IR2EJ4 - English Language 4

Course specification
Course title English Language 4
Acronym IR2EJ4
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Module Computer Engineering and Informatics
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 Training students to explain complex processes. Developing students’ critical thinking skills. Training students to read texts and isolate pieces of specific information in such texts. Qualifying students for reading and sharing the information related to electrical engineering. Training students to write a CV and a motivation letter.
      The outcome Upon the completion of this module students should be able to: - explain complex processes in various areas of electrical engineering, - to use critical thinking skills in order to solve specific tasks, - complete diagrams and tables in accordance with the given instructions, - write a short CV and a motivation letter, - note details from spoken and written discourse of electrical engineering
      Contents of lectures Comparison and contrast structures. Non-finite verb forms – infinitives, participles, gerund. Infinitives of purpose showing the link between facts and ideas in writing and speaking. Principles of grouping new words into topic sets in order to memorise them more easily. Algorithm for transferring information from a text to a diagram. Formal rules for oral presentations.
      Contents of exercises Transferring information from a written text to a diagram. Creating oral presentation on a technical topic related to electrical engineering. Identifying and describing a component or an instrument. Using cause and effect structures to describe a cause and effect chain of some phenomena in electrical engineering. Exchanging information orally from notes. Creating oral presentation.
      1. Sinclair, J. (2004) Collins Cobuild English Grammar, London: Collins (Original title)
      2. Eckersley, C. E. and J. M. Eckersley (1967): A Comprehensive English Grammar, London: Longman (Original title)
      3. Glendinning, E. H. and J. McEwan (1993): Oxford English for Electronics, Oxford: Oxford University Press (Original title)
      4. Glendinning, E. H. and J. McEwan (2001): Oxford English for Information Technology, Oxford: Oxford University Press (Original title)
      5. Esteras, S. R. and E. M. Fabre (2007): Professional English in Use - For Computers and the Internet, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (Original title)
      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 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
      Projects 10
      Seminars 0