Faculty of Information Technology, BUT

Course details

English for IT

AIT Acad. year 2019/2020 Winter semester 3 credits

English for IT is the course of English for specific purposes aimed at the intermediate level learners who study information and communication technology and will pursue their careers in this field. Its aim is to equip the university students with both receptive and productive skills in professional English language at the level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) focused on information and communication technology. Preferred approaches and methods in professional English language teaching in the course English for IT are a communicative approach and a task-based approach using multimedia teaching aids.

Guarantor

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

Deputy Guarantor

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)

Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

Speaking:
A course graduate
- can interact effectively on a range of topics within his/her IT field and address specific problems in spoken interaction;
- can substantiate his/her opinions with evidence, negotiate with colleagues, and interact effectively to reach a consensus;
- can describe and give effective instructions about specific processes and methods within his/her field; can interpret data spontaneously and share his/her understanding precisely and concisely in spoken production.

Listening:
A course graduate
- can understand extended, well-structured speech and lectures, and follow potentially complex arguments and counterarguments;
- can identify and refer to specific points made in anothers speech.

Reading:
A course graduate
- can find the answers to specific questions in texts on familiar but complex topics from the field of information and communication technology;
- can read technical documentation, scientific books, articles and reviews and follow potentially complex arguments and counter-arguments.

Writing:
A course graduate
- can pass on information or give reasons in support of or against a particular point of view;
- can summarise and/or paraphrase texts about technical topics, and compose clear, detailed and structured texts in both a neutral style to inform, and in a persuasive style to convince.

Generic learning outcomes and competences

Output knowledge and skills correspond to B2 level (Vantage) of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) aimed at professional English language in the field of information and communication technology.

Learning objectives

The course objectives and output requirements are formulated at B2 level (Vantage) of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) aimed at professional English language in the field of information and communication technology.

Why is the course taught

The course enables students to acquire professional vocabulary, language functions and language skills necessary for both active participation in the seminars, lectures and conferences, and for effective communication with colleagues, business partners and institutions in the competitive international environment in the information and communication technology sector.

Prerequisites

Prerequisite kwnowledge and skills

This course is for students who acquired at least 51 points in the entrance language test or who successfully passed the course BAN4.

Study literature

  • Ellederová, E. (2018). English for Information Technology. Brno: VUT FEKT.

Fundamental literature

  • Ellederová, E. (2018). English for Information Technology. Brno: VUT FEKT.

Syllabus of numerical exercises

1 Introduction to Information Technology
2 A Career in Information Technology
3 Personal Computer and Types of Computers
4 Motherboard
5 Input Devices
6 Output Devices
7 Storage Devices
8 Software
9 Windows Basics
10 Computer Networks and Internet Access
11 World Wide Web
12 Internet Safety
13 History of Computers and the Internet

Controlled instruction

75% attendance and active participation in classes, completing set assignments.

Course inclusion in study plans

  • Programme BIT, 2nd year of study, Compulsory-Elective group A
  • Programme IT-BC-3, field BIT, 2nd year of study, Compulsory-Elective group A
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