Course detail

Practical English 1

FP-Ipa1_1PAcad. year: 2020/2021

An English course at upper-intermediate level focused on developing practical language skills, but also professional terminology in the area of management and information technology.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Development of all language skills, consolidation and deepening of knowledge of grammatical structures, and increase in vocabulary with special emphasis on language needed at work.

Prerequisites

Knowledge of English at CEF B1 level.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

APPLEBY, R. and WATKINS, F. International Express Upper-Intermediate Student's Book Third Edition. OUP 2014. ISBN 978-0-19-459761-6. (EN)
ESTERAS, S. R. and FABRE, E. M.: Professional English in Use ICT, CUP 2007. (EN)
MASCULL, B.: Business Vocabulary in Use Advanced, CUP 2004 (EN)
MASCULL, B.: Business Vocabulary in Use Intermediate, CUP 2002 (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods


Exercises promote the practical mastery of the subject presented in lectures or assigned for individual study with the active participation of students.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Course completion
- credit requirements - 75% active participation in lessons, e-learning activities, credit test
- exam requirements - listening comprehension, reading comprehension

Completion of the course for students with individual study plan
- credit requirements - e-learning activities, credit test
- exam requirements - listening comprehension, reading comprehension

Completion of the course in distance form (applied only when objective external circumstances do not allow the implementation of the study programme in accordance with the granted accreditation)
- credit requirements - e-learning activities, credit test
- exam requirements - listening comprehension, reading comprehension

Language of instruction

English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1) Unit 1 – Tense review. Prefixes.
2) Unit 1 – Conversational strategies. Making a good impression. Technical text.
3) Unit 2 – Perfect tenses. Rules and limits. Technical text.
4) Unit 2 – Report writing. Checking and clarifying.
5) Unit 3 – Relative clauses. Suffixes and collocations. Technical text.
6) Unit 3 – Dynamic presentations. Hedging, contrasting and generalizing.
7) Revision. Technical text.
8) Unit 4 – Narrative tenses. Gerunds and infinitives.
9) Unit 4 – Being assertive. Handling complaints. Technical text.
10) Unit 5 – Future tenses and future expressions.
11) Unit 5 – Describing graphs. Problems and solutions. Technical text.
12) Revision. Technical text.
13) Credit test.

Aims

The aim of the course is to deepen the practical language skills that are essential for everyday communication and communicate more technical nature in the field of Management and IT. Preparing for the Practical English 2nd

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 MGR-SI Master's

    branch MGR-IM , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit

 

Language exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer