New Headway Intermediate 2

IT-BC-3BIT1stCompulsory-Elective - group A
IT-BC-3BIT2ndCompulsory-Elective - group A
Language of Instruction:Czech
Completion:credit+exam (written&oral)
Type of
Guarantor:Sedláček Pavel, Mgr. (DFL)
Instructor:Borecká Marcela, PhDr. (DFL)
Fischmeisterová Lehte (DFL)
Hanzelka Filip, Mgr. (DFL)
Malíková Dagmar, PhDr. (DFL)
Neuwirthová Ludmila, PhDr., Ph.D. (DFL)
Faculty:Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication BUT
Department:Department of Foreign Languages FEEC BUT
New Headway Intermediate 1 (BAN3), DFL
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.
  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 competencies:
  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/UJAZ/evyuka
Progress assessment:
  "Stop and Check" tests.
Exam prerequisites:
  A written test.

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