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|Programme:||GRADUADO EN DISEÑO Y DESARROLLO DE VIDEOJUEGOS. 2013 (BOE 28/03/2014)|
|Subject type:||MATERIA BASICA|
|Classroom activities:||66||Individual study:||84|
|Main teaching language:||Inglés||Secondary teaching language:||Castellano|
Students coming to the first year of university will notice that there is an ample opportunity to practice and recycle the English that they have studied at school throughout their lives. This course, through providing future IT specialists with technical English, most definitely prompts students to use English for their everyday social and professional use. The course is driven by the competences recommended by the Common European Framework for Languages. These competences are listed below in addition to other field specific competences. It is important that students keep these competences in front of them and work towards them, See more about the materials and activities in the other sections.
English in this course (Reading, Speaking, Listening, Writing, Grammar and Vocabulary) will be taught/ learned in relation to IT topics and themes. These topics and themes range from technical and academic to social and cultural. The course starts at a B1/ B2 level and adapts to other levels.
PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCES ACQUIRED IN THE SUBJECT:
|General programme competences||G01||Ability to use learning strategies independently for use in the continuous improvement of professional practice.|
|G03||Ability to achieve common results through teamwork in a context of integration, cooperation and encouraging critical discussion.|
|G04||Ability to critically think about information, data and lines of action and their implementation in relevant social, scientific ethical issues.|
|G05||Ability to communicate in Spanish and English for professional issues in oral and written form.|
|G10||Ability to master information and communication technologies and their application in their professional field.|
|Learning outcomes||R01||Understand the main points of clear texts in standard language on everyday matters, either in work, school or leisure situations.|
|R02||Produce simple, coherent text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest.|
|R03||Describe experiences, events, desire and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.|
|R04||Apply your knowledge of the English language in tasks, projects and presentations with video games.|
Students are expected to have a high B1 Level. The Institute of Modern Languages offers general English courses at levels A2 and B1 and if the student has an A2 or low B1 level they should sign up for one of these courses in September so that they will be able to succeed in this course
|1 - Overview and Self Assessment|
|1.1 - Language needs analysis|
|1.2 - Vocabulary Learning Strategies|
|2 - Academic and Professional Skills|
|2.1 - Preparing for a Presentation|
|2.2 - Problem Solving and Troubleshooting|
|2.3 - Debate|
|2.4 - Ethics in IT|
|2.5 - The history of ICT|
|2.6 - Software Development|
|2.7 - Efficiency in Computer Systems|
|3 - English Language Skills|
|3.1 - Practicing Genres- Definitions/ Descriptions, Categorising/Sequencing, Analysis skills, Giving instructions|
|3.2 - Technical and academic vocabulary work (including pronunciation)- Meaning from context, Word classes|
|3.3 - Grammar work - Sentence Structure, Compounds/Collocations, Qualifying/Comparing, Comparative/Superlative etc|
|3.4 - Reading and Listening Comprehension|
|3.5 - IELTS preparations|
|3.6 - Academic English|
|3.7 - Book Club|
|4 - Oral and Written Tests|
|4.1 - Listening and Oral Tests|
Subject planning could be modified due unforeseen circumstances (group performance, availability of resources, changes to academic calendar etc.) and should not, therefore, be considered to be definitive.
TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODOLOGIES AND ACTIVITIES:
Teaching and learning methodologies and activities applied:
The teaching methodology used is a communicative approach in which students learn by working in groups or pairs speaking English to the lecturer and among themselves. The use of this approach guarantees that students use the grammar, vocabulary and language structures acquired. Classes will be developed using a wide range of texts and different pedagogical resources. Classes will include listening,speaking and reading activities. Writing tasks and grammar exercises will be done as self-study. The methodology encourages students to learn in a more independent and responsible way towards their own learning process. Self-learning strategies (in relation to listening and vocabulary learning in particular) will be taught in class to help students develop a more productive and independent way of learning.
Theoretical/ Practical sessions: Students are expected to participate and interact in class, ask questions, make suggestions and solve tasks. Outside class students must complete all the independent study tasks assigned and attend tutorial sessions whenever possible. This can be done by consulting the lecturer during office hours (or by appointment) to resolve any questions related to the subject.
Homework/ tasks: Students are expected to prepare every week for class. The novel must be read at home each week on the weeks indicated and students must be ready to discuss it in class and the group presentation will be prepared outside of class too.
Academic expectations: San Jorge University maintain a high standard of academic integrity among its faculty and students. In becoming part of the San Jorge University academic community, you are responsible for honesty and independent work. Any student who takes part in any act of academic fraud will be seriously taken into account and your grade will be considerably reduced. Dishonesty and/ or plagiarism includes, for example: using another person’s ideas without referencing appropriately; inventing a bibliographical reference or pretending to have consulted one; inventing research results without having done the research, etc. This inappropriate behaviour will be considered especially in relation to texts copied from Internet. ALL work must be your own work, without the help of others. Writing that may primarily be someone else’s work will not be accepted. To clarify what kind of help is admitted, refer to the following list.
• Consult with your teacher during office hours. • Write notes or questions on your drafts about particular doubts or problems with expressions that you may have. • Consult Dictionaries and grammar reference sources.
YOU MAY NOT:
• Submit any writing that translates your writing from Spanish to English. • Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated and will automatically result in a mark of 0(no second chances given!). It only takes one act of academic dishonesty to fail the entire course.
Everyone will be encouraged to participate in class and it is essential that full courtesy is awarded to your classmates. Intentional class disturbances (for
example: using instant messenger programmes, accepting a phone call during class, text messaging or listening to personal audio will not be tolerated.
Student work load:
|Teaching mode||Teaching methods||Estimated hours|
|Other theory activities||10|
|Practical work, exercises, problem-solving etc.||10|
|Films, videos, documentaries etc.||2|
|Other practical activities||2|
|Individual coursework preparation||20|
|Group cousework preparation||10|
|Other individual study activities||4|
Calculation of final mark:
*Las observaciones específicas sobre el sistema de evaluación serán comunicadas por escrito a los alumnos al inicio de la materia.
BIBLIOGRAPHY AND DOCUMENTATION:
|Glenndinning, E and McEwan, J. Basic English for Computing.OUP, 2009.|
|Grussendorf,M. English for Presentations. OUP, 2008.|
|Jeremy, D. Cambridge English for Job Hunting. CUP, 2008|
|Kirkpatrick, B and Mock, R. Read and Understand III. Learners Publishing, 2005.|
|McCarthy and Duckworth. English for Telecoms and Information Technology. OUP, 2003|
|Mills, R. Speaking of Values. Pearson, 2006.|
|Moss J. Successful Negotiations. Business English Pod, 2009.|
|Kent, Steven L, The Ultimate History of Video games, 2008|
|Guiness World Records, Guiness World Records, The Gamer´s Edition, 2015|
|Bradygames, Capcom 30th Anniversary Character Encyclopedia, 2012|
|Blum, Andrew, Tubes: A journey to the Center of the Internet, 2010|
|Bonamy David,Technical English 4,Pearson, 2015|
|Vance, Ashlee, Elon Musk : Tesla, SpaceX, and the quest for a fantastic future.ECCO, 2005|
|General UK English learning website||www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish|
|Free English grammar, vocabulary and business English exercises and tests||www.nonstopenglish.com|
|Talks and conferences in English||www.tedtalks.com|
|Computer and Programming Languages. For Your Free Tutorials||www.freecomputerbooks.com|
|English IT terms||www.pcworld.com|
|Online English dictionary||www.merriam-webster.com|
|Free online dictionary and theasaurs||www.wordreference.com|
|Acronym Finder is the world\'s largest and most comprehensive dictionary of acronyms, abbreviations||www.acronymfinder.com|
|Playful word associations. Visually captivating. Connect words visually. Learn synonyms and other connections||www.visuwords.com|
|English 4 IT is a self-paced course in technical English for IT students.||www.english4it.com/|
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