Course detail

English for Bachelors 2

FEKT-KAN4Acad. year: 2015/2016

A standard course of English for intermediate students orientated on both general and technical English. An integrated approach is applied during teaching this course. After a grammar section with many tasks highlighting the new grammar, there is at least one activity for speaking, listening, reading and writing in every unit. There is a strong lexical component in the course. Technical texts are subject specific but the teacher's objective is teaching language, not subject knowledge.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will be able to:
- Use a wide range of vocabulary
- Apply newly acquired knowledge of grammar
- Understand, analyze, translate, paraphrase texts
- Understand, analyze, translate, paraphrase listenings
- Understand, follow and actively participate in simple conversations

Prerequisites

Knowledge of all language skills on at least A2 CEFR level is required prior enterring the course. For more detailed specifications please refer to Common European Framework of Refference for Languages (CEFR)

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

K. Harding and A. Lane - International Express Intermediate, 3rd Edition, Student´s Book OUP
Sada technických materiálů.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods include homework and active study of e-learning.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Final exam:
40% - semester test - evaluates the level of knowledge one has acquiered during the semester by self-sdudying
30% - reading - evaluates and asseses the abilities to work with a written text, abilities to analyze, synthetize, paraphrase, organize and reproduce information from the text
30% - listening - evaluates and asseses the abilities to understand spoken English, abilities to analyze, synthetize, paraphrase, organize and reproduce information from the listening

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Modal verbs. Differences between British and American English.
2. Giving presentations. Reading: International Outsourcing.
3. Future arrangements and intentions. Collocations.
4. Present Continuous and 'going to'. Business communication.
5. Temporal clauses. Writing e-mails.
6. 1st and 2nd Conditionals. Phrasal verbs.
7. Present Perfect Simple and Present Perfect Continuous. Job descriptions.
8. Describing a process. Interviewing techniques.
9. 3rd Conditional. Confusing words.
10. Business correspondence. 'Should' + perfect infinitive.
11. Reported speech. Collocations.
12. Technical text. Social responses.
13. Semester test.

Aims

The course provides students not only with knowledge of general English, but also with the vocabulary, grammar, and functions necessary to become operational in professional and social situations.

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.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme EEKR-BK Bachelor's

    branch BK-AMT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, general knowledge
    branch BK-EST , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, general knowledge
    branch BK-MET , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, general knowledge
    branch BK-SEE , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, general knowledge
    branch BK-TLI , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, general knowledge

  • Programme IBEP-TZ Bachelor's

    branch TZ-IBP , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, general knowledge

  • Programme EEKR-BK Bachelor's

    branch BK-AMT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, general knowledge
    branch BK-EST , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, general knowledge
    branch BK-MET , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, general knowledge
    branch BK-SEE , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, general knowledge
    branch BK-TLI , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, general knowledge

  • Programme IBEP-TZ Bachelor's

    branch TZ-IBP , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, general knowledge

  • Programme EEKR-BK Bachelor's

    branch BK-AMT , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, general knowledge
    branch BK-EST , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, general knowledge
    branch BK-MET , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, general knowledge
    branch BK-SEE , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, general knowledge
    branch BK-TLI , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, general knowledge

  • Programme IBEP-TZ Bachelor's

    branch TZ-IBP , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, general knowledge

  • Programme EEKR-CZV lifelong learning

    branch ET-CZV , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, general knowledge

Type of course unit

 

Language exercise

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer