712-2185/01 – English Language c/I (Ac/I-HGF)

Gurantor departmentInstitute of LanguagesCredits1
Subject guarantorMgr. Eva SwiechováSubject version guarantorMgr. Eva Swiechová
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Year1Semesterwinter
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2014/2015Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
CHU01 Mgr. Gabriela Chudašová
FOR40 PhDr. Ivona Formánková
JUR21 Mgr. Radka Juříčková, Ph.D.
PEL12 Mgr. Barbara Kratochvílová
LAN20 Mark Landry
MAT0433 Mgr. Gabriela Matyášková
PRE0053 Ing. Radim Pretsch
VYH19 Mgr. Martina Rochlová
SLA14 Mgr. Karolina Slamová, Ph.D.
SMU0007 Mgr. Kateřina Smutná
SNI0029 Martin Šnicer
SPU0044 Mgr. Kateřina Spurná
SWI0018 Mgr. Eva Swiechová
TRA0015 Mgr. Zuzana Trawinská
WLO74 Mgr. Andrea Wlochová, Ph.D.
ZAP0042 Mgr. Andrea Zapletalová
ZAR0050 Bc. Vladimír Žárik, MBA
ZUB0006 Mgr. Pavla Zubková
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit 0+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The main objective of the course is to create a grounding of business and technical English concerning communication skills, i.e. reading, writing, speaking, and listening with the output level B2-C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. More emphasis will be put on mastering soft skills and working with technical texts.

Teaching methods

Tutorials

Summary

The instruction is focused on mastering vocabulary, grammar, and phrases in the given range. Students will acquire comprehensive language skills and use terminology related to the topics, that are the content of the course, so that they are prepared for management positions in an international working environment. Students will be able to prepare a successful and dynamic presentations, using contrasting and generalizing phrases, including reassuring once. They will also learn to use verb tenses to describe past events (including linking words and phrases), work with gerunds and infinitives, express their own opinions and attitudes (using assertiveness), and deal with complaints. They will as well acquire professional terminology and language skills related to selected technical texts in reference to the focus of the faculty.

Compulsory literature:

APPLEBY, Rachel, Frances WATKINS, Duncan LAING a Nina LEEKE. International express: upper intermediate. Third edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014-[2016]. ISBN 978-0-19-459787-6.

Recommended literature:

MCCARTHY, Michael; Felicity O‘DELL. Business Vocabulary in Use: Upper-intermediate Book with Answers. 4th ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2017, 280 s. ISBN 9781316631751. GLENDINNING, Eric H.; Alison POHL. Oxford English for Careers: Technology 2 Student’s Book. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018, 136 s. ISBN 01945695301. IBBOTSON, M. Cambridge English for Engineering. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2009. ISBN 9780521715188. Mobile application: English Grammar in Use (iOS & Android) Mobile application: Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary (OALD9)

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Credit test E-learning Translation of technical texts Practice testing of technical terminology

E-learning

Compulsory e-learning course available at: lms.vsb.cz

Other requirements

Active participation during tutorials, the completion of assigned written and oral tasks, translation of technical texts, terminology testing, 80% attendance, min. test result: 65 %. Students are required to translate the given texts and learn new vocabulary based on them. Students will master both vocabulary and knowledge needed for their future careers. Teachers will check the progress by tests.

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

International Express Upper-intermediate: Unit 1-2, 1. Multimedia: Social media marketing Grammar: Tense review 2. Vocabulary: prefixes 3. Work skills: Conversational strategies 4. Workplace orientation, workplace etiquette rules 5. Grammar: Perfect tenses 6. Vocabulary: rules and regulations 7. Work skills: Report writing 8. Vocabulary: Checking and clarifying 9. Technical text related to the field of study; comprehension, discussion and vocabulary 10. Technical text related to the field of study; comprehension, discussion and vocabulary 11. Technical text related to the field of study; comprehension, discussion and vocabulary 12. Technical text related to the field of study; comprehension, discussion and vocabulary 13. Technical text related to the field of study; comprehension, discussion and vocabulary 14. Credit test

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2014/2015 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Exercises evaluation Credit 10  5 3
Mandatory attendence participation: - active participation in the lessons - compulsory attendance - 80 % - passing e-learning course successfully (75% each module)

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Conditions for subject completion and attendance at the exercises within ISP: - active participation in the first and the last seminar - self-study of the relevant units from the textbook - passing e-learning course successfully (75% each module) - self-study of the technical texts and exercises posted on LMS

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