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 Advanced Level
      The goal Emphasis is on the language and skills needed for spoken and written English in a variety of professional situations (e.g. describing data, presenting at a conference, making a written application for funding). Developing the language skills, practical reading and writing skills: applying for research funding or writing for publications, and presenting at an engineering conference.
      The outcome Upon the completion of this module students should be able to: - describe specific data; present a paper at a conference; make a written application for funding; write for publications (SCI journals); describe and reporte electrical engineering and computer science problems; describe and interpret different graphs.
      Contents of lectures English for Master Students develops the communication skills and specialist English language knowledge of electrical engineering and software engineering students, enabling them to communicate more confidently and effectively . Describing data for statistical analysis. Comparing and contrasting experimental results. Organising a poster. Summarising the content of a poster.
      Contents of exercises Authentic texts and dialogues situated in the contexts that working electrical engineers and postgraduate electrical engineering and computer science students encounter daily in their work and studies.Group work: presentations and homework.
      1. Ibbotson, M. (2008): Cambridge English for Engineering. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
      2. Armer, T. (2011): Cambridge English for Scientists. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
      3. Hutchinson, T. & A. Waters (1993): Interface English for Technical Communication. Eleventh Impression. London: Longman
      4. Ibbotson, M. (2009): Professional English in Use: Engineering - Technical English for Professionals, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
      5. Boeckner, K. & P. C. Brown (1993): Oxford English for Computing. Oxford: Oxford University Press
      Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
      Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
      Methods of teaching Combined methods. Critical thinkg. Methods of Humanistic Psychology. The Lexical Approach.
      Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
      Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
      Activites during lectures Test paper 30
      Practical lessons Oral examination 40
      Projects 20
      Seminars 10