Course detail

English for IT

FIT-AITAcad. year: 2019/2020

English for IT is the course of English for specific purposes aimed at the intermediate level learners who study information and communication technology and will pursue their careers in this field. Its aim is to equip the university students with both receptive and productive skills in professional English language at the level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) focused on information and communication technology. Preferred approaches and methods in professional English language teaching in the course English for IT are a communicative approach and a task-based approach using multimedia teaching aids.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Speaking:
A course graduate
- can interact effectively on a range of topics within his/her IT field and address specific problems in spoken interaction;
- can substantiate his/her opinions with evidence, negotiate with colleagues, and interact effectively to reach a consensus;
- can describe and give effective instructions about specific processes and methods within his/her field; can interpret data spontaneously and share his/her understanding precisely and concisely in spoken production.

Listening:
A course graduate
- can understand extended, well-structured speech and lectures, and follow potentially complex arguments and counterarguments;
- can identify and refer to specific points made in anothers speech.

Reading:
A course graduate
- can find the answers to specific questions in texts on familiar but complex topics from the field of information and communication technology;
- can read technical documentation, scientific books, articles and reviews and follow potentially complex arguments and counter-arguments.

Output knowledge and skills correspond to B2 level (Vantage) of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) aimed at professional English language in the field of information and communication technology.

Prerequisites

This course is for students who acquired at least 51 points in the entrance language test or who successfully passed the course BAN4.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Preferred approaches and methods in professional English language teaching in the course English for IT are a communicative approach and a task-based approach using multimedia teaching aids.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

1) Speaking: total 15 points/cut-off score 7 points
Persuasive presentation
2) Credit test: total 40 points/cut-off score 24 points
Use of English (vocabulary, grammar)
3) Exam: total 45 points/cut-off score 22 points
a) Reading, b) Listening

Language of instruction

Czech, English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1 Introduction to Information Technology
2 A Career in Information Technology
3 Personal Computer and Types of Computers
4 Motherboard
5 Input Devices
6 Output Devices
7 Storage Devices
8 Software
9 Windows Basics
10 Computer Networks and Internet Access
11 World Wide Web
12 Internet Safety
13 History of Computers and the Internet

Aims

The course objectives and output requirements are formulated at B2 level (Vantage) of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) aimed at professional English language in the field of information and communication technology.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

75% attendance and active participation in classes, completing set assignments.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BIT Bachelor's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme IT-BC-3 Bachelor's

    branch BIT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit

 

Exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1 Introduction to Information Technology
2 A Career in Information Technology
3 Personal Computer and Types of Computers
4 Motherboard
5 Input Devices
6 Output Devices
7 Storage Devices
8 Software
9 Windows Basics
10 Computer Networks and Internet Access
11 World Wide Web
12 Internet Safety
13 History of Computers and the Internet

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