Course detail

Practical English 5

FEKT-HPA5Acad. year: 2018/2019

The course is aimed at the development of academic language competences on the proficiency level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. It focuses on the language for professional and academic purposes, analysis of technical texts, listening and reproduction, writing and formal written communication.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The student is able to:
- Write academic texts with the correct structure
- Participate in formal written professional and business communication
- Read long texts on native speaker level

Prerequisites

Before the electronic registration of the subject HPA5, a student has to pass successfully the exam of the subject Practical English 4 (subject code HPA4). This exam corresponds to the level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Hewings, M (2012) Cambridge Academic English. An integrated skills course for EAP. C1 Advanced. CUP (CS)
Downes, C (2008) Cambridge English for Job-hunting. CUP (CS)
Paterson, K (2013) Oxford Grammar for EAP. English grammar and practice for Academic Purposes. OUP (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The subject focuses on improving the communication skills and specialist language knowledge.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

A written test and exam.
The written test based on written assignments (min. 24, max. 40 points).
Written exam (min. 30, max. 60 points).

Active participation in seminars and a minimum of 75% attendance are required according to the regulations issued by the Head of the Department of Languages and presented on the Department website http://www.ujaz.feec.vutbr.cz/ and fulfilment of given assignments during the semester.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introduction
2. Formal language
3. Academic language and style
4. Academic text and its structure.
5. Paraphrasing, quoting and referencing
6. Sumary and abstract
7.- 10. Formal written communication
11. - 12. Listening
13. Revision

Aims

Development of academic skills and knowledge with partucilar focus on the writing skils on the level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

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 , 3. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory

  • Programme EEKR-CZV lifelong learning

    branch ET-CZV , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Language exercise

39 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer