Course detail

English for Expert Activities

ÚSI-ESAEXAcad. year: 2020/2021

The aim of the course is to teach students vocabulary related to their particular field of study and improve their conversation skills.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Not applicable.

Prerequisites

General English at B1 level according to CEFR (intermediate).

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Materiály zpracované vyučujícími na stránkách VUT v sekci e-learning. (CS)
Horká, Hana, Giormani, Sandra, Martincová, Petra, Opatrná, Renáta: Professional English for Civil Engineering, ČVUT Praha, 2016 (CS)
Tegova: European Valuation Standards, Eighth edition, 2016 (CS)
Grussendorf, Marion: English for Presentations, Fraus, 2008 (CS)
Štepánek, Libor, de Haaff, Janice a kol.: Academic English, Grada Publishing, a.s., 2011 (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Presentation of a topic related to the student's thesis. To successfully complete the course, the students are also required to actively participate in the seminars, do the tasks assigned by the teacher and come to classes regularly. At the end of the semester, they also have to take the final test.

Language of instruction

English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Studying at university. Numbers, shapes, units.
2. Forensic engineering in transport – Vehicle components. Operation of engines.
3. Forensic engineering in construction – Properties of materials. Structural elements.
4. Forensic engineering in construction – Residential buildings. Most frequent defects and failures.
5. Forensic engineering in real estate valuation – European valuation standards. Types of values.
6. Forensic engineering in real estate valuation – Valuation methods. Valuation process.
7. Forensic engineering in real estate valuation – Urban planning. Highest and best use.
8. Forensic engineering in real estate valuation – Real estate market. Selling, buying and renting properties.
9. How to give a presentation – content and structure. Annotation of a scientific paper.
10. Students’ presentations of a topic related to their theses and interpretation of a selected scientific paper. Discussion.
11. Students’ presentations of a topic related to their theses and interpretation of a selected scientific paper. Discussion.
12. Students’ presentations of a topic related to their theses and interpretation of a selected scientific paper. Discussion.
13. Students’ presentations of a topic related to their theses and interpretation of a selected scientific paper. Discussion. Final test.

Aims

The aim of the course is to familiarize students with terminology used in forensic engineering branches and give them the opportunity to practise useful phrases and expressions in order to prepare them for negotiating with foreign experts in similar specializations, for publishing articles in international journals and for presenting papers at international conferences.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme EID_P Master's, 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory
  • Programme REI_P Master's, 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

eLearning