Course: English language I

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Course title English language I
Course code OJA/ANJ1
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 2
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech, 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)
  • Novotný Michal, Mgr.
Course content
Students are placed into 2 groups according to their language skills. Level I - Pre-Intermediate - textbook 4th Edition New Headway - Pre-Intermediate, SB, WB 1. Introduction, course requirements; Un.1 - tense revision, reading, listening 2. Present, Simple, Past tenses - question, negative, reading 3. What, How, Where ... questions, homonyms, dictionary use, reading ? Blind date ? star signs 4. Listening ? Best friends, grammar practice, roleplay, speaking 5. Un. 2 Present Simple vs Continuous, have got, Tales of Two Cities - country describtion, listening 6. Nouns, verbs, adjectives, time expressions, life style, conversation 7. Daily life, adverbs, verb collocations, social expressions, listening, prof. text 8. Character discription, reading, tense revision, irregular verbs 9. Un.3 - place prepositions, grammar practice, speaking, time expressions 10. Prof. terminology, reading ? Escape from the jungle (listening ? Past tense ? revision) 11. Story writing, conjunctions, Past Simple, irregular verbs 12. Irreg. verbs, prefixes, sufixes, word formation, reading, speech 13. Past Continuous, negative, reading ? Art Thief - newspaper stories, radio drama ? James Bond - adverbs 14. Written test, evaluation Level II - Intermediate - textbook 4th Edition New Headway - Intermediate, SB, WB 1. Introduction, course requirements; tense revision, Un-1 reading, listening 2. Present, Past, Present Perfect, auxilliaries and modals, questions and negatives 3. Wordls Apart - reading, vocabulary, social expressions, conversation, prof. text 4. Listening ? A world in my family, grammar exercises, tenses revision, speaking ? Bringing up in a foreign country, roleplay 5. Un.2 - Present Simple vs Continuous, passsive, gram. ex., conversation 6. HW, vocabulary - leisure time, numbers, dates, Prince Charles - reading, adjectives, character description 7. Gram. ex., collocations, discussion, song, prof. text - terminology 8. HW, listening - Who earns how much? passive, dialogs, terminology 9. Un.3 - Past Simple and Continuous, Past Perfect, Vocabulary ? Good times and bad times 10. HW, exercises, revision, reading ? Van Gogh, Hemingway, A. Christie, Picasso, S. Chioplin ?fictional interview 11. Grammar ex., dialogs, question revision, story writing ? Romeo and Juliet 12. Video ? Shakespeare ? lifestory, HW, listening ? The first time I fell in love, conversation 13. Past Passive, gram. ex., giving opinion 14. Written test, evaluation

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book), Activating (simulations, games, drama)
Learning outcomes
The subject English Language 1 (OJA/ANJ1), assigned for 3-year-long bachelor study programmes and recommended for 2nd year students, aims to deepen actual language skills of students and extend their knowledge by more complex grammmar, general vocabulary and basic professional terms of their field of study and thus enable them to understand professional texts and communicate and study in English-speaking countries.
Students will improve their actual language skills - speaking, reading, listening, writing, and will extend general as well professional vocabulary in their branch of study.
Prerequisites
Pre-condition - successful passing of OJA/JZKA - 70%.
OJA/KJZKA

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance assessment, Test

70% attendance, written test min. 70%. Whole-semester activity My English Project - How I Tried to Improve My Passive English - write and hand out a short report (max. one page A4) about volunatary home activities of any kind or form leading to improving your passive English till the beginning of the exam term.
Recommended literature
  • MURPHY, R. English Grammar in Use. CUP, 1997. ISBN 978-0-521-18906-4.
  • Redman, S. English Vocabulary in Use. Cambridge University Press.
  • Soars, J., Soars, L. New Headway Pre-Intermediate, 4th Edition, Student's Book.
  • Soars, J., Soars, L. New Headway Pre-Intermediate, 4th Edition, Workbook.
  • SOARS, J.,SOARS, L.. 4th Edition New Headway Intermediate, Student?s Book. OUP, 2009. ISBN 978-0-19-476881-8.
  • SOARS, J.,SOARS, L. 4th Edition New Headway Intermediate, Workbook. OUP, 2009. ISBN 978-0-19-476868-9.


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