LF:BTAJ0222 English II - practice - Course Information

BTAJ0222 English Language II - practice

Faculty of Medicine
Spring 2018
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Markéta Oplatková Plocková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Dana Straková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. et Mgr. Lenka Tóthová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Veronika Dvořáčková, Ph.D. (assistant)
Mgr. et Mgr. Zuzana Handlová (assistant)
Mgr. Robert Helán, Ph.D. (assistant)
Mgr. Markéta Kovaříková (assistant)
Joseph Lennon, BA, Ph.D. (assistant)
PhDr. Jana Vyorálková (assistant)
Mgr. Dana Straková
Language Centre, Faculty of Medicine Division - Faculty Branches of University Departments - Faculty of Medicine
Contact Person: Mgr. Dana Straková
Supplier department: Language Centre, Faculty of Medicine Division - Faculty Branches of University Departments - Faculty of Medicine
Tue 16:10–18:00 KOM 200
BTAJ0121 English Language I - pract.
General English at the B1+ CEFR level.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course objective is to develop students' receptive (reading, listening) and productive (speaking, writing) English language skills and to enhance their knowledge of selected grammar chapters at level B2. The course also seeks to develop in students knowledge of specialized discipline-specific vocabulary and skills for effective doctor-patient communication.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students should be able to describe and explain terms related to orthoptics; use practical medical vocabulary; apply medical language in doctor-patient, doctor-doctor, and doctor-nursing staff communication, interpret medical texts, present and discuss specialized topics, write cover letters; use grammatical structures typical for medical and academic language.
  • 1. week: Introduction, e-learning support, requirements, assessment, revision, cover letter.
  • 2. week: Presentations and Public Speaking in English, Language of Presentations I.
  • 3. week: Presentations and Public Speaking in English, Language of Presentations II.
  • 4. week: Work of an Orthoptist. Student Presentations.
  • 5. week: Eye Anatomy. Student Presentations.
  • 6. week: Eyeglasses. Student Presentations.
  • 7. week: Eye Diseases. Student Presentations.
  • 8. week: Contact Lenses. Student Presentations.
  • 9. week: MIDTERM TEST
  • 10. week: Errors of Refraction. Student Presentations.
  • 11. week: Eye Examination Equipment. Student Presentations.
  • 12. week: Dealing with Children and Parents. Student Presentations.
  • 13. week: REVISION
  • 14. week: FINAL TEST
  • Grammar: conditionals, direct and indirect speech.
  • In addition to the above mentioned topics and grammar, the course will also focus on the mastery of communicative skills - i.e. speaking, listening, reading, and writing - on the B2 level of the European Reference Framework.
    required literature
  • Základní materiály poskytne vyučující.
    recommended literature
  • 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
  • REINHART, Susan M. Giving academic presentations. 2nd ed. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2013. xiii, 185. ISBN 9780472035090. info
Teaching methods
seminars, discussions, pair work, group work, home assignments, e-learning, reading, presentations
Assessment methods
The above mentioned topics will be consolidated using all the study skills (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Supplementary materials used in the seminars (hard copies, electronic documents etc.) will be provided by the lecturer. The course takes the form of seminars. Attendance is compulsory. Two absences are tolerated provided a letter of excuse is handed in at the Office of Studies. Assessment is based on the results of the final examination (testing the knowledge from the autumn and spring semesters) and attendance. The examination consists of two parts, written and oral. The prerequisite for the written part is a presentation on a field-specific topic during the semester. The prerequisite of the oral part is to reach a minimum score of 60 per cent in the written part of the examination.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
Information on completion of the course: Studenti se státní jazykovou zkouškou, příp. jejím ekvivalentem (TOEFL, FCE apod.) mohou vykonat zkoušku kdykoliv během semestru.
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 30.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2016, Spring 2017, spring 2019.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Spring 2018, recent)
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