VB036 English II

Faculty of Informatics
Spring 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Lucie Procházková (lecturer)
Mgr. Martina Alexanderová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jana Kollárová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Eva Rudolfová (seminar tutor)
PaedDr. Marta Rybičková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Marcela Sekanina Vavřinová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. et Mgr. Lenka Tóthová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Antonín Zita, M.A., Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Ivana Tulajová (assistant)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Eva Rudolfová
Language Centre, Faculty of Informatics Division - Language Centre
Contact Person: Mgr. Eva Rudolfová
Supplier department: Language Centre, Faculty of Informatics Division - Language Centre
Timetable of Seminar Groups
VB036/02: Wed 10:00–11:50 C511, L. Procházková
VB036/03: Thu 21. 2. to Thu 16. 5. Thu 10:00–11:50 C511, L. Procházková
VB036/04: Thu 21. 2. to Thu 16. 5. Thu 8:00–9:50 C511, L. Procházková
VB036/05: Mon 8:00–9:50 C511, M. Sekanina Vavřinová
VB036/06: Mon 14:00–15:50 C416, M. Sekanina Vavřinová
VB036/07: Mon 10:00–11:50 C511, M. Sekanina Vavřinová
VB036/08: Fri 10:00–11:50 C511, L. Procházková
VB036/09: Mon 16:00–17:50 C416, M. Sekanina Vavřinová
VB036/10: Tue 19. 2. to Tue 14. 5. Tue 18:00–19:50 C511, L. Procházková
VB036/11: Mon 18:00–19:50 C511, L. Procházková
VB036/12: Mon 14:00–15:50 C511, E. Rudolfová
VB036/13: Tue 19. 2. to Tue 14. 5. Tue 16:00–17:50 C511, L. Procházková
VB036/14: Mon 16:00–17:50 C511, L. Procházková
VB036/15: Tue 19. 2. to Tue 14. 5. Tue 10:00–11:50 C511, E. Rudolfová
VB036/16: Wed 8:00–9:50 A217, L. Procházková
VB036/17: Mon 10:00–11:50 C525, E. Rudolfová
VB036/18: Mon 8:00–9:50 C525, E. Rudolfová
VB036/19: Tue 19. 2. to Tue 14. 5. Tue 12:00–13:50 C511, A. Zita
Prerequisites
VB035 English I || SOUHLAS
The course is a follow-up to VB035 English I.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
VB036 aims to further broaden the knowledge of English grammar and phrases and to focus on IT related topics chosen by the students themselves. At the end of the course students should be able to: understand specialized articles; obtain information from highly specialized sources; give clear presentations; write a short formal email; provide relevant explanations and arguments; interact fluently and spontaneously.
Learning outcomes
Students will be able to - communicate in English about their field of study; - write formal emails (requests, applications, complaints etc.); - understand spoken and written English on general and general academic level + their field of expertise; - present their ideas/ findings efficiently; - interact efficiently and politely with others - negotiate, debate, cooperate and solve problems constructively; - think critically and argue in an informed way; - plan and reflect, provide and receive feedback and act upon it.
Syllabus
  • Grammar, vocabulary and phrases at B2 level
  • Presentations and class discussions on topics chosen by the students.
  • Reading and discussion of specialized texts
Literature
    required literature
  • PRODROMOU, Luke. Grammar and vocabulary for Cambridge first : for students preparing for the Cambridge English First exam. Second edition. Harlow: Pearson Education Limited, 2012. 319 stran. ISBN 9781447903055. info
    recommended literature
  • VERMAAT, Misty, Susan L. SEBOK, Steven M. FREUND, Jennifer T. CAMPBELL and Mark FRYDENBERG. Discovering computers 2016 : tools, apps, devices, and the impact of technology. [Boston]: Cengage Learning, 2016. 1 svazek. ISBN 9781305391857. info
  • MURPHY, Raymond. English grammar in use : a self-study reference and practice book for intermediate learners of English : with answers. Fourth edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. x, 380. ISBN 9780521189064. info
    not specified
  • FITZGERALD, Patrick, Marie MCCULLAGH and Carol TABOR. English for ICT studies : in higher education studies : teacher's book. Reading: Garnet Publishing, 2011. 276 stran. ISBN 9781859645208. info
  • MANN, Malcolm and Steve TAYLORE-KNOWLES. Destination B2 : grammar and vocabulary with answer key. 1st publ. Oxford: Macmillan, 2006. 254 s. ISBN 9780230035386. info
Teaching methods
Class negotiations, debates and discussions, individual, pair and group presentations, work with sources, creating handouts, forming research questions, reading, peer review, writing tasks, homework assignments
Assessment methods
Every student attending the seminar has to give an in-class presentation (on any IT related topic) followed by a class discussion. The discussion will be based on a handout prepared by the student giving the presentation. Topics are chosen solely by the students and everybody is expected to engage in the following discussions.
Students are allowed two absences of any type in a semester.
One of the prerequisites for the completion of the course is home preparation and doing assignments.
Language of instruction
English
Follow-Up Courses
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Teacher's information
http://www.fi.muni.cz/~repova/?section=teaching&category=vb036
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2020, Spring 2021.
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