Faculty of Information Technology, BUT

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English: Listening 1/2

JA7 Acad. year 2004/2005 Winter semester 3 credits

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This is a specialized course of English listening designed for intermediate students. The focus is on intensive practice of listening skills, enlargement and proper use of professional and specialized vocabulary.

Guarantor

Trávníček Jaroslav, Mgr. (DFL FEEC BUT)

Language of instruction

Czech

Completion

Credit

Time span

13 hrs lectures, 13 hrs exercises

Assessment points

Department

Lecturer

Trávníček Jaroslav, Mgr. (DFL FEEC BUT)

Instructor

Trávníček Jaroslav, Mgr. (DFL FEEC BUT)

Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

Students will acquire higher confidence in listening to specialized texts, they will learn to process them and pick relevant information out of them; their passive and active knowledge of vocabulary will increase significantly.

Learning objectives

Improvement of listening skills and enlargement of Enlish professional and specialized vocabulary. Note: The course takes two semesters.

Prerequisites

Syllabus of lectures

  • Introduction - syllabus, materials; language quiz
  • Exec. List. 1 - Business Itinerary; grammar and vocabulary needed
  • Exec. List. 2 - Arrangements of a journey; grammar and vocabulary needed
  • Exec. List. 3 - Airlines; grammar and vocabulary needed
  • Exec. List. 4 - The American businessman; grammar and vocabulary needed - differences between British and American English
  • Exec. List. 5 - The answerphone; grammar and vocabulary needed
  • Exec. List. 6 - Telephone techniques; grammar and vocabulary needed
  • Exec. List. 8 - Sales talk; grammar and vocabulary needed
  • Exec. List. 11 - A director of Sotheby's; grammar and vocabulary needed
  • Exec. List. 13 - Management theory; grammar and vocabulary needed
  • Exec. List. 15 - Intercultural awareness; grammar and vocabulary needed
  • Exec. List. 17 - A presentation to the board; grammar and vocabulary needed
  • Autumn semester test written
  • Exec. List. 18 - Dealing with problems about an overseas customer; grammar and vocabulary needed
  • Exec. List. 21 - The contract; grammar and vocabulary needed
  • Engl. for Comp. - Robotics, history and development; grammar and vocabulary needed
  • Engl. for Electr. - Students of electronics, the schedules, defining subjects; grammar and vocabulary needed
  • Engl. for Electr. - At work - change of life rhythm; grammar and vocabulary needed
  • Business Engl. - CV writing, interview strategy; grammar and vocabulary needed
  • Engl. for Comp. - Virtual reality systems and their use; grammar and vocabulary needed
  • Engl. for Electr. - Sound engineering; grammar and vocabulary needed
  • Engl. for Comp. - Hardware development; portable computers' limitations; grammar and vocabulary needed
  • Engl. for Comp. - Computer networks; grammar and vocabulary needed
  • Engl. for Comp. - Software development; grammar and vocabulary needed
  • Engl. for Comp. - Computer security, viruses; grammar and vocabulary needed
  • Spring semester test written

Syllabus of numerical exercises

  • Introduction - syllabus, materials; language quiz
  • Exec. List. 1 - Timetable/Travel plans
  • Exec. List. 2 - Arrangements
  • Exec. List. 3 - Likes and dislikes in travel
  • Exec. List. 4 - Timetable/Reports
  • Exec. List. 5 - Telephone messages
  • Exec. List. 6 - Buying and selling by phone
  • Exec. List. 8 - Selling/Trade Fairs
  • Exec. List. 11 - Auctions/Business development
  • Exec. List. 13 - What sort of manager are you?
  • Exec. List. 15 - Cultural differences
  • Exec. List. 17 - Graphs/Figures, their reading
  • Autumn semester test written
  • Exec. List. 18 - Complaints/Business systems
  • Exec. List. 21 - Legal language
  • Engl. for Comp. - Listening to a specialized text I - Robotics
  • Engl. for Electr. - Students of electronics - full time and day release
  • Engl. for Electr. - At work - a technician at a college; a drilling platform engineer
  • Business Engl. - Interview with a new trainee - getting a job, CV data
  • Engl. for Comp. - Listening to a specialized text II - Virtual reality
  • Engl. for Electr. - A sound engineer - recording and fixing music
  • Engl. for Comp. - Personal computers - hardware; portable computers
  • Engl. for Comp. - Listening to a specialized text III - computer networks
  • Engl. for Comp. - Software development
  • Engl. for Comp. - Problems of computer security
  • Spring semester test written 

Progress assessment

Translations set during the semesters - checking students' self-study of vocabulary and of the practised grammar.

Exam prerequisites

  • 75% attendance
  • Active participation in the seminars
  • Self-study of vocabulary for each seminar
  • Success at the credit test (i.e. minimum 50% points). The test is written.
  • Required: knowledge of the vocabulary discussed in the seminars
  • Texts used in the credit test: 1) familiar texts known from the seminars in the course of the two semesters, with different tasks; 2) unknown texts are also included in the test, taken from the Headway Intermediate coursebook and the four coursebooks mentioned in the basic literature syllabus (see the reference literature above).

Course inclusion in study plans

  • Programme IT-BC-3, field BIT, any year of study, Compulsory-Elective group A
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