A2BP_PJ1B Practical Language 1B

Faculty of Education
Spring 2018
Extent and Intensity
0/4/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Zdeněk Janík, M.A., Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Tereza Talavašková (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Tamara Váňová (assistant)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Irena Headlandová Kalischová, Ph.D.
Department of English Language and Literature - Faculty of Education
Contact Person: Jana Popelková
Supplier department: Department of English Language and Literature - Faculty of Education
Timetable of Seminar Groups
A2BP_PJ1B/Prez01: Thu 14:50–17:25 učebna 53, Z. Janík
A2BP_PJ1A Practical Language 1A
Students must have passed Practical Language 1A.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
By the end of the year, students will be able to (SWBAT) do the following things:
* Given a text written for the general public, SWBAT recognize the most important ideas and produce an oral summary.
* Given a range of general topics, SWBAT initiate, maintain, and end discourse naturally with effective turn-taking.
* Given a range of general topics, SWBAT write texts that demonstrate a good grasp of writing conventions, including grammatical correctness, and showing a wide range of vocabulary.
* Given a range of general topics, SWBAT employ a variety of structures and vocabulary, correct slips and errors that have led to misunderstandings, and use standard phrases to gain time and keep the turn.
* Given speech on a general topic in standard language even in a noisy environment, SWBAT demonstrate an understanding of the main ideas.
* Given a general topic, SWBAT produce a clear, detailed description/presentation that demonstrates a logical chain of argument.
* SWBAT distinguish and apply reading strategies for various types of texts and explain the value of the texts.
* When placed in a learning team, SWBAT encourage others, designate roles, and produce a result that fulfills given tasks.
* SWBAT plan and carry out concrete and achievable long-term goals for self-improvement in the language.
* SWBAT create and continuously update a record of personal language development.
* Given a gap in knowledge, SWBAT identify and use appropriate reference material and/or technological resources to fill the gap.
* Given a set of criteria, SWBAT critically evaluate their own language skills.
  • This semester will cover units 3 - 4 from the book New English File Advanced.
    required literature
  • Interactive Syllabus in IS.
  • Oxenden, C., Ch. Latham-Koenig. New English File Advanced. Student's Book. Oxford: OUP, 2010.
    recommended literature
  • MURPHY, Raymond. English grammar in use :a self-study reference and practice book for intermediate students : with answers. second edition. x, 350. ISBN 052143680X. info
  • SPARLING, Don. English or Czenglish? : jak se vyhnout čechismům v angličtině. 2. vyd. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1991. 274 s. ISBN 8004259693. info
Teaching methods
Oral projects, written assignments, class discussions, practical exercises, individual projects, online group discussions.
Assessment methods
The general pass mark for this course is 70%. Throughout the semester there will be various tasks that make up the Continuous Assessment.
The continuous assessment will be based on work done in class as well as out-of-class assignments and a final test during the examination period. The out-of-class assignments include discussion online, the setting and progress towards personal language goals, the further development of a language portfolio, and written essays.
In order to qualify to sit for the complex exam at the end of the semester, students must pass the Continuous Assessment during the semester (they must reach 70%).
The test at the end of the semester will consist of reading, writing, listening, and spoken interviews. Students need to reach 70% in both the written part and the spoken interviews.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses

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Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2019.
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