Course detail

English 6

FSI-A6Acad. year: 2011/2012

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. Students will acquire the language corresponding to the level B1 according to the "Common European Framework of Reference: Learning, Teaching, Assessment" set by the Council of Europe.

Prerequisites

Course is intended for students who are familiar with the language at pre-intermediate level, as well as with grammar and vocabulary corresponding to the course A5.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

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

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.

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 fulfill 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 and elaborating a CV 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 at general level. Also dealt with is ESP. It is focused on practical, everyday communication for the international workplace.

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

Attendance at seminars is systematically checked by the teacher. Students are allowed to miss 2 seminars. As long as the number of missed seminars is higher, additional condition may be set up by the teacher in justified cases in order to meet the course-unit credit requirements.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B3A-P Bachelor's

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

  • Programme B3S-P Bachelor's

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

  • Programme B3A-P Bachelor's

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

  • Programme B3S-P Bachelor's

    branch B-AIŘ , 2. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch B-SSZ , 2. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch B-STG , 2. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch B-STI , 2. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch B-EPE , 2. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit

 

Language exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. U15 - Introduction, Career development, CV
2. U15 - Career development, CV - second part (Future review)
3. U8 - Mass Transportation
4. U8 - Mass Transportation - second part (comparative and superlative)
5. U10 - Environmental Engineering (water purification, waste management, ...), 1st test
6. U10 - Environmental Engineering - second part (Reported speech)
7. U11 - Robotics
8. U11 - Robotics - second part (verbs: cause to, make, prevent, stop, allow to, let...)
9. U12 - Household technology, 2nd test
10.U12 - Household technology - second part (question review)
11.U13 - Defence technology (Visby: a stealth warship)
12.U13 - Defence technology - second part (prepositions)
13.3rd test