Course: Modern spoken language

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Course title Modern spoken language
Course code KAJ/SMJ
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Czaban Tomas James, M.A.
Course content
1. Newspaper Study; Overview of newspaper content Video/Audio presentation; Cooking Segments (Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsey) Taboos and Idioms Introduction 2. Newspaper Study; People in the news Video/Audio presentation; Kath and Kim (Australian TV Comedy) Taboos and Idioms: Death 3. Newspaper Study; Exploring stories Video/Audio presentation; The Perfect Village (BBC Documentary) Taboos and Idioms; Sex 4. Newspaper Study; Headlines Video/Audio presentation; The Goon Show (BBC Radio Comedy) Taboos and Idioms Prostitution 5. Newspaper Study; Pictures 1 Video/Audio presentation; Porridge (BBC TV Comedy) Taboos and Idioms: Marriage 6. Newspaper Study; Pictures 2 Video/Audio presentation; Margaret Throsby Interviews Ross Fitzgerald (Australian Radio) Taboos and Idioms: Telling lies 7. Newspaper Study; Pictures and Short items Video/Audio presentation; Balderdash and Piffle (BBC Documentary) Taboos and Idioms: Age 8. Newspaper Study; Pictures and Short items Video/Audio presentation; Balderdash and Piffle 2 Taboos and Idioms Sport 9. Newspaper Study; Working with brief news items Video/Audio presentation; Short Story Audio Taboos and Idioms Sport 10. Newspaper Study; Human Interest Stories 1 Video/Audio presentation; Country Walks (British TV Documentary) Taboos and Idioms Drugs and Addiction 11. Newspaper Study Human Interest stories 2 Video/Audio presentation; Country Walks 2 (British TV Documentary) Taboos and Idioms :War 1 12. Newspaper Study; Accuracy and Truth Video/Audio presentation; English Cathedrals (British T^V Documentary) Taboos and Idioms : War 2 13. Newspaper Study Accuracy and truth Video/Audio presentation; Absolutely Fabulous (BBC TV Classic Comedy) Taboos and Idioms: Racism 14. Newspaper Study; Review of newspaper quality Video/Audio presentation; Countryfile, Clovelly (BBC Documentary) Taboos and Idioms: Political correctness

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming)
Learning outcomes
The course is designed to develop fluent and natural spoken communication in a range of communicative situations in British or American contexts. Since the focus is on authenticity (the choice of register appropriate to the situation), the course is taught by native speakers and is distinctly practice-oriented.
A practical knowledge of the essential characteristics of contemporary spoken English.
Prerequisites
none

Assessment methods and criteria
Test

All examinations and consultations are held in English. Attendance at classes, end of term test, three assignments to be set during semester covering the following topics: English language newspapers, English idiomatic language, popular English language TV series over the last thirty years.
Recommended literature
  • Výchozím materiálem jsou autentické psané i mluvené texty z oblasti britské a americké publicistiky a beletrie, ukázky filmové tvorby, vysílání BBS, případně materiály z Internetu..


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 - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teacher training in English language (3) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - 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 - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teacher training in English language (3) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teacher training in English language (3) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -