Course: English Language Seminar 1

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Course title English Language Seminar 1
Course code KAJ/A4117
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction English
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Koutská Iva, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Pavlíková Jana, Mgr. Ph.D., M.A.
Course content
The content of the course is to strengthen the knowledge and skills of students and to eliminate bad habits. The grammar exercises are aimed at: present, future and past tenses, passive voice, gerund, participles, inversion, etc. The vocabulary: free time activities, travelling and transportation, contemporary economic, political and cultural events in globalized world, technology development, etc.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified
  • unspecified - 42 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
This course focuses on extending the language competence of students, especially on developing their ability to communicate, read with understanding and extend their vocabulary. Another aim of this program is to strengthen the knowledge and usage of grammatical structures together with good acquisition of linguistic terminology using selective work and supplementing the textbook with further material meeting the students' level including newspaper texts and film and other recordings. The students will also be directed towards the development of their writing skills by practicing the simpler forms of description, story, summary, etc. in order to reach a common and correct use of these forms within their future teaching practice.
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; - Practical use of a range of general knowledge of the language (also to the level approaching C1).
There are no prerequisites for this course.

Assessment methods and criteria
Requirements are set by the lecturer
Recommended literature
  • Hewings, M. Advanced grammar in use. Cambridge: CUP, 2005.
  • Thomson, A.J. & Martinet, A.V. A practical English grammar.. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004.
  • Vince, M. Advanced language practice.. London: Macmillan, 2003.

Study plans that include the course
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