Study programmes / B-EPA Economic policy and administration / English 1
Course code:SVA1
Course title in language of instruction:English 1
Course title in Czech:Světový jazyk - Angličtina 1
Course title in English:English 1
Mode of completion and number of credits:Fulfillment of requirements (2 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 0/2
(full-time, hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction:English
Level of course:bachelor
Semester:WS 2019/2020 - FBE
Name of lecturer:Mgr. Michal Mikeš (supervisor)
Prerequisites:VSTUPNI_TEST (31 , 101) and not Final Bachelor Exam and Language in Business - German and to study at faculty Personal Finance and not German 1 and not now German 1 and not Spanish 1 and not now Spanish 1 and not French 1 and not now French 1 and not Russian 1 and not now Russian 1 and not Italian 1 and not now Italian 1
Aims of the course:The main subject goal is to acquire and deepen knowledge of all general language competences (reading, writing, listening, speaking) at B2 level.
Course contents:
1.Lesson 1B (allowance 0/2)
a.present simple, word order in questions, adjectives, describing people: appearance and personality, family, friends, relationships

2.Lesson 1C (allowance 0/2)
a.present simple continuous vs. present simple, prepositions of place, clothes, at the hotel

3.Lesson 2A (allowance 0/2)
a.past simple: regular and irregular verbs, holidays

4.Lesson 2B (allowance 0/2)
a.past continuous vs. past simple, prepositions at, in, on, revision of units 1 and 2

5.Lesson 3A (allowance 0/2)
a."be going to" for plans and predictions, airports, travelling by plane

6.Lesson 3B (allowance 0/2)
a.present continuous for future arrangements, suggestions, verbs+ prepositions

7.Lesson 3C (allowance 0/2)
a.defining relative clauses, expressions for paraphrasing, at the restaurant

8.Lesson 4A (allowance 0/2)
a.present perfect + yet, just, already, housework, make or do collocations, family relationships

9.Lesson 4B (allowance 0/2)
a.present perfect vs. past simple, shopping

10.Lesson 4C (allowance 0/2)
a.pronouns something, anything, nothing, etc., adjectives ending --ed and --ing, revision of units 3 and 4

11.Lesson 5A (allowance 0/2)
a.comparative adjectives and adverbs, time expressions, lifestyle

12.Lesson 5B (allowance 0/2)
a.superlative adjectives and adverbs, describing a town or city

13.Revision of previous lessons (allowance 0/2)
a.revision of key grammatical structures and vocabulary

14.Summary test (allowance 0/2)
a.a summary test testing acquired knowledge of grammar and vocabulary from lessons 1B-5B

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to understand foreign cultures and customes
-ability to work in international context
-communication in second language
-general knowledge

Specific competences:
-Student can ask for and search detailed information in a foreign language and pass the information as well.
-Student can participate in interactions ina foreign language.
-Student can understand intermediate texts written in a foreign language and create them.
-Student can write a letter or an email in a foreign language.
-Student understands intermediate grammatical structures of a foreign language.
-The student masters intermediate vocabulary and phrases in a foreign language.

Type of course unit:optional
Year of study:Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement:There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules:none
Assessment methods:In the continuous assessment students have to gain a minimum of 70 points out of a maximum of 100 points to be awarded credit. In the 5th and 10th week of the term students take a test that has 20 questions. Each test makes a maximum of 20% of the total marks. Students can gain a maximum of 20 points per each test. In the 14th week of the term students take a final credit test consisting of 60 questions in an electronic form. The test makes a maximum of 60% of the total marks. Students can gain up to 60 points at most. Attendance at the seminars is mandatory.
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     practice28 h
     preparation for exam7 h
     preparation for regular assessment14 h
     preparation for regular testing7 h
Total56 h

Basic reading list
  • OXENDEN, C. -- LATHAM-KOENIG, C. English File Pre-Intermediate Student's Book Third Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. 191 p. ISBN 978-0-19-459881-1.
  • OXENDEN, C. -- LATHAM-KOENIG, C. -- SELIGSON, P. English File third edition Pre-intermediate Workbook. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. 95 p.
Recommended reading list
  • MURPHY, R. English Grammar in Use. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. 380 p. ISBN 05-2153-762-2.
  • REDMAN, S. English Vocabulary in Use Pre-Intermediate&Intermediate. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. 263 p. ISBN 0-521-01171-X.