Technical English for
Objectives of the course
- To increase the student's ability to read and comprehend his
professional materials in English. This includes the following skills:
- an increased understanding of word formation as a means of
- the ability to recognize and use various grammatical structures,
especially those characteristic of technical writing,
- the ability to define relevant technical terms,
- the ability to extract information from texts as well as from visual
forms of representation such as diagrams and charts, etc.
- To develop basic writing skills.
- To enhance the student's ability to better understand spoken English.
- Textbook: Technical English for Students of Mathematics (Y.Rosenthal).
The book is available in the Department of Humanities and Arts.
- A suitable English/English or bilingual dictionary.
- Computerised exercises are available in the CALL (Computer Assisted
Language Learning) Lab which is located on the third floor of the Depatrment
of Humanities and Arts. A class lesson is conducted once during the semester
in the Lab, but students are encouraged to work there on an individual basis
during the lab's free access hours.
- Attendance is compulsory. All absences must be justified.
- All examinations must be taken on the date set. Make-up tests will be
administered only to students who have a justified absence on the date of a
test. Students will not be permitted to rewrite tests in order to improve
- Since language learning is impossible without repetition and practice,
homework will be assigned at each class meeting and checked periodically.
Pass grade is 55.
The final grade is determined on the basis of the following breakdown:
|First class test
|Second class test
|Attendance, homework, participation
The two class tests include a comprehension passage with questions; a vocabulary
exercise based on vocabulary charts studied in class; and grammar exercises
related to structures covered in class. The final exam is composed of two
reading passages only. The nature of the additional assignment will be presented
in class at the beginning of the semester.
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