General English I
FSI-GEN1Acad. 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.
Course is intended for students who are familiar with the language at the pre-intermediate level as a minimum. They are expected to have the knowledge and skills corresponding to A2 level (CEFR).
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
CLARE, Antonia, J. J. WILSON a Stephanie DIMOND-BAYIR. Speakout: intermediate. 2nd edition. Harlow: Pearson Education, . 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
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.
Classification of course in study plans
- Programme B-ENE-P Bachelor's, 1. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory
- Programme B-STR-P Bachelor's
specialization STR , 1. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory
- Programme B3S-P Bachelor's
branch B-PRP , 1. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory
- Programme B-ZSI-P Bachelor's
- Programme B-STI-A Bachelor's, 1. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory
- Programme B-PDS-P Bachelor's, 1. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory
- Programme B-MAI-P Bachelor's, 1. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory
- Programme B-MET-P Bachelor's, 1. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory
- Programme B-FIN-P Bachelor's, 1. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory
- Programme B-PRP-P Bachelor's, 1. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory
Type of course unit
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.
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.
eLearning: opened course