

362

448

Compulsory course

30

810

362

448

HT917B091942

Basics of Translation

6

162

82

80

HT917B091936

English for Specific Purposes and Communication (English for Public Administration and Communication)

6

162

98

64

HT917B091916

Second Foreign Language 4

6

162

66

96

HT917B091938

Theory of Language for Specific Purposes

6

162

50

112

HT917B091940

World Literature

6

162

66

96

3rd YEAR

60

1620

612

1008

5 SEMESTER

30

810

346

464

Compulsory course

24

648

296

352

HT917B091946

Academic Writing

6

162

66

96

HT917B091952

English for Specific Purposes and Communication (English for Business and Communication)

6

162

98

64

HT917B091944

Practical Translation

6

162

66

96

HT917B091920

Second Foreign Language 5

6

162

66

96

Optional course

6

162

50

112

HT917B091948

Foreign Language Teaching Methods

6

162

50

112

HT917B091950

Modern World Literature

6

162

50

112

6 SEMESTER

30

810

266

544

Compulsory course

24

648

216

432

HT917B091924

Country Studies (according to Second Foreign Language)

6

162

50

112

HT917B091954

English for Specific Purposes and Communication (English for Law and Communication)

6

162

98

64

HT917B091922

Second Foreign Language 6

6

162

66

96

HT917B091956

Term Paper

6

162

2

160

Optional course

6

162

50

112

HT917B091958

East - West: Comparative Studies

6

162

50

112

HT917B091960

Innovative Foreign Language Teaching Methods

6

162

50

112

4th YEAR

30

810

18

792

7 SEMESTER

30

810

18

792

Compulsory course

30

810

18

792

HT917B091964

Bachelor Thesis

15

405

0

405

HT917B091962

Professional Practice

15

405

18

387