Course detail

English 6

FSI-A6Acad. year: 2023/2024

The course covers core language and skills at B2 level that students need to communicate successfully in technical specialisations.

Language of instruction


Entry knowledge

The course is intended for students who are familiar with the language at B1 level, as well as with grammar and vocabulary corresponding to the course A5.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

To pass this course it is necessary, apart from active participation in the class and individual home preparation, to pass the credit test, which is divided into three parts taken on pre-set dates throughout the semester. The maximum score is 50 points and in order to fulfil the credit requirements students must earn a minimum of 30 points. In case this benchmark is not achieved, there is a possibility for the student to resit the test.

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


The aim of the course is to teach the language skills needed by university students and company employees in a range of engineering branches.

A student who successfully completes the A6 course understands the main ideas of complex texts on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. They can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity, explain and present various topics, explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options with the focus on funcional language.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Basic literature

BONAMY, David. Technical English 4: Course Book. Harlow: Pearson Education, 2011. ISBN 978-1-4082-2955-2. (EN)

Recommended reading

MURPHY, Raymond. English Grammar in Use: A self-study reference and practice book for intermediate learners of English : with answers. 4th ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. ISBN 978-0-521-18906-4. (EN)
BRIEGER, Nick a Alison POHL. Technical English Vocabulary and Grammar. Andover: Heinle, Cengage Learning, 2002. ISBN 978-1-902741-76-5. (EN)

Type of course unit


Language exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Introduction, U7 - describing developments, comparison and contrasting
2. U7 - explaining technology, phrases introducing explanations/analogies
3. U8 - speculating about past, present perfect passive modal, logistics
4. U8 - indirect questions, degrees of agreement, health and safety
5. 1st semester test, U9 - proposing, recommending, meeting with client
6. U9 - defining relative clauses, stipulating conditions, work contracts
7. U10- technical writing, report format
8. U10 - collaborative problem-solving, participating in a meeting (2)
9. 2nd semester test, U11 -data organisation, causation, third conditional
10.U11 - summarising, writing an abstract, phrases to signal communicative intent
11. U12 - sequence of events, perfect participle, past necessity and ability
12. U12 - debating, persuading, phrasal verbs
13. 3rd semester test