AJPV_ASSP/01 Tue 12:30–14:10 učebna 12, O. Dontcheva-Navrátilová
Advanced level of English
Experience gathered in the course AJPV:ASLI Academic Skills: Listening is an advantage
Course Enrollment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 20 student(s).
Current registration and enrollment status: enrolled: 10/20, only registered: 0/20, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/20
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
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The main objective of the course is to improve students' presentation and discussion skills and thus prepare them for the state exam (the defence of their dissertations).
The activities included in the course try to prepare students for drafting and making presentations in seminars and for classroom interaction as second-language learners and teachers.
The second objective of the course is to encourage learners to evaluate their own performance and to engage in self-monitoring and peer-monitoring as means of improving speaking performance.
At the end of the course the students should be able to use information gathered from different sources to prepare a presentation, to make a presentation and handle quwstions in a following dicsussion, to critically assess their language performance, body language and work with visual aids during a presentation; furthermore they should be aware of different strategies for asking and answering questions during a post-presentation discussion.
1. Spoken and written English. Choice of topic. Collecting information from different sources.
2. Presentation skills. Structuring the presentation.
3. Speaking to small and large audiences. Style adjustment. Getting the attention of the audience. Voice quality and body language.
4. Monitoring talk. Summarising and ending talk. Procedural vocabulary.
5. Expressing a point of view. Reporting, presenting contrasting or contradictory ideas.
6. Talking and visual aids: organizing the board/ handout/ Power-point presentation.
7. Making your presentation interesting: telling jokes and stories.
8. Discussion skills: topic control, argumentation and persuasion.
9. Making suggestions, interrupting, hedging and politeness.
10. Asking and answering questions.
ANDERSON, Kenneth, Tony LYNCH and Joan MACLEAN. Study speaking :a course in spoken English for academic purposes. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. 224 s. ISBN 0-521-53396-1. info
WALLACE, Michael J. Study skills in English. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. Audio CD. ISBN 0-521-53753-3. info
NUNAN, David. Language teaching methodology :a textbook for teacher. Harlow: Longman, Pearson Education, 2000. xiv, 264 s. ISBN 0-13-521469-6. info
LYNCH, Tony. Study listening :a course in listening to lectures and note-taking. 2nd ed. Cambridge: University Press, 2004. 214 s. ISBN 0-521-53387-2. info
Seminars including presentations, class discussions, group-work and self-study. The self-study modules consist of reading assignments, projects and drills.
Continuous assessment, presentation
Language in which the course is taught
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 2 hodiny.