Course: English language II

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Course title English language II
Course code OJA/ANJ2
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 2
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 6
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Compulsory, Compulsory-optional
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
Pre-Intermediate - textbook 3rd Edition New Headway, Pre-Intermediate, SB, WB 1. Introduction lesson, conditions; Un.4 - tense revisiončasů, reading, listening 2. Counts/uncounts - much/many, some/any, shopping, discussion 3. HW, listening, verb forms, reading ? Markets around the world, discussion 4. A few, a little, a lot of, articles, prof. text, speaking 5. Un.5 Verb patterns 1, hot verbs, listening, text ? Brat Camp 6. HW, revision, social expression, listening, speaking 7. Verb patterns - revision, listening, writing - CV 8. Future - going to, speaking, prof. text - Homelessness 9. Un.6 - like, What ? like? questions, directions, reading - cities, speaking 10. Comparatives, superlatives, money, synonyms, reading London, the world in one city 11. HW, revision, exer., What is it like?, What does it look like? 12. Opposites, prof. text, listening - interview, speaking 13. Writing - relative clauses, describing a place, speaking, Song 14. Written test Intermediate - textbook 4th Edition - New Headway ? Intermediate , John and Liz Soars , Oxford University Press, SB, WB 1. Introduction, conditions; tense revision, Un.4-revision, listening ? Rules for life 2. Modals - obligation and permission - have to, should, allow, speaking 3. HW, nationalities, word formation, requests, offers, reading ? Kids then and now, discussion 4. Phrasal verbs, exer., prof. text - the Bible 5. Un.5 - Future forms - going to, will, weather, rules and regulations 6. HW, Present Continuous, reading ? Life in 2060, public transport, song 8. HW, listening ? Rocket man, soc. expressions, meeting, inviting, reservation, prof. text 9. Un.6 ? Wh... questions, description - food, town, people, discussion 10. HW, exer., revision, collocations, reading ? My kitchen 11. HW, exer., dialogs, revision, signs,prof. text 12. HW, writing - desribing, listening ? My close relatives 13. Revision, exer., discussion - Project, cities, people, song 14. Written test Examination Závěrečná ZK

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 main aim of the course English Language 2 (OJA/ANJ2) is to build on student´s actual language skills, to enlarge his grammar make-up, general vocabulary and extend the basic professional vocabulary in student´s field of study so that he or she would be able to understand a professional text, and communicate and study in an English-speaking country.
Students are supposed to improve their language skills - speaking, reading, listening, writing, and will extend general as well as the professional vocabulary.
Prerequisites
Pre-condition - successful passing of the course English Language 1 (OJA/ANJ1).
OJA/ANJ1
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OJA/KANJ1

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Analysis of student's language skills, Test

70% attendance 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. Written test 70% Final oral exam: Simple professional presentation in Powerpoint - cca 10-15 min on random professional topic close to student's field of study (see video http://youtu.be/hl6oodbx-pc).
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. 3rd Edition New Headway Pre-Intermediate, Student?s Book. OUP, 2007. ISBN 978-0-19-471683-3.
  • SOARS, J.,SOARS, L. 3rd Edition New Headway Pre-Intermediate, Workbook. OUP, 2007. ISBN 978-0-19-471586-7.
  • 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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