Faculty of Information Technology, BUT

Course details

English: Headway Upper-Intermediate 2/2

JH4 Acad. year 2004/2005 Summer semester 3 credits

This is the standard course in upper-intermediate English which builds on what was learnt in previous English courses. Writing, pronunciation and presentation is improved upon too. Sources: New Headway Upper-Intermediate, The Course in Electrical Engineering.

Guarantor

Language of instruction

Czech, English

Completion

Credit+Examination (written+oral)

Time span

26 hrs exercises

Assessment points

100 exam

Department

Instructor

Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

Grammar is treated in greater depth, as are pronunciation, reading comprehension, vocabulary and vocabulary usage. The use of everyday social expressions and idioms, and the context in which they are use, are also an integral part of the course.

Learning objectives

Learners at this level no longer examine language items in isolation. Reading, listening, pronunciation, grammar and writing are treated as a whole and in greater depth. Also, technical text themes are a required part of this course. This course, in combination with the First Certificate of English, prepares students for advanced interntational exams in the language. Moreover, it prepares students in understanding and presenting technical text material in English. Note: The course takes two semesters.

Prerequisites

Syllabus of numerical exercises

  • Unit 1, pp. 6-7
  • Unit 1, pp. 8-15
  • Unit 2, pp. 16-18
  • Unit 2, pp. 19-26
  • Unit 3, pp. 27-29, technical text "Tight Fit"
  • Unit 3, pp. 30-37, technical text "Look, No Hands"
  • Unit 4, pp. 38-40, technical text "Reeling in Satellites"
  • Unit 4, pp. 41-46
  • Unit 5, pp. 47-49
  • Unit 5, pp. 50-57
  • Unit 6, pp. 58-59
  • Unit 6, pp. 60-61
  • Autumn semester test written
  • Unit 7, pp. 68-71
  • Unit 7, pp. 72-76
  • Unit 8, pp. 77-79
  • Unit 8, pp. 80-87
  • Unit 9, pp. 88-91
  • Unit 9, pp. 92-97, technical text "The Big Picture"
  • Unit 10, pp. 98-99, technical text "The End of the Chip"
  • Unit 10, pp. 100-107, technical text "The Internet"
  • Unit 11, pp. 108-111
  • Unit 11, pp. 112-117
  • Unit 12, pp. 118-120
  • Unit 12, pp. 121-127
  • Spring semester test written

Progress assessment

  • Two progress tests
  • Stop and check

Exam prerequisites

Each student must receive a minimum mark of 50% in both semester tests.
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