جامعة أم القرى

جامعة أم القرى

4800171-4 - اللغة الإنجليزية التقنية


- 2018/07/19

Course Details

Course name:

Technical English

Course Code:

4800171-4 / Preparatory Year Program

Course Offering & Duration:

First Year 2nd Semester (16 weeks)

Credit Hours:

4

Contact Hours:

16 hours per week (256 hours per semester)

Prerequisite:

English Language (EGP) – 4800170-6

 

Course Description:

This is an ESP (English for Specific Purposes) course which runs in the second semester of every year beginning in February. We use a professional careers curriculum provided by Oxford University Press consisting of two textbooks: Technology 1 and Technology 2. The goal of these ESP levels is to focus on the functional language needed in order to succeed in university in their specific program of choice. Overall, Technology 1 and 2 gives students the language, information, and skills needed for their university program of study. It presents them with English from a variety of technological fields and situations, and develops their communication skills.

Course Objectives

  1. To Provide ESP instruction to enhance students’ reading and writing in order to provide practice & interest in the language.
  1. To prepare students to sit for assessments and evaluations such as tests and quizzes in order to test and revise proper acquisition of the English language.
  1. To build students' confidence and motivation through exposure to facts, figures, quotations, and the latest technological innovations so to generate interest in the language from an ESP perspective.
  1. To allow students to gain key strategies and expressions for communicating with professionals and non-specialists.

Course Resources:

  • Glendinning, E. (2007). Technology 1 – Student’s Book. Oxford University Press. Oxford, UK.
  • Glendinning, E. (2007). Technology 2 – Student’s Book. Oxford University Press. Oxford, UK.
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