Course detail

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

Prerequisites

To pass the BAN3 course or to acquire at least 41 points the entrance language test (instruction is in Czech only).

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

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

Not applicable.

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.
Exam prerequisites:
75% attendance and active participation at classes, fulfilment of given assignments.<br>
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40% - semester test - evaluates the level of knowledge one has acquiered during the semester.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

    Syllabus of numerical exercises:
    1. Modal verbs. Differences between British and American English.
    2. Giving presentations. Reading: International Outsourcing.
    3. Future arrangements and intentions. Collocations.
    4. Present Continuous and 'going to'. Business communication.
    5. Temporal clauses. Writing e-mails.
    6. 1st and 2nd Conditionals. Phrasal verbs.
    7. Present Perfect Simple and Present Perfect Continuous. Job descriptions.
    8. Describing a process. Interviewing techniques.
    9. 3rd Conditional. Confusing words.
    10. Business correspondence. 'Should' + perfect infinitive.
    11. Reported speech. Collocations.
    12. Technical text. Social responses.
    13. Semester test.

Aims

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.

Final exam:

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.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme IT-BC-3 Bachelor's

    branch BIT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit

 

Exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

  1. Introduction, Revision
  2. Past sp., past cont., Past perf.
  3. Giving presentations, describing problems and finding solutions
  4. Conditionals: Zero, 1st and 2nd
  5. Money and finance, emails, discussing and reaching agreements
  6. Passives: Present sp., present cont. present perf sp., past sp., will
  7. Product journey vocab., Time management, Checking understanding and clarifying
  8. Relative clauses
  9. Job interviews, describing personal qualities at work, changing plans
  10. 3rd Conditional, should have/shouldn´t have
  11. Gerund VS. Infinitive, Changing careers, teleconferencing
  12. Technical text, revision
  13. Semester test