Course detail

English for Studies Abroad

FSI-0AZAcad. year: 2020/2021

The exam tests the knowledge and skills acquired in previous study. It corresponds to the level B2 according to the "Common European Framework of Reference: Learning, Teaching, Assessment" set by the Council of Europe. The exam is aimed at students wishing to participate in Erasmus+.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialization.
Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

Prerequisites

Study at upper-intermediate level are regarded as a minimum to pass the exam.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Clive Oxenden, Christina Latham-Koenig: New English File Upper-Intermediate, Oxford University Press, 2008 (EN)
Raymond Murphy: English Grammar in Use 4ed With answers. CUP, 2012. ISBN: 978-0-521-18906-4 (EN)
Eales, Frances and Steve Oakes. Speakout. Upper Intermediate. Harlow: Pearson. 2011 (EN)
C. Redston , G. Cunningham, Face to Face Upper-Intermediate, 2007 (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Separately registered exam following previous language study.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The exam has a written and an oral part. The written part (max 42 points) focuses on reading, listening, cloze test, grammar and vocabulary. The oral part (max 18 points) tests fluency, pronunciation and ability to use vocabulary and grammar at B2 level. In both parts, students are required to collect at least 50% of the points.

Language of instruction

English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Aims

The aim of the examination is to prove student's knowledge and skills at B2 level with the focus on the vocabulary and skills needed when studying in the English language. The students are expected to use the language as independent users.

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

There are no lessons.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-OBN-P Bachelor's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, elective
  • Programme N-OBN-P Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, elective

Type of course unit

 

Guided consultation

1 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

Separately registered exam following previous language study.

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