13M091EJ - English Language

Course specification
Course title English Language
Acronym 13M091EJ
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Type of study master 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 advanced level.
      The goal Acquisition of transferring information from a text to a diagram and sharing it with other students. Training to exchange electrical engineering-related information orally. Organising and writing a detailed description of a process. Training students to make inferences by linking what they read with what they already know. Linking facts and ideas to form a short explanation.
      The outcome Upon the completion of this module students should be able to: - transfer information from a text to a diagram and share it with other students, - exchange electrical engineering-related information orally, - organise and write a detailed description of a process, - make inferences by linking what they read with what they already know, - link facts and ideas to form a short explanation
      Contents of lectures Relative clauses, compounds, connectors. Revision of countable and uncountable nouns, articles, noun phrases, phrasal verbs, modals. Using causal verbs. Transferring information from graphics to a table. Comparing and contrasting in writing audio and video recording. Rules for reading a diagram and text for an explanation of a process.
      Contents of exercises Talking and writing about computer applications in the field of electrical engineering. Oral practice: classifying different devices, enquiring about computers and computer performances. Presentation on the principles of operation of oscilloscope, or some other device. Group discussion about a topic concerning electrical engineering. Group work: presentations and homework.
      1. Eckersley, C. E. and J. M. Eckersley (1967): A Comprehensive English Grammar for Foreign Students, London: Longman
      2. Quirk, R. et al. (1972): A Grammar of Contemporary English, London: Longman
      3. Hutchinson, T. and A. Waters (1993): Interface English for Technical Communication, Eleventh Impression, London: Longman
      4. Ibbotson, M. (2008): Cambridge English for Engineering, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
      5. Brook-Hart, G. and S. Haines (2009): Complete CAE - Student's Book, 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 Critical thinkg methods, active methods, methods which develop 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 10 Test paper 50
      Practical lessons Oral examination 20
      Seminars 20