JVp011 English for Teachers - A

Faculty of Education
Spring 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Dita Trčková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Daniela Dvořáková (lecturer)
Belinda Rachael Allan, M.Ed. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jana Kollárová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Marcela Sekanina Vavřinová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Christopher Williams, M.A. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Radim Herout (assistant)
Mgr. Gabriela Hublová, Ph.D. (assistant)
Mgr. Martina Malášková, Ph.D. (assistant)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Dita Trčková, Ph.D.
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
JVp011/01: Thu 10:00–11:50 učebna 4, D. Trčková
JVp011/02: Mon 12:00–13:50 učebna 33, D. Trčková
JVp011/03: Thu 8:00–9:50 učebna 2, D. Dvořáková
JVp011/04: Thu 10:00–11:50 učebna 2, D. Dvořáková
JVp011/05: Mon 10:00–11:50 učebna 63, Ch. Williams
JVp011/06: Thu 11:00–12:50 učebna 33, Ch. Williams
JVp011/07: Wed 8:00–9:50 učebna 65, Ch. Williams
JVp011/08: Mon 13:00–14:50 učebna 56, Ch. Williams
JVp011/09: Wed 10:00–11:50 učebna 65, Ch. Williams
JVp011/10: Thu 8:00–9:50 učebna 33, Ch. Williams
JVp011/11: Mon 14:00–15:50 učebna 59, B. Allan
JVp011/12: Thu 12:00–13:50 učebna 59, B. Allan
JVp011/13: Tue 14:00–15:50 učebna 11, B. Allan
JVp011/14: Thu 10:00–11:50 učebna 53, B. Allan
JVp011/15: Wed 12:00–13:50 učebna 53, B. Allan
JVp011/16: Wed 16:00–17:50 učebna 33, B. Allan
JVp001 Entrance Test A2 - English
A pass in CJV_AJA2 – Entrance test A2 - English. (Úspěšně absolvovaný předmět CJV_AJA2 – Vstupní test A2 - AJ.) 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 (writing formal emails, giving opinions, poster presentations, etc.).
Learning outcomes
By the end of the course, the student will be able to: - understand spoken LSP texts at A2+ level of the CEFR; - understand written LSP texts at A2+ level of the CEFR; - produce a formal email; - successfully participate in a spoken interaction dealing with relevant LSP issues at A2+ level of the CEFR; - give a poster presentation; - use selected specialist terminology in a natural, accurate way; - show a good command of selected grammar structures at A2+ level of the CEFR.
  • In-class topics: 1) Education in the Czech Republic 2) Educational systems in different countries 3) Writing academic and professional emails 4) Tertiary education 5) Alternative schools and teaching methods 6) Jobs and job interviews Grammar topics: 1) Present simple x continuous 2) Past simple x Past continuous 3) Present perfect 4) Expressing future 5) Revision of tenses 6) Word order 7) Adjectives – comparatives x superlatives 8) Adjectives x adverbs
    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
  • 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
  • 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) Poster presentation (10 points) 3) Mid-term test (20 points) 4) Formal email (10 points) 5) Credit test (40 points). Only students who complete all assignments can sit the final test. Pass mark: 65% (52 points out of 80).
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
Information on completion of the course: Jazykový kurz na úrovni B1 SERRJ (není určen pro začátečníky).
The course is taught annually.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Podmínkou zápisu je úspěšné absolvování předmětu JVp001. Počet míst v kurzu je limitován kapacitou pracoviště.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2018, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022.
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