VLAJ0222 English Language 1 II - practice

Faculty of Medicine
spring 2024
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
Mgr. Veronika Dvořáčková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Tetiana Kibalnikova, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jana Klapilová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Marie Lahodová Vališová (seminar tutor)
Ing. Katarína Lexová, M.A. (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Jana Vyorálková (assistant)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Veronika Dvořáčková, Ph.D.
Language Centre, Faculty of Medicine Division - Language Centre
Contact Person: Mgr. Veronika Dvořáčková, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Language Centre, Faculty of Medicine Division - Language Centre
VLAJ0121 English 1 I -p
General English at the B2 CEFR level. The knowledge of specialist discipline-specific vocabulary covered in the VLAJ0121 English 1 I course.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course objective is to develop students' receptive (reading, listening) and productive (speaking, writing) English language skills at level B2. The course also seeks to develop in students knowledge of specialized discipline-specific vocabulary, academic presentation and writing skills for effective doctor-patient, doctor-doctor and doctor-nursing staff communication.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students should be able to describe and explain terms related to selected bodily systems; apply medical language in doctor-patient, doctor-doctor, and doctor-nursing staff communication; present and discuss specialized topics.
  • W1 (13–17 Feb) Unit 01 Presentations and Oral Exam, W2 (20–24 Feb) Unit 02 Respiratory Medicine, W3 (27 Feb–3 March) Unit 03 Cancer and Career in Oncology, W4 (6–10 March) Unit 04 Breaking Bad News, W5 (13–17 March) Unit 05 Cardiology, W6 (20–24 March) Unit 06 Medical Ethics and Doctor Burnout, W7 (27–31 March) Unit 07 Urology and Nephrology, W8 (3–7 April) Unit 08 Anatomy Labs and Aspects of Death, W9 (10–14 April) Unit 09 Endocrinology and Neurology, W10 (17–21 April) Unit 10 Psychiatry and Personality Traits, W11 (24–28 April) Unit 11 Dermatology, W12 (1–5 May) Practice Written Test, W13 (8–12 May) Written Test in Class Time
    required literature
  • POVINNÝ výukový a studijní materiál formou pdf online dokumentu dodává vyučující.
    not specified
  • MCCARTER, Sam. Medicine 1. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. 1 CD. ISBN 9780194023030. info
  • MCCARTER, Sam. Medicine 2. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. 1 CD. ISBN 9780194569583. info
  • GLENDINNING, Eric H. and Ron HOWARD. Professional English in use : medicine. 1st ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. 175 s. ISBN 9780521682015. info
  • GYŐRFFY, Mária. English for Doctors. 1st ed. Praha: Triton, 2001. 226 pp. ISBN 80-7254-203-6. info
  • MURPHY, Raymond. English grammar in use : a self-study reference and practice book for intermediate students of English : with answers. 3rd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. x, 379. ISBN 0521537622. info
  • ŠTĚPÁNEK, Libor, Janice DE HAAFF, Alena HRADILOVÁ and David SCHÜLLER. Academic English – Akademická angličtina: Průvodce anglickým jazykem pro studenty, akademiky a vědce (Academic English: a guide for students, academics and scientists). Praha: Grada, 2011. 224 pp. ISBN 978-80-247-3577-1. info
Teaching methods
seminars, discussions, pair work, group work, home assignments, reading, presentations
Assessment methods
The final exam consists of three parts: i) in-class presentation, ii) written test, iii) oral exam. To pass the course, students need to score the minimum of 60% in each of the three parts. Attendance is compulsory. Two unexcused absences are allowed. Absences beyond this quota are excused provided a letter of excuse is handed in at the Office for Studies which then officially displays it in the IS.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 30.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses

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The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, spring 2019, spring 2020, spring 2021, spring 2022, spring 2023.
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