AJ2102 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. Filip Pultar (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Helena Worthington (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
AJ2102/01: Thu 14:00–16:50 respirium (5. nadzemní podlaží), P. Nobbs
AJ2102/02: Tue 17:00–19:50 učebna 64, F. Pultar
AJ2102/03: Tue 14:00–16:50 učebna 12, F. Pultar
AJ2102/04: Tue 11:00–13:50 učebna 54, H. Worthington
AJ2102/05: Mon 8:00–10:50 učebna 12, H. Worthington
AJ2101 Practical Language 1A
Students must pass the first semester of Practical Language (AJ2101) before entering this course.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
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Course objectives
Students will develop all four skills, reading, listening, speaking and writing, for better communication. As they are expected to be at an upper-intermediate level (CEFR B2-C1), they will work on extending the range and accuracy of the language as well as the register.
They will learn to analyze the language for teaching purposes and will be aware of the fact that they have changed their roles - from being the users of the language into being the source of information about the language and language model providers.
Learning outcomes
The students will be able to confidently use the English language in a wide range of communicative situations at the level B2-C1 (CEFR) using advanced vocabulary.
Students will be able to effectively distinguish UK and US pronunciation and successfully use one of those in verbal communication.
The students will be able to fluently and accurately express themselves. They will also be able to effectively monitor their performance for fluency and accuracy.
The students will be able to confidently communicate in the English language using different registers (formal and informal)in verbal and written form.
The students will be able to realistically evaluate their performance and continuously work on personal improvement.
The students will be able to independently work with printed and online materials to keep improving their skills.
The students will have improved their presentation skills and will be able to give a solid non-academic presentation in front of a larger audience.
The students will have successfully completed their first year portfolios.
  • The students will cover units 5-8 from Outcomes Advanced Student's Book (2nd edition).
    required literature
  • DELLAR, Hugh and Andrew WALKLEY. Outcomes. Second edition. Andover: National Geographic Learning, 2017, 214 stran. ISBN 9781305651920. info
    not specified
  • KAY, Susan, Vaughan JONES, Philip KERR and Jon HIRD. Inside out. 1st ed. Oxford: Macmillan, 2001, 159 s. ISBN 0-333-75760-2. 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
  • KERR, Philip. Inside out., [Upper intermediate]., Workbook. 1st publ. Oxford: Macmillan Heinemann English language teaching, 2001, 96 s. : il. ISBN 0-333-75761-0. info
  • SPARLING, Don. English or Czenglish? : jak se vyhnout čechismům v angličtině. 2. vydání. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1991, 274 stran. ISBN 8004259693. info
  • BOHUSLAVOVÁ, Libuše, Věra JANÍKOVÁ, Jana TÁBORSKÁ and Věra SLÁDKOVÁ. Evropské jazykové portfolio pro dospělé studenty v České republice (European Language Portfolio for adult learners in the Czech Republic). 1st ed. Praha: Scientia,spol.s r.o. pedagogické nakladatelství, Praha 6, 2004, 43 pp. ISBN 80-7183-313-4. info
Teaching methods
This class, as in the previous semester, uses a variety of teaching methods such as pair and group work, class and online forum discussions (in Moodle), short class presentations, role-plays, and acted-out dialogues, and learning centers. The Moodlinka site provides students with more self-study materials.
Assessment methods
Students will attend a total of 3 hours every week.
The general pass mark for this course is 70%.
Passing the course will be dependent on a continuous assessment of the work during the semester and the results on the final test and speaking test.
The tasks of the continuous assessment will make up 30% of the course, and will be specified by the teacher.
Students are also expected to study the book English Grammar In Use in their own time.
The final test will consist of evaluation of the students grammar and vocabulary based on the course book as well as general reading (FCE level), writing and listening sections. The final test will include various tasks from FCE tests. A test of speaking will also be administered with a pass mark 70 points.
The general pass mark for this course is 70% which includes both the continuous assessment and the final test.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses

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Teacher's information
Recommended materials for self-study:
FCE/CAE Practice Tests, any publisher
Readers level 6
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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