Title:

New Headway Intermediate 2

Code:BAN4
Ac.Year:2010/2011
Term:Summer
Curriculums:
ProgrammeBranchYearDuty
IT-BC-3BIT1stCompulsory-Elective - group A
IT-BC-3BIT2ndCompulsory-Elective - group A
Language:Czech
Credits:6
Completion:accreditation+exam (written&verbal)
Type of
instruction:
Hour/semLecturesSem. ExercisesLab. exercisesComp. exercisesOther
Hours:026000
 ExaminationTestsExercisesLaboratoriesOther
Points:8020000
Guarantee:Sedláček Pavel, Mgr., DFL
Faculty:Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication BUT
Department:Department of Foreign Languages FEEC BUT
Prerequisites: 
New Headway Intermediate 1 (BAN3), DFL
Follow-ups:
English: Conversation (JA3), DFL
English for Europe (AEU), DFL
English for IT (AIT), DFL
English for North America (ASA), 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. Work with semi-technical texts.
Description:
  The course of English for intermediate students is orientated on both general and technical English. An integrated approach is applied during teaching this course. After a grammar section with many tasks highlighting the new grammar, there is at least one activity for speaking, listening, reading and writing in every unit. There is a strong lexical component in the course. Technical texts are subject specific but the teacher's objective is teaching language, not subject knowledge.
Knowledge and skills required for the course:
  Successful passing of pre-intermediate English, e.g. on a secondary school, or to acquire "41 - 60" points in minimum in the entrance test.
Learning outcomes and competences:
  To be able to speak about topics contained in the textbook accurately and fluently (with a certain error tolerance). To be able to use basic reading techniques (scanning, skimming, selecting what is relevant). To be able to follow English lessons, to follow instructions, desciptions and explanations, to take notes when listening. To be able to write a formal and informal letter, to send a fax, to fill in a form, to describe a person and a place. To be able to understand a complicated sentence construction and relations between sentences from a language point of view; to acquire new semi-technical vocabulary.
Syllabus of numerical exercises:
 
  1. Modal verbs. Differences between British and American English.
  2. Giving presentations. Reading: International Outsourcing.
  3. Future arrangements and intentions. Collocations.
  4. Present Continuous and 'going to'. Business communication.
  5. Temporal clauses. Writing e-mails.
  6. 1st and 2nd Conditionals. Phrasal verbs.
  7. Present Perfect Simple and Present Perfect Continuous. Job descriptions.
  8. Describing a process. Interviewing techniques.
  9. 3rd Conditional. Confusing words.
  10. Business correspondence. 'Should' + perfect infinitive.
  11. Reported speech. Collocations.
  12. Technical text. Social responses.
  13. Semester test.
Fundamental literature:
 
  • Taylor, L.: International Express Intermediate. New edition. Student's Book. OUP 2005.
  • Johnson, D.: General Engineering. English for Academic Purposes Series. Cassell Publishers Ltd, London, 1991.
  • Soars, L., Soars, J.: New Headway Intermediate (Student's Book, Teacher's Book, Workbook). Oxford University Press, 1996.
Study literature:
 
  1. Taylor, L.: International Express Intermediate. New edition. Student's Book. OUP 2005.
  2. Support for home-training: http://www.feec.vutbr.cz/et
Progress assessment:
  "Stop and Check" tests.
Exam prerequisites:
  A written test.