Course Details

English Upper-Intermediate 1

VYA010 course is not part of any study plan

Grammar: question formation, auxiliary verbs, comparative phrases, present perfect (simple and continuous), adjective order, narrative tenses. Vocabulary: personal questions, health, illness and treatment, clothes and fashion, travelling, weather, feelings, adjectives, my university/faculty/campus, my study programme, e-mail communication with professors Reading: civil engineering / architecture course at a university abroad Writing: comparing your study in the Czech Republic and a study of architecture /civil engineering abroad

Course Guarantor

Mgr. Marian Nevrlý

Institute

Institute of Social Sciences

Learning outcomes

Students will extend their language skills and vocabulary and grammar knowledge beyond the level B1 level according to the CEFR (Common European Framework) established by the Council of Europe. The target level is B1+. Students will be able to speak about the following topics: personality, illness and treatment, clothes and fashion, air travel. They will also be practise the following grammar: question formation, auxiliary verbs, comparative phrases, present perfect simple and continuous, adjective order and narrative tenses.

Prerequisites

Intermediate knowledge of English, B1 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference.

Planned educational activities and teaching methods

Grammar and vocabulary is practised in an interactive way, with emphasis on conversation. Development of communication and listening skills using interactive audio-visual technologies, LMS Moodle.

Forms and criteria of assessment

In order to receive their credits, students need to attend classes regularly (max. 3 absences per semester), do homework and actively participate in the lessons.

Objective

Students will extend their language skills and vocabulary and grammar knowledge beyond the level of Cambridge PET exam or B1 level of the CEF (Common European Framework) established by the Council of Europe.
The target level according to the CEFR is B1+.

Specification of controlled instruction, the form of instruction, and the form of compensation of the absences

Vymezení kontrolované výuky a způsob jejího provádění stanoví každoročně aktualizovaná vyhláška garanta předmětu.

Practice

2 hours/week, 13 weeks, compulsory

Syllabus of practice

Week 1: Introducing yourself; indirect questions for politeness
Week 2: My university and faculty, my study programme; talking about the semester, timetables and the exam period; getting around a campus
Week 3: Accidents and illnesses, first aid; present perfect simple for news, experience and achievements
Week 4: Clothes vocabulary and related idioms; present perfect simple and continuous
Week 5: Youth subcultures and clothes; adjective word order
Week 6: Air travel; adjectives as nouns in the context of stereotypes concerning nationalities and groups of people
Week 7: Narrative tenses, including past perfect simple and continuous
Week 8: Studying abroad; comparing study programmes and student life here and at a foreign university; my favourite course / the university where I would like to go on Erasmus
Week 9: The weather; predicting the future with the future continuous and future perfect
Week 10: Taking risks; feelings; real conditionals and time clauses
Week 11: The Erasmus+ application process; successful formal email communication with teachers
Week 12: Survival in dangerous situations; unreal, theoretical conditionals
Week 13: Revision and credit test