ECTS credits: 3
Lectures: 2
Exercises: 1

Course objective:

Acquisition of the basic knowledge of the English grammar with the purpose of successful understanding of the written and spoken language. Knowledge expansion and the development of language skills acquired through previous education with the purpose of communicating in the English language. Improving the knowledge of professional terminology (the eye - its parts and function, refractive errors, astigmatism, blindness, eye diseases). Usage of professional manuals. Usage of professional manuals, as well as general and technical dictionaries and technical literature in the field of Optometry.

Course contents:

Language principles – modals, collocations, concordance, compound translating techniques and multi-word lexemes. General language – communication, research description, real life dialogues, problem explanation and solving. Professional language – optometric terminology, expressions, collocations and terminology related to eye diseases, refractive errors and conditions.

Competences:

Students will acquire the knowledge necessary for reading, understanding and the use of professional literature in the English language, as well as the ability to communicate with clients in the English language by describing and analyzing eye conditions, diseases and refractive errors.

Learning outcomes:

Having passed the exam, students will be able to: 1. Use professional terminology related to refractive errors and ocular diseases in written and spoken communication. 2. Properly use grammatical structures: conditionals, imperatives and gerunds. 3. Express their own attitudes on individual topics from the field of eye optics and optometry. 4. Write a simple text using newly-acquired professional phraseology. The aforementioned learning outcomes contribute to the learning outcomes of the study programme: -Use professional literature and tools for searching available databases and knowledge bases (libraries, e-libraries, Internet) for teaching and self-learning. - Apply the rules of business etiquette in relation to clients and associates. - Use the English language in the reading of professional literature and professional communication.