VB035 English I

Faculty of Informatics
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 1 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
PhDr. Ivana Tulajová (assistant)
Mgr. Lucie Procházková (lecturer)
Mgr. Eva Rudolfová (lecturer)
Mgr. Marcela Sekanina Vavřinová (lecturer)
Mgr. Antonín Zita, M.A., Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. et Mgr. Lenka Tóthová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
PaedDr. Marta Rybičková, Ph.D. (assistant)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Eva Rudolfová
Language Centre, Faculty of Informatics Division - Language Centre
Contact Person: Mgr. Eva Rudolfová
Supplier department: Language Centre, Faculty of Informatics Division - Language Centre
The course is aimed at improving the knowledge of English, which should be intermediate at the beginning of the course. Students are allowed to attend the course after taking the entrance test in the first week of the semester.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The course aims to broaden the knowledge of English language acquired at secondary school and to focus on specialized language in the area of IT, presentations, discussions and general academic language. At the end of the course students should be able to: understand specialized articles; use the language fluently and properly; talk about a wide range of IT related topics; provide relevant explanations and arguments; give clear descriptions and presentations; answer questions spontaneously.
Learning outcomes
Students will be able to - communicate in English about their field of study; - write formal emails (requests, applications, complaints etc.); - understand spoken and written English on general and general academic level + their field of expertise; - present their ideas/ findings efficiently; - interact efficiently and politely with others - negotiate, debate, cooperate and solve problems constructively; - think critically and argue in an informed way; - plan and reflect, provide and receive feedback and act upon it.
  • English for academic and specific purposes
  • Grammar, vocabulary and phrases at B2 level and higher
  • Formal language - register and usage
  • Formal emails and providing feedback
  • Reading and discussion of specialized texts
    required literature
  • PRODROMOU, Luke. Grammar and vocabulary for Cambridge first : for students preparing for the Cambridge English First exam. Second edition. Harlow: Pearson Education Limited, 2012. 319 stran. ISBN 9781447903055. info
    not specified
  • VERMAAT, Misty, Susan L. SEBOK, Steven M. FREUND, Jennifer T. CAMPBELL and Mark FRYDENBERG. Discovering computers 2016 : tools, apps, devices, and the impact of technology. [Boston]: Cengage Learning, 2016. 1 svazek. ISBN 9781305391857. info
Teaching methods
Class negotiations, debates and discussions, individual, pair and group presentations, work with sources, reading, peer review, writing tasks, homework assignments
Assessment methods
Every student attending the seminar has to submit a formal email and provide feedback for two students plus prepare (in pairs) an edutainment activity on an IT topic. Also, students need to attend at least one talk in English provided by the Language Centre and regularly reflect on their learning. In order to pass the course, students must satisfy attendance requirements and complete all the assignments.
Students are not allowed any absences. Medical absences are treated as all other absences.
One of the prerequisites for the completion of the course is home preparation and doing assignments.
Students are allowed two absences of any type in a semester. Medical absences are treated as all other absences.
One of the prerequisites for the completion of the course is home preparation and doing assignments.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every other week.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019.
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