ECTS credits: 2
Lectures: 1
Exercises: 1

Course objective:

Acquiring technical terminology and upgrading communication in English, with basic knowledge of vocabulary and grammar needed. Development of language skills, i.e. reading, listening, speaking and writing, in the professional context.

Course contents:

Basic tenses and verb forms, passive, describing processes, comparison of adjectives, making plurals. Basic technical terminology: aerodynamic forces, aircraft parts, control surfaces, wing, engine, maintenance (types of maintenance), tools.

Competences:

Knowledge of basic technical terminology and the use in written and spoken language. Reading, comprehension and communication skills in English.

Learning outcomes:

Having passed the exam, the student will be able to: 1. Appropriately use grammatical patterns, present and past tenses etc. 2. Form new words, using prefixes and suffixes, and plurals correctly. 3. Use professional terminology and expressions. 4. Write a shorter text using newly acquired terminology. 5. Solve real problems from the covered grammatical topics. These learning outcomes contribute to the following outcomes of the study programme of aircraft maintenance: - Use English with aviation vocabulary at the level sufficient to understand aircraft technical documentation and to apply procedures written in English. - Use information technology and electronic methods for instructing and self-study.