Course: English for Academic Purposes 1

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Course title English for Academic Purposes 1
Course code OJZ/310
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Frequency of the course In each academic year, in winter and summer semester.
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
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
  • Pavlínová Klára, Mgr.
  • Kovářová Zuzana, Mgr.
Course content
The course covers an introduction to the Academic Word List and input on vocabulary learning. It also covers important areas of grammar and structures focusing on those frequently used in the academic context, including, among others, passives, conditionals, using nouns, linking expressions. It also includes work on difficult areas of pronunciation. Class activities include individual, pair and group work.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book), Demonstration
  • Class attendance - 28 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 28 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Increasing language competencies and communication skills of students.
The course aims are to extend vocabulary and structures, with a particular focus on academic lexis and structures used in formal/academic context; to raise awareness of the specifics of academic English and to improve oral communication skills in academic contexts. It is the "first step" towards the final TOEFL exam.
CEFR level B2 - C1

Assessment methods and criteria
Written examination, Interim evaluation

Credit is awarded for Regular attendance (maximum three absences) Active participation in English in class Homework A minimum average mark of 60 per cent on 9 tests A minimum mark of 70 per cent on final end-of-term test Two written reports on assigned listening (app 120 words each) A minimum of two hours of homework is expected per week.
Recommended literature
  • ? Ken Paterson with Roberta Wedge:. Oxford grammar for EAP. Oxford, 2013.
  • ? Libor Stepanek, Janice de Haaf a kol. Akademická angličtina. Grada, 2011. ISBN 978-80-247-3577-1.
  • ? Michael Mc Carthy, Felicity O?Dell. Academic Vocabulary in Use. cambridge, 2008.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester