Curriculum – English 3.

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Course title English 3
Code Z103
Status Seminars
Level Advancesd course of lectures
Year 2. Semester 3.
ECTS 2  ECTS 60 hours = 22.5 hours (lectures) + 22.5 hours (preparation of seminars) + 15 hours (preparation for exams)
Lecturer Karmen Knežević, A.M.E.S. (Senior Lecturer)
Course objective Students will learn the vocabulary in the field of teaching units and grammatical concepts that will actively and passively be used in mastering the literature and communication.
Prerequisites None
Learning outcomes: After successfully completed course, students will be able to:

  1. to use language skills (comprehension, listening, speaking and writing);
  2. to use  thinking skills, showings conclusions and presenting personal opinions in English as a foreign language;
  3. to use vocational terminology in  speaking  and writing (communication skills);
  4. to understand  verbal  exposure and professional dialogue in English;
  5. to use  the basis of English grammar and syntax in profession;
  6. to use  dictionaries, glossaries and online tools;
  7. to monitor  scientific literature in English
Teaching activity ECTS Learning outcome Students activity Methods of evaluation Points
min max
Class attendance 0,5 1-7 Class attendance Evidence list 0 30
Knowledge test preliminary exams or final exam 1,5 1-5 Preparation for written examination by repeating Homework, vocabulary and grammar exercises, group work 0 70
Final exam Preparation and presentation of a topic Evaluation of presentation 0 10
Total 2 0 100
Consultations 2 hours a week
Gained competencies Expanding vocabulary with an emphasis on specialized areas of physics, developing of passive skills and understanding of the translations (written texts), and presentation skills as well as potentially the most important skill in the field.
Content (Course curriculum) The Course English III  is divided into (Atomic theory of matter,Temperature and thermometers, Vibrations and waves, Four-dimensional space-time, Big Bang Theory, How does a satellite stay in orbit, How do things float?, Time travel) using grammatical structures which characterize the language of profession correctly. Enabling students for reading specialized books and for having conversation about general subjects connected with the profession.
Grammar: Parts of speech. Word order. Tenses. Modals. Participles. Relative clauses. Passive voice. Conditional clauses. Irregular plural. Word building – prefixes, suffixes. Comparison of adjectives. Acronyms. Connectors and modifiers. Antonyms and synonyms.
Recommended reading
  1. Lidija Kraljević, Karmen Knežević: English in physics (int. script)
  2. R.Murphy, English Grammar in Use, CUP, Cambridge, 1995.
  3. Bujas, Ž: English-Croatian Dictionary, Nakladni Zavod Globus,Zagreb 2011.
  4. Bujas, Ž: Croatian –English Dictionary, Nakladni Zavod Globus, 2011.
  5. Oxford Dictionary of Physics, Oxford, 2009.
  6. Penguin Dictionary in Physics, Penguin Books, 2009.
Additional reading
  1. Krauskopf K.B;Beiser, A.: The Physical Universe, McGraw Hill Higher Education,  2006.
Instructional methods Classes for this course are intended as seminars which are compulsory for all students. In teaching audio-visual teaching aids (computer programs are done with the use of LCD projector) and numerous professional journals and books are used. Students occasionally receive homework assignments, which may affect the final grade.
Exam formats For the assessment of vocabulary, grammar, translation skills and written expression 2 preliminary exams  are planned. Students who have access to both exams and achieve a minimum 35 of 70 points are released from the obligation to take the final exam.
Homework assignments (translations, grammatical tasks …) are an essential part of the course and one of the prerequisites for obtaining signatures

The written final exam

All students who have not realized enough points in the preliminary exams or those who want to gain a higher rating than what they realized in preliminary exams have to take the final exam. The student has passed successfully the written examination if it is resolved with at least 50% of tasks.

Oral examination
The oral exam is required only to students who want to achieve an excellent score (5) or very good (4). At the oral exam the active knowledge of general and technical vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar is being verified, and the final score depends on the points awarded for the preliminary exam  (or final written exam)

Language Croatian/English
Quality control and successfulness follow up Students’ survey
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