Course: English Language Exam 1

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Course title English Language Exam 1
Course code KAJ/4025
Organizational form of instruction no contact
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
Lecturer(s)
  • Pavlíková Jana, Mgr. Ph.D., M.A.
  • Laue Anthony, M.A.
Course content
Students in this exam prove their competence at a fixed level for the individual phase of language studies in the first and second semesters of university studies. Competence in listening, reading, and grammatical constructions is tested, as well as lexical phrases and phraseological connections.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified
  • unspecified - 0 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The goal of this subject is a test of language qualification, which should verify whether individual speech skills accord with the fixed C1 level of language set by the common European framework for languages (roughly at the level of exams for the Certificate of Advanced English). The actual exam uses an entire range of testing techniques. The students must first pass a written exam from reading and writing, as well as a test verifying their knowledge of grammatical structures. A knowledge of discussions from cultural studies is also a part of the exam.
At the end of the semester the students prove that they are able: - to express themselves on a given theme with confidence and intelligibility; - to recognize a wide range of idiomatic and colloquial expressions and use them in practical conversation; - to exploit the differences between functional styles (approaching the C1 level of the common European framework of reference for languages in the field of adequate speech skills from the perspective of sociolinguistics); - to manage with ease a wide repertoire of vocabulary which would enable them to substitute missing lexical units in paraphrased contexts; - to use a range of common language knowledge at a level approaching C1; - to explain themselves clearly, and to choose formulations from the wide content of the language without the need to reduce the context of the language; - to choose a suitable level of formality in diction in their use of the language; - to give more detailed descriptions and narratives (can incorporate secondary themes); - to explain and develop thoughts and finish them with suitable closure; - to use conditional sentences (from the perspective of correct grammar) at an advanced level, and also modal verbs in present and past tenses; - to use a wide vocabulary with emphasis on phrasal verbs
Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites for this course.

Assessment methods and criteria
unspecified
Continuous preparation in Listening Comprehension, Reading Comprehension, Use of English
Recommended literature
  • Capel, A. & Sharp, W. Objective advanced. Self-Study student?s book. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002.
  • Dainty, P. Phrasal verbs in context.. London: North Star ELT., 2010.
  • Hewings, M. Advanced grammar in use: a self-study reference and practice book for advanced learners of English with answers. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2005.
  • Jones, L. New Cambridge advanced English. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.
  • Swan, M. & Walter, C. How English works: a grammar practice book with answers. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997.
  • Vince, M. Advanced language practice. English grammar and vocabulary. London: Macmillan, 2009.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): English Language and Literature (A14) Category: Philological sciences 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): English Language and Literature (A14) Category: Philological sciences 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): English Language and Literature (A14) Category: Philological sciences 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer