Course detail

Reading Skills

FEKT-NJA2Acad. 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 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 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.

Prerequisites

Intermediate level of English at XAN4 level is requested.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

T.Hutchinson:English for Technical Communication,Longman
E.Glendinning:Electrical and Mechanical Engng.,Oxford University Press
K.Boeckner:Computing,Oxford University Press
BBC English Magazine
Autentické materiály z tisku a internetu

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the 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

English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Winter semester
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
12. revision
13. semester test

Summer semester
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
12. revision
13. semester test

Aims

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-MN Master's

    branch MN-BEI , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-TIT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-KAM , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-EVM , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-EST , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-MEL , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-SVE , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-EEN , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-BEI , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-TIT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-KAM , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-EVM , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-EST , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-MEL , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-SVE , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-EEN , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge

Type of course unit

 

Language exercise

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer