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STUDY PLANS
2019/2020

English for Intermediate Students M3

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Code Completion Credits Range Language
04AM3 Z 1 0+2 Czech
Lecturer:
Tutor:
Jana Kovářová, Hana Čápová (guarantor)
Supervisor:
Department of Languages
Synopsis:

The course develops the skills that enable students to cope with features typical of professional style. Increasing attention is paid to developing subtechnical vocabulary and independent understanding of professional texts. Great emphasis is placed on distinguishing different levels of formal and informal oral and written communication and their appropriate Czech equivalents. The course also includes studying abstracts and rules for writing them as well as basic rules for preparing and giving a short presentation on a chosen topic related to the student´s field.

Requirements:

a pass in the AM2 course

Syllabus of lectures:

Reading mathematical expressions, graph description. Professional formal communication - polite requests, letter of application. Fundamentals of textual grammar, linking ideas in sentences and paraghraphs, basic differences between Czech and English punctuation. Expressing similarities and differencies, structures used to express emphasis. Writing an abstract, basic principles for giving a presentation.

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: fundamentals of textual grammar, linking expressions, differences in Czech and English punctuation, expressing emphasis.

Extended subtechnical and technical vocabulary, extended vocabulary for written formal professional communication.

Skills:

To apply the acquired knowledge in more professional contexts both in speaking and writing: to describe a figure, a graph, write a formal letter. To prepare and give a short presentation on a specialized topic. To apply appropriate reading strategies depending on purpose, find and paraphrase information from the text.

Study materials:

Key references:

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

[2] teaching materials prepared by the department

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 2019/2020:
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Time-table for summer semester 2019/2020:
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The course is a part of the following study plans:
Data valid to 2019-09-20
For updated information see http://bilakniha.cvut.cz/en/predmet23066405.html