JAF02 English for Physicists II

Faculty of Science
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Markéta Dudová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Bc. Anna Bízková Doleželová (assistant)
Mgr. Eva Čoupková, Ph.D. (assistant)
Mgr. Daniela Dlabolová (assistant)
Mgr. Jana Kubrická, Ph.D. (assistant)
Mgr. Monika Ševečková, Ph.D. (assistant)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Markéta Dudová, Ph.D.
Language Centre, Faculty of Science Division - Language Centre
Contact Person: Lenka Pavlíková
Supplier department: Language Centre, Faculty of Science Division - Language Centre
Timetable of Seminar Groups
JAF02/01: Mon 1. 3. to Fri 14. 5. Mon 13:00–14:50 J2, M. Dudová
Prerequisites
The knowledge of English at B1 level of CEFR.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 50 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
After the completion of the course the student should be able to:
understand authentic physical texts up to the level B2 of CEFR
understand spoken discourse concerning physical topics at B1 level of CEFR
communicate on a special topic at B1 level of CEFR
skim the text and understand its general meaning
scan the text and find a piece of specific information
formulate the main ideas of the text
distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information
summarize relevant information
give information about one´s studies at university
define
express cause and effect
present simple physical topics
apply the acquired skills to new physical topics
Learning outcomes
After the completion of the course the student should be able to:
understand authentic physical texts up to the level B2 of CEFR
understand spoken discourse concerning physical topics at B1 level of CEFR
communicate on a special topic at B1 level of CEFR
skim the text and understand its general meaning
scan the text and find a piece of specific information
formulate the main ideas of the text
distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information
summarize relevant information
give information about one´s studies at university
define
express cause and effect
present simple physical topics
apply the acquired skills to new physical topics
Syllabus
  • Texts from physics and other related fields according to current importance and interest
  • Studying at university, revision and extension
  • Energy
  • Definitions
  • Light
  • Cause and effect
  • Motion
  • Space and time
  • The Universe
Literature
  • GRELLET, Françoise. Developing reading skills : a practical guide to reading comprehension exercises. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1981. 252 s. ISBN 0521283647. info
  • Academic writing course :study skills in English. Edited by R.R Jordan. 1st ed. Essex: Longman, 1999. 160 s. ISBN 0-582-40019-8. info
  • MURPHY, Raymond. English grammar in use : a self-study reference and practice book for intermediate students of English : with answers. 3rd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. x, 379. ISBN 0521537622. info
  • MCCARTHY, Michael and Felicity O'DELL. Academic vocabulary in use. First published. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. 176 stran. ISBN 9780521689397. info
  • English for Science, F. Zimmerman, Prentice Hall, 1989
  • Physics:Reader. Ivana Tulajová Přírodovědecká fakulta Masarykova univerzita Brno 2000
  • ZEMANOVÁ, Alena. Angličtina pre fyzikov. 1. vyd. Bratislava: Univerzita Komenského Bratislava, 2007. 98 s. ISBN 9788022322720. info
  • Science. Keith Kelly. Macmillan 2008. ISBN 978-0-2305-3506-0
  • http://www.sciencedaily.org
  • http://www.sciencenews.org
  • http://www.newscientist.com
  • http://www.nature.com
Teaching methods
course of English for specific purposes,text analysis, reading comprehension,listening activities,listening comprehension, discussion (in pairs, groups), plenary,looking for relevant information on the Internet, presentations
Assessment methods
continuous assessment through assigned tasks, written credit test - the passing grade is 60%, 80% of seminar attendance is required
Language of instruction
English
Follow-Up Courses
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2011 - only for the accreditation, Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, spring 2012 - acreditation, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2022.
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