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Langues - AN221B : Initiation to scientific English

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This class aims at reinforcing your English, both written and oral, and at expanding your knowledge of scientific English. Depending on the interests of the students, we will work on the vocabulary of various scientific fields (mathematics, physics, chemistry, computing…) and on the use of that vocabulary (the reading of mathematical equations, chemical formulae, the presentation of charts, research…). The goal is to make sure that the students will be perfectly at ease when the have to present their research in English or attend conferences.

Objectifs pédagogiques

The student will be able to :
- understand the principal concrete and abstract ideas in a complex Scientific text in English,
- communicate fluently and in a spontaneous manner thus allowing regular interaction with native speakers without strain for either one or the other.  
- express themselves clearly and precisely on a wide range of scientific subjects, give his/her opinion on a current issue, explain the advantages and disadvantages of different possibilities.

18 heures en présentiel (12 blocs ou créneaux)
réparties en:
  • Petite classe : 18

Diplôme(s) concerné(s)

UE de rattachement

Pour les étudiants du diplôme Diplôme d'Ingénieur de l'Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées

Aucun pré-requis.

Format des notes

Numérique sur 20

Littérale/grade européen

Pour les étudiants du diplôme Master 1 Mathématiques Appliquées

Le rattrapage est autorisé

    Pour les étudiants du diplôme Diplôme d'Ingénieur de l'Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées

    Vos modalités d'acquisition :

    Final exam at the end of the semester.

    Le rattrapage est autorisé (Max entre les deux notes écrêté à une note seuil)
    • le rattrapage est obligatoire si :
      Note initiale < 6
    • le rattrapage peut être demandé par l'étudiant si :
      6 ≤ note initiale < 10

    Le coefficient de l'UE est : 1.5

    L'UE est évaluée par les étudiants.

    Pour les étudiants du diplôme Master 1 Parisien de Recherche Opérationnelle

    Le rattrapage est autorisé

      Programme détaillé

      During the programme, we will work with vulgarized scientific periodicals (Scientific American, New Scientist in particular) as well as more specialized ones in order to follow the current scientific findings and to find subjects for in-class debates and discussions. Audio and video documents will also be used (documentaries, interviews, science fiction movies). All of the students will be asked to do an oral presentation on a scientific subject that interests them. The goal of the class is to propose an interactive and personalized approach to the use of scientific English for the students who wish to feel more at ease when they have to use the English language in their scientific life. In addition, the reading of scientific periodicals should also interest the students who wish to broaden their scientific knowledge in fields beyond their course of study.

      Mots clés

      Scientific English

      Méthodes pédagogiques

      Written supports (books, articles from the press, scienfic periodicals) ; Audio-visual supports (podcasts, science fiction movies, documentaries,interviews) ; Presentations, role-plays, debates and oral interaction
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