Course details

Practical English 1

BPC-PA1 FEKT BPC-PA1 Acad. year 2023/2024 Winter semester 5 credits

The English course focuses on the development of reading, listening, speaking and writing skills with an emphasis on the acquisition of language resources and vocabulary from level B1 to level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). It is based on the teaching materials and requirements of the international First Certificate in English (FCE) examination. Preferred approaches and methods include the communicative and task-based approaches using multimedia teaching resources.



Language of instruction




Time span

  • 52 hrs exercises



Learning objectives

The aim of the course is to develop all language competences necessary for fluent and independent use of the general English language at B1+ CEFR 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. 
The student uses the English language as an independent user at B1-B2 CEFR level. He/she 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.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

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

Study literature

  • MURPHY, Raymond. English grammar in use: a self-study reference and practice book for intermediate learners of English : with answers and ebook. Fifth edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019. ISBN 1108586627.
  • HEWINGS, Martin. Advanced grammar in use: a self-study reference and practice book for advanced learners of English : with answers. Third edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. ISBN 1107697387.
  • MCCARTHY, Michael a Felicity O'DELL. English vocabulary in use: vocabulary reference and practice with answers : upper-intermediate. Fourth edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. ISBN 978-1-316-63175-1.
  • MANN, Malcolm a Steve TAYLORE-KNOWLES. Destination B2: grammar and vocabulary : [with answer key]. Oxford: Macmillan, 2006. ISBN 9780230035386.
  • SWAN, Michael a Catherine WALTER. Oxford English grammar course: intermediate : a grammar practice book for intermediate and upper-intermediate students of English : with answers. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019. ISBN 978-0-19-441487-6.
  • FOLEY, Mark a Diane HALL. MyGrammarLab: intermediate B1/B2 with key. Harlow: Pearson, 2012. ISBN 1408299151.
  • HARRISON, Mark. First testbuilder. 3rd edition. London: Macmillan Education, 2014. ISBN 9780230476110.
  • DIGNEN, Sheila a Jacky NEWBROOK. Formula B2 first exam trainer with key. Harlow: Pearson, 2020. ISBN 978-1-292-39143-4.

Fundamental literature

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

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).
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.


Tue exercise lectures T10/N 3.24 09:0012:5020 2BIA 2BIB 3BIT xx Langerová pro FIT + FEKT mimo APE
Wed exercise lectures T10/N 3.23 13:0016:5024 Zmrzlá

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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