Course details

English for Bachelors - Intermediate 2

BAN4 Acad. year 2022/2023 Summer semester 3 credits

Current academic year

A standard course of English for intermediate students 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.  


Language of instruction

Czech, English


Credit+Examination (written+oral)

Time span

  • 26 hrs exercises

Assessment points

  • 60 pts final exam
  • 40 pts mid-term test



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.

Recommended prerequisites

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

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

Recommended prerequisite: New Headway Intermediate 1

Fundamental literature

  • K. Harding and A. Lane - International Express Intermediate, 3rd Edition, Student´s Book OUP, Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014. -- 167 s.

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

Exam prerequisites

75% attendance and active participation at classes, fulfilment of given assignments.<br>
40% - semester test - evaluates the level of knowledge one has acquired during the semester.

Course inclusion in study plans

  • Programme BIT, 1st year of study, Compulsory-Elective group A
  • Programme BIT (in English), 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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