OO1EJ2 - English Language 2

Course specification
Course title English Language 2
Acronym OO1EJ2
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Module Electrical Engineering and Computing
Type of study bachelor academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
    Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
      ESPB 2.0 Status elective
      Condition Students’ English language knowledge level should be intermediate towards upper intermediate.
      The goal Solving challenging and creative communication problems using the language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Presenting high-priority vocabulary focused on describing electrical engineering phenomena in the English language in spoken and written form.
      The outcome Upon the completion of this course students will be able to: - write study-related as well as work-related e-mails, - write descriptions and explanations of components and processes in electrical engineering, - understand texts, diagrams, graphs, tables, - communicate about electrical engineering topics in written and spoken form, - understand native speakers talking about their work and study
      Contents of lectures Presenting scientific and technical content in order to generate more effective language performance. Structural, functional, textual and discoursal aspects of English for Electrical Engineering. Principles of writing a technical project in English and creating a Power Point presentation on a topic of electrical engineering.
      Contents of exercises Practising comprehension of the grammar and lexical content of the units. Realistic listening activities in connection with English for Electrical Engineering. Practising relevant English Electrical Engineering vocabulary in context. Written and spoken communication on electrical engineering topics accompanied by Power Point presentations. Fluency and accuracy practice activities.
      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. Hutchinson, T. and A. Waters (1993): Interface - English for Technical Communication. London: Longman (Original title)
      4. Glendinning, E. H. and J. McEwan (2001): Oxford English for Electronics, Oxford: Oxford University Press (Original title)
      5. Ibbotson, M. (2008): Cambridge English for Engineering, 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 Combining various methods: audiolingual methods, total physical response methods, communicative methods, functional-notional approach methods, Silent Way methods.
      Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
      Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
      Activites during lectures 20 Test paper 40
      Practical lessons 0 Oral examination 30
      Projects 10
      Colloquia 0
      Seminars 0