Title:

English for IT

Code:AIT
Ac.Year:2017/2018
Term:Summer
Curriculums:
ProgrammeBranchYearDuty
IT-BC-3BIT1stCompulsory-Elective - group A
Language:Czech
Credits:3
Completion:accreditation+exam (written&verbal)
Type of
instruction:
Hour/semLecturesSem. ExercisesLab. exercisesComp. exercisesOther
Hours:026000
 ExaminationTestsExercisesLaboratoriesOther
Points:6040000
Guarantee:Šedrlová Magdalena, Mgr., DFL
Instructor:Šedrlová Magdalena, Mgr., 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:
  The aim of the course is to develop all language competences and the presentation of the language functions characteristic for the professional language in IT:
  • Understanding specific technical information in both spoken and written forms.
  • The ability to communicate in specific situations related to the development and presentation of devices and their parts and components. The ability to express one´s ideas and discuss the issues and current trends in technology.
Description:
  
  • The aim of the course is to develop all language competences and the presentation of the language functions characteristic for the professional language in IT.
  • Understanding specific technical information in both spoken and written forms.
  • The ability to communicate in specific situations related to the development and presentation of devices and their parts and components.
  • The ability to express one´s ideas and discuss the issues and current trends in technology.
Knowledge and skills required for the course:
  This course is suitable for students who acquired at least 51 points in the entrance language test or who successfully passed an intermediate English exam on level B1.
Subject specific learning outcomes and competences:
  
  • Students are able to discuss the basic subjects of IT.
  • They describe technical functions and applications and explain how the particular technologies work, list and describe various types of technical problems and causes of faults and are able to discuss possible solutions.
  • They are able to work with professional texts and find the required information, have the knowledge of professional language functions and their manifestations and use them correctly.
Generic learning outcomes and competences:
  Tento předmět splňuje úroveň B2 evropského referenčního rámce.
Syllabus of numerical exercises:
 
  1. The computer - hardware.
  2. The desktop, graphical user interface.
  3. The Internet, The World Wide Web.
  4. E-mail.
  5. Computer related problems, computing support.
  6. Data mining.
  7. Security and privacy on the Internet, cybercrime.
  8. Programming.
Study literature:
 
  • Erich H. Glendinning, John Mc Ewan: Oxford English for Information Technology (EN)
  • Work lists/course handouts
Controlled instruction:
  At least 75% attendance and active participation at classes, fulfilment of given assignments, test, exam.
Progress assessment:
  Teaching methods include language seminars and homework. Students have to actively participate in classes.