English for Physics
Objectives of the course
- To increase the student's ability to read and comprehend his
professional materials in English. This includes the following skills:
- the ability to extract information from texts as well as from visual
forms of representation, such as diagrams and charts, etc.;
- an increased understanding of word formation as a means of
- the ability to define relevant technical terms; and
- the ability to recognize and use various grammatical structures,
especially those characteristic of technical writing.
- To develop basic writing skills.
- To enhace the student's ability to better understand spoken English.
- Textbook: Technical English for Students of Physics by Dr. Yonina
- An English-English or suitable bilingual dictionary.
- Computerised exercises for the Technical English are available in the
CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning) Lab located on the third floor of
the Department of Humanities and Arts. A class lesson is held in the lab
during the semester, but during the access hours students can work on lab
material on an individual basis. (Further details will be given by the
teacher in class.)
- Attendance is compulsory. All absences must be justified.
- All examinations must be taken on the date announced. 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 their grades.
- Since language learning is impossible without repetition and practice,
homework will be assigned at each class meeting and checked periodically.
|First class test
|Second class test
|Attendance, homework, participation
The two class tests include an unseen reading passage with comprehension
questions. In addition there is a vocabulary exercise based on vocabulary charts
from chapters studied in class (see Syllabus) as well as exercise on
grammatical structures studied.
Information regarding the nature of the additional assignment will be provided
in class at the beginning of the semester.
The Final Exam comprises two unseen passages with comprehension questions.
Vocabulary and grammar are not directly tested in the Final Exam.
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Last updated: March 16, 2005
by Vika Sosna.