Course detail

English for Upper-Intermediate Students

FEKT-NJH4Acad. year: 2015/2016

This is the standard course in upper-intermediate English which builds on what was learnt in previous English courses. Writing, pronunciation and presentation is improved upon too. Sources: International Express:Upper-Intermediate, The Course in Electrical Engineering and specialized material designed at the Department of Languages at FEKT.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Grammar is treated in greater depth, as are pronunciation, reading, comprehension, vocabulary and vocabulary usage. The use of everyday social expressions and idioms, and the context in which they are used, are also an integral part of the course.

Prerequisites

The subject knowledge on the Bachelor´s degree level is requested.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Adrian Wallwork, International Express:Upper-Intermediate, Oxford University Press, 2004.
Sada technických textů
Samostatná domácí příprava:www.feec.vutbr.cz/et

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods include textbook work and practice, listening texts and group work.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

A 75% attendance is required along with completion of assignments given in class. The maximum number of points for each semester test is 20 + 5.
Written and listening exams are 25 + 25, 6 credits

Language of instruction

English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Unit 1, Roles and Relationships, pp. 2-6
Unit 1, Introductions and Greetings, pp. 7-11
Unit 2, Talking About the Past, pp. 12-15
Unit 2, Telephoning, pp. 16-21
Review Unit A, pp. 22-23
Unit 3, Plans and Predictions, pp. 24-28
Unit 3, Arrangements and Meetings, pp. 29-33
Unit 4, Communication, pp. 34-38
Unit 4, Understanding, Interrupting and Clarifying, pp. 39-43
Review Unit B, pp.44-45
Unit 5, The Internet, pp. 46-50
Unit 5, Phrasal Verbs, pp. 51-55
Semester test written
Unit 6, Expressing Quantity and Time, pp. 56-59
Unit 6, Explaining Statistics, pp. 60-65
Review Unit C, pp. 66-67
Unit 7, Education Vocabulary, pp. 68-72
Unit 7, Organizing Information, pp. 73-77
Unit 8, Hypothesis and Explanation, pp. 78-81
Unit 8, Apologizing, pp. 82-87
Review Unit D, pp.88-89
Unit 9, Food and Hospitality, pp. 90-94
Unit 9, Invitations and Arrangements, pp. 95-99
Unit 10,Predicting the Future, pp. 100-104
Unit 10,Prefixes, pp. 105-109
Semester test written
*certain technical texts will be substituted with
specialized material

Aims

Learners at this level no longer examine language items in isolation. Reading, listening, pronunciation, grammar and writing are treated as a whole and in greater depth. Also, technical text themes are a required part of this course. This course, in combination with the First Certificate of English, which can be taken at several language schools in Brno, prepares students in understanding and presenting technical text material in English. Note: The course takes two semesters.

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-MN Master's

    branch MN-BEI , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-TIT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-KAM , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-EVM , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-EST , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-MEL , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-SVE , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-EEN , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-BEI , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-TIT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-KAM , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-EVM , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-EST , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-MEL , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-SVE , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-EEN , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge

Type of course unit

 

Language exercise

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer