ECTS credits: 2
Lectures: 1
Exercises: 1

Course objective:

Acquiring 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. Usage of professional manuals with the purpose of creating a PowerPoint presentation. Usage of general and professional dictionaries as well as professional literature in the field of Optometry.

Course contents:

Language principles – definitions, relative clauses, cause-effect relationships General language – communication, preparing business letters, e-mails, preparation of documentation. Professional language - optometric terminology - relating to glasses, lenses, frames, types and materials, as well as sunglasses.

Competences:

Students will acquire necessary knowledge in the English language for reading, understanding and use of professional literature in English, ability to communicate with clients in English (in writing or spoken language), presentation of contents read and discussion on a given topic, organization of meetings and keeping of records.

Learning outcomes:

Having passed the exam, students will be able to: 1. Devise and present a professional topic of their own choice. 2. Properly use grammatical structures: relative clauses and differences among the English language varieties (British and American orthographic standard). 3. Use technical terminology and phraseology from the professional areas covered in class in speech and writing (types and parts of eyeglasses, sunglasses). 4. Write a simple technical text in English. 5. Discuss and exchange opinions on subjects related to eye optics and optometry. 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.