English for IT
FEKT-BPC-AITAcad. year: 2019/2020
The course is aimed at the development of language competencies required by the students’ future professional environment. Seminars are focused on the means, functions and style of professional language in IT and practising its correct use in professional contexts. IT topics may be discussed in their relations to humanities and business. Speaking, listening and reading (skimming and scanning) skills are practiced. Professional topics for discussion are based on the textbook materials and are aimed at the development of specific vocabulary learned within listening and reading activities.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
A student is able to discuss the basic subjects of IT
he/she describes technical functions and applications and explains how the particular technologies work
lists and describes various types of technical problems and causes of faults and is able to discuss possible solutions
verbalizes mathematical expressions and graphs
is able to work with professional texts and find the required information
has the knowledge of professional language functions and their manifestations and uses them correctly
A student has passed XAN4 English – Intermediate 2 exam at UJAZ FEKT. This exam corresponds to the level B1 CEFR level.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
Glendinning, E.H., McEwan, J. Oxford English for Information technology, New Edition, OUP
Elektronické materiály vytvořené Ústavem jazyků
Haines, S. and Stewart, B. First Certificate Masterclass
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Teaching methods include language seminars and homework. Students have to actively participate in classes.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
75% attendance and active participation at classes, fulfilment of given assignments, test, exam.
Language of instruction
IT and IT users
The Internet and Websites
Mathematical Expressions and Graphs
People in IT
Development in IT
The aim of the course is to develop all language competences and the presentation of the language functions characteristic for the professional language in IT.
Understanding specific technical information in both spoken and written forms.
The ability to communicate in specific situations related to the development and presentation of devices and their parts and components. The ability to express one´s ideas and discuss the issues and current trends in technology.
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.
The course takes over 13 weeks in the form of language exercises. Attendance at seminars is compulsory (75 %). Absence must be properly apologized. If the absence exceeds 75%, it must be compensated for.
Classification of course in study plans
- Programme BPC-AUD Bachelor's
- Programme BPC-AMT Bachelor's, any year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
- Programme BPC-EKT Bachelor's, any year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
- Programme BPC-IBE Bachelor's, any year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
- Programme BPC-MET Bachelor's, any year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
- Programme BPC-SEE Bachelor's, any year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
- Programme BPC-TLI Bachelor's, any year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional
Type of course unit
26 hours, compulsory
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