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2021/2022

Английский язык для специальных академических целей. Математика и информационные технологии - 3

Статус: Факультатив
Когда читается: 1-3 модуль
Охват аудитории: для всех кампусов НИУ ВШЭ
Язык: английский
Кредиты: 3

Course Syllabus

Abstract

Maths and Information Technology course is designed for the B2-C1 level learners who need to master specialist areas of professional English such as the English of Maths, computing and the Internet. The main reason to learn this type of language is to communicate a set of professional skills and to perform particular job-related functions. The course is therefore built on an assessment of purposes, needs and the functions for which English is required. It covers subjects varying from mathematics to information technology, and its focal point is that English is not taught as a subject separated from the students' real world (or wishes); instead, it is integrated into a subject matter area important to the learners and will enable them to apply what they learn in English classes to their main field of study. Course content is selected, designed and organized to cover a wide range of contemporary specialist issues and focuses on the task/job specific vocabulary and the development of English language communication skills customized according to the required sector, i.e Maths and IT. It will enable students to feel more confident when preparing mid-term projects and writing their theses. Moreover, it ensures that students will be able to function effectively in an English-speaking environment in their future work.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Reading: Understanding specialised complex longer texts*/articles and reports concerned with contemporary problems (CEFR) Understanding text structure Using basic reading techniques, skimming & scanning (predicting, understanding main ideas, understanding details) *can use a dictionary occasionally to confirm his/her interpretation of terminology Listening: Understanding dialogues and polylogues on both familiar and unfamiliar topics Understanding lectures Understanding academic/ professional presentations which are linguistically complex Using basic listening techniques (predicting, understanding main ideas and details) Following extended speech and complex lines of arguments Note-taking Writing: (can write clear, well-structured texts on a variety of subjects expanding points of view, developing arguments, synthesising and evaluating information, can evaluate different ideas or solutions to a problem): Summary Essay: opinion, discussion Report E-mail (business correspondence) CV Review of a film/book/play Speaking: Debates (debate on abstract, complex topics) Monologue:descriptive/informative/reasoning Presentation (can give reasons in support or against a particular point of view, give the advantages and disadvantages of various opinions).
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • clearly communicate complex ideas in the form of a monologue/dialogue to operate efficiently in the world of information technology
  • comprehend extended listening materials on a variety of specialist issues
  • expand specialist Maths and ICT vocabulary and use it accurately in spoken and written work
  • follow discussions and lectures on specific disciplines such as Maths and IT
  • follow discussions and lectures on specific disciplines such as Maths and IT;
  • produce complex writing of various types
  • read work-specific documents and materials on current ICT topics
  • successfully use a wide range of grammar structures
  • successfully use reading strategies
  • successfully use writing techniques
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Topic 1. Numbers and calculations
  • Topic 2. Calculus. Applied Mathematics
  • Topic 3. Information and Communication Technology
  • Topic 4. The Internet
  • Topic 5. Software development
  • Topic 6. Efficiency in computer systems
  • Topic 7. Human-computer interaction
  • Topic 8. Computing and ethics
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Written assessment
    Written assessment includes: ● 1 reading test, ● 1 listening test, ● 3 vocabulary and grammar tests ● 1 written work (a review).
  • non-blocking Oral assessment
    Oral assessment includes: ● 1 dialogue ● 1 presentation (5-7 minutes).
  • non-blocking Independent work
    Independent work includes: ● activities that students do at home, ● activities that students do in the classroom ● online work.
  • non-blocking Final Test
    The final test includes: ● 1 reading test, ● 1 listening test, ● 1 written work (a review/a report).
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2021/2022 1st module
  • 2021/2022 2nd module
  • 2021/2022 3rd module
    0.250*written assessment + 0.200*oral assessment +0.250 *independent work + 0.300*final test
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • English for computer science students : учеб. пособие, , 2004
  • English for IT and the Internet, Gourlay, L., 2006
  • Infotech : English for computer users: student's book, Remacha, E., 2002
  • Учебно-методическое пособие для преподавателей и студентов к учебнику "Infotech. English for Comp..., , 2018

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • English grammar in use supplementary exercises : with answers, Hashemi, L., 2001