English For Academic And Professional Communication 1. Reading And Writing Skills

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
LEVEL
Bachelor
TYPE
Course
MODES
-
LANGUAGE
-
ECTS
30
PERIOD
01/09/2023 to 31/01/2023

Course Description

Theoretical sessions: teachers will present the main linguistic contents in English, which will result in a constant exercise of listening comprehension for the students. Due to the current situation, these sessions will be recorded and will be watched by students before the corresponding practical session. Guided practical sessions: besides theory, a varied range of activities will be carried out, both individually and in groups (class workgroups will be set up at the beginning of the semester). Some activities will be focused on finding mistakes in texts, reading specialized papers, reports and articles extracted from general and specialized jounals, as well as many other tasks related to the understanding and the creation of written texts about telecommunication-related issues. Practical sessions (both with previous preparation and spontaneous): in-class debates on controversial ethical and professional issues. Note-taking exercises from technical lectures in English (both live and recorded). Attendance and active participation in academic seminars and lectures held at the ETSI de Telecomunicaci?n: students will have to write summaries in English about those events. Individual and group assignments: students will have to hand in different assignments along the semester, such as summaries, abstracts, essays, descriptions, project proposals, letters of motivation, and so on. Office hours: they will be organized according to the University regulations in force, and besides, students will be able to contact their teachers via email. English is welcome as the main language to be used both in e-mails and during office hours. Through the reading comprehension of specialized texts in the field of telecommunication, students will get familiarized with the terminology of the field.

Subject area

Language

Educational-info

ECTS

30

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Organizer

Partner

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Faculty

School of Telecommunications Engineering

Department

Applied Linguistics in Science and Technology

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