Course detail

English C1-1

FSI-0A9Acad. year: 2023/2024

The course offers an extension of the English language skills at C1 level using the communicative approach.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

The minimum entry requirement is very good knowledge of B2 grammar and vocabulary.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Students‘ assessment is carried out based on the attendance record, active participation in classroom discussions and the results of the final test.

Attendance at seminars is compulsory and is systematically checked by the teacher. Students are allowed to miss two seminars. In well-founded cases, extra absences can be made up for after consulting the situation with the teacher.


The aim of the crouse it to reinforce individual abilities of students to express themselves in English. The previously gained knowledge of grammar and vocabulary will be revised and systematically expanded in real contexts.

After passing this course students should be able to communicate in English independently, at C1 entry level. The knowledge and skills gained should contribute to more fluent speaking and communication in personal, academic as well as professional environments. The course can also be used as preparation for international English language exams.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

CLARE, Antonia, J. J. WILSON a Damian WILLIAMS. Speakout: advanced. Students' book. Harlow: Pearson, 2012. ISBN 978-1-4082-6749-3. (EN)

Christina Latham-Koenig, Clive Oxenden, Jerry Lambert. English File Advanced. Student's book. Oxford University Press, 2015. ISBN: 978 0 19 450240 5


Recommended reading

CLARE, Antonia a J. J. WILSON. Speakout: advanced. Workbook with key. Harlow: Pearson, 2012. ISBN 978-1-4082-5956-6. (EN)


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-OBN-P Bachelor's, 1. year of study, winter semester, elective
  • Programme BIT Bachelor's, 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory-optional
  • Programme BIT Bachelor's, 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory-optional

  • Programme IT-BC-3 Bachelor's

    branch BIT , 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory-optional

  • Programme N-OBN-P Master's, 1. year of study, winter semester, elective

Type of course unit


Language exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Introduction and course specification. U1: Personal profile. Descibing people. Personality adjectives. Describing habits. The continuous aspect.
2. U1: Speculating. Vague language. Describing a possession.
3. U2: Conditionals. Mataphors. .
4. U2: Verb patterns. Introducing opinions.
5. U3: Places. Adjectives to describe landscapes.
6. U3: Relative clauses. Life in a city.
7. Revision. video lesson.
8. U4: Social issues. The perfect aspect.
9. U4: Expressing hypothetical preferences. Decisions.
10. U5: Modals. The passive.
11. U5: Introducing information.
12. Revision, video lesson.
13. Credit.