ICT

ICT is an acronym that stands for Information Communications Technology. ICT covers any device that will store, retrieve, manipulate, transmit or receive information electronically in a digital form. This includes personal computers, digital television, email and robots. It is also concerned with the way these different uses can work with each other.

English for ICT – Informatyczny język angielski

ict informatyczny język angielskiWe are living in a constantly evolving digital world. ICT has an impact on nearly every aspect of our lives – including working, socialising & playing etc. The digital age has transformed the way young people communicate, get help, access information and learn. We must provide learners with relevant and contemporary knowledge that allows them to successfully engage with the changing world.

ICT topics include

  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Networks and communications
  • Data, information and databases
  • Measurement and control
  • Modelling and simulation
  • The legal framework
  • Risks and implications of ICT

Programs available on my laptop:

  • Excel, Powerpoint, Word, iStudio, Facetime, Garageband, iMovie, iPhoto, iTunes, Photobooth and many others.

Resources used by the tutor

  • Apple Macbook Pro 15.4 inch Thunderbolt laptop with the latest Operating system
  • Books and paper-based documents
  • External hard-drive
  • Digital camera
  • Web-camera and headphones/microphone
  • Magic mouse and many others…

Data, information, knowledge and databases

  • Methods used to convey information
  • Types of data, sources, static and dynamic data
  • Quality of information
  • Coding, validation and verification
  • Forms, queries, booleans and reports

Software and hardware components

  • Difference between hardware and software
  • Input, output and storage devices

Characteristics of standard applications software

  • Types of software used for basic tasks
  • Wizards, style and templates
  • Designs for tailored data entry screens
  • Buttons, menus and templates
  • Master documents, slides, styles for house style
  • Transfer of data between applications
  • Needs of different users

Spreadsheet concepts

  • Characteristics of modelling software
  • Variables, formulae, functions and rules
  • Worksheets, rows, columns, cells, ranges
  • Absolute and relative referencing
  • Validation

Software used for presentation and communication

  • Reformatting documents for applications
  • Vector and bitmap graphics
  • OHPs vs electronic presentations

The role and impact of ICT

  • Impact of ICT
  • Legal aspects (Data Protection Act etc)
  • Networking computers

Polish phrases

  • IT English (Informatyczny język angielski)
  • Technical English (Techniczny język angielski)
  • Administrative English (angielski dla administracji)

Piers Midwinter

Piers Midwinter

Director and Freelance Teacher at Best Language
I am a director and a friendly Native English Speaking Teacher. I teach all kinds of English. I have organised Business English Courses for companies in the Opolskie region. I have been employed by TU Dresden to teach Business English to Masters students since October 2014.
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I am a sole trader and freelancer. My company: Best Language is a registered Language School. I have thus been able to work with Companies in Poland, Germany and England. Regon: 161579995 NIP: 5213439515 Registered address: Konsularna 1/34, Opole 45-089, Poland