Course detail

English for Intermediate Students

FEKT-NJH3Acad. 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).
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.

Prerequisites

The subject knowledge on the Bachelor´s degree level is requested.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Sada technických textů
Liz Taylor: International Express - Intermediate.New edition. Oxford University Press 2002
Samostatná domácí příprava:www.feec.vutbr.cz/et

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Credit
Examination

Language of instruction

English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

JH3 is a two-semester course and for that reason 26 items are included.
1.Auxiliary verbs "do, be, have", naming the tenses, questions and negatives, short answers. Social expressions.
2.Wonders of the modern world in reading, speaking and listening. Writing: correcting mistakes.
3.Present Simple and Continuous, action and state verbs, present passive. Vocabulary: sports. Numbers: money, fractions, decimals, phone numbers, dates. "Computers for the Disabled": work with the text.
4.Favourite sports and leisure activities in speaking and listening. Writing: describing a person. "Computers for the Disabled": tasks.
5.Past Simple, Continuous and Past Pefect; past passive. Vocabulary: art, music and literature. Giving opinions. "Waste Recycling": work with the text.
6.Art, music and litearure in reading and speaking. "Waste Recycling": tasks.
7.Modal verbs: obligation and permission. Vocabulary: adjectives that describe people; word formation. Requests and offers. "Databases": work with the text.
8.How to behave properly in different parts of the world in reading, listening and speaking. Writing: filling in a form. "Databases": tasks.
9.Future forms: "going to", "will", Present Continuous. Vocabulary: the weather, using public transport, requests in a hotel.
10.Holidays and tourism in reading, listening and speaking. Writing: sending a fax.
11.Questions with "like"; verb patterns. Vocabulary: words that go together.
12.Food, cooking and restaurants in reading and speaking. Writing: describing a room (relative pronouns).
13.Semester test
14.Present Perfect Simple; Present Perfect passive. Vocabulary: multi-word verbs. Telephoning, leaving a message on an answer phone.
15.Choosing a career in reading and speaking. Writing: formal letters; a letter of application.
16.First Conditional and Second Conditional; time clauses. Vocabulary: base and strong adjectives. Making suggestions. "Bluetooth": work with the text.
17.Charities and charitable causes in speaking and listening. Words that join ideas in writing. "Bluetooth": tasks.
18.Probability (present and past) with the help of modal verbs. Vocabulary: character adjectives. "Solar Energy Systems": work with the text.
19.Character qualities and a topic of a family in speaking and listening. Agreeing and disagreeing. "Solar Energy Systems": tasks.
20.Present Perfect Continuous tense. Vocabulary: compound nouns. Complaining. "Disc Brakes": work with the text.
21.Collectors and their collections; smoking in speaking and listening. Writing: beginning and ending formal and informal letters. "Disc Brakes": tasks.
22.Indirect questions; question tags. Vocabulary: idioms. Informal language.
23.Forgetfulness in listening and speaking. Reading questions and answers from a science magazine. Writing: for and against.
24.Reported speech. Vocabulary: words connected with birth, marriage and death.
25.Customs connected with births, weddings and funerals in a discussion. Expressing saying sorry.
26.Semester 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

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-MN Master's

    branch MN-BEI , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-TIT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-KAM , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-EVM , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-EST , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-MEL , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-SVE , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-EEN , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-BEI , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-TIT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-KAM , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-EVM , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-EST , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-MEL , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-SVE , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-EEN , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge

Type of course unit

 

Language exercise

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer