Objective of the course – aims of the course unit:|
Improvement of reading skills and reading comprehension.
Mastering different types of texts and different reading techniques.
Objective of the course – learning outcomes and competences:|
Students improve their reading skills,comprehension of English texts and they enrich their general and specialized vocabulary.
Intermediate level of English is requested
(BAN 3 minimum)
Course contents (annotation):|
The course is focused on efficient reading and reading comprehension,mostly in combination with other skills.Different types of general and professional texts are used,as well as different reading techniques,such as scanning,skinning,intensive reading,and reading for problem solving.Both general and professional vocabulary is enriched.
The course is suitable for the PGS exam and for other exams organized outside the faculty.
It is a two-semester course.
Teaching methods and criteria:|
Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes:|
2 semester tests
1.Introduction, needs analysis questionnaire,programme
2. evaluation of the questionnaire, reading techniques
3. to 11.scanning, skimming, intensive reading, vocabulary work,technical texts related to environment, safety, IT, communications, CV, job interview
13. semester test
1. Introduction, programme of the semester, theory of reading
2. to 11. vocabulary work, British press, mathematical expressions, comprhension reading, reconstruction of incomplete texts, a complete cloze
13. semester test
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences:|
The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.
T.Hutchinson:English for Technical Communication,Longman
E.Glendinning: Oxford English for Information Technology, Oxford University Press
E.Glendinning:Electrical and Mechanical Engng.,Oxford University Press
BBC English Magazine
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