Course: English for Chemistry - B1

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Course title English for Chemistry - B1
Course code JC/CPACT
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
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)
  • Bezdíčková Zuzana, Mgr.
  • Pospíšilová Linda, Mgr.
  • Lecomte Michelle
Course content
Needs Analysis. Getting started in Research. Summarizing Skills. Resumé or CV and CL. Materials Technology. Smart Materials. Discussing Quality Issues. Components and Assemblies. Writing an Abstract. Peer Review I. Peer Review II. Describing Positions of Assembled Components. Oral presentations of research projects. Oral presentations of research projects. Self-reflection Analysis. 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 subject is aimed to enable the students to deepen and expand the knowledge and skills they acquired in all components of the communicative language competence during their preceding studies, when they achieved the B1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). It reflects the principles of ESP course design. Communicative language competence is further developed by means of collaboartion and communication in the eLearning environment of LMS Moodle and Mahara. The subject includes skill training enabling students to create and present their research outcomes in the form of a scientific poster.
The student can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics in the field of general English as well as ESP. He/she can interact spontaneously in the spoken language, can produce detailed text and explain a viewpoint on a wide range of subjects. The target level of the course is B1. Module Academic Speaking: the student can give an oral presentation of the objectives, methods and results of his/her own scientific project.
Prerequisites
Communicative competence on the CEFR A2 level in general English.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance assessment, Student portfolio analysis

1)Portfolio of several assignments covering abstract writing, self-reflection creation and peer-review of 200-300 words in total. 2)The student gives an oral presentation of his/her own project, using visual support (e.g. Prezi, PowerPoint, Vimeo, atd.). The presentation lasts 10-15 minutes.
Recommended literature
  • Mark Ibbotson. Cambridge English for Engineering. CUP, 2008. ISBN 9780521715188.
  • Oxenden, Clive. New English file intermediate.. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007. ISBN 978-0-19-451910-6.
  • Tamzen Armer. Cambridge English for Scientists.. CUP, 2011. ISBN 9780521154093.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Chemical Technology Organic Coatings and Paints (2016) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates - -
Faculty of Chemical Technology Bioanalyst (2015) Chemistry courses - -
Faculty of Chemical Technology Organic Chemistry (2013) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates - -
Faculty of Chemical Technology Environment Protection (2013) Ecology and environmental protection - -
Faculty of Chemical Technology Environment Protection (2016) Ecology and environmental protection - -
Faculty of Chemical Technology Chemical Engineering (2015) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates - -
Faculty of Chemical Technology Evaluation and Analysis of Foodstuffs (2013) Food industry and food industry chemistry - -
Faculty of Chemical Technology Analysis of Biological Materials (2015) Special and interdisciplinary fields - -
Faculty of Chemical Technology Inorganic ane Bioinorganic Chemistry (2015) Chemistry courses - -
Faculty of Chemical Technology Inorganic Technology (2016) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates - -
Faculty of Chemical Technology Technology of Polymers Manufacturing and Processing (2016) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates - -
Faculty of Chemical Technology Fibres and Textile Chemistry (2016) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates - -
Faculty of Chemical Technology Material Engineering (2013) Special and interdisciplinary fields - -
Faculty of Chemical Technology Analytical Chemistry (2013) Chemistry courses - -
Faculty of Chemical Technology Analytical Chemistry (2016) Chemistry courses - -
Faculty of Chemical Technology Technology of Polymers Manufacturing and Processing (2013) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates - -
Faculty of Chemical Technology Chemistry and Technology of Paper and Pulp (2013) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates - -
Faculty of Chemical Technology Organic Coatings and Paints (2015) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates - -
Faculty of Chemical Technology Material Engineering (2016) Special and interdisciplinary fields - -
Faculty of Chemical Technology Evaluation and Analysis of Foodstuffs (2015) Food industry and food industry chemistry - -
Faculty of Chemical Technology Graphic Arts and Printing Technology (2013) Printing, working with paper, film and photography - -
Faculty of Chemical Technology Bioanalyst (2013) Chemistry courses - -
Faculty of Chemical Technology Inorganic ane Bioinorganic Chemistry (2013) Chemistry courses - -
Faculty of Chemical Technology Analytical Chemistry (2015) Chemistry courses - -
Faculty of Chemical Technology Organic Chemistry (2016) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates - -
Faculty of Chemical Technology Technical Physical Chemistry (2015) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates - -
Faculty of Chemical Technology Inorganic Technology (2015) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates - -
Faculty of Chemical Technology Technology of Organic Specialities (2015) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates - -
Faculty of Chemical Technology Chemistry and Technology of Paper and Pulp (2016) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates - -
Faculty of Chemical Technology Organic Coatings and Paints (2013) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates - -
Faculty of Chemical Technology Evaluation and Analysis of Foodstuffs (2016) Food industry and food industry chemistry - -
Faculty of Chemical Technology Bioanalyst (2016) Chemistry courses - -
Faculty of Chemical Technology Analysis of Biological Materials (2013) Special and interdisciplinary fields - -
Faculty of Chemical Technology Technical Physical Chemistry (2016) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates - -
Faculty of Chemical Technology Fibres and Textile Chemistry (2013) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates - -
Faculty of Chemical Technology Chemistry and Technology of Paper and Pulp (2015) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates - -
Faculty of Chemical Technology Material Engineering (2015) Special and interdisciplinary fields - -
Faculty of Chemical Technology Analysis of Biological Materials (2016) Special and interdisciplinary fields - -
Faculty of Chemical Technology Inorganic ane Bioinorganic Chemistry (2016) Chemistry courses - -
Faculty of Chemical Technology Environment Protection (2015) Ecology and environmental protection - -
Faculty of Chemical Technology Inorganic Technology (2013) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates - -
Faculty of Chemical Technology Technology of Organic Specialities (2016) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates - -
Faculty of Chemical Technology Technology of Polymers Manufacturing and Processing (2015) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates - -
Faculty of Chemical Technology Chemical Engineering (2013) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates - -
Faculty of Chemical Technology Chemical Engineering (2016) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates - -
Faculty of Chemical Technology Technology of Organic Specialities (2013) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates - -
Faculty of Chemical Technology Theory and Technology of Explosives (2015) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates - -
Faculty of Chemical Technology Theory and Technology of Explosives (2013) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates - -
Faculty of Chemical Technology Fibres and Textile Chemistry (2015) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates - -
Faculty of Chemical Technology Organic Chemistry (2015) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates - -
Faculty of Chemical Technology Technical Physical Chemistry (2013) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates - -
Faculty of Chemical Technology Theory and Technology of Explosives (2016) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates - -