The prime objective of the course is the familiarization and further training of students in oral presentations, combined with further acquisition of terminology related to their studies, so that they can more effectively use the English language as an instrument of communication in a professional environment, but also as a tool for creative research and constructive scientific work.
There is particular emphasis on targeted training in spoken language.
Moreover, pronunciation issues are further dealt with, including additional practice, considering that this field constitutes one of the difficult aspects of the particular language.
Extensive use of audiovisual material serves to achieve more effectively the afore-mentioned objectives.
DESCRIPTION of WORKS OF ART / DESIGN OBJECTS (paintings, museum exhibits, indoor and outdoor installations, etc.): Guidance for descriptions, useful vocabulary and expressions, sample written and oral descriptions, students’ oral practice in similar descriptions,
DESCRIPTION of GRAPHS / DIAGRAMS: Useful vocabulary and expressions, students’ oral practice in similar descriptions,
a) Theoretical background, instructions and useful tips about oral presentations,
b) Students’ oral presentations of projects they have designed within the framework of one of the Studio courses and / or for a design competition,
PRONUNCIATION PRACTICE: Analysis of sounds and phonemes that do not exist in Greek, with particular emphasis on the special features of the English pronunciation, incl. differences between easily confused individual sounds, intonation etc.), so as to enhance more effective communication,
TERMINOLOGY: Texts, comprehension questions, vocabulary related to one or more disciplines in which students feel they need further specialized knowledge.
The students are able to:
- Effectively use the English language as an instrument of communication in a professional environment, but also as a tool for creative research and constructive scientific work
- Deliver academic and/or professional presentations regarding products/constructions/services/systems they (or others) have designed
- Describe works of art
- Hold debates
- Prepare oral or written reports and descriptions
- Effectively use terminology related to their field of study
1. Studying for Science [εκδ.: SPON Press]
2. Oxford English for Information Technology [εκδ.: OUP]
3. Oxford English for Computing [εκδ.: OUP]
4. Design - a crash course [εκδ.: Watson-Guptill]
5. History of Modern Design (2nd edition)
6. Oxford English for Electrical and Mechanical Engineering [εκδ.: OUP]
7. Hyper Lexicon [εκδ.: Σταφυλίδης]
8. Technology & Science Dictionary (English-Greek & Greek-English) [εκδ.: Σταφυλίδης]
9. Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary + CD ROM [εκδ.: OUP]
10. Oxford Collocations Dictionary [εκδ.: OUP]