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STUDY PLANS
2018/2019

Technical English Course

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Code Completion Credits Range
A0B04OA Z 2 2s
Lecturer:
Tutor:
Markéta Havlíčková, Dana Saláková (guarantor), Jonathan Michael Daly, Benjamin Irving
Supervisor:
Department of Languages
Synopsis:

The course is designed for students who have completed the B2 English course. Its main objective is to prepare students for the study of selected specialized courses in English by covering a broader range of topics in engineering. In addition to teaching materials aimed at expanding technical vocabulary and consolidating current language skills, the focus is on authentic articles adapted from professional journals and accompanying videos. The syllabus also leaves space for students´ presentations covering various fields of science.

Requirements:

The course is designed primarily for students who have completed the B2 English course.

Syllabus of lectures:

A0B04OA Anglický odborný jazyk - učební plán

Materials available at http://jazyky.feld.cvut.cz/vyuka/A/A0B04OA/.

Week Topic Language Focus

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1 Introduction, General Information

Autonomous Driving - SARTRE Road Train Project

2 Wireless Technology - Power in the Air

Tenses, Present and Past Participles, Participle Clauses

3 Hydrogen Tries Again

Expressing Likelihood; Additional Practice: Articles, Guided Writing, Vocabulary in EAP

4 Robots - Nothing to Lose but their Chains

Infinitive with enough and too, Phrasal Verbs, Word Formation, Articles

5 Auto-ID Systems - The Internet of Things

Acronyms, Cause and Effect; Additional Practice: Articles, Prepositions

Guided Writing (email English)

6 Consumer Electronics - OLED TV Arrives

Foreign Plurals; Additional Practice: Articles, Translation

7 Semiconductors - 3-D Chips Grow Up; Transistor Wars

Active Voice vs. Passive Voice, Prepositions, Articles, Vocabulary in EAP

8 Semiconductors - Graphene Electronics

Comparison with Adjectives, Relative Clauses, Commonly Misused Words

Additional Practice: Relative Clauses

9 Bioengineering - Fiber to the Brain

Word Formation - Prefixes; Additional Practice: Articles

10 Artificial Intelligence - Riders on a Swarm

Word Formation - Suffixes

11 Remotely Powered Machines - Power Up

Interpreting Graphs and Diagrams; Guided Writing (process description)

Additional Practice: Report Structure; Useful Language for Interpreting Graphs

12 The Universe

Past Modals, Infinitive, Word Formation, Connectives, Word Order, Articles

Guided Writing; Additional Practice: Translation

13 Two Communications Revolutions

Infinitive Structures, Expressing Purpose; Additional Practice: Clauses of Purpose

Requirements for „zápočet“

Academic Achievement - students are due to:

- Take an active part in the language instruction.

- Meet the requirements for writing assignments.

- Deliver a 10-minute presentation on a selected technical topic OR

succeed in the test with the success rate set at 60%.

Attendance - Students are allowed to be absent three times during the semester.

Requirements will be specified at the opening session.

Syllabus of tutorials:

A0B04OA Anglický odborný jazyk - učební plán

Materials available at http://jazyky.feld.cvut.cz/vyuka/A/A0B04OA/.

Week Topic Language Focus

______________________________________________________________________________

1 Introduction, General Information

Autonomous Driving - SARTRE Road Train Project

2 Wireless Technology - Power in the Air

Tenses, Present and Past Participles, Participle Clauses

3 Hydrogen Tries Again

Expressing Likelihood; Additional Practice: Articles, Guided Writing, Vocabulary in EAP

4 Robots - Nothing to Lose but their Chains

Infinitive with enough and too, Phrasal Verbs, Word Formation, Articles

5 Auto-ID Systems - The Internet of Things

Acronyms, Cause and Effect; Additional Practice: Articles, Prepositions

Guided Writing (email English)

6 Consumer Electronics - OLED TV Arrives

Foreign Plurals; Additional Practice: Articles, Translation

7 Semiconductors - 3-D Chips Grow Up; Transistor Wars

Active Voice vs. Passive Voice, Prepositions, Articles, Vocabulary in EAP

8 Semiconductors - Graphene Electronics

Comparison with Adjectives, Relative Clauses, Commonly Misused Words

Additional Practice: Relative Clauses

9 Bioengineering - Fiber to the Brain

Word Formation - Prefixes; Additional Practice: Articles

10 Artificial Intelligence - Riders on a Swarm

Word Formation - Suffixes

11 Remotely Powered Machines - Power Up

Interpreting Graphs and Diagrams, Guided Writing (process description)

Additional Practice: Report Structure; Useful Language for Interpreting Graphs

12 The Universe

Past Modals, Infinitive, Word Formation, Connectives, Word Order, Articles

Guided Writing; Additional Practice: Translation

13 Two Communications Revolutions

Infinitive Structures, Expressing Purpose; Additional Practice: Clauses of Purpose

14 Credits

Requirements for „zápočet“

Academic Achievement - students are due to:

- Take an active part in the language instruction.

- Meet the requirements for writing assignments.

- Deliver a 10-minute presentation on a selected technical topic OR

succeed in the test with the success rate set at 60%.

Requirements will be specified at the opening session.

Study Objective:

to prepare students for the study of selected specialized courses in English

Study materials:

The set of teaching materials (texts and exercises) available at: http://jazyky.feld.cvut.cz/.

Note:
Further information:
https://moodle.fel.cvut.cz/courses/A0B04OA
Time-table for winter semester 2018/2019:
06:00–08:0008:00–10:0010:00–12:0012:00–14:0014:00–16:0016:00–18:0018:00–20:0020:00–22:0022:00–24:00
Mon
Tue
Fri
roomT2:E1-103a
Irving B.
16:15–17:45
(parallel nr.101)
Dejvice haly
Cvičebna
Thu
Fri
Time-table for summer semester 2018/2019:
06:00–08:0008:00–10:0010:00–12:0012:00–14:0014:00–16:0016:00–18:0018:00–20:0020:00–22:0022:00–24:00
Mon
Tue
roomT2:E1-103a
Daly J.
16:15–17:45
(parallel nr.102)
Dejvice haly
Cvičebna
Fri
roomT2:E1-103a
Irving B.
16:15–17:45
(parallel nr.101)
Dejvice haly
Cvičebna
Thu
Fri
The course is a part of the following study plans:
Data valid to 2019-05-22
For updated information see http://bilakniha.cvut.cz/en/predmet12553304.html