13D091EJ - English Language

Course specification
Course title English Language
Acronym 13D091EJ
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Type of study doctoral studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
    Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
      ESPB 6.0 Status elective
      Condition Advanced Level
      The goal The course aims to develop all four skills through a series of tasks that encourage students to combine their knowledge of English with their technical knowledge.
      The outcome The students should be able to read, understand and interpret passages from a wide variety of sources, covering a large range of topics. Upon completing the course, students should be able to write complex scientific papers (for SCI journals), create conference poster presentations, and communicate with their peers.
      Contents of lectures Authentic reading and listening passages from a wide variety of sources, and covering a large range of topics, e.g. block diagrams and circuits, alarm systems, computers, data transmission, and many more.
      Contents of exercises Developing the doctoral students' language skills with practical reading and writing skills, such as applying for research funding or writing for SCI publications, as well as with speaking and listening skills, including describing, reporting and presenting at a conference.
      1. Ibbotson, M. (2008): Cambridge English for Engineering, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
      2. Esteras, S. R. and E. M. Fabre (2007): Professional English in Use for Computers and the Internet, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
      3. Brook-Hart, G. and S. Haines (2009): Complete CAE - Student's Book, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
      4. Glendinning, E. H. and J. McEwan (1993): Oxford English for Electronics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
      5. Powell, M. (2011): Dynamic Presentations. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
      Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
      Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
      Methods of teaching The Lexical Approach. Methods of Humanistic Psychology.
      Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
      Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
      Activites during lectures Test paper 40
      Practical lessons Oral examination 30
      Projects 20
      Seminars 10