|Language of Instruction:||Czech, English|
|Guarantor:||Walek Agata, Mgr. (DFL)|
|Instructor:||Walek Agata, Mgr. (DFL)|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication BUT|
|Department:||Department of Foreign Languages FEEC BUT|
| || ||A variety of themes which are connected with the habits and customs of everyday life.|
| || ||Characteristics of native-speaker conversation, idioms of the spoken language, the differences between the Czech and English languages and presentations are done here. This course is a specialized one.|
|Knowledge and skills required for the course:|
| || ||The prerequisite for this course is a higher knowledge at the BAN4 level.|
|Syllabus of numerical exercises:|
- Students learn about the aims of the course.
- Describing and giving reasons for one's aims in life. Finding solutions to a problem.
- Agreeing on a shared holiday. Ranking places for a sightseeing tour.
- Choosing someone for a job.
- Ranking objects.
- Memory, insight into the process of communication. Recognizing the functions of gestures in English.
- Ways of being polite in social encounters. Social behaviour in the target language.
- Problems people encounter when living in a new country. Assessing the progress of students in the course. A cross-cultural discussion about gifts and giving.
- To get students to share opinions. Sharing opinions on family. Telling each other about emotions.
- Promoting discussion about inventions. Showing empathy. Things students value in their daily lives. Discussing priorities for the future.
- Deciding on individual responsibility for a tragedy. A conflict situation in having to decide what to do.
- Discussing the role of secretaries at work. Planning a short holiday.
- To be announced.
- Klippel, F.: Keep Talking. Cambridge University Press, 1984.
- Nolasco, R.: Conversation. Oxford University Press, 1987.
| ||Course description in the BUT database Apollo.|
| || ||The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.|
| || ||Semester tests ... 40 points. |
Final exam ... 60 points.
To pass this course one needs a minimum of 50 % in all activities.
| || ||Active participation in seminars, semester tests with the pass mimimum of 50 % (= 20 points).|