JVk001 Entrance Test A2 - English

Faculty of Education
Autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 1 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught in person.
Mgr. Radim Herout (assistant)
PaedDr. Marta Holasová, Ph.D. (assistant)
Mgr. Dana Plíšková (assistant)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Radim Herout
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
A2 level knowledge of English (Level A2 is defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and usually requires two years of previous study when studying 2 to 3 hours a week).
Course Enrolment Limitations
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Course objectives
WHO IS OBLIGED TO REGISTER FOR THE ENTRANCE TEST A2: The compulsory study of a foreign language is part of the study programmes "Special Education" and "Social Education". Students can choose between English, German, Russian, Spanish and French. In semester 1, they register for the Entrance Test A2 in one of the languages offered. If they are credited, they may register for "Language X for Social/Special Educators" or "Language X for Teachers I" in semester 2. In case of poor knowledge, we recommend that students register for the Entrance Test A2 only in their third semester. THE AIM OF THE ENTRANCE TEST A2 is to find out whether the students have achieved at least the minimum required entrance level of knowledge, which is A2. The follow-up compulsorily-optional courses of foreign languages at the Faculty of Education are taught at level B1 (Bachelor's degree) and B2 (Master's degree). The courses develop academic and specialist language. B1, resp. B2 level of knowledge of at least one foreign language is one of the key competences of MU university graduates, which gives the study of a foreign language importance equal to that of the main study discipline(s).
Learning outcomes
By the end of the course, the student will be able to: - understand spoken texts at A2 level of the CEFR; - understand written texts at A2 level of the CEFR; - use general A2 vocabulary with appropriate command and control; - show a good command of A2 grammar structures.
  • The organization of the course "Entrance Test - A2": 1) introductory session which takes place usually at the beginning of the autumn term (students are informed about the session by email); 2) mock test available in the information system; 3) self-study by means of recommended literature and electronic tests in the information system (ROPOT); 4) credit test in the exam period(January/February); STRUCTURE OF THE TEST AT A2 LEVEL: 1) listening (10 points); 2) reading (10 points); 3) grammar and vocabulary (20 points); Pass mark: 28 points (70 %); Time limit: 30 min (without listening). GRAMMAR: to be, articles, this/that/these/those, have got, possessive, present simple, like/hate/enjoy…sth. /doing sth., adverbs of frequency (sometimes, often, usually, never, …), can/can’t, there is/are…, some, any, no, countables/uncountables, how much, how many, was/were, past simple, regular/irregular verbs, comparative and superlative adjectives, present continuous, future intentions: going to/would like to and want to, infinitive of purpose, will, might, present perfect, time phrases with present perfect and past simple, prepositions of place, movement and time, must, have to, don’t have to. VOCABULARY: Countries, nationalities. Jobs. Everyday objects. Family and family relations. Common verbs. Daily routines. Transport. Food, eating out. Dates, years, decades and centuries. Shops and shopping. Clothes. Animals and natural features. Weather. City and countryside. Education and careers. Communication. Describing things, people and events - adjectives /-ed, -ing/.
  • Náhradní obsah: Materials for self-study and practice: http://moodlinka.ped.muni.cz/course/view.php?id=1565
  • EALES, Frances, Sarah CUNNINGHAM and Peter MOOR. New cutting edge : elementary. Edited by Chris Redston. 2nd impression. Essex: Pearson Education Limited, 2006, 184 s. ISBN 1405843489. info
  • MCCARTHY, Michael and Felicity O'DELL. English vocabulary in use. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001, vi, 309. ISBN 0521677432. info
  • MARIS, Amanda. New Headway English course : elementary. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001, 77 s. ISBN 0194375595. info
  • MURPHY, Raymond. Essential grammar in Use : a self-study reference and practice book for elementary students of English : with answers. 3rd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007, xi, 319. ISBN 9780521675802. info
  • SWAN, Michael and Catherine WALTER. The Good Grammar Book : a grammar practice book for elementary to lower-intermediate students of English : with answers. 2nd impresion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003, 324 s. ISBN 0194315207. info
  • MCCARTHY, Michael and Felicity O'DELL. English vocabulary in use. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010, 174 s. ISBN 9780521136204. info
  • NAYLOR, Helen and Raymond MURPHY. Essential grammar in use supplementary exercises : with answers. 2nd edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007, v, 128. ISBN 9780521675420. info
  • CUNNINGHAM, Sarah and Peter MOOR. Cutting edge : elementary : workbook : [with key]. Harlow: Longman, 2001, 110 s. ISBN 0582403936. info
Teaching methods
1) Introductory consultation; 2) Mock test providing feedback on achieved level of English; 3) Self-study by means of recommended literature and electronic tests (is.muni).
Assessment methods
A pass in CREDIT TEST. ORGANISATION OF CREDIT TEST: Credit tests take place once a year in January/February. There are three options to sit the test: regular, 1st re-sit and 2nd re-sit; students are obliged to REGISTER BY MEANS OF IS.MUNI (dates are announced in December). In order to be credited, students must score at least 70 % (i.e. 28 marks out of 40). Test structure: listening, reading, grammar and vocabulary. For information on course recognition see http://www.ped.muni.cz/katedry-a-instituty/cjv/uznavani-predmetu/
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
General note: Vstupní test z angličtiny (úroveň A2) pro studenty bc. komb. studia. Zápočtový test (úroveň A2) probíhá v lednu.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: Úvodní konzultace na začátku semestru, dále samostudium.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Vstupní test A2 nutno úspěšně absolvovat před zapsáním předmětu Angličtina pro ... v komb studiu.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, autumn 2020.
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