Technical English I,II (CET 103/A, CET 106/A)

2011-2012 "TECHNICAL ENGLISH I", CET 103/A, Credit:3

Course detailed description can be found here.

Objectives of the Course/Dersin amacı: The course is designed in order to enhance reading, writing and speaking skills of students in English, through the study of advanced texts on computer science and instructional technologies.

My expectations of you/Öğrencilerden beklentilerim:

in English:
  • Ability to write correct and polite business letters to all of your professors. An example can be found here. You may also refer to the book "How to Say It" which provides clear and practical guidance for what to say and what not to say in any situation.
  • Bringing your laptops at each lesson;
  • Doing homework at time;
  • Attending to lessons and listening to your professors;
  • Doing everything precisely and in details;
  • Doing everything at time without being late;
  • Working hard;
  • Trying to understand every topic as much as you can;
  • Working in groups;
  • Trying to make research in areas connected with this course;
  • Communicating in clear English;
  • Preparing for midterm and final exam;
  • Everyday progress in your studies.
in Turkish:
  • Tüm profesörlerinize doğru, kibar ve iş mailleri tarzında ciddi mailler yazmanız. Örnek maili buradan bulabilirsiniz. Ayrıca, "How to Say It" kitabına bakarak herhangi bir durumda ne söyleyip ne söylemeyeceğinizi net bir şekilde öğrenebilirsiniz;
  • Dizüstü bilgisayarlarınızı her derse getirmeniz;
  • Zamanında ödevlerinizi yapmanız;
  • Derslerinize katılmanız ve profesörlerinizi dinlemeniz;
  • Her şeyi titizce ve detayları ile yapmanız;
  • Her şeyi  zamanında yapmanız;
  • Sıkı çalışmanız;
  • Her konuyu en iyi şekilde anlamaya çalışmanız;
  • Gruplar şeklinde çalışmanız;
  • Dersimiz ile alakalı araştırmalar yapmanız;
  • Anlaşılır bir İngilizce ile iletişim kurmanız;
  • Ara ve Final sınavlarına hazırlanmanız;
  • Çalışmalarınızda her gün gelişme göstermeniz.
Recommended Reading/Derste kullanılacak kaynaklar:
  1. Santiago Remacha Esteras, InfoTech: English for Computer Users, Cambridge University Press, 4th Edition (available in the library: Yer Numarası: QA 76.27.R39, Demirbaş: 0096405, Bölüm: Genel Kitaplık);
  2. Laura Darcy (Ed.), Dictionary of Computer Terms;
  3. Sajid Musa, Oussama Oufdil, Terlan Balagadasov, Said Obed Nsabimana, English-Turkish short computer dictionary (İngilizce-Türkçe kısa bilgisayar sözlük).
  4. William A. Sabin, Glossary of Computer Terms.
  1. Find all recommended books in pdf or djvu format.
  2. Collect all your emails in one *.txt file, and send to my email. Emails should be separated with commas (,).
  3. Write down the objectives of the course, course description, learning outcomes (expectations), and provide references of recommended books and textbooks in both English and Turkish languages into your exercise book. You can find all needed information here.


2011-2012 "TECHNICAL ENGLISH II", CET 106/A, Credit:3
Course description: This course is intended to improve the academic reading skills of advanced second language learners of English due to computer science study.

Course detailed description can be found here.

Recommended Reading:
Keith Boeckner, P. Charles Brown, Basic English for Computing, Oxford University Press.