English 2 - Group II (SE)


Course lecturer:

 Maria Stella Martinez Contreras , MA Ph.D.

Course numberB2.00000.20.201
Course codeEng2
Semester of degree program Semester 2
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
ECTS credits2,0
Language of instruction English

Students improve their English skills in reading and conversations (discussions) on topics in the field of mechanical engineering, Business and Economy, technology and design history.
They develop language skills for writing scientific essays / reports on selected topics of the study program and respective specializations.
Students expand their knowledge of vocabulary and syntax structures.
They can give constructive feedback and also accept it as an opportunity for improvement.

B2.00000.10.071 - English 1

Group discussions on the history and state of the art of science / technical innovations / technical design.
Presentation techniques (structure and language)
Scientific writing
a. Paragraph structure and context
b. Writing essays / reports (purpose, target group, structure
and context)
Apply academic presentation and academic writing skills in areas such as:
preparing technical instructions for handling processes, machinery, or commercial products, and developing safety regulations to prevent accidents or misuse of equipment and materials at the workplace / study location (eg, laboratory guidelines)
Comparing technologies for a particular application, creating a lab report or analysis / summaries related to the history of design to modernity.

Zwier, L (2002) Building academic vocabulary. Michigan: University of Michigan Press
McCarthy, M. And O'Dell Felicity (2008) Academic vocabulary in Use. Cambridge: CUP
Mark Powell (2011) Presenting in English: How to Give Successful Presentations (Updated Edition) Heinle ELT.
Soles and Derek (2009) The Essentials of Academic Writing 2nd edition Wadsworth Publishing; 2 edition (June 2, 2009)

Workshops with tutorials on writing and presentation skills
Practical tutorials as individual and group work
Language Practice for self-assessment of grammar and vocabulary.
Feedback from the lecturer and fellow students

Active participation in lessons / group discussions
Oral presentations
Written tasks.