English Upper-Intermediate 3
Academic Year 2022/23
VYA004 course is part of 4 study plans
BPC-VP Summer Semester 1st year
B_A+U Winter Semester 1st year
B_A+U Winter Semester 1st year
BPC-VP Winter Semester 1st year
Grammar: Revision of narrative tenses + used to and would, linkers, adverbs and adverbial expressions, inversion, distancing, unreal uses of past tenses, conditionals (including mixed conditionals), adjectives and prepositions. Vocabulary: Memories and summer jobs at a design office/abroad, work, history, reviews (films/books), work, history, reviews (films/books), expressions with the noun 'time', IT/software, money, addictions and obsessions, sounds and the human voice. Reading: Job adverts – a job I could do now/after graduating/my 'ideal job'. Writing: Job application, CV and cover letter.
The content of the course is aimed at students who would benefit from studying and practicing B2 (higher Upper-Intermediate level) English with a native speaker, i.e. students who: wish to study abroad (e.g. with the Erasmus+ programme) or work abroad; want to prepare for the BY003 B2 level language exam (useful for Erasmus+); already speak English at a good Intermediate level and would like to improve; already speak English at an Upper Intermediate or Advanced level and would like to practice their English so as not to forget what they learned in previous years.
The aim of the BYA20 course is to increase upper-intermediate level students’ capabilities in English in all areas: grammar, vocabulary, speaking, listening, reading and writing, and this to the B2 level of the CEF (Common European Framework) established by the Council of Europe. The BYA20 course follows the BYA8 course. For a brief summary of what is involved in the B2 level of English see the Anotace.
Students will extend their language skills and vocabulary and grammar knowledge. The target level is B1++ according to CEFR.
Higher intermediate knowledge of English (B1+ level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for languages).
Language of instruction
Forms and criteria of assessment
Specification of controlled instruction, the form of instruction, and the form of compensation of the absences
Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.
Offered to foreign students
To offer to students of all faculties
Course on BUT site
13 weeks, 2 hours/week, compulsory
Week 1: Memories; review of narrative tenses, including ‘used to’ and ‘would’
Week 2: Work and motivation; my ideal job, work experience, first day of work/internship
Week 3: CVs and cover letters; discourse markers 1 – linking ideas with words and phrases
Week 4: History; discourse markers 2 – linking ideas with adverbs and adverbial phrases
Week 5: Books, plays and films; reviews; adding emphasis through inversion
Week 6: Multitasking and time management; distancing expressions
Week 7: Expressions with the noun 'time'; IT/software
Week 8: Internship ads, Erasmus+ application forms, traineeship agreement; communicating face-to-face with professors/supervisors
Week 9: Money and happiness; unreal uses of past tenses
Week 10: Conditionals – comprehensive overview, including mixed conditionals
Week 11: Addictions and obsessions; adjectives and prepositions
Week 12: Sounds and the human voice; speculation and deduction
Week 13: Revision