Faculty of Information Technology, BUT

Course details

English for Bachelors - Intermediate 2

BAN4 Acad. year 2019/2020 Winter semester 3 credits

Standardní kurs angličtiny pro středně pokročilé studenty zaměřený na obecnou i technickou angličtinu. Kurs je založen na integrovaném přístupu. Po gramatické části, která obsahuje různé komunikativní typy úkolů osvětlujících novou gramatiku, každá lekce zahrnuje úkoly pro četbu, poslech, psaní a mluvení. Během kursu dochází k velkému nárustu slovní zásoby. Cílem práce s technickými texty je výuka jazyka, nikoliv výuka odborného obsahu textu.

Guarantor

Sedláček Pavel, Mgr. (DFL FEEC BUT)

Deputy Guarantor

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

Students will be able to:
-    Use a wide range of vocabulary
-    Apply newly acquired knowledge of grammar
-    Understand, analyze, translate, paraphrase texts
-    Understand, analyze, translate, paraphrase listenings
-    Understand, follow and actively participate in simple conversations

Learning objectives

The course provides students not only with knowledge of general English, but also  with the vocabulary, grammar, and functions necessary to become operational in professional and social situations.

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.

Prerequisite kwnowledge and skills

To pass the BAN3 course or to acquire at least 41 points the entrance language test (instruction is in Czech only).

Study literature

  • K. Harding and A. Lane - International Express Intermediate, 3rd Edition, Student´s Book OUP, Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014. -- 167 s.
  • Support for home-training: http://www.feec.vutbr.cz/UJAZ/evyuka

Fundamental literature

  • K. Harding and A. Lane - International Express Intermediate, 3rd Edition, Student´s Book OUP, Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014.

Syllabus of numerical exercises

  1. Introduction, Revision
  2. Past sp., past cont., Past perf.
  3. Giving presentations, describing problems and finding solutions
  4. Conditionals: Zero, 1st and 2nd
  5. Money and finance, emails, discussing and reaching agreements
  6. Passives: Present sp., present cont. present perf sp., past sp., will
  7. Product journey vocab., Time management, Checking understanding and clarifying
  8. Relative clauses
  9. Job interviews, describing personal qualities at work, changing plans
  10. 3rd Conditional, should have/shouldn´t have
  11. Gerund VS. Infinitive, Changing careers, teleconferencing
  12. Technical text, revision
  13. Semester test

Progress assessment

The course takes over 13 weeks in the form of language exercises. Attendance at seminars is compulsory (75 %). Absence must be properly apologized.

Controlled instruction

The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.

Final exam:

30% - reading - evaluates and asseses the abilities to work with a written text, abilities to analyze, synthetize, paraphrase, organize and reproduce information from the text.
30% - listening - evaluates and asseses the abilities to understand spoken English, abilities to analyze, synthetize, paraphrase, organize and reproduce information from the listening.

Exam prerequisites

75% attendance and active participation at classes, fulfilment of given assignments.

40% - semester test - evaluates the level of knowledge one has acquiered during the semester.

Schedule

DayTypeWeeksRoomStartEndLect.grpGroupsInfo
Monexerciselectures T10/322 09:0010:50 2BIA 2BIB 3BIT xx Baumgartnerová
Monexerciselectures T10/327 11:0012:50 2BIA 2BIB 3BIT xx Sedláček
Monexerciselectures T10/327 13:0014:50 2BIA 2BIB 3BIT xx Sedláček
Tueexerciselectures T10/322 11:0012:50 2BIA 2BIB 3BIT xx Baumgartnerová
Thuexerciselectures T10/322 13:0014:50 2BIA 2BIB 3BIT xx Šedrlová

Course inclusion in study plans

  • Programme BIT, 2nd year of study, Compulsory-Elective group A
  • Programme IT-BC-3, field BIT, 2nd year of study, Compulsory-Elective group A
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