ECTS credits: 3
Lectures: 1
Exercises: 1

Course objective:

Acquisition of basic knowledge of English grammar with the purpose of successful usage in understanding written and spoken language. Knowledge expansion and development of language skills acquired in previous education with the purpose of communicating in English. Improvement of the knowledge of professional terminology. Usage of professional manuals. Usage of general and technical dictionaries and technical literature in the field of Eye Optics.

Course contents:

1. Language principles – techniques of translating compounds and multi-word lexemes, modal verbs. 2. General language – communication, providing instructions to the patient, real-life dialogues, problem explaining and solving. 3. Professional language – optometric terminology, expressions and collocations related to eye examination, biomicroscope, lighting techniques, fluorescein eye stain, contact lenses (maintenance, handling).


Students will gain the necessary knowledge of English to read, understand and use technical literature in English, ability to communicate with clients in English describing and analyzing an examination with a biomicroscope and the selection of contact lenses.

Learning outcomes:

After passing the exam, the student will be able to: 1) Analyze professional literature in English. 2) Discuss treated subject matter. 3) Integrate acquired knowledge with the acquired practical knowledge. 4) Present his own findings about the profession. 5) Develop and analyze a diagram, a graph, a map with a description in English. 6) Distinguish the usage context of certain language elements and expressions. 7) Combine general and professional terminology in written and oral communication. 8) Appropriately use grammatical patterns and professional terminology in communication. 9) Write a technical text in the English language. 10) Manage professional discussion 11) Translate technical text and analyse linguistic and culturological differences in translation