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STUDY PLANS
2019/2020

English for Advanced Students P2

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Code Completion Credits Range Language
04AP2 Z 1 0+2 Czech
Lecturer:
Tutor:
Dunstan Clarke (guarantor), Beatriz Vadillo Gonzalo
Supervisor:
Department of Languages
Synopsis:

The 04AP2 course is based on 04AP1, thus extending the student´s skills for working with subtechnical texts, and even with professional texts of chosen branches of science. According to the students´ needs it concentrates on chosen grammar topics, but mainly intends to develop understanding of syntactic structures and typical rhetorical functions (e.g., various types of descriptions, and, if possible, a case study). Increasing emphasis is placed on the undergraduate´s independent work with and reading of linguistically more demanding materials. The course extends the student´s subtechnical vocabulary, and includes fundamental notions of chosen branches of science. It is focused on formal writing including the sentence and paragraph structure, linking, cohesion and coherence in texts.

Requirements:

a pass in the AP1 course

Syllabus of lectures:

Object and process description, experiment description, case study. Linking, paragraph structure, cohesion, coherence. Distinguishing formal and informal style, appropriate language for various purposes in oral and written communication.

Syllabus of tutorials:

The course is run as a series of seminars following the topics and scope of the syllabus mentioned above.

Study Objective:

Knowledge:

Morphology, syntax, and lexis at the level appropriate to the course, namely: tenses, compound sentences, words of foreign origin, basic terms in physics and chemistry, fundamentals of text grammar.

Skills:

To apply the acquired knowledge in everyday communication and in more professional contexts both in speaking and writing: to choose appropriate language structures depending on the type of discourse, apply various reading strategies depending on purpose, paraphrase a more professional text.

To qualify for admission to the higher level course.

Study materials:

Key references:

[1] Martin Hewings, Cambridge Academic English, Cambridge.

[2] teaching materials prepared by the Department of Languages, see web pages of the teacher http://people.fjfi.cvut.cz/clarkdun

http://people,fjfi.cvut.cz/capovhan

Recommended references:

[3] M.Hewings, Advanced English Grammar, Cambridge University Press 2010

[4] monolingual dictionaries

Teaching aids:

language classroom, audiovisuals, PC lab

Note:
Time-table for winter semester 2019/2020:
Time-table is not available yet
Time-table for summer semester 2019/2020:
Time-table is not available yet
The course is a part of the following study plans:
Data valid to 2019-09-19
For updated information see http://bilakniha.cvut.cz/en/predmet23066805.html