Faculty of Information Technology, BUT

Course details

English for IT

AIT Acad. year 2017/2018 Summer semester 3 credits

  • 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.

Guarantor

Ellederová Eva, Mgr. Ing. (DFL FEEC BUT)

Language of instruction

Czech

Completion

Credit+Examination (written+oral)

Time span

26 hrs exercises

Assessment points

60 exam, 40 half-term test

Department

Instructor

Ellederová Eva, Mgr. Ing. (DFL FEEC BUT)
Šedrlová Magdalena, Mgr. (DFL FEEC BUT)

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.

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.

Prerequisites

Prerequisite kwnowledge and skills

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.

Study literature

  • Erich H. Glendinning, John Mc Ewan: Oxford English for Information Technology (EN)
  • Work lists/course handouts

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.

Progress assessment

Teaching methods include language seminars and homework. Students have to actively participate in classes.

Controlled instruction

At least 75% attendance and active participation at classes, fulfilment of given assignments, test, exam.

Course inclusion in study plans

  • Programme IT-BC-3, field BIT, 1st year of study, Compulsory-Elective group A
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