Course: Complementary practical conversation

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Course title Complementary practical conversation
Course code KAN/ADKC
Organizational form of instruction Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Klečková Gabriela, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Vice William Bradley, Ph.D.
Course content
Various speaking tasks designed around students? needs interests

Learning activities and teaching methods
Collaborative instruction, Cooperative instruction, Discussion, Students' portfolio, Skills demonstration, Seminar classes
  • Contact hours - 24 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report in a foreign language) (10-15) - 15 hours per semester
  • Preparation for formative assessments (2-20) - 14 hours per semester
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisites specified.
learning outcomes
Students can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with various speakers quite possible without strain for either party produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options
teaching methods
Skills demonstration
Collaborative instruction
Cooperative instruction
Students' portfolio
Seminar classes
assessment methods
Skills demonstration during seminar
Continuous assessment
Recommended literature
  • Brilhart, J.K. Effective Group Discussion. Dubuque, Brown Company Publishers, 1975.
  • Di Pietro, R.J. Strategic Interaction. Learning Languages through Scenarios. Cambridge, CUP, 1987.
  • Nolasco R.; Arthur, L. Conversation. Oxford, OUP, 1992.
  • Viney, Peter; Viney, Karen. Handshake : a course in communication : teacher´s book. 1st pub. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2001. ISBN 0-19-457221-8.
  • Wallwork, A. Discussions A-Z. Cambridge, CUP, 1997.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Education English Language in Education (1) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer