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Objectives :

–        To help students understand basic vocabulary of science and technology.

–        To help students use essential vocabulary of science and technology.

–        To consolidate/ reinforce grammar rules.

–        To write meaningful sentences.

–        To write coherent paragraphs.

–        To answer written examination questions correctly.

–        To read to grasp the general idea of a text.

–        To read in order to find the main ideas within a text.

–        To listen and comprehend basic functional scientific English.

–        To communicate using concepts and terminology taught in classroom.

 

 

Unit one : Diagrams and description of objects and devices (11h25)

 

1.      Topic one: Diagrams and description of objects

2.      Topic two: Diagrams and description of devices

 

Discovering language

(language outcomes)

 

a)      Grammar – pronunciation (03h30)

–        Present simple

°         Pronouncing of final –s

–        Punctuation

–        The use of the –ing form

–        Expressing purpose

–        Link words

 

b)     Vocabulary (03h25)

–        Strategies for checking a monolingual dictionary

–        Study of a dictionary entry

–        Vocabulary used to express relationship between a whole and its parts or between a set and its members. (including, making up) ≠ (excluding, not being part of)

–        Language of measurements

°         Basic metric units

°         Derived metric units

°         Compound metric units

–        Describing shapes and dimensions

 

 

Developing skills

(skills and strategies outcomes)

 

a)      Functions:

–        Describing component shapes and features

–        Describing the function of a device

–        Composition of a diagram based on a description

–        Making statements about diagrams

–        Illustrating a text with diagrams

–        Expressing  measurement

–        Expressing purpose

 

b)     Listening & speaking (01h30)

–        Listening to a presentation of a device

°         Listening for specific information, general ideas

°         Making inferences

–        Talking about a given device

°         Making a presentation of a device

 

c)      Reading & writing (03h00)

–        Reading

°         Reading for specific information, general ideas

°         Identifying referents of reference words

°         Guessing the meaning of words through context

°         Recognizing types of discourse

°         Discussing the organizational pattern of the text

°         Making logical links between sentences and paragraphs

°         Summarizing

–        Writing the description of a device

 

 

Unit two : Diagrams and description of processes (11h25)

 

1.      Topic one: How technology works

2.      Topic two: How energy is produced

 

Discovering language

(language outcomes)

 

a)      Grammar – pronunciation (05h25)

–        Present simple vs. continuous

–        Passive voice

°         Pronunciation of final –ed / –ch

–        Sequencers (first, next…)

°         Short-form time clauses

–        Relative pronouns

°         Short-form relative clauses

 

b)     Vocabulary (01h30)

–        Vocabulary related to processes

–        Definitions

–        Generalizations

 

 

Developing skills

(skills and strategies outcomes)

 

a)      Functions:

–        Drawing and labeling a diagram of a process, using drawings and terms provided.

–        Providing descriptions for processes illustrated by diagrams

–        Transformation of directions etc. into descriptions.

–        Changing descriptions into sets of directions and statements of results.

–        Describing a process (using sequencers)

 

b)     Listening & speaking (01h30)

–        Listening to a presentation of a process

°         Listening for specific information

°         Listening for general ideas

°         Recognizing and showing a sequence of events

°         Predicting the sequencing of ideas

–        Talking about a given process

°         Managing through a long conversation by asking for clarifications, giving examples…

–        Making an oral summary of a process

 

c)      Reading & writing (03h00)

–        Reading

°         Skimming

°         Scanning

°         Contextual reference

°         Rephrasing

°         Guessing the meaning of words through context

°         Analysis of paragraph organization

°         Making logical links between sentences and paragraphs

°         Summarizing

–        Writing a descriptive essay (process)

 

Bibliographic references:

–        The scientist speaks: the English of Science and Technology, The British Broadcasting Corporation, 1967

–        English in focus: English in physical science, J.P.B. Allen, H.G. Widdowson, Oxford University Press, 1974

–        English for science and technology: Engineering, Tony Dudley-Evans, Tim Smart, John Wall, Longman, 1979

–        Ecrire l’anglais scientifique et technique, Sally Bosworth-Gerome, Robert Marret, ellipses, 1994

–        Comprendre l’anglais scientifique et technique, Sally Bosworth-Gerome, C. Ingrand, Robert Marret, ellipses, 1992

–        Minimum competence in scientific English, Sue Blattes, Véronique Jans, Jonathan Upjohn, EDP Sciences

–        La communication scientifique en anglais, Alain Souillard, Françoise Souillard, BMS/ Langues pour tous, 2003

–        Communiquer en anglais : guide pratique à l’usage des scientifiques, Dorothée Baud, Lauriane Hillion, ellipses, 2008

–        Professional English in Use Engineering with Answers: Technical English for Professionals, Mark Ibbotson, Cambridge University Press, 2009

–        English in Focus: English in mechanical engineering, ed.: Eric H. Glendinning, Cambridge University Press, 1974

–        Flash on English for Mechanics, Electronics and Technical Assistance (Flash on English ESP), Sabrina Sopranzi, 2012

–        Longman Photo Dictionary, Longman, 2012

–        Everyday Technical English, Valerie Lambert, Elaine Murray, Longman, 2003

–        English grammar in use, Raymond Murphy, Cambridge University Press, 2003

 

Modalités d’évaluation :

Interrogation, Devoir surveillé, Examen final