S_ACJ_1 English language I

Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovice
summer 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/2/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Karim Sidibe (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Karim Sidibe
Centre of language services - Faculty of Corporate Strategy - Rector - Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovice
Supplier department: Centre of language services - Faculty of Corporate Strategy - Rector - Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovice
Timetable of Seminar Groups
S_ACJ_1/S01: Tue 8:00–9:30 N007, K. Sidibe
Recommended level A2+.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
Course objectives supported by learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to improve the language competence of students and achieve at least the B1- level according to CEFR. After successful accomplishing ACJ_1 course, the student will be able to understand phases and common vocabulary relating to areas of his/her immediate needs (i.e. personal information, information about the family, shopping, local geography, employment). He/she can understand the meaning of short, clear news and announcements. He/She can read short simple texts and look up specific, expected information in text encountered on everyday basis.
Learning outcomes
He/She can understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters. He/She can read short simple texts and find specific and predictable information in them. He/She can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information. He/She can connect phrases in a simple way in order to describe events and experiences. He/She can write a simple personal letter.
  • 1.Everyday life situations, small talk, familiarising students with CEFR 2.Getting about the city, transport 3.Hotel, accommodation 4.Family, society 5.Housing 6.Shopping and services 7.Healthy lifestyle, environment 8.Holidays 9.Free time 10.Healthcare 11.Fashion,clothes 12.Biography 13. B1 exam structure, speaking exam
    required literature
  • OXENDEN, Clive, Christina KOENIG LATHAM a Paul SELINGSON. English File third edition Pre-intermediate Student's Book with iTutor. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. ISBN 978-0-19-45988-1-1.
    recommended literature
  • MURPHY, Raymond. Essential grammar in use: a self-study reference and practice book for elementary students with answers. 3rd edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007, 319 s. ISBN 9780521675437.
  • Cambridge preliminary English test extra: with answers. 1st pub. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006, 144 s. Cambridge books for Cambridge exams. ISBN 9780521676687
    not specified
  • BLOOM, B., SMIDOWICZ, V., City&Guilds International English for Speakers of Other Languages 3 Achiever Student's Book, 2005, 168 s., ISBN: 9780851931630
Forms of Teaching
Teaching Methods
Frontal Teaching
Group Teaching - Cooperation
Project Teaching
Individual Work– Individual or Individualized Activity
Teaching Supported by Multimedia Technologies
Student Workload
ActivitiesNumber of Hours of Study Workload
Daily StudyCombined Study
Preparation for the Mid-term Test30 
Preparation for Seminars, Exercises, Tutorial13 
Preparation for the Final Test35 
Preparation for the short speech26 
Attendance on Lectures26 
Attendance on Seminars/Exercises/Tutorial/Excursion26 
Assessment Methods and Assesment Rate
Test – mid-term 30 %
Test – final 70 %
Exam conditions
Grading: Final Test 70% (0 – 70 points) and speaking exam 30% (0-30). The final test requires B1- level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Successful graduates of the course have to get totally at least 70 points (from both parts together).
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught each semester.
General note: Erasmus.
Teacher's information
Attendance in lessons is defined in a separate internal standard of ITB (Evidence of student attendance at ITB). Full-time students are obliged to attend 70 % of the lessons.
The course is also listed under the following terms summer 2017, winter 2017, summer 2018, winter 2018, summer 2019, winter 2019.
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