Course detail

English B1

FCH-MCA_AB1Acad. year: 2018/2019

Students sitting for the elementary written test: English for chemists I.-IV. electronic textbooks or English B1 (example credit test); command of vocabulary, grammar, and reading, listening, and writing at B1 CEFR level.

Students sitting for the examination: English for chemists I.-IV. and English B1 electronic textbooks (example examination test); command of vocabulary, grammar, and reading, listening, speaking and writing at B1 CEFR level.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Grammar, vocabulary, and four skills (writing, reading, listening and speaking) will correspond to B1 CEFR level.

Prerequisites

English at B1 CEFR level

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Fišerová, L., Clemensová., G.: Angličtina pro chemiky I.-IV. (EN)
Gude, K., Duckworth, M.: Matrix, Pre-Intermediate Student´s Book (EN)
Fišerová, L., Clemensová, G.: Angličtina B1 (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course uses teaching methods in form of Language exercise - 1 teaching hour per week. The e-learning system (LMS Moodle) is available to teachers and students.
CLIL, problem and individualized learning.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to prove mastering English at the level corresponding to B1 CEFR (diploma supplement). The course is recognized for the FCH BUT bachelor program alumni who passed the examination in English for Chemists IV (corresponding to B1 CEFR) in their bachelor study program (not previously recognized) and also for students who will prove passing relevant examination by submitting their credit book or diploma supplement and annotation of the course preceding the examination at B1 level. The above students must also successfully pass the elementary written test (60%, see the example test) drawing on the English for Chemists I.-IV. textbooks.


Other students will sit for an examination testing their grammar and vocabulary and also reading, listening, speaking and writing skills at CEFR B1 level. The examination consists of a written (60% of the examination mark; based on English for Chemists I.-IV electronic textbook and a general English textbook at B1 level) and oral test (40% of the examination mark; students will e.g. talk about themselves, the branch they study, motivation to study chemistry and relevant problems from the studied subject).

Marks: 90-100% - A; 80-90% - B; 70-80% C; 60-70% - D; 50-60% E; less than 50% - not passed.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Students sitting for the elementary written test: See lessons in English for Chemists I.-IV. textbooks; grammar, vocabulary and skills of reading, writing, and listening in English. No regular classes are organized.

Students sitting for the overall examination: See lessons in English for Chemists I.-IV. and English B1 textbooks; grammar, vocabulary and skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking in English. No regular classes are organized.
See lessons in English for Chemists I.-IV. textbooks; grammar, vocabulary and skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking in general English. No regular classes are organized.

Aims

The aim is to enhance and develop students skills (reading, listening, writing, speaking), grammar and vocabulary so as the students would succeed in their future professional career and, moreover, to pass the examination in English corresponding to the CEFR B1 level successfully.

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

The course is recognized for the FCH BUT bachelor program alumni who passed the examination in English for Chemists IV in their bachelor study program and also for students who will prove passing relevant examinations; after the self-study preparation the above students must also successfully pass the elementary written test drawing on the English for Chemists I.-IV. textbooks.
Other students will do a self-study preparation for examination using specified literature.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme NKCP_SCH Master's

    branch NKCO_SCH , 1. year of study, summer semester, 1 credit, compulsory

  • Programme NPCP_SCH Master's

    branch NPCO_SCH , 1. year of study, summer semester, 1 credit, compulsory

  • Programme NPCP_CHTOZP Master's

    branch NPCO_CHTOZP , 1. year of study, summer semester, 1 credit, compulsory

  • Programme NKCP_CHTOZP Master's

    branch NKCO_CHTOZP , 1. year of study, summer semester, 1 credit, compulsory

  • Programme NKCP_CHTP Master's

    branch NKCO_CHTP , 1. year of study, summer semester, 1 credit, compulsory

  • Programme NPCP_CHTP Master's

    branch NPCO_CHTP , 1. year of study, summer semester, 1 credit, compulsory

  • Programme NPCP_MA Master's

    branch NPCO_MA , 1. year of study, summer semester, 1 credit, compulsory

  • Programme NPCP_CHM Master's

    branch NPCO_CHM , 1. year of study, summer semester, 1 credit, compulsory

  • Programme NKCP_CHM Master's

    branch NKCO_CHM , 1. year of study, summer semester, 1 credit, compulsory

  • Programme CKCP_CZV lifelong learning

    branch CKCO_CZV , 1. year of study, summer semester, 1 credit, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

seminars

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer