Course detail

English 4 for Combined Type of Study

FSI-A4KAcad. year: 2018/2019

The course is intended to teach English as a foreign language at general level. Also deals with ESP. It is focused on practical, everyday communication for the international workplace.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will be made familiar with general vocabulary for the workplace, as well as grammar structures for everyday communication at pre-intermediate level.


Course is intended for students within the combined study programmes who are familiar with the language at elementry level. They are expected to have the knowledge and skills corresponding secondary school courses and successfully completed the course A3K. It follows up on the grammar and vocabulary learnt.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

MURPHY, Raymond. Essential grammar in use: a self-study reference and practice book for elementary students of English : with answers. 3rd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. ISBN 978-0-521-67543-7. (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is intended for the combined form of study, indivudual work of students is directed by lectures and exercises taught en bloc.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Course-unit credit is awarded on condition of having worked out assigned tasks and passed a credit test. Students' work in the e-learning support of the course is also reflected in the overall course assessment. Altogether it is required to collect at least 36 points out of 60 (i.e. 60%). In case the benchmark of 60% is not achieved, there is a possibility for the student to resit the test. Exam has a written (70 points) and an oral part (30 points) and students are required to collect at least 50% of the points in both parts. The scope corresponds to the pre-intermediate level and the courses A3K-A4K. The aim of the examination is to prove student's knowledge and skills. The student is expected to use the language as an independent user.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of the course is to equip students for real-life tasks that arise in a wide range of technical occupations.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attendance at seminars is systematically checked by the teacher and is recommended to get the credit.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B3S-K Bachelor's

    branch B-S1R , 1. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory
    branch B-KSB , 1. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit


Guided consultation

13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. U6: Comparisons. Talking about cities. Telephoning. At a hotel.
2. U7: Present perfect, Past simple. Talking about changes and trends. Presentations. Job interviews.
3. U8: Modals. Career paths. Meetings. Invitations and offers.
4. U9: Past continuous, past simple. Emails. Making suggestions.
5. U10: Will. Zero and first conditionals. Gerunds and infinitives. Indirect questions.
6. Revision.
7. Credit test.

Controlled Self-study

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. self-study and elearning revisions for unit 6
2. self-study and elearning revisions for unit 7
3. self-study and elearning revisions for unit 8
4. self-study and elearning revisions for unit 9
5. self-study and elearning revisions for unit 10
6. working out the topics for oral part of the examination
7. final revision