712-0136/03 – English Language d/I (A d/I)

Gurantor departmentInstitute of Foreign LanguagesCredits2
Subject guarantorMgr. Zuzana TrawinskáSubject version guarantorMgr. Zuzana Trawinská
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2011/2012Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFS, USP, FEIIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
LAN20 Mark Landry
TRA0015 Mgr. Zuzana Trawinská
WLO74 Mgr. Andrea Wlochová, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Part-time Graded credit 0+8

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim is to create a grounding of general and professional language with respect to communication skills, i.e. reading, writing, speaking and listening with the output level B1-B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Teaching methods



Cambridge English for Engineering: A student is able to describe technical functions and applications, emphasize technical advantages, materials and their properties, and explain and assess manufacturing techniques. The teacher reserves the right to modify, supplement and make changes, should the need arise.

Compulsory literature:

IBBOTSON, M. Cambridge English for Engineering. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2009. ISBN 9780521715188.

Recommended literature:

IBBOTSON, M. Professional English in Use Engineering. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2009. MURPHY, R. English Grammar in Use 3rd Edition with Answers. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2004.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Credit test Presentation


Other requirements

Working out of assigned written and oral tasks, active participation during tutorials.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Cambridge English for Engineering: Units 1 - 3.8 1. Describing technical functions and applications 2. Explaining how technology works 3. Emphasising technical advantages 4. Simplifying and illustrating technical explanations 5. Describing specific materials 6. Categorising materials 7. Specifying and describing properties 8. Describing component shapes and features 9. Explaining jointing and fixing techniques 10. Describing positions of assembled components 11. Dimensional Accuracy 12. Numbers and Calculations 13. Measurable Parameters 14. Credit test + presentation

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2011/2012 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Graded exercises evaluation Graded credit 100  51
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Active class participation and 80% attendance are compulsory.

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2021/2022 (N0714A270003) Mechatronics K Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2020/2021 (N0714A270003) Mechatronics K Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2019/2020 (N0714A270003) Mechatronics K Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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