TEHNICAL ENGLISH


GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE

In this course, students will aquire basic English terminology from the field of traffic and transportation engineering. They will develop understanding of technical texts in English by doing written and oral excercises, watching videos, commenting, talking and listening. Besides, they will learn how to present seminar paper in English and write abstracts. In terms of grammar, students will repeat present, future and past tenses, passive and active voice and prepositions in technical contexts.

 

COURSE CONTENTS

The course will cover the following topics:

  • Civil engineering studies
  • Civil engineering jobs
  • Branches of engineering
  • Transportation engineering and its sub-disciplines
  • Mathematics
  • Description of diagrams
  • Inventions and discoveries
  • Road transport
  • Railroad transport
  • Air transport
  • Water transport
  • Business letters and e-mails
  • Grammar

 

STUDY MATERIALS:

  • Violeta Jurkovič: Insights into Traffic English
  • Metka Brkan: English for Students of Traffic Engineers
  • Marion Grussendorf: English for Logistics, Oxford University Press
  • Additional material: technical articles
  • Dictionaries
  • Moodle