Curso 2013-2014
  v. 2.3
Idioma moderno cient√≠fico (ingl√©s) CÓDIGO:22266
Licenciado en Matemáticas (en extinción)
Facultad de Ciencias, Zaragoza

Duración: 1¬ļ cuatrimestre
Carácter: Optativa
Tipo: Te√≥rica Pr√°ctica
Idioma:  Espa√Īol
Horas teóricas:  40
Horas prácticas:  20
Créditos UZ:  6
Créditos ECTS: 5,4
Oferta de plazas de libre elección:
Propia Titulación:  S/L
Otras Titulaciones:  S/L
Otros Centros:  No
Nº Plazas optativas: S/L

General Aims: The main purpose of this course is to help students in the Faculty of Science reach an adequate level of English which enables them to meet their communicative needs in that language.Through communicative activities and tasks using both authentic and adapted materials related to their subject areas we will try to integrate the different competences (grammatical, sociolinguistic, discourse and strategic) required to cope with the linguistic demands of their future academic and professional careers..

1. Scientific and Technical discourse (EST): main characteristics and genres2. Grammatical features of academic English for Science.3. Macrostructures:The general-specific structureThe problem-solution pattern. 4. Microstructures:From paragraph to different types of text.5. Vocabulary in scientific EnglishLexical problems in EST discourse: sub-technical vocabulary and noun compounds.Numbers, symbols, acronyms and formulaeThe influence of Greek and Latin. Common prefixes and suffixes.6. Rhetorical Functions in Scientific English.Definition. Description. Classification7. Rhetorical Techniques in Scientific English. Comparison-contrastCause-effect relationships.Hypotheses and conditions.8. Discourse markers9. Types of visual aids and visual-verbal relationships.10. Academic Genres: Abstracts and Scientific articles: The IMRAD structure.11. Professional Genres: The CV and the Cover letter.12. Academic Spoken English: Interviews and Oral presentations
Evaluación: Continuous assessment: attendance and participation, set of assignments and final exam.