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STUDY PLANS
2023/2024

English (ERASMUS Preparatory Course)

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Code Completion Credits Range Language
104XAER Z 0 2C Czech
Garant předmětu:
Sandra Giormani
Lecturer:
Tutor:
Petra Florianová, Petra Martincová
Supervisor:
Department of Languages
Synopsis:

The course is aimed at strengthening communicative language skills that will enable students to study in English in a foreign language environment. Emphasis is placed on grammatically accurate expression, fluent oral and written expression, all with a view to successfully completing the ERASMUS+ selection process for a placement abroad.

Requirements:

no prerequisits

Syllabus of lectures:

This course is not a lecture but practical session:

Course code: 104XAER

Duration: 2 hours / 1 semester

For more information see Outline and Syllabus of Exercises

Syllabus of tutorials:

The Erasmus written examination for Faculty of Civil Engineering students

Test Format and Timing

The written test has four parts:

Listening (Time: approx.15 minutes)

Reading Comprehension (Time: 20 minutes)

Use of English (Time: 25 minutes)

Writing (Time: 30 minutes)

The overall duration of the written test is 90 minutes.

An additional Oral examination is administered in cases of borderline achievement and in order to confirm lower-end and top-end level results (i.e., borderline B1/B2 or C1+ levels). In such cases the students will be informed by the examiners and a committee will assess their communicative competence.

Task Types and Marking

Listening (general civil engineering topics; educational and training situations as well as everyday/social situations)

Marking: 1 point per question

Always includes:

Note/form/table/flow chart/summary completion

or

Plan/map/diagram labelling

and one of the following task types:

Multiple choice

Matching

Sentence completion

Short-answer questions

Reading Comprehension (topics of general interest to students at undergraduate or postgraduate level)

Marking: 1 point per question

Always includes:

Summary/note/table/flow chart completion

or

Diagram label completion

and one of the following task types:

Multiple choice

Matching information

Matching headings

Matching features

Identifying information

Sentence completion

Short-answer questions

Use of English (assesses key grammar competences)

Marking: 1 point per question; Key Word Transformation – 2 points per question

Always includes:

Open Cloze

Key Word Transformation

Word Formation

Writing (evaluates written performance on the basis of four assessment criteria – Task achievement/response; Coherence and cohesion; Lexical resource; Grammatical range and accuracy)

Marking: 20 points in total; evaluated on the basis of the above-mentioned criteria

Always includes two Writing tasks:

A description of visual information in your own words (a graph, table, chart or diagram) using between 150 – 170 words

and

A formal letter/report/review/proposal using between 150 – 170 words

The student CHOOSES ONE of the writing tasks

Study Objective:

Preparation for Erasmus test:

General Information

The test accents those areas of language competence that are crucial in order to be able to study abroad in English. Therefore, the reading comprehension and writing sections focus on texts within the scope of general academia. Likewise, the task types emphasize skills that the students are likely to need during their studies at university abroad.

The pass rate is 50% (i.e., 10 points in the written test) which corresponds to borderline CEFR level B1/B2.

Study materials:

Various IELTS English language testing papers; Specific resources

Note:
Further information:
http://departments.fsv.cvut.cz/k104/index.php/erasmus/
Time-table for winter semester 2023/2024:
06:00–08:0008:00–10:0010:00–12:0012:00–14:0014:00–16:0016:00–18:0018:00–20:0020:00–22:0022:00–24:00
Mon
Tue
Wed
roomTH:B-260

12:00–13:50
(parallel nr.101)
Thákurova 7 (budova FSv)
B260
Thu
roomTH:B-261

16:00–17:50
(parallel nr.102)
Thákurova 7 (budova FSv)
B261
Fri
Time-table for summer semester 2023/2024:
Time-table is not available yet
The course is a part of the following study plans:
Data valid to 2024-07-18
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