Course: English Language IV

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Course title English Language IV
Course code KAJ/7A4
Organizational form of instruction Lesson + Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
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
  • Dvořák Petr, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Czaban Tomas James, M.A.
  • Dvořáková Kateřina, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Klementová Kateřina, Mgr.
Course content
The fourth semester will focus on the following topics and techniques within Units 1-4: Grammar: verbs in perfect and continuous forms; stative verbs; conjunctions; defining and non-defining relative clauses; future forms; introductory "it"; verb patterns; modal verbs Vocabulary: expressions with space and room; compound words; communication collocations; stages of life; verb/noun collocations; working out meaning from context Listening: multiple matching (my place), multiple choice (communication and the internet; the key to longevity), sentence completion (psychology for ) Speaking: Interview; giving opinions; collaborative task and discussion; justifying an opinion Reading: gapped text, multiple matching, multiple choice Writing:essay; proposal; report

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book), Demonstration, Activating (simulations, games, drama)
Learning outcomes
Practical English is taught in five semesters a provides students with practical language praparation necessary for the further study of English. The students will gradually and systematically build up their communicative competence in the target language to reach level C1 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 C1 according to CEFR.
Language level C1 according to the CEFR Credits for this subject can also be earned on the basis of presenting the CAE 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 written test with a focus on grammar, vocabulary, listening and reading. An essay.
Recommended literature
  • Bell, J., Thomas, A. Gold C1 Advanced (New Edition).. Pearson, 2019.
  • Cohen, A.D., Macaro, E. Language Learner Strategies. Oxford University Press, 2007..
  • Foley M., Hall D. MyGrammarLab (Advanced C1/C2).. Pearson, 2016.
  • Gramelová, L. Jak vyzrát na cizí jazyky. Jazykový koutek, Praha 2017..
  • Murphy, R. English Grammar in Use (5th edition). Cambridge University Press, 2019..
  • Swan, M. Practical English Usage (4th edition). Oxford University Press, 2016..

Study plans that include the course
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