SZ7BP_1AB1 English for Teachers - A

Faculty of Education
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Teacher(s)
Belinda Rachael Allan, M.Ed. (seminar tutor)
Bc. Anna Bízková Doleželová (seminar tutor)
Daniel Gerrard, M.A. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jana Kollárová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Dita Trčková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Christopher Williams, M.A. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Radim Herout (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
Timetable of Seminar Groups
SZ7BP_1AB1/01: Wed 8:00–9:50 učebna 33, A. Bízková Doleželová
SZ7BP_1AB1/02: Thu 8:00–9:50 učebna 59, D. Trčková
SZ7BP_1AB1/03: Thu 10:00–11:50 učebna 53, D. Trčková
SZ7BP_1AB1/04: Mon 13:00–14:50 učebna 58, D. Gerrard
SZ7BP_1AB1/05: Tue 14:00–15:50 učebna 58, D. Gerrard
SZ7BP_1AB1/06: Mon 8:00–9:50 učebna 63, D. Gerrard
SZ7BP_1AB1/07: Mon 11:00–12:50 učebna 59, Ch. Williams
SZ7BP_1AB1/08: Wed 8:00–9:50 učebna 59, Ch. Williams
SZ7BP_1AB1/09: Tue 14:00–15:50 učebna 24, Ch. Williams
SZ7BP_1AB1/10: Wed 15:00–16:50 učebna 5, B. Allan
SZ7BP_1AB1/11: Mon 14:00–15:50 učebna 53, Ch. Williams
SZ7BP_1AB1/12: Thu 10:00–11:50 učebna 78, Ch. Williams
SZ7BP_1AB1/13: Mon 14:00–15:50 učebna 63, B. Allan
SZ7BP_1AB1/14: Mon 16:00–17:50 učebna 59, B. Allan
SZ7BP_1AB1/15: Tue 14:00–15:50 učebna 53, B. Allan
SZ7BP_1AB1/16: Tue 16:00–17:50 učebna 64, Ch. Williams
SZ7BP_1AB1/17: Wed 11:00–12:50 učebna 57, B. Allan
Prerequisites
CJV_AJA2 Entrance Test A2 || CJV_AJA2k Entrance Test A2 || SOUHLAS
A pass in JVp001 – Entrance test A2 - English. (Úspěšně absolvovaný předmět JVp001 – 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
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 (e.g. writing emails and letters, giving a presentation, etc.).
Learning outcomes
By the end of the course, the student will be able to: - understand spoken and written teaching and educational English towards B1 level of the CEFR; - write a formal letter in English; - communicate in English about teaching and educational topics towards B1 level of the CEFR; - give a poster presentation; - use selected teaching and educational terminology in a natural, accurate way; - show a good command of selected grammar structures towards B1 level of the CEFR.
Syllabus
  • Topics for the course include:
  • University Life
  • Education Systems
  • - in Czechia
  • - in other countries
  • Current Issues in Schools (bullying, truancy, etc.)
  • Creating a School (with a mission and various programs)
Literature
    required literature
  • Course materials: moodlinka.ics.muni.cz
    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. 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:
  • Active participation and attendance (completing work for any absence),
  • A formal Erasmus letter in English
  • Mid-term test (grammar and vocabulary)
  • Poster presentation of your school
  • Credit test (listening, reading, grammar and vocabulary)

  • NB Only students who complete all previous assignments can sit the credit test.
    Pass mark: 65%
    Language of instruction
    English
    Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
    Study Materials
    Information on completion of the course: Pro úspěšné ukončení předmětu jsou předepsány v semestru průběžné kontroly, jejichž výsledky jsou započítávány do závěrečného hodnocení. Jazykový kurz není určen pro začátečníky.
    The course is taught annually.
    General note: Zápis vyžaduje úspěšné absolvování vstupního testu CJV_AJA2 (obvykle v lednu). Počet míst v kurzu je limitován kapacitou pracoviště.
    Information on course enrolment limitations: Vyžaduje se úspěšné absolvování vstupního test CJV_AJA2. Počet míst v kurzu je limitován kapacitou pracoviště.
    Teacher's information
    https://moodlinka.ics.muni.cz/
    The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019.
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