English for Civil Engineers Course code: TENG | 4 ECTS credits

Basic information
Level of Studies: Undergraduate applied studies
Year of Study: 2
Semester: 3
Goal: The course is organized to provide students with skills to understand oral and written presentations, to independently express themselves orally and in writing in the field of construction and architecture, to translate technical texts from English and into English and to use literature in English.
Outcome: Students are trained to read and understand the information provided in English in manuals, textbooks, professional and scientific journals, on the Internet, as well as for oral and written communication of their own papers such as reporting, writing project summaries, etc.
Contents of the course
Theoretical instruction:
  1. The most important fields of grammar. Adjectives. Adverbs. Pronouns. Prepositions. Articles. Word building (prefixes, suffixes, synonyms, antonyms). Infinitive. Imperative. Gerund. Participles.Modal verbs. Verbal forms. Passive. Sequence of tenses. Indirect speech. Relative sentences. Conditional sentences …
  2. Familiarization with the professional terminology in the field of construction and architecture.
  3. Study of professional texts in these areas.
  4. Practical teaching
  5. Exercising skills of reading, writing, comprehending and speaking. Writing summaries and reports.
Practical instruction (Problem solving sessions/Lab work/Practical training):
Textbooks and References
Number of active classes (weekly)
Lectures: 2
Practical classes: 1
Other types of classes: 0
Grading (maximum number of points: 100)
Pre-exam obligations
activities during lectures
activities on practial excersises
seminary work
Final exam
Written exam
Oral exam