CJVA2B English for Academic Purposes II

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2023
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
Bc. Merve Aydin, M. B.A. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Kateřina Gratrix (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Eva Juhasová (seminar tutor)
Joseph Lennon, BA, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Abigail Mokra, M.A. et M.A. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Šárka Roušavá, B.A. (seminar tutor)
Agnieszka Suchomelová-Polomska, M.A. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Martina Šindelářová Skupeňová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Dana Plíšková (assistant)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Martina Šindelářová Skupeňová
Language Centre Faculty of Arts Division - Language Centre
Contact Person: Mgr. Dana Plíšková
Supplier department: Language Centre Faculty of Arts Division - Language Centre
Timetable of Seminar Groups
CJVA2B/01: Tue 14:00–15:40 L32, E. Juhasová
CJVA2B/02: Mon 10:00–11:40 L34, Š. Roušavá
CJVA2B/03: Thu 10:00–11:40 L41, E. Juhasová
CJVA2B/04: Wed 14:00–15:40 L31, E. Juhasová
CJVA2B/05: Wed 12:00–13:40 L31, E. Juhasová
CJVA2B/06: Tue 10:00–11:40 L42, E. Juhasová
CJVA2B/07: Wed 10:00–11:40 L31, E. Juhasová
CJVA2B/08: Mon 10:00–11:40 L42, A. Suchomelová-Polomska
CJVA2B/09: Tue 10:00–11:40 Virtuální místnost, A. Suchomelová-Polomska
CJVA2B/10: Wed 10:00–11:40 K21, A. Suchomelová-Polomska
CJVA2B/11: Tue 8:00–9:40 Virtuální místnost, A. Suchomelová-Polomska
CJVA2B/12: Mon 8:00–9:40 K12, A. Suchomelová-Polomska
CJVA2B/13: Fri 10:00–11:40 K12, A. Suchomelová-Polomska
CJVA2B/14: Wed 8:00–9:40 K12, A. Suchomelová-Polomska
CJVA2B/15: Mon 14:00–15:40 K21, M. Aydin
CJVA2B/16: Thu 8:00–9:40 L34, K. Gratrix
CJVA2B/17: Tue 8:00–9:40 K33, M. Šindelářová Skupeňová
CJVA2B/18: Mon 14:00–15:40 L21, Š. Roušavá
CJVA2B/19: Mon 12:00–13:40 L32, E. Juhasová
CJVA2B/20: Mon 8:00–9:40 L35, Š. Roušavá
CJVA2B/21: Tue 16:00–17:40 K32, J. Lennon
CJVA2B/22: Thu 12:00–13:40 L34, E. Juhasová
CJVA2B/23: Tue 12:00–13:40 L35, M. Šindelářová Skupeňová
CJVA2B/24: Tue 14:00–15:40 L35, M. Šindelářová Skupeňová
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This course is intended for full-time students who have an intermediate/upper-intermediate knowledge of English. An exemption to study the course CJVA2B can be exceptionally granted to the part-time students who apply for it should the capacity of the seminar groups allow.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
The capacity limit for the course is 360 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 337/360, only registered: 1/360, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/360
Course objectives
The course is aiming at achieving the B2 level (based on the Common European Framework of Reference) of English language competence. At the end of this course students should be able to understand the main ideas of relatively complex texts on both concrete and academic/professional topics, including discussions in their field of specialisation. Students should be able to interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. They should be able to produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of academic/professional subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course, the students will be able to: give a short presentation dealing with topic related to their studies and discuss the topic write an abstract of their presentation write a short argumentative text answer questions about a reading or listening text from academic context.
  • Academic Orientation Places Professions Texts Cultures Images Events Sounds Groups Visions
    required literature
  • A II Seminar materials for the CJVA2B course
    recommended literature
  • ŠTĚPÁNEK, Libor, Janice DE HAAFF, Alena HRADILOVÁ and David SCHÜLLER. Academic English – Akademická angličtina: Průvodce anglickým jazykem pro studenty, akademiky a vědce (Academic English: a guide for students, academics and scientists). Praha: Grada, 2011. 224 pp. ISBN 978-80-247-3577-1. info
    not specified
  • Effective presentations. Edited by Jeremy Comfort. 1st ed. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2001. 80 s. ISBN 0-19-457065-7.
  • Giving presentations. Edited by Mark Ellis - Nina O'Driscoll. 6. impr. Harlow : Longman, 1997. 96 s. ISBN 0-582-06441-4.
  • Murphy, R. English Grammar in Use, CUP 1995
  • Swan, M. Practical English Usage, OUP 1995
  • Thomson, A.J., Martinet, A.V.A Practical English Grammar, OUP 1986
Teaching methods
Mini-presentations prepared by students, projects, discussions in class, reading assignments, grammar exercices
Assessment methods
The course requires seminars attendance and completing homework assigments. The course is completed by an exam at B2 level according to CEFR which consists of a written test and an oral presentation. The written part of the test includes reading and listening comprehension, tests the knowledge of English vocabulary and grammar and ability to write an argumentative text. The oral part of the exam is in the form of an academic presentation on an academic/professional topic. A written abstract of the presentation is required too.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught each semester.
General note: Výstupní úroveň B2 podle ERR pro hodnocení jazyků. Předmět je i pro ty studenty, kteří nemají absolvovaný předmět CJVA1B, středně pokročilá úroveň.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Předpokládá se vstupní úroveň alespoň B1
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2006, Autumn 2006, Spring 2007, Autumn 2007, Spring 2008, Autumn 2008, Spring 2009, Autumn 2009, Spring 2010, Autumn 2010, Spring 2011, Autumn 2011, Spring 2012, Autumn 2012, Spring 2013, Autumn 2013, Spring 2014, Autumn 2014, Spring 2015, Autumn 2015, Spring 2016, Autumn 2016, Spring 2017, Autumn 2017, Spring 2018, Autumn 2018, Spring 2019, Autumn 2019, Spring 2020, Autumn 2020, Spring 2021, Autumn 2021, Spring 2022, Autumn 2022, Autumn 2023, Spring 2024.
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