Course detail

Practical English 1

FEKT-HPA1Acad. year: 2018/2019

The course focuses on the development of all competences leading from B1 towards B2 CEFR level. It is based on the materials and requirements of international English language exams.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The student uses the English language as an independent user at B1-B2 CEFR level.
Discusses the roles of individual in the society
lists and describes a number of free time activities
characterizes different jobs and professions and is able to apply for a job
knows and uses the language means for the description of people and places
communicates in the situations connected with travelling
identifies the features of formal and informal styles and uses them correctly in the written communication
uses the grammatical structures according to the requirements of the given level and the course syllabus

Prerequisites

Secondary school knowledge of the English language (B1 CEFR) is required.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Murphy, R. (2004) English Grammar in Use. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Hewing, M. (2005) Advanced Grammar in Use. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Haines, S. and Stewart, B. (2015) Cambridge English First Masterclass, Student´s Book. Oxford: Oxford University Press (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in Article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.
Exercises developing communication skills in both oral and written forms.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

75% attendance and active participation at classes, fulfilment of given assignments including tests during the semester.
A semester test (max. 40 points, min. 24 pts, the test may be repeated only once).
An examination: listening (max. 30 pts, min. 15 pts), reading (max. 30 pts, min. 15pts).

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Haines, S. and Stewart, B. (2015) Cambridge English First Masterclass. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Units 1-6
Modal verbs, present tenses, adverbs
Appearance and identity
Parts of the body
Comparatives, superlatives, phrasal verbs
Talents, learning new things, jobs
Habits and typical behaviour
Expressing future
Social roles
Past time, adjectives
Travel and culture
Gerunds and infinitives, collocations
The Mind, Psychology

Aims

The course is focused on the development of all language competences necessary for fluent and independent use of the general English language at B1-B2 level in professional and social situations as a basis for further studies of English for electrical engineering, IT and other branches of science and technology.

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 AJEI-H Bachelor's

    branch H-AEI , 1. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory

  • Programme EEKR-CZV lifelong learning

    branch ET-CZV , 1. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Language exercise

52 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer