Faculty of Information Technology, BUT

Course details

New Headway Intermediate 1

BAN3 Acad. year 2018/2019 Summer semester 3 credits

A standard course of English for intermediate students BAN4 orientated on both general and technical English. An integrated approach is applied during teaching this course. After a grammar section with many tasks highlighting the new grammar, there is at least one activity for speaking, listening, reading and writing in every unit. There is a strong lexical component in the course. Technical texts are subject specific but the teacher's objective is teaching language, not subject knowledge.

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

To be able to speak about topics contained in the textbook accurately and fluently (with a certain error tolerance). To be able to use basic reading techniques (scanning, skimming, selecting what is relevant). To be able to follow English lessons, to follow instructions, desciptions and explanations, to take notes when listening. To be able to write a formal and informal letter, to send a fax, to fill in a form, to describe a person and a place. To be able to understand a complicated sentence construction and relations between sentences from a language point of view; to acquire new semi-technical vocabulary.

Generic learning outcomes and competences

This course fulfills Level A2+ of the European Council Reference Frame.

Learning objectives

Acquisition of new vocabulary. Developing grammar knowledge. Developing the language skills: reading, speaking, listening and writing. Introducing and revising common phrases of spoken English. Work with semi-technical texts.

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 BAN2 course or to acquire "31 - 40" points in the entrance language test.

Study literature

Fundamental literature

  • Harding, K.; Lane, A.: International Express intermediate, 3rd edition (EN)
  • Soubor technických textů, gram. a lexikálních cvičení k samostatné práci (EN)

Syllabus of numerical exercises

  • 1. - 2. Grammar: tense revision - pres. simple a continuous. Vocabulary: social networks, the internet.
  • 3. - 4. Grammar: past simple, present perfect. Vocabulary: starting a new business, phrasal verbs.
  • 5. - 6. Grammar: will, may, might, be likely / possible. Vocabulary: describing cause and effect.
  • 7. - 8. Grammar: making comparisons. Vocabulary: city descriptions, -ing vs -ed adjectives.
  • 9. - 10. Grammar: modal and related verbs. Vocabulary: colours and colour idioms, prefixes.
  • 11. - 12. Technical texts, revision.
  • 13. Credit 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
Wedexerciselectures T10/325 09:0010:50 1BIA 1BIB 2BIA 2BIB 3BIT xx Baumgartnerová
Wedexerciselectures T10/325 11:0012:50 1BIA 1BIB 2BIA 2BIB 3BIT xx Baumgartnerová
Wedexerciselectures T10/325 13:0014:50 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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