Course details

New Headway Intermediate 1

BAN3 Acad. year 2023/2024 Summer semester 3 credits

A standard course of English for intermediate students BAN4 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.


Course coordinator

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



Learning objectives

Acquisition of new vocabulary. Developing grammar knowledge. Developing the language skills: reading, speaking, listening and writing. Introducing and revising common phrases of spoken English. Work with semi-technical texts.
To be able to speak about topics contained in the textbook accurately and fluently (with a certain errortolerance).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   To be able to use basic reading techniques (scanning, skimming, selecting what is relevant). To be able to follow English lessons, to follow instructions, desciptions and explanations, to take noteswhen listening.                                                                                                                         To be able to understand a complicated sentence construction and relationsbetween sentences from a language point of view; to acquire new semi-technical vocabulary.

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 BAN2 course or to acquire "31 - 40" points in the entrance language test.   

Recommended prerequisite: Headway Pre-Intermediate 2

Fundamental literature

  • Harding, K.; Lane, A.: International Express intermediate, 3rd edition OUP.2014
  • Soubor domácích úkolů - e-learning
  • Technické texty pro čtení s porozuměním - e-learning

Progress assessment

Semester credit test: min. 24 - max. 40 points

Examination - reading comprehension: min. 15 - max. 30 points 

                       - listening: min. 15 - max. 30 points

75% attendance, fulfilling the tasks.

Exam prerequisites

Credit test: 24 - 40 points.

  • listening comprehension: 15 - 30 points,
  • reading comprehension: 15 - 30 points.


Tue exercise lectures T10/N 3.26 09:0010:5020 1BIA 1BIB 2BIA 2BIB 3BIT xx Baumgartnerová
Wed exercise lectures T10/N 3.26 09:0010:5020 1BIA 1BIB 2BIA 2BIB 3BIT xx Baumgartnerová

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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