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Course, academic year 2023/2024
English for Engineers I - M834002
Title: Angličtina pro inženýry I
Guaranteed by: Department of Languages (834)
Faculty: Central University Departments of UCT Prague
Actual: from 2023 to 2023
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:1
E-Credits: winter s.:1
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:0/2, C [HT]
Capacity: unknown / 12 (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: Master's
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Tomeš Martin Mgr.
Annotation -
Last update: Chadová Kateřina Mgr. (02.09.2022)
The aim of this course is to enhance students’ language skills with special focus on academic English. In addition, to review and deepen the knowledge of grammar specific to professional English. The target level is C1, C1/C2 according to CERF (Common European Reference Framework).
Aim of the course -
Last update: Chadová Kateřina Mgr. (02.09.2022)

Students will be able to use appropriate grammar, vocabulary and register typical of academic English.

Literature -
Last update: Chadová Kateřina Mgr. (02.09.2022)

MCCARTHY, Michael and Felicity O'DELL. Academic vocabulary in use: 50 units of academic vocabulary reference and practice: Self-study and classroom use. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. ISBN 978-0-521-68939-7.

BRIEGER, Nick and Alison POHL. Technical English: Vocabulary and Grammar. Summertown Publishing.

CARGILL, Margaret and Patrick O'CONNOR. Writing scientific research articles: strategy and steps. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009. ISBN 978-1-4051-8619-3.

EVANS, Virginia. CPE use of English. Newbury: Express Publishing, 2014. ISBN 978-1-4715-1596-5.

HEWINGS, Martin and Chris SOWTON. Cambridge Academic English: An integrated skills course for EAP, Student's Book, B2 Upper-intermediate. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. ISBN 978-0-521-16520-4.

HEWINGS, Martin, Craig THAINE and Michael MCCARTHY. Cambridge Academic English: An integrated skills course for EAP, Student's Book, C1 Advanced. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. ISBN 978-0-521-16521-1.

KELLY, Keith. Science: Macmillan Vocabulary Practice Series. Oxford: Macmillan Publishers Limited, 2008. ISBN 978-0-2305-3506-0.

LANE, Sarah. Instant academic skills: A resource book of advanced-level academic skills activities. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. Cambridge copy collection. ISBN 978-0-521-12162-0.

VINCE, Michael. Macmillan English grammar in context: Advanced with key. Oxford: Macmillan, 2008. ISBN 978-1-4050-7054-6.

VINCE, Michael. Language practice for Advanced: English grammar and vocabulary: with key. 4th ed. London: Macmillan, 2014. ISBN 978-0-230-46381-3.

Learning resources -
Last update: Chadová Kateřina Mgr. (09.08.2020)

Materials prepared and/or recommended by the teacher.

Teaching methods -
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Syllabus -
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1. What is special about academic English?; SVOMPT

2. English inorganic chemistry nomenclature

3. Key nouns in academic English

4. Articles; Irregular plural

5. Key quantifying expressions in academic English; Countable and uncountable nouns

6. Key verbs in academic English; Verb patterns

7. Subject-verb agreement; English tenses

8. Modality in academic English

9. Passive voice structures in academic English

10. Key adjectives and adverbs in academic English; Comparison and contrast

11. Time; Prepositional phrases in academic English

12. Graphs and diagrams

13. Presentation rules, grammar and language

14. Credit test

Registration requirements -
Last update: Chadová Kateřina Mgr. (09.08.2020)

No study pre-requisites are required.

Course completion requirements -
Last update: Chadová Kateřina Mgr. (02.09.2022)

Credit test - 70 %

Attendance - 80 %

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Účast na seminářích 1 28
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