ESP2 for Computing and IT

Course Description

This course is designed to meet the language requirements for students who need English in the field of Computer Science and information technology. It seeks to provide the students with the professional language they need to apply successfully in their respective professional environment.

Course Goal

This course enables learners to be proficient in their career-specific field equivalent to CEFR B2 level.

Course Main Objectives

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in their field of specialisation.
  • Interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with colleagues and professionals
  • Produce clear, detailed text on topics relevant to their professional field IT and explain the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Vocabulary: Recall a sufficient range of language to be able to give clear descriptions, express viewpoints on most general topics, without much conspicuous searching for words, using some complex sentence forms to do so
  • Grammar: Demonstrate a relatively high degree of grammatical control. Does not make errors which cause misunderstanding and can correct most of their mistakes
  • Listening: Recognize extended speech and lectures and follow even complex lines of argument provided the topic is reasonably familiar and relevant to IT & Computing
  • Reading: Identify the main idea in the articles and reports related to the field of IT & Computing
  • Speaking: Employ sufficient language to take an active part in discussion in familiar professional contexts, accounting for and sustaining their views
  • Writing: Write an essay or report as well as letters highlighting the professional significance of events and experiences
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