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English I P404

ECTS 2 | P 15 | A 15 | L 0 | K 0 | ISVU 41077 | Academic year: 2019./2020.

Course groups

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Course lecturers

FERČEC IVANKA, Lecturer
BOŽIĆ-LENARD DRAGANA, Associate
LIERMANN-ZELJAK YVONNE, Lecturer

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

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

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


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Recommended additional literature

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

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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