Course details

Practical English 1

BPC-PA1 FEKT BPC-PA1 Acad. year 2022/2023 Winter semester 5 credits

Current academic year

The course focuses on the development of all competences leading from B1 towards B2 CEFR level. It is based on the materials and requirements of international English language exams.


Language of instruction




Time span

  • 52 hrs exercises



Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

The student uses the English language as an independent user at B1-B2 CEFR level.
Discusses the roles of individual in the society
lists and describes a number of free time activities
characterizes different jobs and professions and is able to apply for a job
knows and uses the language means for the description of people and places
communicates in the situations connected with travelling
identifies the features of formal and informal styles and uses them correctly in the written communication
uses the grammatical structures according to the requirements of the given level and the course syllabus

Learning objectives

The course is focused on the development of all language competences necessary for fluent and independent use of the general English language at B1-B2 level in professional and social situations as a basis for further studies of English for electrical engineering, IT and other branches of science and technology. 

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Secondary school knowledge of the English language (B1 CEFR) is required.

Fundamental literature

  • HAINES, Simon, Barbara STEWART a Anna COWPER. Cambridge English: first : masterclass. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. ISBN 978-0-19-450283-2.

Syllabus of seminars

Haines, S. and Stewart, B. (2015) Cambridge English First Masterclass. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Units 1-6)
Gimson, A.C. (2014) Gimson´s Pronunciation of English. Routledge: Taylor and Francis Group

1. Modal verbs, present tenses, adverbs
2. Appearance and identity
3. Parts of the body 
4. Comparatives, superlatives, phrasal verbs
5. Talents, learning new things, jobs
6. Habits and typical behaviour
7. Expressing future
8. Social roles
9. Past time, adjectives
10. Travel and culture
11. Gerunds and infinitives, collocations
12. The Mind, Psychology
13. Jazz chants

Progress assessment

75% attendance and active participation at classes, fulfilment of given assignments including tests during the semester.
A semester test (max. 40 points, min. 24 pts, the test may be repeated only once).
An examination: listening (max. 30 pts, min. 15 pts), reading (max. 30 pts, min. 15pts).

Teaching methods and criteria

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in Article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.
Exercises developing communication skills in both oral and written forms.

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.

Course inclusion in study plans

  • Programme BIT, 2nd year of study, Compulsory-Elective group A
  • Programme BIT (in English), 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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