VB036 English II

Faculty of Informatics
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 1 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Lucie Procházková (lecturer)
Mgr. Eva Rudolfová (lecturer)
Mgr. Marcela Sekanina Vavřinová (lecturer)
Mgr. Antonín Zita, M.A., Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. et Mgr. Eva Barnová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. et Mgr. Lenka Tóthová, 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
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
  • English for academic and specific purposes
  • Grammar, vocabulary and phrases at B2 level and higher
  • Presentations and class discussions on topics chosen by the students.
  • Formal language - register and usage
  • 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
  • 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
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 and engage in feedback sessions and discussions. In order to pass the course, students must satisfy attendance requirements and meet all the requirements.
Students are not allowed any absences. Medical absences are treated as all other absences.
One of the prerequisites for the completion of the course is home preparation and doing assignments.
Students are allowed two absences of any type in a semester. Medical absences are treated as all other absences.
One of the prerequisites for the completion of the course is home preparation and doing assignments.
Language of instruction
English
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every other week.
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 2019, Spring 2020.
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