Electronics and Computer Engineering

General English

Seminar, 2.00 ECTS

 

Course content

  • Enhancement of communication skills and oral expression through communication-oriented language training based on situations and texts from business and engineering
  • Extension of vocabulary (based on general and technical texts), repetition and consolidation of selected grammar content
  • Training of reading comprehension using authentic materials (technical texts/manuals/memos/reports)
  • Introduction to communication strategies in the workplace: phone conversations, correspondence (e-mails, business letters, fax), mini-meetings, mastering everyday situations at work in a foreign language (answering questions, giving explanations/instructions/descriptions)

Learning outcomes

Graduates have communication skills in English with varying emphasis being placed on the four basic skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing).

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Books:

  • Brieger, Pohl: Technical English
  • Cotton, Falvey: Market Leader
  • Mascull: Business Vocabulary in Use
  • Swan; Walter C.: How English Works
  • Murphy: English Grammar in Use

Journals:

  • Business Spotlight
  • IEEE Spectrum

Mode of delivery

Seminar

Prerequisites and co-requisites

  • Technology Management 2

Assessment methods and criteria

Continuous assessment