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Course, academic year 2019/2020
English for computer science I - NJAZ111
Title: Anglický jazyk pro informatiky I
Guaranteed by: Department of Language Education (32-KJP)
Faculty: Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Actual: from 2016
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 3
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:0/2 C [hours/week]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Guarantor: RNDr. Mgr. Luděk Šafařík
Annotation -
Last update: RNDr. Mgr. Luděk Šafařík (09.04.2020)
The course extends the participant's English skills within the field of computing. The course includes discussions, lexis, grammar (mainly syntax) and writing exercises, and student presentations on computing topics. The course is included in the credit system of the Faculty. Enrollment in this course is limited.
Course completion requirements
Last update: RNDr. Mgr. Luděk Šafařík (10.10.2019)

To meet the requirements it is necessary to participate in class regularly, actively work in the classroom and fulfill all homework assignments. The nature of the subject's examination excludes the repetition of such examination.

Literature -
Last update: RNDr. Mgr. Luděk Šafařík (26.03.2019)

Esteras S.R. (2008): Infotech - English for computer users. Cambridge University Press.

Esteras S.R., Fabré E.M. (2007): Professional English In Use - For Computers & the Internet. Cambridge University Press.

Glendinning E., McEwan J. (2006): Oxford English for Information Technology. Oxford University Press.

Williams E.J. (2008): Presentations in English. Macmillan.

Other resources: web pages, research papers, etc.

Syllabus -
Last update: Mgr. Zuzana Hořká (01.04.2019)
  • selected terminology of computing
  • selected grammar and structures related to specialized English; focus on style (cohesion, register, etc.)
  • analysis of specialized texts; practice of writing specialized texts
  • analysis of specialized presentations leading to presentations by students

NB: The course content is shaped by the needs of students - at the beginning of the semester a needs analysis is always done and the course content for that semester is planned with the input of the students.

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