SZ7BP_2AB1 English for Teachers - B

Faculty of Education
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Dita Trčková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Gabriela Hublová, Ph.D. (assistant)
Daniel Gerrard, M.A. (lecturer)
Christopher Williams, M.A. (lecturer)
Belinda Rachael Allan, M.Ed. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. et Mgr. Eva Barnová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jana Kollárová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Markéta Oplatková Plocková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Pavla Svobodová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Eva Tomaštíková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Radim Herout (assistant)
Guaranteed by
Belinda Rachael Allan, M.Ed.
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
SZ7BP_2AB1/01: Wed 10:00–11:50 učebna 5, B. Allan
SZ7BP_2AB1/02: Thu 8:00–9:50 učebna 63, D. Trčková
SZ7BP_2AB1/03: Thu 11:00–12:50 učebna 58, J. Kollárová
SZ7BP_2AB1/04: Tue 8:00–9:50 učebna 2, D. Trčková
SZ7BP_2AB1/05: Mon 8:00–9:50 učebna 64, D. Gerrard
SZ7BP_2AB1/06: Tue 10:00–11:50 učebna 59, Ch. Williams
SZ7BP_2AB1/07: Tue 8:00–9:50 učebna 53, Ch. Williams
SZ7BP_2AB1/08: Thu 8:00–9:50 učebna 53, Ch. Williams
SZ7BP_2AB1/09: Wed 8:00–9:50 učebna 63, D. Trčková
SZ7BP_2AB1/10: Mon 10:00–11:50 učebna 63, D. Gerrard
SZ7BP_2AB1/11: Mon 8:00–9:50 učebna 59, Ch. Williams
SZ7BP_2AB1/12: Tue 16:00–17:50 učebna 2, B. Allan
SZ7BP_2AB1/13: Tue 11:00–12:50 učebna 5, B. Allan
SZ7BP_2AB1/14: Mon 10:00–11:50 učebna 59, B. Allan
SZ7BP_2AB1/15: Mon 12:00–13:50 učebna 67, B. Allan
SZ7BP_1AB1 English for Teachers - A
A pass in SZ7BP_1AB1 – English for teachers – A. (Úspěšně absolvovaný předmět SZ7BP_1AB1 – Angličtina pro pedagogy – A.) The course is designed for students who are at least at the A2+ level of English and who can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered at work, school, leisure, etc. They can also produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest, and can read texts and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
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
The aim of the course is to help students achieve B1 level knowledge of English by improving all language skills (listening, reading, speaking, writing) and systems of the language (grammar and vocabulary) within the given level. The course also intends to introduce and enhance academic vocabulary and skills (preparing and giving presentations, expressing opinions, writing formal emails, etc.).
Learning outcomes
By the end of the course, the student will be able to: - understand spoken LSP texts at B1 level of the CEFR; - understand written LSP texts at B1 level of the CEFR; - produce a formal email; - successfully participate in a spoken interaction dealing with relevant LSP issues at B1 level of the CEFR; - give an oral presentation on a specialist topic related to the student's field of study; - use selected specialist terminology in an accurate, natural way; - show a good command of selected grammar structures at B1 level of the CEFR
  • In-class topics: 1) Giving presentations 2) Current issues in Czech schools 3) Going abroad 4) Engaging teaching strategies Grammar topics: 1) Modal verbs 2) Conditional clauses 3) Simple passive 4) Countable x uncountable nouns, quantifiers 5) Relative pronouns, relative clauses 6) Phrasal verbs 7) Verbs – gerund x infinitive 8) Prepositions, Prepositional phrases (adjectives, verbs) 9) Determiners, Pronouns.
    required literature
  • In-class materials available in the IS.
    recommended literature
  • SWAN, Michael and Catherine WALTER. The good grammar book : a grammar practice book for elementary to lower-intermediate students of English : with answers. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001. 324 s. ISBN 0194315193. info
  • VACEK, Jiří and Duncan HENDY. Analýza odborného anglického textu pro studenty společného základu PdF MU (English Texts for Specific Purposes). 1. vyd. Masarykova univerzita: Masarykova univerzita, 2006. 102 pp. MU, Pedagogická fakulta, Brno 2006. ISBN 80-210-3967-1. info
  • GILL, Nora, Jiří VACEK, Ruth COUFALOVÁ, Olga INGROVÁ and Jana KOLLÁROVÁ. Communicative ESP Practice for Pre-Service Teachers. 1. vyd. Olomouc: Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic, 2003. 109 pp. English Texts. ISBN 80-244-0652-7. info
  • MURPHY, Raymond. English grammar in use : a self-study reference and practice book for intermediate learners of English : with answers. Fourth edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. x, 380. ISBN 9780521189064. 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
  • OXENDEN, Clive. New English File - Intermediate. 2011. ISBN 978-0-19-451910-6. info
  • Cambridge advanced learner's dictionary. Edited by Melisa Good. 3rd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University, 2008. xiv, 1699. ISBN 9780521674683. info
Teaching methods
Weekly ninety-minute seminars designed for teaching English for specific and academic purposes. Activities developing students' awareness of language skills and systems within B1 level - listening and reading tasks; grammar and vocabulary practice, discussions and other speaking activities.
Assessment methods
Credit requirements: 1) Attendance (only 2 lessons can be missed), homework set in classes, active participation. 2) Interactive presentation in pairs. 3) Exam – written + oral part. Only students who complete all assignments can take the exam. Both parts of the exam need to be passed (written part – 49/75 points, oral part – 16/25 points). Pass mark: 65% (65 points out of 100). Written part: listening, reading, grammar, vocabulary, writing. Oral part: monologue (1 minute) + dialogue (6 minutes).
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
General note: Kurz úrovně B1 zakončený písemnou a ústní zkouškou na úrovni B1.
Credit evaluation note: Kurz je ukončen písemnou a ústní zkouškou na úrovni B1.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018.
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