Course detail

English for CT

FEKT-BPC-EITAcad. year: 2023/2024

The course deals with English for IT (as part of ESP) and covers majority of the pressing topics of ICT. The aim of this course is to make the students widen and grasp IT vocabulary, identify and apply the specifics of English for communication technologies. They will be able to communicate (by all means), discuss, argue and defend their oppinions with the  discourse community of specialists in the field and do it on such level, so that they are able to analyze and interpret what the speaker of the discourse community is attempting to communicate through and they will also be able to exacly formulate their answers and illustrate their opinions.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

Passing of HPA1 course is recquiered to enter the course

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

75% attendance and active participation at classes, fulfilment of given assignments.
Semester test and final exam are requiered to succesfully pass the course

40% - semester test - evaluates the level of knowledge one has acquiered during the semester
30% - written part of the exam - evaluates and asseses student´s abilities to apply the knowledge acquiered
30% - oral part of the exam - evaluates and asseses students communication skills
The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.

The course takes over 13 weeks in the form of language exercises. Attendance at seminars is compulsory (75 %). 


The course is aimed at the development of language competencies required by the students’ future professional environment. The aim of this course is to provide students with students the means, functions and style of professional language. Special attention will be devoted to IT terminology.
Students will be able to:
- Use a wide range of vocabulary related to communication technologies
- Apply newly acquired knowledge of grammar
- Communicate, argue, discuss, defend and formulate their opinions
- Understand, analyze, translate, paraphrase texts on communication technologies
- Understand, analyze, translate, paraphrase CT listenings
- Understand, analyze, translate, paraphrase, follow and actively participate in conversations and discussions with the discourse community members

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

BADECKA-KOZIKOWSKA, Monika. English for Students of Electronics and Telecommunications. Wydanie I. Gdańsk: Wydawnictwo Politechniki Gdańskiej, 2015. ISBN 978-83-7348-635-5. (EN)
BROWN, Graham a David WATSON. Cambridge IGCSE™ Information and Communication Technology Third Edition. London: Hodder Education, 2021. ISBN 9781398318540. (EN)

Recommended reading

VERMAAT, Misty E. et al. Discovering Computers ©2018: Digital Technology, Data, and Devices. Cengage Learning, 2017. ISBN 1337285102, 9781337285100. (EN)


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BPC-APE Bachelor's, 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory

  • Programme AJEI-H Bachelor's

    branch H-AEI , 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory

Type of course unit


Language exercise

52 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Course presentation; Computer Architecture
2. Peripherals
3. Operating systems and Graphical User Interfaces
4. Applications Programs I: Microsoft Excel
5. Applications Programs II: Microsoft Word, Virtual and augmented reality
6. Applications Programs III: PowerPoint presentations vs. Prezi presentations
7. Multimedia
8. Networks + the Internet
9. The World Wide Web
10. Data Security; Robotics
11. Software Engineering + Data Mining
12. Recent Developments in IT; the Future of IT; Electronic Publishing; Kindle Readers
13. Credit test