13E091EJ1 - English Language 1

Course specification
Course title English Language 1
Acronym 13E091EJ1
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Type of study bachelor academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
    Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
      ESPB 2.0 Status elective
      Condition Students’ English language knowledge level should be intermediate towards upper intermediate.
      The goal Communicating about science and technology in a wide range of electrical engineering subject areas. Developing listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Comparing written and spoken information. Writing short descriptions and explanations of components and processes. Solving challenging and creative communication problems using the language skills.
      The outcome Upon the completion of the course students will be able to: - understand native speakers talking about their work and study, - communicate about electrical engineering topics, - understand texts (diagrams, graphs, tables) - write descriptions and explanations of components and processes - write study- and work-related e-mails
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      Contents of lectures Structural, functional, textual and discoursal aspects of English for Electrical Engineering. Descriptive English language grammar: nouns, pronouns, determiners, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, conjunctions, sentence structure. Principles of writing a technical project in English and creating a Power Point presentation on a topic of electrical engineering.
      Contents of exercises Fluency and accuracy practice activities. Checking the students’ comprehension of the grammar and lexical content of the units. Realistic listening activities in connection with English for Electrical Engineering. Practising relevant English Electrical Engineering vocabulary in context. Written and spoken communication on electrical engineering topics accompanied by Power Point presentations.
      1. Đurić, Miloš D. (2014): English for Electrical Engineering - Modules 1 and 2. Belgrade: Academic Mind and Faculty of Electrical Engineering
      2. Eckersley, C. E. and J. M. Eckersley (1967): A Comprehensive English Grammar, London: Longman (Original title)
      3. Ibbotson, M. (2008): Cambridge English for Engineering, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (Original title)
      4. Glendinning, E. H. and J. McEwan (2001): Oxford English for Electronics, Oxford: Oxford University Press (Original title)
      5. Hutchinson, T. and A. Waters (1993): Interface - English for Technical Communication, London: Longman (Original title)
      Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
      Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
      Methods of teaching Combining various methods: audiolingual methods, total physical response methods, communicative methods, functional-notional approach methods.
      Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
      Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
      Activites during lectures 20 Test paper 40
      Practical lessons Oral examination 30
      Seminars 10