FEKT-CJA2Acad. year: 2015/2016
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.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Students will improve their reading skills (they will become familiar with scanning, skimming, intensive reading, guessing meaning from the context, etc.) , the use of which will develop their comprehension of English texts . By analyzing different kinds of technical and semi-technical texts they will enrich their general and specialized vocabulary.Students will be able to understand, analyze, translate and paraphrase different kinds of specialized professional texts.
Intermediate level of English at XAN4 level is requested.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
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
Autentické materiály z tisku a z internetu
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
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
Two semester tests ( one after the winter semestre, another after the summer semestre) form 40% of the course evaluation , each test means 20 points maximum and 10 points minimum.
The final exam forms 60% of the course evaluation and shows students´ ability to understand three different types of specialized texts and to analyze, synthetize, paraphrase, organize and reproduce information from them ( 60 points maximum and 30 points minimum).
Language of instruction
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
Improvement of reading skills and reading comprehension.
Mastering different types of texts and different reading techniques.
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.
Classification of course in study plans
- Programme EEKR-BC Bachelor's
branch BC-AMT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
branch BC-EST , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
branch BC-MET , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
branch BC-SEE , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
branch BC-TLI , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
branch BC-AMT , 3. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
branch BC-EST , 3. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
branch BC-MET , 3. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
branch BC-SEE , 3. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
branch BC-TLI , 3. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
Type of course unit
26 hours, optionally
Teacher / Lecturer