AJ11613 Czenglish A

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2015
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
PhDr. Simona Kalová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Christopher Adam Rance, M.A. (lecturer)
Mgr. Irina Matusevich (assistant)
Guaranteed by
Jeffrey Alan Vanderziel, B.A.
Department of English and American Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Tomáš Hanzálek
Supplier department: Department of English and American Studies - Faculty of Arts
each odd Thursday 10:50–12:25 B2.44
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 20 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/20, only registered: 0/20
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 8 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
The main aim of the course is to focus on the 'problem areas' caused by L1 interference in vocabulary and grammar, together with analysis and practice of selected advanced grammar points. Grammar will be presented in context through a variety of listening exercises and thus listening skills will be enhanced as well. The format of the course will be blended, i.e. a combination of online and bi-weekly face-to-face sessions. Students will be given the opportunity to actively contribute to the content of the course. At the end of the course students should be aware of the main areas of difficulty for Czech speakers of English and be able to deal with them successfully.
  • Face-to-face sessions; Introductory session + Placement test; Determiners- U6; Perfect tenses - U1; Modals I - U3 + Midterm progress test; Conditionals & wish clauses - U14; Word order - U21; Final credit test; Czenglish - areas to be specified
    required literature
  • HEWINGS, Martin. Grammar for CAE and proficiency with answers : self-study grammar reference and practice. 1st pub. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. viii, 296. ISBN 9780521713757. info
  • SPARLING, Thomas Donald. English or Czenglish? Jak se vyhnout čechismům v angličtině. 2. vyd. Praha: SPN, 1992. 250 pp. ISBN 80-04-25969-3. info
Teaching methods
bi-weekly face-to-face sessions; e-learning; self-study;
Assessment methods
Students will be assessed on their work throughout the term, their active participation on the course – practice tests taken in Elf, a presentation on a selected grammar area given in class, and the results of mid-term and final tests. Attendance in face-to-face sessions is compulsory, 1 absence is allowed.
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Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2020.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2015, recent)
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