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Course, academic year 2019/2020
English for Engineers II - M834003
Title: Angličtina pro inženýry II
Guaranteed by: Department of Languages (834)
Actual: from 2019
Semester: both
Points: 1
E-Credits: 1
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 0/2 MC [hours/week]
Capacity: winter:unknown / unknown (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: Master's
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: Novotná Jana PhDr.
Annotation -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (22.02.2018)
The aim of this course is to enhance students’ communication skills with special focus on presentations and communication in business environment. In addition, to review and deepen the knowledge of grammar specific to professional English. The level is B2/B2+ according to CERF (Common European Reference Framework).
Aim of the course -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (22.02.2018)

Students will be able to :

• use various methods how to increase the efficiency of the presentaion

• use appropriate tools of grammar, vocabulary and register when communicating in international working environment

Literature -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (22.02.2018)

R: Williams E.J., Presentations in English, Macmillan, 2008, 9780230028760

A: Powell M., Presenting in English, Cengage Learning, 2011, 9781111832278

A: Speakout Advanced Students´Book, Pearson, 2012, 9781408267493

Learning resources -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (22.02.2018)

Materials prepared and/or recommended by the teacher.

Teaching methods -
Last update: Novotná Jana PhDr. (05.03.2018)


Syllabus -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (22.02.2018)

1. Introduction - revision (Presentations, Grammar

2. Presentations - powerful techniques I (repetition, mantra, rhetorical questions)

3. Presentations - powerful techniques II (rule of three, contrast, opposites, advanced signposting)

4. Presentations - be positive (power words, conditionals, convincing language)

5. Presentations - be dramatic

6. Questions during presentations, reporting questions

7. Answers during presentations - answering strategies, Q + A analysis, hidden meanings

8. Using softenning phrases for making polite requests. Students´presentations.

9. How to say no politely. Students´presentations.

10. Cause, effect and purpose. Students’ presentations.

11. Useful expressions with make, do, give. Idioms. Students’ presentations.

12. Emphasis I. Students´presentations.

13. Emphasis II. Students´presentations.

14. Revision and end-of-term test.

Registration requirements -
Last update: Novotná Jana PhDr. (29.08.2019)

Completion of the English for Engineers I course.

Course completion requirements -
Last update: Novotná Jana PhDr. (05.03.2018)

In order to obtain a classified credit, students have to actively paricipate in the seminars, prove the acquired presentation skills by delivering a presentation on a topic chosen by them, and successfully pass a written credit test.

Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Regular attendance 20
Defense of an individual project 50
Continuous assessment of study performance and course -credit tests 30