English for Bachelors - Intermediate 2
FIT-BAN4Acad. year: 2018/2019
A standard course of English for intermediate students orientated on both general and technical English. An integrated approach is applied during teaching this course. After a grammar section with many tasks highlighting the new grammar, there is at least one activity for speaking, listening, reading and writing in every unit. There is a strong lexical component in the course. Technical texts are subject specific but the teacher's objective is teaching language, not subject knowledge.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Students will be able to:
- Use a wide range of vocabulary
- Apply newly acquired knowledge of grammar
- Understand, analyze, translate, paraphrase texts
- Understand, analyze, translate, paraphrase listenings
- Understand, follow and actively participate in simple conversations
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
K. Harding and A. Lane - International Express Intermediate, 3rd Edition, Student´s Book OUP
- Taylor, L.: International Express Intermediate. New edition. Student's Book. OUP 2005.
- Johnson, D.: General Engineering. English for Academic Purposes Series. Cassell Publishers Ltd, London, 1991.
- Soars, L., Soars, J.: New Headway Intermediate (Student's Book, Teacher's Book, Workbook). Oxford University Press, 1996.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
The course takes over 13 weeks in the form of language exercises.
Attendance at seminars is compulsory (75 %). Absence must be properly
apologized. If the absence exceeds 75%, it must be compensated by
students for missed hours.
75% attendance and active participation at classes, fulfilment of given assignments.<br>
40% - semester test - evaluates the level of knowledge one has acquiered during the semester.
Language of instruction
- Syllabus of numerical exercises:
- Modal verbs. Differences between British and American English.
- Giving presentations. Reading: International Outsourcing.
- Future arrangements and intentions. Collocations.
- Present Continuous and 'going to'. Business communication.
- Temporal clauses. Writing e-mails.
- 1st and 2nd Conditionals. Phrasal verbs.
- Present Perfect Simple and Present Perfect Continuous. Job descriptions.
- Describing a process. Interviewing techniques.
- 3rd Conditional. Confusing words.
- Business correspondence. 'Should' + perfect infinitive.
- Reported speech. Collocations.
- Technical text. Social responses.
- Semester test.
The course provides students not only with knowledge of general English,
but also 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.
30% - reading - evaluates and asseses the abilities to work with a written text, abilities to analyze, synthetize, paraphrase, organize and reproduce information from the text.
30% - listening - evaluates and asseses the abilities to understand spoken English, abilities to analyze, synthetize, paraphrase, organize and reproduce information from the listening.
Type of course unit
26 hours, compulsory
Teacher / Lecturer
- Introduction, Revision
- Past sp., past cont., Past perf.
- Giving presentations, describing problems and finding solutions
- Conditionals: Zero, 1st and 2nd
- Money and finance, emails, discussing and reaching agreements
- Passives: Present sp., present cont. present perf sp., past sp., will
- Product journey vocab., Time management, Checking understanding and clarifying
- Relative clauses
- Job interviews, describing personal qualities at work, changing plans
- 3rd Conditional, should have/shouldn´t have
- Gerund VS. Infinitive, Changing careers, teleconferencing
- Technical text, revision
- Semester test