Course: English Language Exam 2

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Course title English Language Exam 2
Course code KAJ/4044
Organizational form of instruction no contact
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 6
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.
Course content
The proper level of preparation for this exam is ensured through a series of two language seminars in the second year of study for which the preparations of students are continuously evaluated. Credits are gained in individual subjects led by a Czech teacher and a native speaker. This final exam is oral.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified
  • unspecified - 0 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The second major exam of language competence includes the content from language seminars 3 and 4. It is the result of the general preparations at the C1 level, and it is based on the comprehension of texts and the following discussions of them. The study of practical language includes both an adequate range of study and an acquired knowledge of the current societal, political, economic, and cultural life of Anglo-American countries. The proper level of preparation for this exam is ensured through a series of two language seminars in the second year of study for which the preparations of students are continuously evaluated. Credits are gained in individual subjects led by a Czech teacher and a native speaker. This final exam is oral.
By the end of studies for this course students should be able to pass a final exam and the state exam, during which students show their abilities in communication in English at the C1 level and are approaching the C2 level according to the requirements of the Common European framework for languages. Specifically within the area of oral capabilities the students can 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 C2 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
This exam follows the successful completion of written tests during both semesters.
Recommended literature
  • Capel, A. & Sharp, W. Objective advanced. Self-Study student?s book. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002.
  • Dell, F. & Broadhead, A. Objective CAE.. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002.
  • Dell, F. & Broadhead,A. Objective proficiency. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007.
  • Gude, K. & Duckworth, M. Proficiency masterclass.. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004.
  • Hewings, M. Advanced grammar in use. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.
  • Jones, L. New Cambridge advanced English. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press., 2004.
  • Jones, L. New Progress to Proficiency:self-study. Student´s book.. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002.
  • Kenny, M. , Roderick, M. & Nuttall, C. Expert proficiency coursebook and audio CD pack. London: Longman, 2013.
  • Swan, M. Practical language usage. Oxford: OUP, 2005.


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 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): English Language and Literature (A14) Category: Philological sciences 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): English Language and Literature (A14) Category: Philological sciences 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer