Familles de Compétences
Type de compétence:
TEC : Technique
MET : Méthodologique
MOD : Modélisation
OPE : Opérationnel
Niveau de compétence:
|Famille de Compétence||Compétence||Elément de Compétence||Type|
|CF9||C9.5: S’exprimer et rédiger efficacement en langue anglaise||C95.1: Acquérir le vocabulaire de l`anglais spécifique à l`informatique||OPE|
|C95.4: Ecrire en anglais dans un style académique||MET|
|C95.5: Ecouter et inférer le sens d’un discours en anglais||TEC|
|C95.6: S’exprimer correctement, en considérant le niveau de maitrise de la langue||OPE|
Warming up: introduce vocab. through speaking (brainstorming and mind mapping)
Writing: Introd. to Paragraph writing (lay out + content—introduce subject of 1st paragraph—computer users + drawing a graphic organizer + writing the 1st draft of the paragraph)
Listening: “computers are making us dump” listening truck+ quiz + debate
Reading: a selected text, “Computers Make the World Smaller and Smarter”
Gram. Revising Present Tenses
Writing: revising 1st draft (requirements of a topic sentence + supporting sentences + concluding sentence) + writing 2nd draft.
Listening: watching video “computer history” + quiz
Writing: editing the 2nd draft of paragraph (data show display of sample student compositions)
Reading: a selected text “Computers: 1950 to the Present”
Grammar: reviewing past tenses
Speaking: strategies of public speaking
Warming up: introduce vocab. through a reading text “What is inside the computer?”
Speaking: pair work—role play (exchanging technical information—computer shop assistant and customer)
Gram. Asking questions + Useful language functions in a computer shop
Listening (watching a video about computer architecture and answer quiz questions)
Reading: a selected text “Cache Memory”
Reading: How a laser printer works?
Listening: 3D printers
Gram. Comparison contrast structures + types of sentences (focus on compound sentence)
Listening: (1st mock test)
Reading: selected text: “Researchers store computer operating system and short movie on DNA”
Writing: how to write a comparative contrastive essay–writing an outline + writing the introduction (hook; thesis)
Warming up: vocab. Describing characteristics of different OS (grp.Work)
Grammar: -ing form + infinitives
Writing: revising the introduction of the comparative contrastive essay + writing body paragraphs + writing the conclusion
Listening: test (in class quiz)
Reading: selected text “Operating systems”
Writing: revising sample essays (data show display)
Warming up: Vocab. speaking: gp. Act. describe a computer application of your choice, describing a process
Gram.: passive constructions
Reading: selected text “Artificial intelligence”
Listening: Artificial intelligence a threat to humanity?
Followed by a debate
Writing: collect final drafts of essays
Written test (vocabulary and grammar–half an hour during lunch break)
Finish with oral presentations
Assessment of listening: 1quiz per semester. The quiz tests the student’s capacity to understand spoken English. (4 marks)
Assessment of speaking: a minimum of 5 minutes and a max. of 10 mnts. To speak before the class (topics are free). The speaking can be individual, pair work, or group work. (Though students are assessed according to a speaking rubric, a common mark—4 pts.—is attributed to each student). Students can choose the date when to speak; speaking presentations start week 3 until the end of the semester.
Assessment of writing: first year students should write a paragraph and an essay (1 pt. for the first paragraph + 3 pts. for the essay) (though written compositions are checked according to a detailed writing rubric, a common mark—4 pts.—is attributed to each student who writes his paragraph and essay).
Assessment of read/vocab and grammar: 1 quiz per semester assigned to test the vocabulary and grammar. (8 marks: 4 pts. vocab + 4 gram.)
The average of the assessment of the listening, speaking, writing, reading and grammar would constitute a mark over 20 which would constitute the mark of the midterm.
An accordion content area
Glendinning, Eric H, John Mc Ewan. Oxford English for Information Technology.Student’s book. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.
Esteras, Santiago Remacha. Infotech. English for Computer Users. Student’s Book. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2008.
Beer, David F. David McMurrey. A Guide to Writing as an Engineer. NY: Willey & Sons, Fourth edition, 2014.
Parrot, Martin. Grammar for English Language Teachers. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2000.
Zemach, Dorothy E., Rumisek, Lisa A. Academic Writing , From Paragraph to Essay. Macmillan, 2005
G. Michael Schneider and Judith L. Gersting. Invitation to Computer Science. Course Technology, 2010.