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English I P404

ECTS 2 | P 15 | A 15 | L 0 | K 0 | ISVU 41077 | Academic year: 2017./2018.

Course groups

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Course lecturers

FERČEC IVANKA, Lecturer
BOŽIĆ-LENARD DRAGANA, Associate

Course description

Academic English. What is engineering? Atom. Materials in electrical engineering. The electric circuit. Transistors. How transistors work. Tenses (form, use, adverbs of time). Making questions (yes-no questions, wh-questions). Adjectives and adverbs. The passive voice. Functions of “as”. Cause and effect discourse markers. Classification

Knowledge and skills acquired

Reading and understanding texts from the field of electrical engineering, acquisition of new ESP vocabulary, broadening of knowledge pertaining to new structures typical of the English language (with special attention paid to Technical English), broadening and acquisition of new verbal and non-verbal communication patterns.

Teaching methods

Lectures and language practice include terminology relative to fundamental fields of students' future profession, basic grammatical structures of the English language, as well as ESP characteristics necessary for basic speech acts.

Student requirements

Defined by the Student evaluation criteria of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology Osijek and paragraph 1.9

Monitoring of students

Defined by the Student evaluation criteria of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology Osijek and paragraph 1.9

Student assessment

Individual homework or group task projects, regular communication, exercises, written and oral examination.

Obligatory literature

1. Smith H.C.R. (2014) English for Electrical Engineering in Higher Education Studies. Reading: Garnet Publishing Ltd.

2. Bošnjak Terzić, B. Study Technical English 1, Školska knjiga, Zagreb, 2009.

3. Bartolić, Lj. Technical English in Electronics and Electrical Power Engineering, Školska knjiga, Zagreb, 1994.


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Recommended additional literature

1. Murphy, R.: English Grammar in Use, CUP, Cambridge, 1995.

ECTS credits

An ECTS credit value has been added according to calculation of time required for studying and successful course completion.

Examination methods

Written and oral exam.

Course assessment

Conducting university questionnaires on teachers (student-teacher relationship, transparency of assessment criteria, motivation for teaching, teaching clarity, etc.). Conducting Faculty surveys on courses (upon passing the exam, student self-assessment of the adopted learning outcomes and student workload in relation to the number of ECTS credits allocated to activities and courses as a whole).

Overview of course assesment

Learning outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

1. identify and describe the differences between general and technical English language based on the chosen specialised texts and topics

2. recognise essential elements (key words) in a more complex specialised text and produce shorter specialised texts based upon given key words

3. define and interpret specialised vocabulary used in texts and use the vocabulary while translating short specialised texts

4. summarise diagrams, schemes, figures and mathematical formulae orally and in written form

5. use grammatical structures in both written and spoken communication

6. summarize texts, arguments and definitions in a written form



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Student's activity Workload ECTS (Workload/30) Learning outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
Teaching
method
Assessment method Points
Attendance
Lectures, Auditory exercises

21
ECTS
0.7
- identify and describe the differences between general and technical English language based on the chosen specialised texts and topics- recognise essential elements (key words) in a more complex specialised text and produce shorter specialised texts based upon given key words- define and interpret specialised vocabulary used in texts and use the vocabulary while translating short specialised texts- summarise diagrams, schemes, figures and mathematical formulae orally and in written form- use grammatical structures in both written and spoken communication- summarize texts, arguments and definitions in a written formLectures, Auditory exercises Attendance register. Mandatory attendance percentage is:
70%

This percentage defines the minimum workload for the activity. The maximum is defined by the study programme.
Min

0
Max

0
Practice – problem solving Workload
18
ECTS

0.6
- identify and describe the differences between general and technical English language based on the chosen specialised texts and topics- recognise essential elements (key words) in a more complex specialised text and produce shorter specialised texts based upon given key words- define and interpret specialised vocabulary used in texts and use the vocabulary while translating short specialised texts- summarise diagrams, schemes, figures and mathematical formulae orally and in written form- use grammatical structures in both written and spoken communication- summarize texts, arguments and definitions in a written formMidterm exam Evaluation of (written) exercises Min

25
Max

50
Oral exam Workload
15
ECTS

0.5
- recognise essential elements (key words) in a more complex specialised text and produce shorter specialised texts based upon given key words- define and interpret specialised vocabulary used in texts and use the vocabulary while translating short specialised texts- summarise diagrams, schemes, figures and mathematical formulae orally and in written form- use grammatical structures in both written and spoken communicationOral exam Assessment of student's answers Min

20
Max

40
Grammar-related exercises/Short essays Workload
4
ECTS

0.1
- recognise essential elements (key words) in a more complex specialised text and produce shorter specialised texts based upon given key words- define and interpret specialised vocabulary used in texts and use the vocabulary while translating short specialised texts- summarise diagrams, schemes, figures and mathematical formulae orally and in written form- use grammatical structures in both written and spoken communication- summarize texts, arguments and definitions in a written formGrammar-related exercises/Short essays Evalution of exercises/Correcting exercises and essays Min

0
Max

5
active class participation Workload
3
ECTS

0.1
- define and interpret specialised vocabulary used in texts and use the vocabulary while translating short specialised texts- summarise diagrams, schemes, figures and mathematical formulae orally and in written form- use grammatical structures in both written and spoken communicationActive class participation in defining and elaborating on engineering issues, participating in organised debates and engineering topics monitoring and assessing class participation and students' work Min

0
Max

5
Σ Activities Σ Workload
61
Σ ECTS
2
Σ Max
100