Course: English for Chemistry - B2

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Course title English for Chemistry - B2
Course code JC/CPACG
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 1
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Krčmář Petr, Mgr.
  • Pospíšilová Linda, Mgr.
  • Pikhart Marcel, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Mazalová Markéta, Mgr.
  • Lecomte Michelle
Course content
Faculty of Chemical Technology. Tenses in English. Job Related Issues. Materials and Their Properties. Atoms and Molecules. Laboratory Equipment. Comparison. Mathematics. Water. Hydrogen. Questions in English. Periodic Table of Elements. Distillation. Summative written test comprising the standardized test items relevant to the content of the course.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book), Skills training, Stimulating activities (simulation, games, drama)
Learning outcomes
The goal of the subject is to acquire and expand the knowledge and skills obtained during the previous learning of the English language with an emphasis on technical terminology and grammar structures relevant to the field of study. In the progress of the course, attention is paid to the application of the adopted language instruments and speech skills to the technical language, taking into consideration the needs of the future practice (speaking and writing skills, listening and reading comprehension when working with technical texts)by means of tutored eLearning course in LMS Moodle and through e-portfolio creation in Mahara.
The student understands the main ideas of clearly state input information concerning common topics, can write a simple piece of coherent text and can give brief reasons for his or her opinions. The target level of the course is B1+.
Prerequisites
The student can communicate by means of simple and common tasks in the basic life and career situations. The initial level of the course is B1.

Assessment methods and criteria
Didactic test

The credit will be given on the basis of prepared and presented semestral paper on an assigned theme and on the basis of the end-term test.
Recommended literature
  • Bates, M. General Science. Longman, 1992.
  • Ebbing, Gammon. General Chemistry, Houghton Mifflin Company, the U.S.A. 2002.
  • Hewings, M. Advanced Grammar in Use. CUP 2000.
  • Mindl, Jaromír. Anglicko-český chemický a chemicko-technologický slovník. Pardubice: Univerzita Pardubice, 2007. ISBN 80-7194-878-0.
  • Mindl, Jaromír. Česko-anglický chemický a chemicko-technologický slovník. Pardubice: Univerzita Pardubice, 2007. ISBN 80-7194-879-9.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
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Faculty of Chemical Technology Environment Protection (2016) Ecology and environmental protection 1 Summer
Faculty of Chemical Technology Farmacochemistry and Medicinal Materials (2014) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 1 Summer
Faculty of Chemical Technology Surface Protection of Building and Construction Materials (2015) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 1 Summer
Faculty of Chemical Technology Polymeric Materials and Composites (2015) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 1 Summer
Faculty of Chemical Technology Polymeric Materials and Composites (2014) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 1 Summer
Faculty of Chemical Technology Surface Protection of Building and Construction Materials (2014) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 1 Summer
Faculty of Chemical Technology Chemistry and Technical Chemistry (2015) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 1 Summer
Faculty of Chemical Technology Chemistry and Technical Chemistry (2016) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 1 Summer
Faculty of Chemical Technology Surface Protection of Building and Construction Materials (2016) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 1 Summer
Faculty of Chemical Technology Environment Protection (2015) Ecology and environmental protection 1 Summer
Faculty of Chemical Technology Inorganic Materials (2014) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 1 Summer
Faculty of Chemical Technology Polymeric Materials and Composites (2016) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 1 Summer
Faculty of Chemical Technology Chemistry and Technical Chemistry (2014) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 1 Summer
Faculty of Chemical Technology Evaluation and Analysis of Foodstuffs (2014) Food industry and food industry chemistry 1 Summer
Faculty of Chemical Technology Laboratory Assistant (2015) Health service 1 Summer
Faculty of Chemical Technology Inorganic Materials (2015) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 1 Summer
Faculty of Chemical Technology Laboratory Assistant (2014) Health service 1 Summer
Faculty of Chemical Technology Inorganic Materials (2016) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 1 Summer
Faculty of Chemical Technology Laboratory Assistant (2016) Health service 1 Summer
Faculty of Chemical Technology Environment Protection (2014) Ecology and environmental protection 1 Summer
Faculty of Chemical Technology Farmacochemistry and Medicinal Materials (2015) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 1 Summer
Faculty of Chemical Technology Farmacochemistry and Medicinal Materials (2016) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 1 Summer
Faculty of Chemical Technology Evaluation and Analysis of Foodstuffs (2016) Food industry and food industry chemistry 1 Summer