Subject: Technical English

Scientific Area:

Foreign Tongues and Literatures


56 Hours

Number of ECTS:




Overall objectives:

1 - Adapt linguistic-communicative or discursive skills to the needs of the technical profile.
2 - Consolidate basic linguistic structures and the learning of new ones, aiming at the correct use of the English language by the speakers.
3 - Train written expression in English and improve oral expression techniques.


1 - Reading and interpretation in context, based on a selection of texts of different types;
2 - Practice of using the language in real interaction situations;
3 - Writing practice (guided writing exercises and brief compositions);
4 - Lexical consolidation and expansion;
5 - Pronunciation;
6 - Review, consolidation and acquisition of the following grammatical contents: Verbs (regular and irregular, auxiliary); Forms, rules and uses of grammatical classes (determinants, names, adjectives and prepositions); Genitival symptom; Syntax (simple phrase, constitution and function).


Goatly, A. , 2000 , Critical Reading and Writing , London: Routledge
Harmer, J. & Rossner, R. , 1991 , More than Words: Vocabulary for Intermediate to Advanced Students, Books 1 and 2 , Essex: Longman
Manning, A. & O' Cain, A. , 2007 , Research and Referencing (Course book) , University of Reading, Reading: Garnet education
Manning, A. & Wilding, E. , 2007 , Presentations (Course book) , University of Reading, Reading: Garnet education
McCormack, J. & J. Slaght, J. , 2007 , English for Academic Study: Extended Writing and Research Skills (Course book) , University of Reading, Reading: Garnet education
Fava-Verdé, A. & Manning, A. , 2007 , Essay Writing (Course book) , University of Reading, Reading: Garnet education
Pallant, A. , 2007 , English for Academic Study (Course book) , University of Reading, Reading: Garnet Education
Seely, J. , 2005 , Oxford Guide to Effective Writing and Speaking , Oxford: Oxford University Press

Assesssment methods and criteria:

Classification Type: Quantitativa (0-20)

Evaluation Methodology:
In accordance with the expected for the Professional Higher Technical Courses.