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English I P404

ECTS 2 | P 15 | A 15 | L 0 | K 0 | ISVU 41077

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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 exercises 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 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.

Pretraži literaturu

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 examination.

Course assessment

Conducting an anonymous questionnaire filled in by students after course completion, an analysis of students' final assessments and their overall success.

Overview of course assesment

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

1. identificirati i opisati razlike između općeg engleskog i tehničkog engleskog jezika na temelju odabranih stručnih tekstova i tematskih cjelina,

2. razlučiti bitne elemente (ključne riječi) u složenijem stručnom tekstu te analizirati i interpretirati složenije stručne tekstove,

3. definirati i interpretirati stručnu terminologiju vezanu uz obrađene tematske jedinice te istu pravilno upotrijebiti pri prevođenju kraćih stručnih tekstova,

4. opisati i pravilno tumačiti dijagrame, sheme, slike i matematičke formule,

5. ispravno primijeniti obrađene gramatičke strukture u pismenoj i usmenoj komunikaciji,

6. pismeno formulirati sažetak teksta, argumente i definicije.

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