Objective of the course – aims of the course unit:|
Improvement of listening skills and enlargement of Enlish professional and specialized vocabulary. Note: The course takes two semesters.
Objective of the course – learning outcomes and competences:|
Students will acquire higher confidence in listening to specialized texts, they will learn to process them and pick relevant information out of them; their passive and active knowledge of vocabulary will increase significantly.
The subject knowledge on the secondary school level is required.
Course contents (annotation):|
This is a specialized course of English listening designed for intermediate students. The focus is on intensive practice of listening skills, enlargement and proper use of professional and specialized vocabulary.
Teaching methods and criteria:|
Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes:|
The course is assessed in two semester listening tests and the final listening exam test.The student's attendance and his/her activity in the lessons is also assessed.
Week 1 Introduction - syllabus, materials; language quiz
Week 2 Kinds of English - RP, Australian English
Week 3 A bit of business I - Sales talk
Week 4 A bit of business II - When the customers press you
Week 5 Starting a new business, telephone techniques
Week 6 Presenting and reading graphs
Week 7 Listening to a specialized text - Robotics, its history and development, future perspectives
Week 8 Inventions - dangers and opportunities
Week 9 Brand names, How does it work? - describing processes
Week 10 Quality revolution
Week 11 CV, job interviews
Week 12 Introducing a company
Week 13 Semester test
Week 14 Students of electronics, the schedules, defining subjects
Week 15 At work - change of life rhythm
Week 16 Virtual reality systems and their use
Week 17 Sound engineering
Week 18 Hardware development; portable computers' limitations
Week 19 Computer networks
Week 20 Software development
Week 21 Computer security, viruses
Week 22 Going back to business - management styles
Week 23 A democratic workplace?
Week 24 Business problems
Week 25 Job stereotypes, satisfactions
Week 26 Semester test
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences:|
The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.
V.Dunn, D.Gruber: Listening Intermediate, , 0
Oxford English for Computing. K.Boeckner, P.C.Brown.Oxford University Press, 1993.
Oxford English for Electronics. E.H.Glendinning, J.McEwan.Oxford University Press, 1993.
A.Doff, C.Becket: Listening 2, , 0
M.Waistell: Executive Listening, , 0
New International Business English. L.Jones, R. Alexander.Cambridge University Press.
English or Czenglish? Don Sparling. SPN,Praha,1989.
Další poslechové materiály - BBC, internet, vlastní příspěvky studentů