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English for IT

  • Class 15
  • Practice 30
  • Independent work 75
Total 120

Course title

English for IT

Lecture type

Obligatory

Course code

21-06-500

Semester

1

ECTS

4

Lecturers and associates

Course overview

The objective of this module is to enable students to learn the:
• use of correct professional terminology in business conversations
• use of correct grammar in business conversations

English is the only foreign language that students learn at Algebra University College. This module teaches students the correct English terminology and grammar used in different business situations with an emphasis on the IT industry. This modules prepares students for all other modules of this study programme that use English terminology and language skills.

It is important for students to take this module to develop their English language skills, which are necessary in the IT industry. English is the main language of computer science and the knowledge students acquire in this module will contribute to the overall skillset for their future employment. This module will expose students to a particular experience when dealing with business situations in the IT industry, both in written and oral form.

Literature

Essential reading:
1. Hill, D. (2012) English for Information Technology 2. [s.l.] Pearson Education ELS.

Recommended reading:
1. Olejniczak, M. (2011) English for Information Technology 1. [s.l.] Pearson Education ELS.
2. Butterfiled, A. (eds.), Ngondi, G.E. (eds.) and Kerr, A. (eds.) (2016) A Dictionary of Computer Science.7th edn. [s.l.] OUP Oxford.

Further reading:
1. Bernstein, J. (2018) Computers Made Easy: From Dummy to Geek. [s.l.] Independently published.
2. Frick, E. (2019) Information technology Essentials: An Introduction to Information Technology. [s.l.] Frick Industries LLC.

Minimal learning outcomes

  • Use technical terminology from the professional literature in given exercises.
  • Use simple grammatical structures in given exercises.
  • Write a simple text in English in form of a business letter.
  • Hold a simple presentation in English by using professional language.
  • Integrate technical terminology into new contexts in English in given exercises
  • Use more complex grammatical structures in English in given exercises
  • Write a simple summary of a professional text in English.

Preferred learning outcomes

  • Use technical terminology from the professional literature in everyday communication.
  • Use simple grammatical structures in everyday communication.
  • Write a comprehensive text in English in form of a business letter.
  • Hold a complex presentation in English on a specific professional subject.
  • Integrate technical terminology into new contexts in English in everyday communication
  • Use more complex grammatical structures in English in everyday communication
  • Write a comprehensive summary of a professional text in English.
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