English 4 (SE)


Course lecturer:

 Sherene Kaufmann
Course numberB2.00000.40.351
Course codeENG 4
Semester of degree program Semester 4
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
ECTS credits2,0
Language of instruction English

Students will be able to:
Improve their communication skills for meetings and negotiations in academic and technical environments.
Develop their reading strategies and critical skills for the analysis of scientific research reports.
Develop their communication skills and language competence for writing and presenting research proposals. 
Increase their knowledge of core domain vocabulary in their field of specialization.

Meeting and proposals on technical solutions (Structure and language).
Introduction to the analysis and discussions of scientific research reports in the specialized fields (i.e., robotics, automation and electronics).
Presentations of project proposal (structure and language).
Writing up the research proposals (structure and language).
Building specialized terminology related to the student's research project.

Adrian Wallwork (2014) Meetings, Negotiations, and Socializing: A Guide to Professional English (Guides to Professional English). Springer
Malcolm Goodale (1987) The language of meetings. CENGAGE.

Articles from published teaching material (e.g. from textbooks) and research report articles from technical magazines (e.g. Engine, IEEE)

Additional material tailored for both the learning needs of the students and the study programme provided by the lecturer.

Meetings and group presentations and discussions of problem-solving tasks.
Teacher/student-led discussion on text structure and language for the analysis of scientific and technical research reports.
Collaborative peer assessment in writing minutes, proposals and recommendation reports (group work).
Classroom feedback after each activity.

Participation in meetings and negotiations of proposals for technical solutions or problem-solving tasks.
Write-ups of proposals and recommendation reports.
Group discussion on scientific reports on specialised topics.
Presentations and write ups of the students' semester project- Phase 1.