JAF01 English for Physicists I

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2010
Extent and Intensity
0/2. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Milada Pavlovová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
PhDr. Hana Němcová (assistant)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Hana Ševečková, M.A.
Language Centre, Faculty of Science Division - Language Centre
Contact Person: Magdalena Kunzová
Timetable of Seminar Groups
JAF01/01: Tue 14:00–15:50 J2, M. Pavlovová
JAF01/02: Mon 13:00–14:50 J2, M. Pavlovová
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 66 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
classify
compare
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
  • Masaryk University
  • British and American universities
  • Physics and its branches, famous physicists and their achievements
  • Mathematical operations
  • The properties of matter
  • The Nobel Prize in Physics
  • The periodic table of elements
  • Classification
  • Solar system
  • Comparing
Literature
  • GRELLET, Françoise. Developing reading skills : a practical guide to reading comprehension exercises. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1981. 252 s. ISBN 0521283647. 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
  • 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
  • MCCARTHY, Michael and Felicity O'DELL. Academic vocabulary in use. First published. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. 176 stran. ISBN 9780521689397. info
  • ZEMANOVÁ, Alena. Angličtina pre fyzikov. 1. vyd. Bratislava: Univerzita Komenského Bratislava, 2007. 98 s. ISBN 9788022322720. info
  • Physics:Reader. Ivana Tulajová Přírodovědecká fakulta Masarykova univerzita Brno 2000
  • Science. Keith Kelly. Macmillan 2008. ISBN 978-0-2305-3506-0
  • http://www.sciencenews.org
  • http://www.newscientist.com
  • http://www.sciencedaily.org
  • http://www.biochemlinks.com/bclinks/bclinks.cfm
  • 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%, 85% of seminar attendance is required
Language of instruction
Czech
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 Autumn 2010 - only for the accreditation, Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2011 - acreditation, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020.
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