English for bachelors- intermediate 1
FEKT-CAN3Acad. year: 2019/2020
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
To be able to speak about topics contained in the textbook accurately and fluently (with a certain error tolerance).
The subject knowledge on the pre-intermediate level is requested.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
Taylor, Liz: International Express Intermediate.New edition. Student's Book. OUP 2002
Sada technických textů
Samostatná domácí příprava:www.feec.vutbr.cz/et
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Teaching methods include homework and active study of e-learning.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Language of instruction
1.Tense review: Pres. Simple and Continuous, action and state verbs. Vocab: personal information, learning vocabulary.
2.Reading: National branding. Functions: introductions adn greetings, welcoming a visitor.
3.Past Simple and Pres. Perfect Simple review, used to + infinitive, subject and object questions. Vocab: work file, dictionary skills.
4.Reading: company and job profile. Functions: answering the phone, making and changing appointments. Pronunciation: /s/, /z/. Saying dates.
5.Comparative and superlative adjectives, relative clauses. Vocab: adjectives, personal attitudes and qualities. Techn. text: From dumb pipes to smart sensors
6.Reading: Past, present and future languages. Functions: giving opinions, agreeing and disagreeing, participating in a meeting or discussion. Pronunciation: sounding polite
7.Present and past trends: Pres. Continuous and Past Simple, adjectives and adverbs. Vocab: food file, word groups.
8.Reading: ethical consumerism. Functions: advice and suggestions. Pronunciation: /š/, /č/ Techn. text: Data with a human touch
9.Passives: Pres. Simple, Pres. Continuous, Past Simple, Pres. Perfect Simple, Will future. Vocab: leisure and fitness activities, word combinations
10.Reading: Fit to work. Functions: leaving recorded messages, using mobile phones. Pronunciation: stressing important information
11.Past Simple, Past Continuous, Past Perfect. Vocab: gerunds file, personal management
12.Reading: Gap year for adults. Functions: requests and offers, exchanging information. Pronunciation: contrastive stress. Techn. text: Electronic paper (mock exam)
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
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 EEKR-BC Bachelor's
branch BC-EST , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, general knowledge
branch BC-MET , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, general knowledge
branch BC-SEE , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, general knowledge
branch BC-TLI , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, general knowledge
branch BC-EST , 3. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, general knowledge
branch BC-MET , 3. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, general knowledge
branch BC-SEE , 3. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, general knowledge
branch BC-TLI , 3. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, general knowledge
Type of course unit
26 hours, compulsory
Teacher / Lecturer