Faculty of Information Technology, BUT

Course details

Headway Pre-Intermediate 2

BAN2 Acad. year 2018/2019 Summer semester 3 credits

The course is focused on the basic knowledge of grammar: tenses, time and conditional clauses, infinitive, reported statements, articles, etc. The students' ability to communicate in everyday situations is developed as well as writing of letters, CV and filling in forms. The students will work with technical texts to get acquainted with basic technical terminology.

Guarantor

Deputy Guarantor

Sedláček Pavel, Mgr. (DFL FEEC BUT)

Language of instruction

Czech

Completion

Credit+Examination (written+oral)

Time span

26 hrs exercises

Assessment points

60 exam, 40 half-term test

Department

Instructor

Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

The students' ability to communicate in everyday situations will be developed. They will master the basic grammatical structures and new vocabulary, both general and technical.

Learning objectives

The course for lower intermediate students (BAN2) is aimed at learning basic vocabulary and grammar and at developing the four language skills, reading, writing, speaking and listening. The students will learn basic technical terminology.

Why is the course taught

The course enables students to acquire professional vocabulary, language functions and language skills necessary for active participation in seminars, lectures and other activities in the information and communication technology sector.

Prerequisites

Prerequisite kwnowledge and skills

To pass the BAN1 course or to acquire "21 - 30" points in the entrance language test (instruction is in Czech only).

Study literature

  • Murphy, R.: Essential grammar in Use. With answers. Cambridge University Press, 2012.
  • Taylor, L.: International Express Pre-Intermediate. New edition, Student's Book, Units 7 - 12.
  • Support for home-training: http://www.feec.vutbr.cz/UJAZ/evyuka

Fundamental literature

  • Murphy, R.: Essential grammar in Use. With answers. Cambridge University Press, 2012.
  • Taylor, L.: International Express Pre-Intermediate. New edition, Student's Book, Units 7 - 12.

Syllabus of numerical exercises

  1. Unit 7: Present Perfect Simple in contrast with Past Simple. Agreeing and disagreeing.
  2. Unit 7: Present Perfect Simple - practice. Description of graphs. Characteristics of companies.
  3. Unit 8: Modal verbs, explanation and basic practice. Word formation and work with a dictionary.
  4. Unit 8: Modal verbs, practice. Nationalities and different cultures. Reactions to invitations.
  5. Review: Units 5 - 8.
  6. Unit 9: Present Perfect Simple and Continuous. Word collocations. Offers and requests.
  7. Unit 10: Present Perfect and Continuous, practice. Future, revision. Asking for information.
  8. Unit 10: 1st Conditional. Prepositions of place. The age and population.
  9. Unit 11: 1st Conditional, practice. 2nd Conditional. Description of cities.
  10. Unit 11: 2nd Conditional, practice. Social responses.
  11. Unit 12: Passives: Present Simple, Past Simple, Present Perfect, Future. Word building.
  12. Unit 12: Passives, practice. Thanking for hospitality, saying goodbye. Review, summary.
  13. Semester test.

Controlled instruction

75% attendance, fulfilling the tasks.

Exam prerequisites

Credit test: 24 - 40 points.
Examination:
  • listening comprehension: 15 - 30 points,
  • reading comprehension: 15 - 30 points.

Schedule

DayTypeWeeksRoomStartEndLect.grpGroupsInfo
Thuexerciselectures T10/325 11:0012:50 1BIA 1BIB 2BIA 2BIB 3BIT xx Baumgartnerová

Course inclusion in study plans

  • Programme BIT, 1st year of study, Compulsory-Elective group A
  • Programme IT-BC-3, field BIT, 1st year of study, Compulsory-Elective group A
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