Course: English Language I

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Course title English Language I
Course code KAJ/7A1
Organizational form of instruction Lesson + Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 6
Language of instruction English
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
Lecturer(s)
  • Dvořák Petr, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Czaban Tomas James, M.A.
  • Dvořáková Kateřina, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Klementová Kateřina, Mgr.
Course content
The first semester will focus on the following topics and techniques within Units 1-4: Grammar: present simple x present continuous, expressing habits in the present and in the past, verb patterns, present perfect x past simple, past simple x past continuous, articles, as x like Vocabulary: free time activities, family relationships, emotions and feelings, things that matter, forces of nature Listening: multiple matching, multiple choice, sentence completion Speaking: asking and answering questions in an interview, agreeing and disagreeing, comparing, speculating, contrasting ranking Reading: gapped text, multiple matching, multiple choice Writing: formal x informal email, writing an essay I - using linkers for contrast, writing an essay II - expressing and supporting ideas

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book), Demonstration, Activating (simulations, games, drama)
Learning outcomes
In the course of the first three semesters of Practical English, the students will gradually and systematically build up their communicative competence in the target language to reach level B2 according to the CEFR. This practically oriented course aims at consolidating grammar and vocabulary and developing the four skills. The course is co-taught by a Czech teacher and a native speaker.
Communicative competence. Aiming at language level B2 according to CEFR.
Prerequisites
Language level B1 according to the CEFR Credits for this subject can also be earned on the basis of presenting the B2 First exam certificate with grades A or B, awarded not more than five years ago.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Essay, Student performance assessment, Analysis of student's language skills, Test

All examinations and consultations are held in English. Active participation. A paper on reflecting one's own foreign language learning. A written test with a focus on grammar and vocabulary. An essay. An oral exam.
Recommended literature
  • Bell, J., Thomas, A. Gold B2 First New Edition (Coursebook), Pearson Education Limited. 2018.
  • Cohen, A.D., Macaro, E. Language Learner Strategies. Oxford University Press, 2007..
  • Foley M., Hall D. MyGrammarLab (Intermediate B1/B2). Pearson, 2012..
  • Gramelová, L. Jak vyzrát na cizí jazyky. Jazykový koutek, Praha 2017..
  • Hashemi, L., Thomas, B. & Matthews, L. Grammar and Vocabulary for First (FCE) and First for Schools Book. Cambridge University Press, 2015..
  • Murphy, R. English Grammar in Use (5th edition). Cambridge University Press, 2019..
  • Swan, M. Practical English Usage (4th edition). Oxford University Press, 2016..


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