Course: Academic Oral Skills

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Course title Academic Oral Skills
Course code KAJ/4143
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
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
  • Holland Martin, MgA.
  • Brandon Mark, Dr. phil.
Course content
Students learn about the characteristics of quality presentation from several perspectives: to collect and organize information, choose expressions, prepare visual aids (charts, posters, PowerPoint presentations). The emphasis is on high language skill level, on the development of correct pronunciation and diction, and on extension of vocabulary. Attention is also paid to extralinguistic means of expressions (pace of speech, gestures, facial expressions, proper visual aids). Part of the course is work with multimedia (audio, video, internet communication), organization of groups, work on group projects (oral and written presentations).

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified, unspecified
  • unspecified - 42 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course, led by a native speaker, is aimed at the development of the students' ability to communicate fluently in the target language (English). It focuses on vocabulary development, learning phrases, idioms, knowledge of the cultural and social context of English speaking countries. Emphasis is placed on the ability of academic expression, on the ability of correct choice of vocabulary according to the situation in which the speakers find themselves, and on the students' ability to combine linguistic and extra-linguistic means of communication as needed.
At the end of the semester, the students: - Further perfected in fluent conversation and extended their language skills with the ability to communicate about academic issues in which they demonstrate the ability to use higher-order thinking processes (comparison, analysis, interpretation, inference, generalization, etc.); - Enriched their speech with idiomatic expressions; - Improved their pronunciation, enriched and expanded vocabulary; - They are able to reason and present their views on academic problem in the form of presentation/project (e.g. presentation of their bachelor thesis or main ideas of their contribution to a students' conference)
There are no prerequisites for this course.

Assessment methods and criteria
Requirements will be set by the lecturer
Recommended literature
  • Lynch, T. Communication in the language classroom. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002.
  • Porter Ladoucse, G. Role play. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001.
  • Woodward, T. Ways of training. Edinburgh: London: Longman, 1992.

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