English for Specific Purposes

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SMS Code EE408001 Level 4 Credits 38 Total Hours 380 Contact Hours 312 Work Experience Hours Nil Self Directed Hours 68 NQF Units/Other Components contained are:

Aims The aim of this course is to develop discussion, reading, writing and listening skills in English related to topics of engineering, maths, physics and computing. Learning Outcomes At the successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Discuss, write, read and listen to topics related to engineering, maths, physics and computing in English.

Content Students will practice specific language functions embedded within the engineering class content and texts. The content will involve pre- teaching engineering related terminology and illustrate how this is related to sentence structures. Students will practise reading, writing, listening and speaking skills associated with class specific content in order to develop language for use in subsequent engineering classes.

Learning/Teaching Methods

Lecturers will use a range of teaching and learning methods with a strong focus on activities which will enable students to use all the language skills. Pair and group activities will be used to assist students to develop social and co-operative skills. Lecturers will meet regularly in order to determine the content that the students need to know before they go into an engineering related class for that particular day. Specific problem areas will be anticipated and pre-taught to the students before they receive the actual engineering class. 

Assessment Assessment will involve normative reference testing; and be carried out by lecturers.

Attendance Requirements 90%

Completion requirements To complete this course students must meet the attendance requirement and all of the tests and quizzes throughout the year.

Literature References for Curriculum Development Brown, J.D. (1995). The Elements of Language Curriculum. Heinle and Heinle.

Student Reading List Bolton, W. (1994). Engineering Science (2nd Ed). Oxford Boston: Newnes