Course: English Grammar I

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Course title English Grammar I
Course code KAJ/GP1
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Master
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.
Course content
1. Present and past (present continuous, present simple, past simple, past continuous). 2. Present perfect and past (present perfect, present perfect continuous, past perfect, past perfect continuous, used to do). 3. Future (present tenses for the future, I'm going to do, will/shall, will be doing and will have done, when I do/when I've done). 4. Modals (can could, be able to, could/could (have) done, must/can't, may/might, must/have to, must-mustn't-needn't, should. 5. Conditionals and wish. 6. Passive. 7. Direct and indirect speech. 8. Questions and auxiliary verbs. 9. -ing forms and the infinitive

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Demonstration, Activating (simulations, games, drama)
Learning outcomes
The course focuses on the differences between the English and Czech grammar systems on all linguistic levels - morphological, syntactic, lexical and stylistic. The emphasis is put on the practical acquisition of the following linguistic phenomena: Finite Verb-Forms, Non-Finite Verb Forms, Tenses, Simple Form, Progressive Form, Active Voice, Passive Voice, Moods, Auxiliary Verbs, Modal Verbs, Verb Patterns, Questions and Question-tags. The Seminar focuses on practical presentation of the grammatical structures on authentic texts and real-life situations. Grammar is practised in a wide range of activities such as games, discussions and problem solving.
use grammar correctly in spoken and written form of communication
Basic ability to read grammar texts in English.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student portfolio analysis, Test

All examinations and consultations are held in English. A written test with a 70% passmark, attendance 70%. Starting a portfolio of ELT activities, games and exercises focusing on the English verb.
Recommended literature
  • Dušková, L.:. Mluvnice současné angličtiny na pozadí češtiny. Praha : Academia, 1994.
  • Hais, K.:. Anglická mluvnice. Praha : Academia, 1980.
  • Hanzlíková, M.; Křehlíková, E.; Šatavová, V.:. Test your English. Plzeň : Fraus, 2003.
  • Hewings, M.:. Advanced Grammar in Use. Cambridge University Press 2005.
  • Murphy, R.:. English Grammar In Use. Cambridge University Press 1994.
  • Peters S., Gráf T.:. Nová cvičebnice anglické gramatiky. Praha : Polyglot, 2002.
  • Tryml, S.:. Mluvnice angličtiny. Praha: Ekopress 2005.

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): Teaching for the First level of primary school (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer