Course detail

Professional ICT seminar

FP-PICTAcad. year: 2020/2021

The aim of this course is to improve the efectivity of work with English scientific texts and to improve presentation techniques. The students will acquire the theorethical knowledge on techniques of efective reading and shall improve their reading comprehension. They will practice reading on the material of specialized and general technical texts in English. They will improve their presentation skills and techniques.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The outcome of the course is the improvement of students´ abilities to present a scientific topic in English, and also the ability to comprehend different types of scientific texts and to analyze, synthetize, paraphrase, organize and reproduce the information they contain.

A student knows basic characteristics of the language of science and technology and terminology
uses different reading techniques and understands different types of texts on science and technology, specifically information related to IT, communication technologies and economics
is able to analyze and reproduce information from techical texts, discuss technical phenomena and problems presented and express one´s own opinions on the topics
is able to give a presentation on selected technical and scientific topics

Prerequisites

Knowledge of English at B1 level (CEFR) is required.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Stewart J.P., Fulop D. - Mastering the Art of Oral Presentations, Wiley, 2019, ISBN-13: 978-1119550051
Langan J. - Ten Steps to Improving College Reading Skills 6th Edition, Townsend Press; 6 edition, 2013, ISBN-13: 978-1591944232
MCCARTHY, Michael a Felicity O'DELL. English vocabulary in use: vocabulary reference and practice with answers : advanced. Third edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. ISBN 978-1-316-63117-1.
MOORE, Julie. Oxford academic vocabulary practice: upper-intermediate, B2-C1. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. ISBN 978-0-19-400091-8.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.
A seminar includes a discussion on the topics presented, individual work, group work, individual preparation.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The final evaluation is based on a written test focused on reading skills and presentation of selected scientific/technical topics.
75% attendance, active participation at classes and fulfilment of given assignments is required.

Completion of the course for students with individual study plan:
Credit: a written test focused on reading skills and presentation of selected scientific/technical topics.

Completion of the course in distance form (applied only when objective external circumstances do not allow the implementation of the study programme in accordance with the granted accreditation)
Credit: a written test focused on reading skills and presentation of selected scientific/technical topics
Specific tasks may be required during semester

Language of instruction

English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

The language of science and technology
The language of media
Professional communication
Terminology
Reading techniques
Vocabulary exercises
Presentation techniques
Practical excersise - presentations

Aims

The course is focused on the work with scientific texts and on the development of oral presentation skills.
The main aim is:
to improve students´ reading skills and comprehension
to understand different types of specialized and general technical texts in English
to get the students acquainted with the principles of successful and effective oral presentations.

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 BAK-MIn Bachelor's, 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Exercise

20 hours, compulsory

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