English for IT
FEKT-BPC-AITAcad. year: 2020/2021
The course is aimed at the development of language competencies required by the students’ future professional environment. Seminars are focused on the means, functions and style of professional language in IT and practising its correct use in professional contexts. IT topics may be discussed in their relations to humanities and business. Speaking, listening and reading (skimming and scanning) skills are practiced. Professional topics for discussion are based on the textbook materials and are aimed at the development of specific vocabulary learned within listening and reading activities.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
he/she describes technical functions and applications and explains how the particular technologies work
lists and describes various types of technical problems and causes of faults and is able to discuss possible solutions
verbalizes mathematical expressions and graphs
is able to work with professional texts and find the required information
has the knowledge of professional language functions and their manifestations and uses them correctly
Recommended optional programme components
Elektronické materiály vytvořené Ústavem jazyků
Haines, S. and Stewart, B. First Certificate Masterclass
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Language of instruction
The Internet and Websites
Mathematical Expressions and Graphs
People in IT
Development 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.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
The course takes over 13 weeks in the form of language exercises. Attendance at seminars is compulsory (75 %). Absence must be properly apologized. If the absence exceeds 75%, it must be compensated for.
During CoVID-19 pandemic the form of education may be subject to change and be altered to online form.
Classification of course in study plans
- Programme BPC-AUD Bachelor's
- Programme BPC-AMT Bachelor's, any year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, elective
- Programme BPC-EKT Bachelor's, any year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, elective
- Programme BPC-IBE Bachelor's, any year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, elective
- Programme BPC-MET Bachelor's, any year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, elective
- Programme BPC-SEE Bachelor's, any year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, elective
- Programme BPC-TLI Bachelor's, any year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, elective
Type of course unit
Teacher / Lecturer