Course: English Language Seminar 2

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Course title English Language Seminar 2
Course code KAJ/A4122
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
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
  • Pavlíková Jana, Mgr. Ph.D., M.A.
Course content
The course is based on working with texts that allows for the development of discussion on given topics. The development of listening skills is part of the students' preparation for the exam after the second semester. The teacher works selectively and complements the selected textbooks with other authentic materials appropriate for the students' level of English. These materials include film and newspaper texts and other recordings.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified
  • unspecified - 56 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of this seminar is to enhance the language competence of the students - especially their fluency and accuracy. It is supposed to empower their reading skills and extend their vocabulary by listening to authentic texts for understanding. Students' vocabulary and language skills should be thus brought from level B1, as defined in the Common European Framework of Reference (formerly the level of Advanced English), to the level of an experienced language user (C1) using communicative methods.
At the end of the second semester, the students will be able to: - 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.
There are no prerequisites for this course.

Assessment methods and criteria
Requirements will be set by the lecturer
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
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