Course: Master´s English Examination - TOEFL

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Course title Master´s English Examination - TOEFL
Course code OJZ/930
Organizational form of instruction no contact
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 8
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Kovářová Zuzana, Mgr.
  • Pavlínová Klára, Mgr.
Course content
1. TOEFL ITP The TOEFL ITP exam examines the ability of the student to communicate effectively in the English-speaking academic environment. The listening part focuses on the understanding of short and medium length dialogues from a university environment and medium length lectures. The second part, "structure", tests the student's knowledge of grammar structures. The reading part contains five short texts accompanied by questions focused on the overall understanding of the particular text and the vocabulary therein. 2. Essay part This part of the exam tests the student's ability to argue logically in the written form in English. The students write the essay on a computer using the Microsoft Word editor and have the on-line version of the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary at their disposal. 3. Oral part In the oral part students show their ability, in English, to express their opinion, argue a certain position, and take part in a discussion. The exam comprises of two parts an independent monologue (3 minutes) and a discussion with an examiner.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Individual preparation for exam
  • Preparation for exam - 240 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Testing EAP competencies and communication skills of students on level C1 according to CEFR.
Students prove their language competencz in the are of Grammar, Vocabulary, Reading, Listening, writing an academic essay, and speaking - debating.
Prerequisites
CEFR B2 - C1

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined exam

Written test, essay, oral examination.
Recommended literature
  • Eastwood, J.: Oxford Guide to English Grammar, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1994.
  • ? Libor Stepanek, Janice de Haaf a kol. Akademická angličtina. Grada, 2011. ISBN 978-80-247-3577-1.
  • Murphy, R.: English Grammar in Use, Cambridge in Use, Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge,1994.
  • Deborah Phillips. Longman Preparation Course for the TOEFL test. New York, 2003. ISBN 0131408860.


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