Course detail

English 5

FSI-A5Acad. year: 2018/2019

The course is intended to teach English for Specific Purposes. However, general English is also included.

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 who are familiar with the language at pre-intermediate level. They are expected to have the knowledge and skills corresponding to the courses A3 and A4.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

GLENDINNING, Eric H. a Alison POHL. Technology 2. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. Oxford English for careers. ISBN 9780194569538. (EN)
Raymond Murphy, English Grammar in Use (third edition)
Nick Brieger and Alison Pohl, Technical English - Vocabulary and Grammar

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Language instruction as an extension of basic professional curriculum.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

To pass this course it is necessary, apart from active participation in the class and individual home preparation, to fulfil and present tasks given and to pass the credit test, which is divided into three parts written on pre-set dates throughout the semester. Altogether it is required to collect at least 30 points out of 50 in these tests. In case this benchmark of 60% is not achieved, there is a possibility for the student to resit the test, however containing all three parts. Finally, students’ work in the e-learning support of the course is also reflected in the overall course assessment.

Language of instruction

English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Aims

The course is intended to teach English as a foreign language with focus on practical, everyday communication in a wide range of engineering branches.

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

Attendance at seminars is compulsory and is systematically checked by the teacher. Students are allowed to miss two seminars.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B3A-P Bachelor's

    branch B-PDS , 1. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch B-MTI , 1. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme B3A-A Bachelor's

    branch B-MAI , 1. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme B3A-P Bachelor's

    branch B-MAI , 1. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch B-MET , 1. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch B-FIN , 1. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme B3S-P Bachelor's

    branch B-S1R , 1. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch B-STI , 1. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme B3S-A Bachelor's

    branch B-STI , 1. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory

  • Programme B3S-P Bachelor's

    branch B-KSB , 1. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme B3A-P Bachelor's

    branch B-PDS , 2. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch B-MTI , 2. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch B-MAI , 2. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch B-MET , 2. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch B-FIN , 2. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme B3S-P Bachelor's

    branch B-AIŘ , 2. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch B-STI , 2. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch B-SSZ , 2. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch B-STG , 2. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch B-EPP , 2. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch B-KSB , 2. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit

 

Language exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Introduction, U1 - Ways in to technology – Branches of engineering
2. U1 - Ways in to technology – second part (grammar: -ing form and infinitive)
3. U3 - Bridges and tunnels
4. U3 - Bridges and tunnels- second part (grammar: The passive)
5. U4 - Plastics (1st test)
6. U4 - Plastics - second part(modal verbs: can, can't, could, couldn't, be able to,etc.)
7. U5 - Alternative energy
8. U5 - Alternative energy - second part (Past Continuous vs. Past Simple)
9. U6 - Aeronautics (2nd test)
10.U6 - Aeronautics - second part (First and Second Conditional)
11.U7 - Future homes
12.U7 - Future homes - second part (modal verbs: must, have to, don't have to, etc.)
13.3rd test