Course: English Languague 3

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Course title English Languague 3
Course code KAN/AJ3
Organizational form of instruction Seminar
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
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
Lecturer(s)
  • Stašková Naděžda, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Benešová Barbora, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Hurtová Danuše, Mgr.
Course content
Extension of vocabulary within topics related to everyday life and practising of its use. Topics: food, family life, money, charity, means of transport, stereotypes, failure and success; modern manners, sports, human relationships. Practising of common grammatical means and patterns in terms of easily predictable situations. Training of comprehensible pronunciation. The participants will actively involve themselves into situations that can occur when one travels in a country where the target language is spoken. They will actively take part in conversations on topics that they know, which they are interested in or which are related to everyday life (e.g. family, hobbies, work, travelling and topical events). They will practise telling stories, description of the content of a film or book and expressing their own reaction. The texts for listening will be longer, pronounced clearly and with a generally well-known accent. The participants will practise understanding the main ideas of uncomplicated factual texts on common topics, which they come across at work, at school and in their leisure time. The texts for reading will use vocabulary used frequently in everyday life or that related to the participants' work. The participants will practise writing simple coherent texts on topics that they know well or which they are interested in personally (e.g. describing a person, informal email-saying thanks, an article about transport, a story). Training of spelling will be focused on creation of understandable coherent texts, with the use of correct spelling, punctuation and layout. Lexicology: theoretical account will be supplement with practical activities. Topics: dictionary work; lexicologie; "false friends", polysemy and homonymy, synonymy and antonymy.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Multimedia supported teaching, Students' portfolio, One-to-One tutorial, Skills demonstration, Individual study, Students' self-study, Self-study of literature, Seminar, Field trip
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 10 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 52 hours per semester
  • Preparation for formative assessments (2-20) - 20 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 30 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report in a foreign language) (10-15) - 10 hours per semester
  • Individual project (40) - 20 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
students of primary education programme who passed the course KAN / AJ2; CEFR B1 level of English (see Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
learning outcomes
develop language systems and language skills of the learners in terms of level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages; lexicology: characterize basic relations between lexical units (polysemy, homonymy, synonymy, antonymy); explain the main ways of word-formation in English; get familiar with differences of the two most widespread regional variants - British and American English;
professional skills
understand common topics, which they come across at work, at school, in leisure time, etc., and talk about them; understand the sense of various radio and TV programmes considering contemporary events or topics related to the areas of their personal or professional interest, supposed they are pronounced fairly slowly and clearly; understand texts which contain vocabulary frequently used in everyday life or which are related to their work; understand descriptions of events, feelings and wishes in personal letters; communicate in most situations, which may occur when one travels in countries where this language is spoken; talk spontaneously about topics that they know or are interested in or which are related to everyday life; write simple coherent texts on topics that they know well or which they are interested in personally. Lexikology: identify basic relations between lexical units (polysemy, homonymy, synonymy, antonymy); explain the main ways of word-formation in English; distinguish the differences of the two most widespread regional variants - British and American English; work actively with a dictionary.
teaching methods
professional knowledge
Seminar
Field trip
Multimedia supported teaching
Skills demonstration
Students' self-study
Self-study of literature
Individual study
Students' portfolio
One-to-One tutorial
assessment methods
Oral exam
Test
Skills demonstration during seminar
Portfolio
Report
Individual presentation at a seminar
Group presentation at a seminar
Continuous assessment
Self-evaluation
5 progress test; students have to pass 1 final test before taking the oral exam
Recommended literature
  • Oxford studijní slovník. Výkladový slovník s českým překladem hesel.. Oxford: Oxford University Press,, 2010. ISBN 978-0-19-430655-3.
  • COE, N., M. HARRISON & PATERSON, K. Oxford Practice Grammar. (s výkladem gramatiky v češtině).. Oxford: Oxford University Press,, 2008. ISBN 987-0-19-457975-9.
  • LATHAM-KOENIG, C., & OXENDEN, C. English File. Intermediate. Multipack A, third edition.. Oxford: Oxford University Press,, 2013. ISBN 987-0-19-452048-5.


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