712-3113/05 – Technical English I (TA I)

Gurantor departmentInstitute of Foreign LanguagesCredits2
Subject guarantorMgr. Kateřina SpurnáSubject version guarantorMgr. Zuzana Trawinská
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementOptional
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
CHU01 Mgr. Gabriela Chudašová
MAT0433 Mgr. Gabriela Matyášková
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 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 process. 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


Other requirements

The completion of assigned written and oral tasks, active participation during tutorials. 80% attendance, min. test result: 65% Required level of English: B2


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Units 1.1.-3.8. 1. Global positioning system 2. Space elevators 3. OTIS – Unique Flat Belt 4. Emphasizing technical advantages 5. Simplifying and illustrating technical explanations 6. Materials technology 7. Describing specific materials 8. Categorizing materials 9. Specifying and describing properties 10. Kevlar 11. Discussing quality issues 12. Components and assemblies 13. Explaining and assessing manufacturing techniques 14. Credit test

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
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Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Active class participation and 80% attendance are compulsory.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2021/2022 (N0724A290005) Process Engineering in Raw Materials P Czech Ostrava 2 Optional study plan
2021/2022 (N0788A290001) Waste Management and Mineral Processing P Czech Ostrava 2 Optional study plan
2020/2021 (N0788A290001) Waste Management and Mineral Processing P Czech Ostrava 2 Optional study plan
2020/2021 (N0724A290005) Process Engineering in Raw Materials P Czech Ostrava 2 Optional study plan

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