Course details

Practical English 3

BPC-PA3 FEKT BPC-PA3 Acad. year 2023/2024 Winter semester 5 credits

The course Practical English 3 focuses on the development of reading, listening, speaking and writing skills with particular emphasis on the acquisition of complex grammar and vocabulary leading from B2+  level of the Common European Framefork of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The course thoroughly prepares students for the Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) exam, while also while helping them improve their overall command of English and communication skills at this level.


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Time span

  • 52 hrs exercises


Learning objectives

The course objectives and output requirements are formulated at B2+ level (Strong Vantage) of the Common European Framefork of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
A course graduate
- can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party;
- can participate actively in routine and non-routine formal discussion;
- can follow the discussion on matters related to his/her field, understand in detail the points given prominence by the speaker;
- can contribute, account for and sustain his/her opinion, evaluate alternative proposals and make and respond to hypotheses.

A course graduate:
- can express news and views effectively in writing, and relate to those of others;
- can write different kinds of formal letters, reports, reviews and articles.

A course graduate
- can understand the main ideas of propositionally and linguistically complex speech on both concrete and abstract topics delivered in a standard dialect, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation;
- can follow extended speech and complex lines of argument provided the topic is reasonably familiar, and the direction of the talk is sign-posted by explicit markers.

A course graduate
- can read with a large degree of independence, adapting style and speed of reading to different texts and purposes, and using appropriate reference sources selectively;
- has a broad active reading vocabulary, but may experience some difficulty with low frequency idioms.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Knowledge of the English language at the level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is required.

Progress assessment

75% attendance and active participation in classes, completing set assignments.

Course assessment in points:
A written test: Use of English (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).

The condition for admission to the exam is a written test, which must be completed with a minimum of 24 points out of a total 40 points. The test is written in the 13th week of the semester and has only one resit. 

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.


Mon exam 2024-01-22 T10/N 3.22 09:0009:30 zkouška - opravný termín
Tue exam 2023-12-19 T10/N 3.22 08:2008:50 zápočtový test - opravný
Wed exam 2024-01-10 T10/N 3.22 08:0009:00 zkouška - opravný termín
Wed exam 2024-01-17 T10/N 3.22 09:0010:00 zkouška
Wed exam 2024-01-03 T10/N 3.22 11:0012:00 zkouška
Thu exam 2023-12-14 T10/N 3.23 09:0009:30 zápočtový test

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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