JVp011 English for Teachers - A

Faculty of Education
Spring 2023
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught in person.
Bc. Lenka Dítětová, MA (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Kateřina Gratrix (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Martina Malášková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Mirjana Georgieva Slavíková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. et Mgr. David Zelený (seminar tutor)
Jitka Autratová (assistant)
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
JVp011/01: Tue 16:00–17:50 učebna 63, K. Gratrix
JVp011/02: Tue 14:00–15:50 učebna 51, K. Gratrix
JVp011/03: Tue 8:00–9:50 učebna 22, K. Gratrix
JVp011/04: Thu 10:00–11:50 učebna 59, M. Slavíková
JVp011/05: Wed 8:00–9:50 učebna 33, M. Slavíková
JVp011/06: Tue 10:00–11:50 učebna 63, M. Slavíková
JVp011/07: Mon 15:00–16:50 učebna 20, M. Malášková
JVp011/08: Wed 9:00–10:50 učebna 22, L. Dítětová
JVp011/09: Wed 12:00–13:50 učebna 58, L. Dítětová
JVp011/10: Mon 12:00–13:50 učebna 6, M. Malášková
JVp011/11: Tue 14:00–15:50 učebna 58, M. Malášková
JVp011/13: Mon 10:00–11:50 učebna 67, M. Malášková
JVp011/14: Wed 14:00–15:50 učebna 59, M. Malášková
JVp011/15: Tue 10:00–11:50 učebna 22, K. Gratrix
JVp011/16: Wed 14:00–15:50 učebna 63, L. Dítětová
JVp011/17: Thu 8:00–9:50 učebna 53, L. Dítětová
JVp011/18: Wed 10:00–11:50 učebna 58, M. Malášková
JVp011/19: Thu 12:00–13:50 učebna 63, K. Gratrix
JVp011/20: Thu 12:00–13:50 učebna 58, M. Slavíková
JVp011/22: Mon 14:00–15:50 učebna 59, D. Zelený
JVp011/23: Mon 16:00–17:50 učebna 59, D. Zelený
JVp001 Entrance Test A2 - English || JVk001 Entrance Test A2 - English || JV001 Entrance Test A2 - English
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.
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Course objectives
The aim of this 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 aims at raising the students' awareness of learning strategies and helping them adopt academic study skills to increase their learning potential. The course is intended for future teachers learning and discussing topics such as education systems, schools and universities.
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 email to their teacher in English;
  • communicate in English about teaching and educational topics towards B1 level of the CEFR;
  • give a presentation in English;
  • 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:
    • Learning Strategies and Study Skills
    • University Life
    • Education Systems
    • - in Czechia
    • - in other countries
      required literature
    • Interactive syllabus 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 hundred-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 include individual tasks, pair and group discussions and other speaking activities, listening, working with audio and video materials, reading and writing.
    Assessment methods
    Credit requirements:
  • During the semester:
  • Active participation and attendance (80 %)
  • Setting a language learning goal and reflecting on it mid-term and at the end of the semester
  • A formal email to a teacher in English
  • A micro-teaching activity
  • A presentation comparing two systems of education
  • ROPOTS testing grammar & vocabulary

  • In the exam period:
  • Credit test (grammar and vocabulary)

  • NB Only students who submit all assignments in the continuous assessment and reach the 65% passmark can sit for the credit test.
    Pass mark for the credit test: 65 %
    Language of instruction
    Follow-Up Courses
    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 JV001. 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 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2024.
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