JVp014 English for Teachers - D

Faculty of Education
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught online.
Mgr. Dita Trčková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Dita Hochmanová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Jana Kollárová (assistant)
Daniel Gerrard, M.A. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Radim Herout (assistant)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Daniela Dvořáková
Language Centre, Faculty of Education Division - Faculty Branches of University Departments - Faculty of Education
Contact Person: Jitka Autratová
Supplier department: Language Centre, Faculty of Education Division - Faculty Branches of University Departments - Faculty of Education
Timetable of Seminar Groups
JVp014/01: Tue 11:00–12:50 učebna 33, D. Gerrard
JVp014/02: Tue 14:00–15:50 učebna 4, D. Gerrard
JVp014/03: Mon 10:00–11:50 učebna 33, D. Gerrard
JVp014/04: Tue 16:00–17:50 učebna 67, D. Gerrard
JVp014/05: Mon 14:00–15:50 učebna 65, D. Gerrard
JVp014/06: Wed 10:00–11:50 učebna 59, D. Gerrard
JVp014/07: Thu 12:00–13:50 učebna 51, D. Trčková
JVp014/08: Tue 14:00–15:50 učebna 6, D. Trčková
JVp013 English for Teachers - C
A pass in SZ7MP_1AB2 English for Teachers - C/JVp013 English for Teachers C.
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
The aim of this course is to 1) enhance language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) and systems (vocabulary and grammar) by means of up-to-date topics related to education, school, teaching career and academic sphere to achieve level B2; 2) acquire specialist terminology for individual disciplines; 3) develop students' academic skills: (Master's thesis abstract and literature review.)
Learning outcomes
By the end of the course, the student will be able to: - understand spoken LSP texts at B2 level of the CEFR; - understand written LSP texts at B2 level of the CEFR; - produce a discursive essay; - produce a Master's thesis abstract and literature review; - successfully participate in a spoken interaction dealing with relevant LSP issues at B2 level of the CEFR; - use selected specialist terminology with natural and sophisticated control; - show a good command of selected grammar structures at B2 level of the CEFR.
  • TOPICS: 1) Science and research. 2) Writing a thesis abstract and literature review. 3) Education and technology. 4) Personality types; Multiple intelligences. 5) Teachning gifted and talented students. 6) Teaching students with specific learning difficulties. GRAMMAR: Conditionals; Articles; Countable and uncountable nouns, Quantifiers; some, any, no…; Reported speech; Prepositional phrases; Sentence transformations III; Phrasal verbs.
    required literature
  • In-class materials designed for teaching ESP.
    recommended literature
  • SEAL, Bernard. Academic encounters : reading, study skills, and writing : content focus, human behavior. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997. xx, 220. ISBN 0521476585. info
  • GILL, Nora, Jiří VACEK, Ruth COUFALOVÁ, Olga INGROVÁ and Jana KOLLÁROVÁ. Communicative ESP Practice for Pre-Service Teachers. 1st ed. Olomouc: Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic, 2003. 109 pp. English Texts. ISBN 80-244-0652-7. info
  • PRODROMOU, Luke. Grammar and vocabulary for first certificate : with key. Essex: Longman, 1999. 319 s. ISBN 9780582400184. info
  • HASHEMI, Louise and Barbara THOMAS. Grammar for first certificate with answers : self-study grammar reference and practice. Second edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. xii, 259. ISBN 9780521690874. info
  • CRAVEN, Miles. Listening extra : a resource book of multi-level skills activities. 1st ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. 136 s. ISBN 0521754623. info
  • GRUBER, Diann and Viviane DUNN. Listening : intermediate. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987. viii, 64. ISBN 0194534189. info
  • WILSON, Ken. First certificate network. Oxford: Heinemann, 1991. 122 s. ISBN 0-435-28574-2. info
Teaching methods
Weekly ninety-minute seminars designed for teaching English for specific and academic purposes- activities developing students' awarness of language skills and systems within B2 level - listening and reading tasks; grammar and vocabulary practice, discussions and other speaking activities, e-learning for acquiring specialist terminology and practising grammar etc.
Assessment methods
Credit requirements: 1) Attendance (only two classes can be missed due to personal reasons), home preparation for classes, active participation in classes; 2) Submitted in-term assignments: Master's thesis abstract + literature review of Master's thesis sources in English (must be submitted on the date of the oral exam); 3) Exam: 2 parts: A) written (parts: listening, reading comprehension, use of English, writing, terminology); level B2. Total: 70 marks; PASS MARK = 65 % (45 points). B) Oral – A) monologue + B) spoken interaction between two students. Total: 30 marks; PASS MARK = 65 % (20 marks). Only those students who have successfully passed a written part can sit for an oral part of the exam!
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Information on completion of the course: Kurz je ukončen písemnou a ústní zkouškou na úrovni B2 SERRJ.
The course is taught annually.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Kurz na úrovni B2 SERRJ.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020.
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