CJVA2B English for Academic Purposes II

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2024
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
PhDr. Athena Alchazidu, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Lenka Hanovská, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Eva Juhasová (seminar tutor)
Joseph Lennon, Ph.D. (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
Agnieszka Suchomelová-Polomska, M.A.
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: Mon 10:00–11:40 Virtuální místnost, except Mon 15. 4., E. Juhasová
CJVA2B/02: Wed 14:00–15:40 K21, except Wed 17. 4., E. Juhasová
CJVA2B/03: Wed 10:00–11:40 L32, except Wed 17. 4., E. Juhasová
CJVA2B/04: Thu 10:00–11:40 L33, except Thu 18. 4., E. Juhasová
CJVA2B/05: Tue 8:00–9:40 L31, except Tue 16. 4., E. Juhasová
CJVA2B/06: Wed 8:00–9:40 L32, except Wed 17. 4., E. Juhasová
CJVA2B/07: Mon 12:00–13:40 Virtuální místnost, except Mon 15. 4., E. Juhasová
CJVA2B/08: Tue 8:00–9:40 L34, except Tue 16. 4., A. Suchomelová-Polomska
CJVA2B/09: Fri 10:00–11:40 L10, except Fri 19. 4., A. Suchomelová-Polomska
CJVA2B/10: Thu 8:00–9:40 L10, except Thu 18. 4., A. Suchomelová-Polomska
CJVA2B/11: Mon 8:00–9:40 L10, except Mon 15. 4., A. Suchomelová-Polomska
CJVA2B/12: Wed 10:00–11:40 K24, except Wed 17. 4., A. Suchomelová-Polomska
CJVA2B/13: Tue 10:00–11:40 L34, except Tue 16. 4., A. Suchomelová-Polomska
CJVA2B/14: Fri 8:00–9:40 L34, except Fri 19. 4., A. Suchomelová-Polomska
CJVA2B/15: Mon 12:00–13:40 L33, except Mon 15. 4., M. Šindelářová Skupeňová
CJVA2B/16: Wed 14:00–15:40 L33, except Wed 17. 4., L. Hanovská
CJVA2B/17: Mon 8:00–9:40 L41, except Mon 15. 4., L. Hanovská
CJVA2B/18: Mon 12:00–13:40 K23, except Mon 15. 4., A. Alchazidu
CJVA2B/19: Wed 16:00–17:40 L42, except Wed 17. 4., Š. Roušavá
CJVA2B/20: Wed 12:00–13:40 L41, except Wed 17. 4., Š. Roušavá
CJVA2B/21: Wed 16:00–17:40 K33, except Wed 17. 4., J. Lennon
CJVA2B/22: Wed 18:00–19:40 L42, except Wed 17. 4., Š. Roušavá
CJVA2B/23: Tue 16:00–17:40 L10, except Tue 16. 4., A. Alchazidu
CJVA2B/24: Tue 14:00–15:40 L32, except Tue 16. 4., E. Juhasová
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This course is intended for full-time students (in their SECOND AND HIGHER semesters) 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 355 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 282/355, only registered: 0/355, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/355
Course objectives
The course aims 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 - ask questions about academic presentations in various disciplines - write a short argumentative essay based on an academic text.
  • 1. Academic orientation: academic vs subject specific vs general English vocabulary; formality and appropriateness in English in an academic context 2. Learning (academic) English: most common mistakes, mother tongue interference, accents 3. Summarising: identifying the main idea and purpose of a short academic text/ an article 4. Writing abstracts: a summary vs an abstract; an article/written text abstract vs presentation abstract 5. Critical thinking, adopting a stance: balanced argumentation 6. Critical thinking, adopting a stance: persuasive argumentation 7. Working with sources; referencing and citation: using reporting verbs, paraphrasing, quoting, working with different citation systems, compiling a reference/bibliography list 8. Essay writing: thesis statement, topic sentences 9. Summary and response essay writing: attributing the source, presenting the source author’s idea(s), introducing the student’s response, making claims, providing supportive evidence 10. Describing images, referring to images in academic context 11. Preparing an academic presentation 12. Delivering an academic presentation 13. Taking part in a discussion – offering meaningful questions, providing response, moving a discussion forward, turn-taking
Teaching methods
Mini-presentations prepared by students, projects, discussions in class, reading assignments, analysis of language samples of given genres and in given context.
Assessment methods
The course requires attending seminars and completion of ongoing tasks. The course ends with exam tasks at level B2 according to CEFR. The exam verifies the ability to understand and summarize academic texts, the ability to write an abstract and an essay, give a presentation and lead a discussion.
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.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Předpokládá se vstupní úroveň alespoň B1
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
Teacher's information
The exam can only be taken during the examination period. Information on the recognition of exams: Students who have already passed an exam at level B2 and above can apply for subject recognition under the code CJVA2U
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, Spring 2023, Autumn 2023, Autumn 2024, Spring 2025.
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