Course detail

English for Life

FEKT-FEFLAcad. year: 2016/2017

An English course with a focus on the acquirement and practice of advanced skills within practical verbal and written communication. The seminars include not only a wide variety of functional aspects of the English language, but also different forms of interaction, namely active discussion, presentation, interpretation of audiovisual materials, and production or analysis of texts. The topics are outlined in such a manner as to enable the students to use English more effectively in dealing with everyday social and professional situations.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The ability to orientate oneself in the cultural and professional maze of the current Euroamerican civilization.
The ability to use English in a wide range of everyday situations.
The knowledge of various writing techniques plus the rules of team work and business communication in English.
The ability to understand natural spoken English.


The fundamental prerequisite consists in good command ot the English language as defined by the current XAN4 exam.
Students wishing to sit the course exam and obtain the credits are required to attend no less than 75% of all the tutorials/lectures.


Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods include language seminars and homework. Students have to actively participate in classes.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes


Course curriculum

I. Introduction. Aspects of the English language. Discussing the students´needs and requirements.
II. Cultural heritage and practice of the Euroamerican civilization.
III. Elements of practical communication: Discussion and opinions.
IV. Cultural workshop I.
V. Writing and interpretation of texts. Homework.
VI. Cultural workshop II.
VII. Presentations. Presenting and the related skills development. Homework review and new assignment.
VIII. Cultural workshop III.
IX. English in Electrical Engineering: Strategies, studying and practice.
X. Cultural workshop IV.
XI. English in Electrical Engineering: Reading and translation.
XII. Revision.
XIII. Semester test.

Work placements

Not applicable.


The development of knowledge and skills related to both general and professional use of English.
Communicating an image of cultural elements supporting the current Euroamerican civilization.

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.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Wellman, Guy: The Heinemann English Wordbuilder. Praha: SPN, 1991.

Recommended reading

Not applicable.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BTBIO-F Master's

    branch F-BTB , 1. year of study, summer semester, general knowledge
    branch F-BTB , 2. year of study, summer semester, general knowledge

Type of course unit



13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Language exercise

13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer