New Headway Intermediate 1

IT-BC-3BIT1stCompulsory-Elective - group A
Completion:credit+exam (written&verbal)
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Guarantee:Baumgartnerová Alena, PaedDr., DFL
Instructor:Sedláček Pavel, Mgr., DFL
Faculty:Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication BUT
Department:Department of Foreign Languages FEEC BUT
Headway Pre-Intermediate 2 (BAN2), DFL
New Headway Intermediate 2 (BAN4), DFL
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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.
  A standard course of English for intermediate students BAN4 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:
  To pass the BAN2 course or to acquire "31 - 40" points in the entrance language test.
Subject specific 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.
Generic learning outcomes and competences:
  This course fulfills Level A2 of the European Council Reference Frame.
Syllabus of numerical exercises:
  • 1. - 2. Grammar: tense revision - pres. simple a continuous. Vocabulary: social networks, the internet.
  • 3. - 4. Grammar: past simple, present perfect. Vocabulary: starting a new business, phrasal verbs.
  • 5. - 6. Grammar: will, may, might, be likely / possible. Vocabulary: describing cause and effect.
  • 7. - 8. Grammar: making comparisons. Vocabulary: city descriptions, -ing vs -ed adjectives.
  • 9. - 10. Grammar: modal and related verbs. Vocabulary: colours and colour idioms, prefixes.
  • 11. - 12. Technical texts, revision.
  • 13. Credit test.
Fundamental literature:
  • Harding, K.; Lane, A.: International Express intermediate, 3rd edition (EN)
  • Soubor technických textů, gram. a lexikálních cvičení k samostatné práci (EN)
Study literature:
  1. Support for home-training: <http://www.feec.vutbr.cz/UJAZ/evyuka
Controlled instruction:
  75% attendance, fulfilling the tasks.
Exam prerequisites:
  Credit test: 24 - 40 points.
  • listening comprehension: 15 - 30 points,
  • reading comprehension: 15 - 30 points.