Course: English for Chemistry - B2+

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Course title English for Chemistry - B2+
Course code JC/CPACW
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)
  • Pospíšilová Linda, Mgr.
Course content
Needs Analysis. Intercultural aspects of studying abroad. University Study and Research. Presentations. Writing Abstract. Academic Language. Summarizing Skills. Reading and Effective Internet Research. Writing an Outline. Writing a Paper. Peer Review I. Citations. Peer Review II. Describing Graphs. Linking words, transition. Grammar in Academic Writing. Vocabulary - Synonyms, Paraphrasing. 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
Learning outcomes
The subject is aimed to enable the students to deepen and expand the knowledge and skills they acquired in all components of communicative language competence during their preceding studies, when they achieved the B2+ level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Lanugages (CEFR). It reflects the principles of academic writing and students are provided a virtual learning environment enhancing collaboration and asynchronous communication by means of an eLearning course, peer-review and self-reflection.
The student can understand the main ideas of complex texts dealing with general topics as well as their own field of specialisation. They are capable of fluent interaction in spoken communication, including conversation with a native speaker, and can write a coherent piece of text on a broad scale of topics. The target level of the course is B2+ in specific (academic) English. Module Academic Speaking: the student can give an oral presentation of the objectives, methods and results of his/her own technical project. Module Academic Writing: the student can produce a piece of structured, argumentative writing on a selected controversial topic.
Prerequisites
Communicative competence on the CEFR B2 level in general English.

Assessment methods and criteria
Home assignment evaluation, Student performance assessment, Oral performance analysis

A paper dealing with an up-to-date topic from the field of chemistry including the specification and explanation of 5-10 technical terms or expressions (written form, oral presentation). A thesis abstract and summary creation. The student gives an oral presentation of his/her own project, using visual support (e.g. PowerPoint). The presentation lasts 10-15 minutes.
Recommended literature
  • Chris Redston, Gillie Cunningham. FACE2FACE Upper Intermediate Student´s Book with CD-ROM/Audio CD. CUP, 2007. ISBN 9780521603379.
  • Ruppel, Carol L. Academic writing : writing research papers in English for Slovak and Czech students. S.l.: American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), 2010. ISBN 978-80-89477-03-6.
  • Štěpánek, Libor. Academic English. Praha: Grada, 2011. ISBN 978-80-247-3577-1.


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 (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 Organic Coatings and Paints (2016) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates - -
Faculty of Chemical Technology Bioanalyst (2015) Chemistry courses - -
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 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 Analytical Chemistry (2013) Chemistry courses - -
Faculty of Chemical Technology Analytical Chemistry (2016) 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 (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 Bioanalyst (2013) Chemistry courses - -
Faculty of Chemical Technology Technical Physical Chemistry (2016) 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 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 Chemistry and Technology of Paper and Pulp (2015) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates - -
Faculty of Chemical Technology Analysis of Biological Materials (2016) Special and interdisciplinary fields - -
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 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 - -