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. Smooth and precise exchange of information within contexts related to various aspects of aircraft maintenance, use of technical handbooks and dictionaries.

Course contents:

Language and grammar: tenses, expressing purpose, numbers and calculations, describing physical characteristics. Technical terminology: parts of an aircraft, basic control surfaces, materials and their characteristics, dimensions.

Competences:

Knowledge of technical terminology. Skills of smooth and precise exchange of information within a context related to various aspects of aircraft maintenance. Communication competence.

Learning outcomes:

Having passed the exam, the student will be able to: 1. Describe a technical process. 2. Appropriately use grammatical patterns, particularly the present and past passive forms. 3. Use professional terminology and expressions. 4. Describe physical properties of objects: positions, shapes and dimensions. 5. Express his opinion on particular topics in the field of aircraft maintenance. 6. Write a shorter text with newly acquired terminology. 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.