712-2241/02 – English Language b/I for USP (pre-intermediate) (Ab/I-USP)

Gurantor departmentInstitute of Foreign LanguagesCredits2
Subject guarantorMgr. Gabriela ChudašováSubject version guarantorMgr. Gabriela Chudašová
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
Year1Semesterwinter
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2018/2019Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesUSP, FEI, FMT, FSIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
TRA0015 Mgr. Zuzana Trawinská
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 B1-B2 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 focuses on managing vocabulary, grammar and phrases within the set range.Students will demonstrate the acquisition of complex language skills, will be able to use terminology related to the main topics of the course. They will be able to choose suitable entertainment activities for business partners, to perform a small talk, to create various types of CVs, they will learn the appropriate vocabulary needed to lead team meetings, delegate tasks and control them. They will also master the skills related to working with technical texts.

Compulsory literature:

HARDING, Kate; Alastair LANE. International express: intermediate: Student's book with pocket book and DVD-ROM. 3rd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014, 167 s. ISBN 978-0-19-459786-9. MURPHY, R. English Grammar in Use 3rd Edition with Answers. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. ISBN 9780521537629. IBBOTSON, M. Professional English in Use Engineering. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. ISBN 9780521734882. TURNBULL, J. Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary: Paperback + DVD + Premium Online Access Code. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015, 1948 s. ISBN 9780194798792.

Recommended literature:

MASCULL, B. Business Vocabulary in Use: Intermediate Book with Answers. 3rd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2017. 176 s. ISBN 978131662998. 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:

Technology 1: Units 1 - 4 1. Ways in which technology affects how we live, Grammar Introduction 2. Comparisons with adjectives and adverbs, Murphy: 87 - 88 3. Branches of technology, Murphy: 89 - 90 4. Technological innovations, Murphy: 1 - 4 5. Studying technology – various courses, Murphy: 5 - 7 6. Present Simple v Present Continuous, Murphy: 8 - 9 7. Design 8. Question types, Murphy: 44, 45 9. Customer care – using non-specialist language, Murphy: 47 10. Famous designers, Murphy: 15 11. Technology in sport, material properties 12. Used to, used for, made of, made from 13. Customer care – Making recommendations 14. Credit test International Express Intermediate: Lessons 1-2, WS 2020/2021 1. Making connections; Multimedia: Social media marketing Grammar: Present Simple and Present Continuous 2. Vocabulary: Social networks and the internet 3. Work skills: Writing a professional profile. Traditional and picto CVs 4. Small talk and networking 5. International design Grammar: Past Simple; Present Perfect Simple and Present Perfect Continuous 6. Vocabulary: Starting a new business 7. Vocabulary: Team meetings 8. Vocabulary: Delegating tasks 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: 2018/2019 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
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Credit Credit 10  5
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Active class participation and 80% attendance are compulsory.

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Occurrence in study plans

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2021/2022 (B0588A170002) Applied Sciences and Technologies P English Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2020/2021 (B0588A170002) Applied Sciences and Technologies P English Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
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2019/2020 (B0588A170002) Applied Sciences and Technologies P English Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2018/2019 (B3942) Nanotechnology (3942R001) Nanotechnology P English Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory study plan

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