Course detail

General English II

FSI-GEN2Acad. 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.

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 the intermediate level.

Prerequisites

Course is intended for students who are familiar with the language at the pre-intermediate level / A2 (CEFR) as a minimum, as well as with grammar and vocabulary corresponding to the course A3.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

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

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Language instruction as an extension of basic professional curriculum.

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 pass the 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.

Language of instruction

English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Aims

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 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.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-ENE-P Bachelor's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, compulsory

  • Programme B-STR-P Bachelor's

    specialization STR , 1. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, compulsory

  • Programme B3S-P Bachelor's

    branch B-PRP , 1. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, compulsory

  • Programme B-ZSI-P Bachelor's

    specialization STI , 1. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, compulsory
    specialization MTI , 1. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, compulsory

  • Programme B-STI-A Bachelor's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, compulsory
  • Programme B-PDS-P Bachelor's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, compulsory
  • Programme B-MAI-P Bachelor's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, compulsory
  • Programme B-MET-P Bachelor's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, compulsory
  • Programme B-FIN-P Bachelor's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, compulsory
  • Programme B-PRP-P Bachelor's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Language exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. U5: Technology, information. Comparatives and superlatives, question tags.
2. U5: Asking experts. Polite requests. Present and answer questions on your area of expertise. Explain and solve problems.
3. U5: Talk about inventions. Advantages/disadvantages.
4. U6: Real conditionals, hypothetical conditional: present/future, giving news.
5 U6: -ing/-ed adjectives, verb-noun collocations, life events.
6. U6: Talk about emotions, discuss what you would do in different situations.
7. U7: Success: verb phrases. Present perfect simple versus continuous.
8. U7: Present and past ability. Qualifications.
9. U7: Give/clarify opinions. Describe an achievement.
10. U8: Communities, social situations.
11. U8: Articles and quantifiers, relative clauses.
12. U8: Internet, real-world/online activities.
13. Credit test.

Computer-assisted exercise

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

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

eLearning

eLearning: opened course