CJVAJ_ESL English Speaking and Listening

Pan-university studies
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Dita Hochmanová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
PaedDr. Marta Rybičková, Ph.D. (assistant)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Alena Hradilová, Ph.D.
Contact Person: PaedDr. Marta Rybičková, Ph.D.
Students enrolling in the course are expected to have reached the MINIMUM CEFR level of B1+.

Level of the course: European Framework of Reference: B2-C1
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
The capacity limit for the course is 15 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/15, only registered: 0/15, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/15
Course objectives
The English course in speaking and listening is aimed at students who wish to improve their pronunciation in English, learn to listen to and comprehend spoken English better and who want to improve their skills in online collaboration and the use of contemporary online discussion tools.
The course is also suitable for all students from all degree programmes. It is also suitable for exchange students as the teaching language of the course is English.
This is a fully online course with two introductory classroom meetings to get to know the online classroom. The course consists of both independent work as well as a small final project which will be done in groups. Even though the course has a schedule with set deadlines, the students need to be able to also work independently.
Learning outcomes
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
After completing the course, the students:
- are familiar with various listening and speaking theories
- are fluent in communicating orally in a fully online environment
- are more aware of various cultural issues which may arise in multicultural work groups
- are able to create a video presentation in groups
- know how to use different online communication tools
  • Speaking theory
  • Listening theory
  • Pronounciation exercises
  • Cultural aspects
    required literature
  • http://eliademy.com/
  • https://flipgrid.com/
  • http://hangouts.google.com/
    recommended literature
  • http://drive.google.com/
  • http://vocaroo.com/
  • YouTube Live for video - https://www.youtube.com/dashboard
  • Video editor - http://www.shotcut.org/
    not specified
  • http://dropbox.com/
  • Audio recording http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
  • Apple video editor (iMovie) if you have it
Teaching methods
The course consists of theory material which the students are required to study independently, individual assignments which are submitted to the teacher as well as a small group project. In the group project the students create a short video in small groups.
The course takes place in an online learning environment Eliademy with two introductory classroom meetings (then 100% online), and half of the students in the course will be from Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Finland (and 15-16 from Masaryk University). There will be online meetings with the other students and teachers through various online communication tools. The students will also be working on short video projects together in small groups. Other learning activities include producing audio and video recordings.
The course is divided into 3 sections, which take approximately 3 weeks each to complete, and 1 week at the end for feedback. The students need to plan their schedules individually and with their group members.
The course coordinator in Masaryk University is able to help with course queries, problems with technology and overall course running. Topic and assignment queries can be directed to the teacher of that section.
Assessment methods
The students will be assessed both individually and in groups. Individual assignments consist of learning diaries and podcasts and the group assessment on the final product of the project the students will be done in groups. The assessment methods will include assessment by the teacher, self-assessment as well as peer assessment.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught each semester.
Note related to how often the course is taught: On-line course.
Teacher's information
The participants need to have access to a computer with speakers/headphones and a microphone. Laptop quality equipment is sufficient. They also need to have video recording ability, but smartphone quality is quite enough (the students do not need to own a video camera).
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2019, spring 2020.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2019, recent)
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