Title:

Professional English 2

Code:PA2
Ac.Year:ukončen 2005/2006
Sem:Summer
Curriculums:
ProgrammeFieldYearDuty
IT-MSC-2MGM.-Compulsory-Elective - group H
IT-MSC-2MIN.-Compulsory-Elective - group H
IT-MSC-2MIS.-Compulsory-Elective - group H
IT-MSC-2MPS-Compulsory-Elective - group H
Language of Instruction:Czech
Credits:3
Completion:credit+exam
Type of
instruction:
Hour/semLecturesSeminar
Exercises
Laboratory
Exercises
Computer
Exercises
Other
Hours:1313000
 ExamsTestsExercisesLaboratoriesOther
Points:6040000
Guarantor:Langerová Petra, Mgr. (DFL)
Lecturer:Langerová Petra, Mgr. (DFL)
Instructor:Langerová Petra, Mgr. (DFL)
Faculty:Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication BUT
Department:Department of Foreign Languages FEEC BUT
Prerequisites: 
New Headway Intermediate 2 (BAN4), DFL
Professional English 1 (PA1), DFL
 
Learning objectives:
  Acquisition of new vocabulary. Developing grammar knowledge. Developing the language skills (reading, speaking, listening and writing). Introducing and revising common phrases of spoken English. Development of communication skills.
Description:
  A standard course of English for intermediate students oriented on both general and technical English. An integrated approach is applied during teaching this course. The chosen materials are aimed at developing communicative and social skills and phrases and grammar is explained at concrete examples of usage. Each lesson contains tasks for reading, writing, listening and speaking. The course is focused on enlarging business, social and technical vocabulary and its practical usage. The aim of the course is to prepare students for dealing with common business agenda in English as well as enriching their technical vocabulary.
Knowledge and skills required for the course:
  The subject knowledge on the secondary school level is requested.
Syllabus of numerical exercises:
 
  1. Introductions and greetings. Present Simple and Continuous, action and state verbs. Listening, inviting and welcoming a visitor.
  2. Vocabulary development focused on synonyms, prefixes and suffixes. Past Simple and Past Perfect. Subject and object questions.
  3. Functions: Making a phone call, making and cancelling an arrangement. Vocabulary: Adjectives describing personal qualities and characteristics.
  4. Technical text: Recent developments in IT. Functions: expressing your opinion, agreeing and disagreeing, participating in a meeting or a discussion.
  5. Reading: Present trends in society. Present Simple and Continuous, Past Simple and adverbs.
  6. Functions: Requests and offers. Vocabulary: Sales and costs. Grammar: Modal verbs.
  7. Preparation for a presentation and giving talks. Writing e-mails.
  8. Vocab: Job description. Technical text: Safe data.
  9. Reading and listening: How to get a perfect job. Vocabulary: Advertising products.
  10. Business correspondence. Grammar: Past Simple and Continuous, Past Perfect.
  11. Technical text: Safe data transfer. Vocabulary: Professional development.
  12. Reading: Common banking and financial operations. Functions: Leaving recorded messages on the answering machine.
  13. Semester test.
Fundamental literature:
 
  • Taylor, L.: International Express Intermediate. New edition. Student's Book. OUP, 2002.
  • Glendinning, E.H., McEwan, J.: Information Technology. OUP, 2002.
  • Business Vocabulary In Use. OUP, 2001.
Study literature:
 
  • Taylor, L.: International Express Intermediate. New edition. Student's Book. OUP, 2002.
  • Glendinning, E.H., McEwan, J.: Information Technology. OUP, 2002.
  • Business Vocabulary In Use. OUP, 2001.
Controlled instruction:
  Active participation in seminars, semester test (20 - 40 points), final examination (30 - 60 points).
Exam prerequisites:
  Active participation in seminars, semester test evaluated on 50% at minimum (the minimum is 20 points).
 

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