Course: English Language Exam 1

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Course title English Language Exam 1
Course code KAJ/4127
Organizational form of instruction no contact
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and 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
  • Pavlíková Jana, Mgr. Ph.D., M.A.
  • Holland Martin, MgA.
Course content
Students demonstrate the competencies set for each phase of language studies in the first and the second semester. The tested competencies are from areas of listening, reading and grammatical structures, including lexical and phraseological utterances.

Learning activities and teaching methods
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  • unspecified - 0 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
It is the first test of language proficiency. Its aim is to verify that the students' speech skills meet the specified level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (roughly the level of Certificate of Advanced English exam). The passing of this demanding exam is rated by 2 credit points. There is a wide range of testing techniques used in this exam (from multiple choice to close tests). Students initially pass the written test consisting of reading, writing and verifying knowledge of grammatical structures. Oral examination then consists also of proving knowledge of curricular areas in the field of cultural studies.
At the end of the semester, the students will prove that they are able to: - Express themselves on a given topic confidently and intelligibly; - Recognize a wide range of idiomatic and colloquial expressions and apply them in practical conversation; - Use the differences between functional styles (they will approach level C1 of the European Framework of Reference for Languages of the adequacy of language skills in terms of sociolinguistics); - Handle a wide repertoire of vocabulary, which allows them to replace missing lexical units by a descriptive means; - Practically use a range of general knowledge of the language (also on the level approaching C1); - Express themselves clearly, choose appropriate formulations of broad language content without having to reduce linguistic resources; - Choose the appropriate level of speech formality; - Give complex descriptions and narrations and incorporate sub-themes; - Express and develop ideas and finish them with appropriate conclusions; - Use conditional sentences at the advanced level (in terms of grammatical correctness) and modal verbs in the present and past tense; - Use expanded vocabulary with emphasis on phrasal verbs.
Before sitting the exam, the student must gain credits in English Language Seminar 1 and English Language Seminar 2.

Assessment methods and criteria
Continuous preparation in listening comprehension, reading comprehension, and 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: Macmillan, 1994.
  • Hewings, M. Advanced grammar in use: a self-study reference and practice book for advanced learners of English with answers. Cambridge: 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