13E092EJ3 - English Language 3

Course specification
Course title English Language 3
Acronym 13E092EJ3
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Type of study bachelor academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
    Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
      ESPB 3.0 Status elective
      Condition Students should possess knowledge of English at the upper intermediate level.
      The goal Qualifying students for reading electrical engineering textbooks, manuals and reference works in English at upper-intermediate level. Exposing students to the kind of technical texts used by their fellows in English-speaking countries. Tasking students with combining knowledge of English and knowledge of technical subjects at the practice and production stages.
      The outcome Upon the completion of this module students should be able to: - exchange written and spoken pieces of specific information, - complete diagrams and tables in accordance with the given instructions, - solve specific problems in English - scan an electrical engineering text in order to find pieces of specific information - note details from spoken and written discourse of electrical engineering
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      Contents of lectures Locating, applying and transferring information related to English for Electrical Engineering. Linking facts and ideas. Indefinite, interrogative, reflexive and relative pronouns, intensifiers, passive constructions, sentences with more than two main clauses, modal verbs, conditionals, collocations in English for Electrical Engineering. Information compression principles.
      Contents of exercises Writing summaries and abstracts. Creating Power Point presentations referring to an electrical engineerin topic. Describing the function of specific components in written and spoken form. Identifying details from spoken discourse of electrical engineering. Transferring information from a written text to a diagram. Writing short explanation of electronic circuits.
      1. Sinclair, J. (2004) Collins Cobuild English Grammar, London: Collins
      2. Eckersley, C. E. and J. M. Eckersley (1967): A Comprehensive English Grammar, London: Longman
      3. Glendinning, E. H. and J. McEwan (1993): Oxford English for Electronics, Oxford: Oxford University Press
      4. Glendinning, E. H. and J. McEwan (2001): Oxford English for Information Technology, Oxford: Oxford University Press
      5. Ibbotson, M. (2008): Cambridge English for Engineering, 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 Active methods, discovery learning, methods developing higher-order thinking skills. “Flipped Classroom” methods, methods of Humanistic Psychology.
      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