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Language teaching in technical schools must continue to grow and flourish

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Technically educated young people is the lack comprehensively trained technicians with language skills is even less. Expertise certainly, but to be able to sell their work results and abroad, this is what decides the success or failure of young people in the labor market. Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication Brno University of Technology is able to equip their graduates and professional language skills.

Faculty has its own language institute and can boast one of the few schools in the Republic of technical experts in the technical language. The head of this institute is Dr. **. Milena Krhutová, Ph.D. **, which adds: * "We are very pleased that the faculty and leadership, BUT realized the need to increase the professional language skills of graduates, which helped us to modernize the institution and attract the interest of young teachers who want to learn bring to teaching and new directions and trends. "* Although it is generally support for technical schools to teach foreign languages ​​lack. * "I think the time allocated to language education should be at least twice. We do not handicap this time trying to combat, in particular by language courses are equipped with electronic mainstays for self and other academics in vocational education and special language teaching methods, students in technical fields. About our activities is perhaps a little surprisingly large interest, but our students and postgraduates are trying to improve and build its position in the labor market and in their free time, "adds ** * dr. Krhutová **. According to EU documents and decisions should be uniform level languages ​​at universities. With this at ** FEEC ** started years ago and the first success is to increase the output level in English in the bachelor study, the introduction of two compulsory language exams in the Master's program.

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** Department of Foreign Languages ​​at FEEC ** boasts a unique research expertise in the English language used as a career in electrical engineering, which dealt with ** dr. ** Krhutová and published research results in his doctoral thesis. It is the analysis and characterization of technical language demonstrated through specific examples of texts used by students and professionals at FEEC. * "It is important to work with them as they are accustomed. Speaking in their language but English. It is important to realize, in which maps reflect. Facts and their names are familiar from teaching in Czech, we're like, we can easily establish and students can just use their expertise to use the English terms that are familiar from Czech texts and use them to decode and English texts. So they manage to combine everything, "* brings leading institute and one of the few linguists who are engaged in his scientific career as an English language professional electrical engineering.

The electrical engineering in Brno is also a great emphasis on professional educators page. * „We are trying to ensure that everyone who teaches language specialist, also had information about the students' fields, and knew how to specifically perceive language technicians, while we lay in electrical engineering,“ adds a smile * Head of the Department. The institute can also boast two large doctorates in English and one of the few in the CR also a doctorate in English methodology. Such a major success with most philosophical and linguistic faculties in the country. Each semester passes by the Institute of 3500 students not only from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, but also from other faculties and where BUT Masaryk University. This fact highlights the importance of this institute, which has about twenty professional staff.

In Brno, in addition to English language teaching French, German, Italian, Spanish, but also Russian, which experts see a great potential FEEC. * "It is good to develop professional networks and to the east. Young people need to realize that markets are more dynamic and have the potential to grow, "* adds dean for undergraduate studies, ** Assoc. Ing. Peter Fiedler, Ph.D. ** The equipment of classrooms, textbooks and language software is superior to the faculty. * "I have to move their professional large number of foreign universities, and I can confirm that with such a good level of what we provide at our faculty, I met only in Finland and perhaps somewhat surprisingly, Hungary. Over other countries in professional language teaching stand out, "* says the success of major languages ​​of the Institute of Electrical Engineering Brno, ** dr. Krhutová **.

Great importance and plays a supporting BUT chiefly leadership faculty. Another important element is the funding of development projects and other funds, the Institute acquired in recent years and through which they managed to improve the teaching of both the material and theoretical. * „We are pleased that we succeeded in recent years to highlight and build a unique place around, BUT, it can only contribute to the further development and research in the field of vocational language,“ * applauds the work of the team ** dr. Krhutová **.

And the question of how to get youth to the most in language skills and knowledge, trying to improve? Corresponds to a leading institute with a smile * "It's not just about what a person knows the vocabulary, but also must learn how to think and how behave when using a foreign language. Not everything has a same meaning, and not everything can be used identically as in the Czech language. We are trying to institute therefore, deal not only teaching but also research, which is in linguistics and very challenging time for reasons he does not give as many people might have. It is important to learn the technical language in addition to the knowledge society and cultural practices in foreign countries. It is not just what a person is an expert, but also how they can present and sell, which is one of the weaker sites of Czech engineers. I still think that graduates of our faculty are in terms of language skills decently equipped, they are presented specific technical language, but also social skills, both spoken and written language and thus will not have problems in their professional activities in the international community. " *

Department of Foreign Languages ​​was established as a separate unit to the FEI (Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science) in 1990 dividing the then Department of Foreign Languages ​​Rectorate. Over the past years has been amended three times the concept of language learning to adapt to rapidly changing conditions and demands of the content and method of language teaching. Institute regularly analyzes the needs of students and coordinates the educational system with university regulations.

Department of Foreign Languages ​​provides language teaching at FIT, and FIT FP, while teaching English language prevails. Moreover, even offers courses in Russian, German and Spanish. Besides teaching, the Institute focuses on research in the areas of pragmatics, pragmastylistiky, analysis of professional discourse and professional methods of teaching English.

In addition to basic courses in difficulty from intermediate to very advanced Institute offers specialized courses on specific skills such as effective reading English technical texts, Business English, Professional English, English to Europe, North America, English, German Europe, supplementary course in German language and German experts. All our courses are designed to prepare students in terms of socio-cultural and language for foreign study visits or work for foreign companies.

In 2004 it became part of the Institute of Language Education and Economics section, which offers a study of general subjects in social sciences – education, psychology and economics. Skills and knowledge gained in these subjects are a useful part of the qualification of bachelor and master students in engineering degree programs.

New Concept English language teaching in undergraduate study beginning in the 2005/2006 academic year draws content of courses to meet requirements and set levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for teaching, learning and assessment of language created by the Council of Europe in 2001. The aim of the new concept is to equip language graduates so that they can also be applied in the international labor market.

** Information about the faculty **: Electrotechnical disciplines were first at the University of Technology, BUT the first time already in 1905. Since 1959, when it was founded as an independent faculty of energy, which later transformed into the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, has successfully completed engineering studies at our faculty of over 23 000 graduates. In 2001 the present name of Science – Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication Technology (FIT) and a year later acquired the accreditation of new modern-ranging study programs in a structured study. The faculty has more than 4,400 students in bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs. Studying at the faculty is focused on a wide range of scientific areas: control technology and robotics, biomedical engineering, power engineering and electronics, electrotechnology and electronics, microelectronics, and Radioelectronics Teleinformatics.

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