Course detail

English 4 for Combined Type of Study

FSI-A4KAcad. year: 2020/2021

The course is intended to teach English as a foreign language at general level. Also deals with ESP. It is focused on practical, everyday communication for the international workplace.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will be made familiar with general vocabulary for the workplace, as well as grammar structures for everyday communication at intermediate level.

Prerequisites

Course is intended for students within the combined study programmes who are familiar with the language at the pre-intermediate level / A2 (CEFR) as minimum. It follows up on vocabulary and grammar learnt in course A3K.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

CLARE, Antonia, J. J. WILSON a Stephanie DIMOND-BAYIR. Speakout: intermediate. 2nd edition. Harlow: Pearson Education, [2015]. ISBN 978-1-292-11594-8. (EN)
MURPHY, Raymond. Essential grammar in use: a self-study reference and practice book for elementary students of English : with answers. 3rd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. ISBN 978-0-521-67543-7. (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is intended for the combined form of study, individual work of students is directed by lectures and exercises taught en bloc.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Course-unit credit is awarded on condition of completing assigned tasks and passing a credit test. Students' work in the e-learning support of the course is also reflected in the overall course assessment. Altogether it is required to collect at least 30 points out of 50 (i.e. 60%). In case the benchmark of 60% is not achieved, there is a possibility for the student to resit the test. Exam has two parts: written (70 points) and oral (30 points) and students are required to collect at least 50% of the points in both parts. The scope corresponds to the intermediate level and the courses A3K-A4K. The aim of the examination is to prove student's knowledge and skills. The student is expected to use the language as an independent user.

Language of instruction

English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Aims

The aim of the course is to equip students for real-life tasks that arise in a wide range of technical occupations. It is intended to consolidate the knowledge obtained at secondary school and practice all four language skills.

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

Attendance at seminars is voluntary. However, students are strongly advised to attend the classes regularly to get the credit.

Type of course unit

 

Guided consultation

13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. U5: Technology, information. Comparatives and superlatives, question tags. Asking experts. Polite requests. Present and answer questions on your area of expertise.
2. U5: Explain and solve problems. Talk about inventions. Advantages/disadvantages.
3. U6: Real conditionals, hypothetical conditional: present/future, giving news. -ing/-ed adjectives, verb-noun collocations, life events. Talk about emotions, discuss what you would do in different situations.
4. U7: Success: verb phrases. Present perfect simple versus continuous. Present and past ability. Qualifications.
5. U8: Communities, social situations. Articles and quantifiers, relative clauses. Internet, real-world/online activities.
6. Revision.
7. Credit test.