712-3114/06 – Technical English II (TA II)

Gurantor departmentInstitute of Foreign LanguagesCredits2
Subject guarantorMgr. Zuzana TrawinskáSubject 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
TRA0015 Mgr. Zuzana Trawinská
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Part-time 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 B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Teaching methods



Cambridge English for Engineering: A student is able to describe various jointing and fixing technique, describes design phases, types of drawings, is able to discuss about dimensions and precison. He resolves design problems, describes types of technical problem, assesses faults, their causes, suggests repairs and following maintenance. 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. Min. test result: 65% Required level of English: B2


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Units 3.9-5.15 1. Explaining jointing and fixing techniques 2. Describing positions of assembled components 3. Larry Walters' story 4. Engineering design – working with drawings 5. Discussing dimensions and precision 6. Describing design phases and procedures 7. Resolving design problems 8. Describing types of technical problems 9. Assessing and interpreting faults 10. Describing the problems 11. Describing the causes of faults 12. The true story of Air Transat Flight 236 13. Working out repairs and maintenance 14. Credit test

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit Credit  
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Active class participation and 80%.

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2021/2022 (N0788A290001) Waste Management and Mineral Processing K Czech Ostrava 2 Optional study plan
2021/2022 (N0788A290001) Waste Management and Mineral Processing K Czech Most 2 Optional study plan
2020/2021 (N0788A290001) Waste Management and Mineral Processing K Czech Most 2 Optional study plan
2020/2021 (N0788A290001) Waste Management and Mineral Processing K Czech Ostrava 2 Optional study plan

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