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English Language b/I for FMT (pre-intermediate)

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Course Unit Code712-2141/01
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated2 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Choice-compulsory type B
Level of Course Unit *First Cycle
Year of Study *First Year
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredWinter Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites There are no prerequisites or co-requisites for this course unit
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
FOR40PhDr. Ivona Formánková
LAN20Mark Landry
SLA14Mgr. Karolina Slamová, Ph.D.
CHU01Mgr. Gabriela Chudašová
WLO74Mgr. Andrea Wlochová, Ph.D.
JUR21Mgr. Radka Juříčková, Ph.D.
VYH19Mgr. Martina Rochlová
PEL12Mgr. Barbara Kratochvílová
SLA35PhDr. Šárka Sladovníková, Ph.D.
VAS0004Mgr. Ivana Vašková, MBA
ZUB0006Mgr. Pavla Zubková
SMU0007Mgr. Kateřina Smutná
TRA0015Mgr. Zuzana Trawinská
ZAP0042Mgr. Andrea Zapletalová
PRE0053Ing. Radim Pretsch
SPU0044Mgr. Kateřina Spurná
ZAR0050Bc. Vladimír Žárik, MBA
SWI0018Mgr. Eva Swiechová
MAT0433Mgr. Gabriela Matyášková
Summary
Technology 1:
The instruction focuses on managing vocabulary, grammar and phrases within the set range. Student talks about ways in which technology affects our lives, they are able to describe branches of technology, discuss inventions and their contribution to the society, characterizes basic material properties and technology in sport, talks about famous designers of the 20th century.

International Express Intermediate; WS 2020/21
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.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
Technology 1:
The aim is to create a grounding of ESP language with respect to communication skills, i.e. reading, writing, speaking and listening with the output level A2 – B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

International Express; the winter semester of the academic year 2020/2021
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 (full-time) of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. More emphasis will be put on mastering soft skills and working with technical texts.
Course Contents
Technology 1: Units 1 - 4
1. Ways in which technology affects how we live, Grammar Introduction
2. Comparisons with adjectives and adverbs, Murphy: U 87 - 88
3. Branches of technology, Murphy: U 89 - 90
4. Technological innovations, Murphy: U 1 - 4
5. Studying technology – various courses, Murphy: U 5 - 7
6. Present Simple v Present Continuous, Murphy: U 8 - 9
7. Design
8. Question types, Murphy: U 44, 45
9. Customer care – using non-specialist language, Murphy: U 47
10. Famous designers, Murphy: U 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, Multimedia: Social media marketing
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
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
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.
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 Reading:
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)
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.
Mobilní aplikace: English Grammar in Use (iOS & Android)
Mobilní aplikace: Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary (OALD9)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
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Assesment methods and criteria
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Exercises evaluationCredit10 5