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English for Academic Purposes (Mechanical Technology)


 

Group photograph of Mechanical Technology 2/2 and 2/27 taken November 2010.

This class is actually a mixture of mechanical technology and mechanical engineers. These two small classes have been grouped together for the course and have similar requirements as far as course content is concerned. The main areas covered are how car engines, two stroke engines and diesel engines work. 

  

Play the slideshow of class members below by clicking on the play button.

 

 

The latest classroom video can be viewed here:

 

Sometimes it is better for teachers to take a step back and just let the students get on with their learning. Here the class are in groups completing gap-fill and vocabulary exercises.

 

 

Language Center
Udon Thani Rajabhat University
Course Syllabus
1552499: English for Academic Purposes
(Mechanical Technology)
3(3-0-6)

 

Course Description

This course develops the skills necessary to describe the process of how an engine works. Students will identify working parts and present information in both written and oral forms. The aim of this course is to equip the students with the relevant skills, so that by the end of the semester, they will effectively describe the process of how an engine works, both in written and oral forms.

 

 

Objectives

At the end of the course, students will have effectively demonstrated competence in the following:
1. Describing the process of how an engine works in writing (to include 2-stroke, 4-stroke and diesel).
2. To orally describing the process of how an engine works.
3. Use of Microsoft Word and email to complete assessment.

 

Secondary Objective

At the end of the course, students will have effectively identified the processes of how engines work in English and have been motivated to demonstrate their confidence by producing oral presentations and written reports in English.

Course Schedule

Week 

Contents

Remarks 

 1Introductions and Placement Test 
 2Vocabulary 
 3Describing a Process 
 4How Engines Work 
 5Two-Stroke 
 6Four-Stroke 
 7Diesel 
 8Revision 
 9

Microsoft Word

 
 10Presentations Mid Term Test
 11Presentations 
 12Presentations 
 13

Revision

 
 14Revision 
 15Revision 
 16Final Examination - Interview  Scheduled Written Test


 

Evaluation

 Classroom Activities20% 
 Midterm Test30%
 Final Examination 50% 
 Total100%

 

 

Grading system

90 100 
B+ 85 89 
80 84 
C+ 75 79 
70 74 
D+ 60 69 
50 59 
49 

 

 

Resources & Readings

N/A. (2009). How an engine works. Retrieved 4th October 2009, from http://www.onestopclil.com/section.asp?docid=896

N/A. (2009). How stuff works. Retrieved 4th October 2009, from http://auto.howstuffworks.com

N/A. (1994). Oxford-Duden Pictorial Thai & English Dictionary. Oxford. Oxford University Press.


 

 

 

 

 
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