Title:

Efficient Reading of English Professional Texts

Code:AEC
Ac.Year:2009/2010
Term:Winter
Study plans:
ProgramBranchYearDuty
IT-MSC-2MBI-Compulsory-Elective - group H
IT-MSC-2MBS-Compulsory-Elective - group H
IT-MSC-2MGM-Compulsory-Elective - group H
IT-MSC-2MGM.-Compulsory-Elective - group H
IT-MSC-2MIN-Compulsory-Elective - group H
IT-MSC-2MIN.-Compulsory-Elective - group H
IT-MSC-2MIS-Compulsory-Elective - group H
IT-MSC-2MIS.-Compulsory-Elective - group H
IT-MSC-2MMI-Compulsory-Elective - group H
IT-MSC-2MMM-Compulsory-Elective - group H
IT-MSC-2MPS-Compulsory-Elective - group H
IT-MSC-2MPV-Compulsory-Elective - group H
IT-MSC-2MSK-Compulsory-Elective - group H
Language:Czech, English
Credits:3
Completion:accreditation+exam (written&verbal)
Type of
instruction:
Hour/semLecturesSem. ExercisesLab. exercisesComp. exercisesOther
Hours:026000
 ExaminationTestsExercisesLaboratoriesOther
Points:6040000
Guarantee:Borecká Marcela, PhDr., DFL
Instructor:Borecká Marcela, PhDr., DFL
Faculty:Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication BUT
Department:Department of Foreign Languages FEEC BUT
Prerequisites: 
New Headway Intermediate 2 (BAN4), DFL
 
Learning objectives:
Improvement of reading skills and reading comprehension. Mastering different types of specialized and general technical texts in English and different reading techniques.
Description:
The course is focused on efficient reading and reading comprehension, mostly in combination with other skills. Different types of general and professional texts are used, as well as different reading techniques, such as scanning, skinning, intensive reading, and reading for problem solving. Both general and professional vocabulary are enriched. The course is suitable for the PGS exam and for other exams organized outside the faculty.
Knowledge and skills required for the course:
Intermediate level of English, a completed BSc BAN4 course.
Syllabus of numerical exercises:
  1. 1) Introduction, needs analysis questionnaire, course programme.
  2. 2) Evaluation of the questionnaire, reading techniques.
  3. 3) to 12) Scanning, skimming, intensive reading, vocabulary work, technical texts related to IT, communications, environment, safety, electrical engineering, British press, reading for study and research, etc. with a test in the 7th week.
  4. 13) Revision.
Study literature:
  1. E. H. Glendinning: Oxford English for Information Technology, O.U.P.
  2. E. H. Glendinning: Study Reading, O.U.P.
  3. Daily Press and Internet Sources.
  4. BBC English Magazine.
Controlled instruction:
The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.
Progress assessment:
A half-semester test (worth 40 points max.) and an examination (worth 60 points max.).
Exam prerequisites:
Active and regular attendance and a completed test (20 points min.).