A2 level knowledge of English (Level A2 is defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and usually requires two years of previous study when studying 2 to 3 hours a week).
Course Enrolment Limitations
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(NB: Students studying a foreign language as the main course of their study do not register Entrance test A2 and the information below does not concern them at all.) WHO IS OBLIGED TO REGISTER FOR THE ENTRANCE TEST A2: The compulsory study of a foreign language is part of the following study programmes: "Social Education", "Special Needs Education", "Primary School Teaching Assistant Training" and "Upper Secondary School Teacher Training"). Students can choose between English or German. In semester 1, they register for the Entrance test A2 in one of the languages offered. If they are credited, they may register for "English/German for Social/Special Educators A" or "English/German for Teachers A" in semester 2, and a follow-up course "B" in semester 3. In case of poor knowledge, we recommend that students register for the Entrance test A2 only in their third semester. THE AIM OF THE ENTRANCE TEST A2 is to find out whether the students have achieved at least the minimum required entrance level of knowledge, which is A2. The follow-up compulsorily-optional foreign language courses at the Faculty of Education are taught at level B1 (Bachelor's degree) and B2 (Master's degree). The courses develop academic and specialist language. B1, resp. B2 level of knowledge of at least one foreign language is one of the key competences of MU university graduates, which gives the study of a foreign language importance equal to that of the main study discipline(s).
By the end of the course, the student will be able to:
understand spoken texts at A2 level of the CEFR;
understand written texts at A2 level of the CEFR;
use general A2 vocabulary with appropriate command and control;
show a good command of A2 grammar structures.
The organisation of the Entrance test A2 course: 1)introductory consultation (course introduction, introduction to language education at the Faculty of Education) – the date of the consultation is announced by email before the semester start; 2)mock test in "odpovědníky" in is.muni 3)self-study for the final test based on recommended literature and electronic tests ("odpovědníky") in is.muni; 4)final test in the exam period (Jan./Feb.)
INFORMATION ABOUT THE FINAL TEST: The aim of the test A2 is to find out whether the students have achieved at least the minimum required entrance level of knowledge, which is A2. Structure: listening (approx. 10 marks); reading comprehension (approx. 10 marks); vocabulary and grammar (approx. 20 marks). Pass mark: 70% (28/40 points), duration 25 – 30 min (without listening). Materials for self-study and practice are available e.g. on: http://moodlinka.ped.muni.cz/course/view.php?id=1565
Grammar survey (A2): to be; articles; this/that/these/those; have got; the Possessive; Present simple; like/hate…sth. /doing sth.; adverbs of frequency; can/can’t; There is/are…;some, any, no; how much, how many; was/were; Past simple(regular/irregular verbs); Comparative and superlative adjectives; Present continuous; Future intentions: Going to/would like to and want to; Infinitive of purpose; will, might; Present perfect; Time phrases with present perfect and past simple; Prepositions of place, movement and time; must, have to, don’t have to.
Vocabulary survey (A2): Countries, nationalities; Jobs; Everyday objects; Family vocabulary; Common verbs; Daily routines; Transport; Food (countable and uncountable nouns); Dates, years, decades and centuries; Shops and shopping; Clothes; Animals and natural features; Weather; City and countryside; Education and careers; Communication; Describing things, people and events.
Materials for self-study and practice: http://moodlinka.ped.muni.cz/course/view.php?id=1565
MURPHY, Raymond. Essential grammar in Use : a self-study reference and practice book for elementary students of English : with answers. 3rd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. xi, 319. ISBN 9780521675802. info
SOARS, Liz and John SOARS. New Headway English course. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. 143 s. ISBN 0194366774. info
SOARS, Liz and John SOARS. New Headway English course. [s anglicko-českým slovníčkem]. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. 96 s. ISBN 0194375722. info
CUNNINGHAM, Sarah, Peter MOOR and Frances EALES. Cutting edge. [with mini-dictionary]. Harlow: Longman, 2001. 159 s. ISBN 0582403944. info
CUNNINGHAM, Sarah and Peter MOOR. Cutting edge : elementary : workbook : [with key]. Harlow: Longman, 2001. 110 s. ISBN 0582403936. info
VINCE, Michael and Kevin MCNICHOLAS. Elementary language practice with key : English grammar and vocabulary. Oxford: Macmillan, 2003. 288 s. ISBN 9781405007641. info
MCCARTHY, Michael and Felicity O'DELL. English vocabulary in use. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999. 168 s. ISBN 0521599571. info
SWAN, Michael and Catherine WALTER. The good grammar book : a grammar practice book for elementary to lower-intermediate students of English : with answers. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001. 324 s. ISBN 0194315193. info
1) Introductory consultation;
2) Mock test providing feedback on achieved level of English;
3) Self-study by means of recommended literature and electronic tests (is.muni).
A pass in the FINAL TEST.
ORGANISATION OF THE FINAL TEST:
Final tests take place once a year in January/February. There are three options to sit the test: regular, 1st re-sit and 2nd re-sit; students are obliged to REGISTER BY MEANS OF IS.MUNI (dates are announced in December). In order to be credited, students must score at least 70% (i.e. 28 marks out of 40). Test structure: listening, reading, grammar and vocabulary. For information on course recognition see http://www.ped.muni.cz/katedry-a-instituty/cjv/uznavani-predmetu/
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
General note: Vstupní test pro prezenční bakalářské studium. Nutno úspěšně absolvovat v předstihu (obvykle v lednu) před zápisem předmětu Angličtina - A v jarním semestru.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: Úvodní konzultace na začátku semestru, dále samostudium.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Vstupní test nutno úspěšně absolvovat před zapsáním předmětu Angličtina pro ...