AJ1102 Practical Language 1B

Faculty of Education
Spring 2024
Extent and Intensity
0/3/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
Peter Nobbs (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jaroslav Suchý (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Irena Headlandová Kalischová, Ph.D.
Department of English Language and Literature – Faculty of Education
Contact Person: Jana Popelková
Supplier department: Department of English Language and Literature – Faculty of Education
Timetable of Seminar Groups
AJ1102/KombiSem01: Fri 23. 2. 16:00–18:50 učebna 58, Fri 8. 3. 16:00–18:50 učebna 58, Fri 22. 3. 16:00–18:50 učebna 58, Fri 12. 4. 16:00–18:50 učebna 58, Fri 26. 4. 16:00–18:50 učebna 58, Fri 10. 5. 16:00–18:50 učebna 58, P. Nobbs
AJ1102/KombiSem02: Fri 23. 2. 14:00–16:50 učebna 57, Fri 8. 3. 14:00–16:50 učebna 57, Fri 22. 3. 14:00–16:50 učebna 57, Fri 12. 4. 14:00–16:50 učebna 57, Fri 26. 4. 14:00–16:50 učebna 57, Fri 10. 5. 14:00–16:50 učebna 57, J. Suchý
AJ1102/PrezSem01: Tue 12:00–14:50 respirium (5. nadzemní podlaží), P. Nobbs
AJ1102/PrezSem02: Tue 9:00–11:50 respirium (5. nadzemní podlaží), P. Nobbs
AJ1101 Practical Language 1A
Students must have passed Practical Language 1A.
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
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Course objectives
- to develop all four language skills (reading, speaking, listening and writing) and create stress-free environment for the students to practise in
- to teach the students to analyze the language with respect to language teaching
- to help change the role of the student from a learner to a model and a potential source of information
- to provide the students with model situations from the learning/teaching process and show them the possible application of various strategies and teaching techniques
Learning outcomes
The students will develop their language skills in all areas, they will be able to use more complex and accurate structures and will expand their range of vocabulary. They will learn to analyze and assess various materials with regard to teaching the language. The students will submit two essays, make a presentation, and will continue to compile their student portfolios (set up the previous semester).
  • This semester will cover units 5-8 from the book Outcomes Advanced 2nd edition.
    required literature
  • DELLAR, Hugh and Andrew WALKLEY. Outcomes. Second edition. Andover: National Geographic Learning, 2017, 214 stran. ISBN 9781305651920. info
  • Interactive Syllabus in IS.
    recommended literature
  • SPARLING, Don. English or Czenglish? : jak se vyhnout čechismům v angličtině. 2. vydání. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1991, 274 stran. ISBN 8004259693. info
  • MURPHY, Raymond. English grammar in use :a self-study reference and practice book for intermediate students : with answers. second edition. x, 350. ISBN 052143680X. info
Teaching methods
Oral projects, written assignments, class discussions, practical exercises, individual projects, online group discussions. This semester will cover Units 5-8 from the book Outcomes Advanced: Student's Book (2nd edition).
1. Self-Assessment and Goal Setting
2. Developing conversations
3. Presentation Skills
4. Process of Writing
5. In-Class and Outside-class Study Skills
6. Reading Skills
7. Writing Conventions
8. Listening Strategies
Assessment methods
The general pass mark for this course is 70%. Throughout the semester there will be various tasks that make up the Continuous Assessment.

The continuous assessment will be based on work done in class as well as out-of-class assignments and a final test during the examination period. The out-of-class assignments include discussion online, the setting and progress towards personal language goals, and written essays.

In order to qualify to sit for the final exam at the end of the semester, students must pass the Continuous Assessment during the semester (they must reach 70%).

The test at the end of the semester will consist of reading, writing, listening, and spoken interviews. Students need to reach 70% in both the written part and the spoken interviews.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: kombinované studium: výuka v blocích.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses

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Teacher's information
Recommended material for self-study:
CAE Practice Tests, any publisher
English-English Dictionary Advanced Level
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023, Spring 2025.
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