Course: Practical English I

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Course title Practical English I
Course code KAJ/AJM1
Organizational form of instruction Lesson + Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study 1
Semester Winter
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
Lecturer(s)
  • Koy Christopher Erwin, PhDr. M.A., Ph.D.
Course content
14 weeks, on average 1 unit every 3 weeks, i.e. 4 units in total per semester

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 Practical English the students will gradually and systematically build up their communicative competence in the target language to reach the level C1 according to 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.
Prerequisites
Language level B2 according to CEFR

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Essay, Test

All examinations and consultations are held in English. Active participation. A written test with a focus on grammar and vocabulary. An essay. An oral examination.
Recommended literature
  • Burgess, S., Acklam, R.:. New Advanced Gold Coursebook. Longman. 2010.
  • Fictumová, J., Ceccarelli, J., Long, T.:. Topic-based Vocabulary for Advanced Learners, Barrister & Principal. 2010.
  • Hewings, M.:. Advanced Grammar in Use. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2012.
  • Hollett, V. et al:. In At the Deep End Oxford University Press. 2002.
  • Jones, P., Farrell, M.:. Test Your Vocabulary vol. 3-5, Penguin. 2006.
  • Newbrook, J., Wilson, J.:. New Proficiency Gold Coursebook. Longman. 2010.
  • Spears, R.:. Essential American Idioms. NTC Publishing. 1999.
  • Swan M. & Walter C.:. How English Works. Oxford University Press. 1998.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teacher training in English language (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teacher training in English language (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter