Course detail

New Headway Intermediate 1

FIT-BAN3Acad. year: 2019/2020

A standard course of English for intermediate students BAN4 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

To be able to speak about topics contained in the textbook accurately and fluently (with a certain error tolerance). To be able to use basic reading techniques (scanning, skimming, selecting what is relevant). To be able to follow English lessons, to follow instructions, desciptions and explanations, to take notes when listening. To be able to write a formal and informal letter, to send a fax, to fill in a form, to describe a person and a place. To be able to understand a complicated sentence construction and relations between sentences from a language point of view; to acquire new semi-technical vocabulary.
This course fulfills Level A2+ of the European Council Reference Frame.

Prerequisites

To pass the BAN2 course or to acquire "31 - 40" points in the entrance language test.

  • recommended prerequisite
    • Headway Pre-Intermediate 2

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Pro samostatnou domácí práci: http://www.feec.vutbr.cz/UJAZ/evyuka
Harding, K.; Lane, A.: International Express intermediate, 3rd edition (EN)
Soubor technických textů, gram. a lexikálních cvičení k samostatné práci (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods include language seminars and homework. Students have to actively participate in classes.

Compulsory seminar are held every week and students are obliged to fulfill achievements as part of their homestudy.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Teaching methods include language seminars and homework. Students have to actively participate in classes.

Compulsory seminar are held every week and students are obliged to fulfill achievements as part of their homestudy.
Exam prerequisites:
Credit test: 24 - 40 points.
Examination:

  • listening comprehension: 15 - 30 points,
  • reading comprehension: 15 - 30 points.

Language of instruction

Czech, English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Seminar 1: Introduction to the subject, information about the tuition organization, requirements, contents and completion of the course.
Seminar 2: Unit 1 - parts: Grammar+Vocabulary
Seminar 3: Unit 1 - parts: Work skills+Functions
Seminar 4: Unit 2 - parts: Grammar+Vocabulary
Seminar 5: Unit 2 - parts: Work skills+Functions
Seminar 6: Unit 3 - parts: Grammar+Vocabulary
Seminar 7: Unit 3 - parts: Work skills+Functions
Seminar 8: Unit 4 - parts: Grammar+Vocabulary
Seminar 9: Unit 4 - parts: Work skills+Functions
Seminar 10:Unit 5 - parts: Grammar+Vocabulary
Seminar 11:Unit 5 - parts: Work skills+Functions
Seminar12:Revision, mock test + mock technical text
Seminar 13:Semestral credit test

Aims

Acquisition of new vocabulary. Developing grammar knowledge. Developing the language skills: reading, speaking, listening and writing. Introducing and revising common phrases of spoken English. Work with semi-technical texts.

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

75% attendance, fulfilling the tasks.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BIT Bachelor's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme IT-BC-3 Bachelor's

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

Type of course unit

 

Fundamentals seminar

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus


  • 1. - 2. Grammar: tense revision - pres. simple a continuous. Vocabulary: social networks, the internet.
  • 3. - 4. Grammar: past simple, present perfect. Vocabulary: starting a new business, phrasal verbs.
  • 5. - 6. Grammar: will, may, might, be likely / possible. Vocabulary: describing cause and effect.
  • 7. - 8. Grammar: making comparisons. Vocabulary: city descriptions, -ing vs -ed adjectives.
  • 9. - 10. Grammar: modal and related verbs. Vocabulary: colours and colour idioms, prefixes.
  • 11. - 12. Technical texts, revision.
  • 13. Credit test.

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