The Department provides for all the branches of study at FEE CTU and all the study programmes include language courses. Besides the compulsory English language examinations, it provides preparatory courses for these examinations. Students are not obliged to attend these courses, they can prepare on their own. However, attendance of the courses is recommended.
Moreover, the Department offers other language courses, such as French, German, Russian and Spanish. In cooperation with external lecturers, we are also able more exotic languages such as Chinese and Japanese.
The Department provides foreign students the option of studying at either FEE CTU or with the Erasmus Exchange Programme for Czech lessons.
The basic language courses are supplemented with a wide range of additional courses such as conversation, technical language and others, as well as preparing students for international certificated examinations.
Within communication skills, students can attend Rhetoric and Professional Presentation courses, or Technical Expression and Presentation Skills courses, which the Department shares with the Department of Electrical Drives & Traction and the Department of Economics, Managment & Humanities.
Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.
Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
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