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Transport Technology and Logistics

Professional English II


Students read, write, and verbally report on a selected topic from the field of transport technology and logistics. Through reading academic and professional texts they develop their knowledge of subject-specific terminology, including multi-word units. They identify and use EAP (English for Academic Purposes) vocabulary. They make weekly written and oral reports on their readings.


Goals and competencies

The course aims to reach/develop the following objectives/competences:

  • broader understanding of the field of transport technology and logistics in English,
  • understanding of a selected topic within the broader field of transport technology and logistics through English language resources,
  • finding relevant resources in print and digital databases,
  • preparing researched essays,
  • identification and use of subject-specific terminology,
  • identification and use of EAP vocabulary,
  • presentation of researched essays,
  • discussion.

Basic literature

  • Bailey, S. 2011. Academic Writing: A Handbook for International Students. Oxon: Routledge.
  • Gillet, A., Hammond, A. in Martala, M. 2013. Sucessful Academic Writing. Harlow: Pearson Longman.
  • McCarthy, M. in O'Dell, F. 2008. Academic Vocabulary in Use. Cambridge: CUP.