General English for Intermediate Students
FEKT-MASPAcad. year: 2017/2018
The content of this course is the same as that of XAN4, the course is designed for students who did not attend XAN4 in the Bachelor's study programme.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Acquisition of new vocabulary.
Developing grammar knowledge.
Developing the language skills (reading, speaking, listening, and writing)
Introducing and revising common phrases of spoken English.
Work with technical texts.
The subject knowledge on the secondary school level is requested.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
Taylor, Liz: International Express Intermediate. New edition. Student's Book. OUP 2005
Elektronické texty k předmětu.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Teaching methods include language seminars and homework. Students have to actively participate in classes.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
75% attendance and active participation at classes, fulfilment of given assignments.
Language of instruction
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.
The course provides students 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.