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STUDY PLANS
2018/2019

English for Intermediate Students M1

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Code Completion Credits Range Language
04AM1 Z 1 0+2 Czech
Lecturer:
Tutor:
Jana Kovářová, Hana Čápová (guarantor)
Supervisor:
Department of Languages
Synopsis:

The course is designed for students who have successfully completed the full secondary school English language course at least at the A2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). It provides an introduction into English for Specific and Academic Purposes (ESP, EAP), i.e., into fundamentals of vocabulary and style typical of professional oral and written communication situations. Thus it covers topics related to the student´s life and needs as well as topics of subtechnical interest. Attention is also paid to extending the knowledge of grammar issues used in EAP.

Requirements:

competence at the CEFR A2 level at least

Syllabus of lectures:

University study, curriculum vitae. Basic principles of academic formal language, difference between formal and informal discourse, false friends. Working with various types of dictionaries. Describing objects (shape, size, structure, how it works, introduction to process description), expressing instructions. Extending the knowledge of grammar - word formation, tenses, passive voice, relative clauses, if clauses.

Syllabus of tutorials:

The course is run as a series of seminars following the topics and scope of the syllabus mentioned above.

Study Objective:

Knowledge:

Morphology, syntax, and lexis at the level appropriate to the course, namely: word formation, tenses, passive voice, relative clauses, if clauses. Basic differences between formal and informal language, fundamental subtechnical vocabulary, false friends.

Skills:

To work with a dictionary, read and understand subtechnical texts, apply the acquired knowledge in more professional contexts both in speaking and writing: to write a formal piece of text based on instructions (guided writing).

Study materials:

Key references:

[1] D. Bonamy, Technical English 3, Pearson 2013

[2] teaching materials prepared by the Department of Languages

Recommended references:

[1] R.Murphy - English Grammar in Use, Cambridge University Press 2010

[2] monolingual and bilingual dictionaries

Teaching aids:

language classroom, audiovisuals, PC lab

Note:
Time-table for winter semester 2018/2019:
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Time-table for summer semester 2018/2019:
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The course is a part of the following study plans:
Data valid to 2019-07-17
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