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13S091EJN - English Language – Lower Level

Course specification
Course title English Language – Lower Level
Acronym 13S091EJN
Study programme Software Engineering
Module
Type of study bachelor academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
    Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
      ESPB 3.0 Status elective
      Condition Beginners’ level, Intermediate level and/or Upper-Intermediate level of English which may be adapted to students’ individual needs.
      The goal Understanding native speakers talking about their work and study related to software engineering. Communicating about computing topics. Understanding a wide variety of text including diagrams, tables, and advertisements. Comparing different sources of written and spoken information. Writing descriptions and explanations of processes in software engineering.
      The outcome Upon the completion of this module students should be able to: - understand native speakers talking about their work and study related to software engineering, - communicate about software engineering topics, - understand a wide variety of text including diagrams, tables, and advertisements, - compare different sources of written and spoken information
      Contents
      Contents of lectures Nouns, pronouns, determiners, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, conjunctions, simple sentences, sentences joined with a conjunction. Contextual reference, word formation (prefixes and suffixes), organising information, making comparisons, listing, the passive, explanations and definitions, compounds in the spoken and written discourse of software engineering.
      Contents of exercises Talking and writing about computer applications. Oral practice: operating systems, principles of creating video games, programming languages Pascal, C++, C#. Group work: presentations and homework related to software engineering.
      Literature
      1. Boeckner, K and P. C. Brown (1993): Oxford English for Computing, Oxford: Oxford University Press
      2. Thomson, A. J. and A. V. Martinet (1996): A Practical English Grammar, Oxford: Oxford University Press
      3. Esteras, S. R. (2010): Infotech - English for Computer Users, Fourth Edition, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
      4. Hutchinson, T. and A. Waters (1993): Interface - English for Technical Communication, London: Longman
      5. Glendinning, E. H. and J. McEwan (2003): Basic 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
      2
      Methods of teaching Combining various methods: audiolingual methods, communicative methods, functional-notional approach methods.
      Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
      Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
      Activites during lectures 5 Test paper 15
      Practical lessons Oral examination 15
      Projects
      Colloquia 60
      Seminars 5