Course details

New Headway Intermediate 1

BAN3 Acad. year 2023/2024 Winter semester 3 credits

The course of English for intermediate students orientated on both general and technical English. An integrated approach is applied during the teaching of 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, descriptions and explanations, to take notes when 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 (instruction is in Czech only).

Recommended prerequisite: Headway Pre-Intermediate 2

Fundamental literature

  • Harding, K.; Lane, A.: International Express intermediate, 3rd edition OUP.2014
  • PaedDr. Baumgartnerová,A.:Soubor technických textů, gram. a lexikálních cvičení k samostatné práci

Progress assessment

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

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

                       - listening: min. 15 - max. 30 points


Teaching methods include language seminars and homework.Compulsory seminar ( 75% attendance) are held every week and students are obliged to fulfill achievements as part of their home study.

Exam prerequisites

Credit test: 24 - 40 points.

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


Thu exercise 1., 3., 4., 5., 6., 7., 8., 9., 10., 11., 12., 13. of lectures T10/N 3.26 09:0010:5022 2BIA 2BIB 3BIT xx Baumgartnerová

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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