Credits: 5
Semester: summer
Subject code: 64630



Subject description

Prerequisites:

  • Enrolment in Year 2.

Content (Syllabus outline):

Grammar revision:

  • tenses and most common errors
  • prepositions
  • questions
  • modal and phrasal verbs
  • prepositional phrases
  • numbers and numerals
  • passive voice
  • conditionals

Vocabulary:

  • business/professional etiquette and polite expressions
  • exchange of information: information about the faculty and studies, syllabus, postgraduate studies, study abroad, international exchange
  • company and business presentations
  • correspondence and telephoning: trends and changes
  • professional vocabulary; professional terms and phrases from the field of electrical engineering and multimedia

Objectives and competences:

  • to deepen students' language skills
  • to familiarise students with the professional language; i.e. basic terminology depending on their study option
  • to acquaint students with the latest changes and trends in the English language, correspondence and presentations
  • to provide students with the knowledge on the Faculty structure (e.g. laboratories, study options, syllabus – in English)
  • to develop skills required for reading and summarising professional texts in English
  • to develop specific business communication skills (e.g. telephoning, email, informal conversations, presentation of theses, papers and seminars, presentation of department or laboratory, writing of CVs and cover letters and preparations for interviews).

Intended learning outcomes:

Upon completing this course students will have expanded their general knowledge of English language and effectively apply different sources from the field of electrical engineering during their studies.

Learning and teaching methods:

  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • work in pairs and teamwork
  • problem-based language learning and analysis of case studies
  • AV presentations





Study materials

Readings:

  1. Brieger, N. in A. Pohl. 2002. Technical English Vocabulary and Grammar. Summertown: Summertown Publishing Limited.
  2. Bigwood, Sally in Melissa Spore. 2003. Presenting Nu,bers, Tables, and Charts. New York: Oxford University Press.
  3. EVROTERM. Večjezična terminološka baza izrazov Evropske unije. Dostopno na: evroterm.gov.si
  4. Cambridge Dictionary Online. Dostopno na http://dictionary.cambridge.org/
  5. McCarthy, Michael in Felicity O'Dell. 2008. Academic Vocabulary in Use. Cambridge University Press.
  6. McCarthy, Michael in Felicity O'Dell. 2001. Test Your English Vocabulary in Use. Upper-intermediate. Cambridge University Press.
  7. Ricca-McCarthy, Tom in Michael Duckworth. English for Telecoms and Imformation Technology. 2009. Oxford University Press.

Readings and materials:

  1. specially prepared materials
  2. current professional articles/papers
  3. Brieger, N. and A. Pohl. 2002. Technical English Vocabulary and Grammar. Summertown: Summertown Publishing Limited.
  4. Bigwood, Sally and Melissa Spore. 2003. Presenting Numbers, Tables, and Charts. New York: Oxford University Press.
  5. EVROTERM. Multi-language terminology database of the EU. Accessible at: evroterm.gov.si
  6. Cambridge Dictionary Online. Dostopno na http://dictionary.cambridge.org/
  7. McCarthy, Michael and Felicity O'Dell. 2008. Academic Vocabulary in Use. Cambridge University Press.
  8. McCarthy, Michael and Felicity O'Dell. 2001. Test Your English Vocabulary in Use. Upper-intermediate. Cambridge University Press.
  9. Ricca-McCarthy, Tom and Michael Duckworth. English for Telecoms and Information Technology. 2009. Oxford University Press



Study in which the course is carried out

  • 2 year - 1st cycle - Applied Electrical Engineering - Electronics
  • 2 year - 1st cycle - Applied Electrical Engineering - Power Engineering Technology and System Automation
  • 2 year - 1st cycle - Applied Electrical Engineering - Telecommunications
  • 2 year - 1st cycle - Applied Electrical Engineering - Quality Engineering
  • 2 year - 1st cycle - Applied Electrical Engineering - Control Engineering