Course detail

English 3

FSI-A3Acad. year: 2020/2021

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

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

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.


Course is intended for students who are familiar with the language at the pre-intermediate level as minimum. They are expected to have the knowledge and skills corresponding to A2 level (CEFR).


Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Language instruction as an extension of basic professional curriculum.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Course-unit credit is awarded on condition of having attended the seminars actively, worked out assigned tasks and passed a credit test (at least 30 points out of 50). For the computer assisted part, students are required to collect 60% in the elearning activities and submit an individual written task. There is a possibility for the student to resit the test.

Course curriculum

Not applicable.

Work placements

Not applicable.


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 compulsory and is systematically checked by the teacher. Students are allowed to miss two language seminars and one seminar of computer assisted language learning. In well-founded cases, extra absences can be made up for after consulting the situation with the teacher.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

CLARE, Antonia, J. J. WILSON a Stephanie DIMOND-BAYIR. Speakout: intermediate. 2nd edition. Harlow: Pearson Education, [2015]. ISBN 978-1-292-11594-8. (EN)

Recommended reading

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)


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B3A-P Bachelor's

    branch B-MTI , 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory-optional
    branch B-MET , 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory-optional

  • Programme B3S-P Bachelor's

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

Type of course unit


Language exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Introduction. U1: Talking about yourself. Learning Languages. Question forms.
2. U1: Review of verb tenses. Talking about important dates in your life.
3. U1: Interview advice.
4. U2: Talking about facts. Narrative tenses.
5. U2: Present perfect and past simple.
6. U2: Talk about life stories. Say/tell.
7. U3: Future - plans and predictions. Future time markers, idioms.
8. U3: Discuss plans and arrangements.
9. U3: Dealing with misunderstandings.
10. U4: Jobs. Must/have to/should (obligation), used to, would.
11: U4: Personal qualities, adjectives, business.
12: U4: Participate in a meeting.
13. Credit test.

Computer-assisted exercise

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


A targeted individual teaching which derives benefits from the electronical support - introduction to technical English with the use of authentic videos.