SZ7MP_1AB2 English for Teachers - C

Faculty of Education
Autumn 2016
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Daniela Dvořáková (lecturer)
Mgr. Barbora Kašpárková (lecturer)
Mgr. Gabriela Hublová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Jana Kollárová (assistant)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Daniela Dvořáková
Language Centre, Faculty of Education Division - Faculty Branches of University Departments - Faculty of Education
Contact Person: Jitka Autratová
Supplier department: Language Centre, Faculty of Education Division - Language Centre
Timetable of Seminar Groups
SZ7MP_1AB2/01: Mon 7:30–9:10 učebna 59, D. Dvořáková
SZ7MP_1AB2/02: Tue 7:30–9:10 učebna 58, D. Dvořáková
SZ7MP_1AB2/03: Mon 13:00–14:40 učebna 59, D. Dvořáková
SZ7MP_1AB2/04: Tue 7:30–9:10 učebna 5, G. Hublová
SZ7MP_1AB2/05: Wed 9:20–11:00 učebna 5a, B. Kašpárková
SZ7MP_1AB2/06: Wed 14:50–16:30 učebna 67, B. Kašpárková
B1 level knowledge of English is required. The pre-intermediate student (B1) understands the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters. Can enter unprepared into conversation about familiar topics and connect ideas in a simple way. Can provide information, take messages, give simple instructions and deal with less routine problems, e.g. complaints. Can describe events, experiences, hopes and ambitions; give reasons, explanations of plans and opinions.
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
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Course objectives
Students will develop all receptive (reading, listening) and productive (speaking, writing) language skills together with their grammar and vocabulary awarness within B2 level, by means of academic topics related to the sphere of education. Course objectives: 1) acquiring specialist vocabulary related to education; 2) B2 level grammar practice; 3) enhancing all language skills; 4) practising academic writing and presentation skills.
  • Course introduction + get-to know activities; UNIT 1 VOCABULARY RELATED TO EDUCATION, SCHOOL AND TEACHING; ACADEMIC DISCIPLINES; UNIT 2 TRANSITIONAL EXPRESSIONS; ACADEMIC WRITING; UNIT 3 VOCABULARY RELATED TO EDUCATION, SCHOOL AND TEACHING II; GLOBAL ACADEMIC CULTURE; UNIT 4 CONFUSING VOCABULARY RELATED TO EDUCATION; WHAT TEACHERS AND STUDENTS DO; THE IDEAL TEACHER; UNIT 5 GIVING OPINIONS, AGREEING, DISAGREEING; TEACHERS AND TEACHING; WHAT MAKES A SUCCESSFUL LESSON? UNIT 6 INEXPERIENCED TEACHERS IN DOUBTS VARIOUS ASPECTS OF TEACHING PROFESSION; Grammar: SELF-STUDY (KEY IN THE IS): Present simple X continuous; Past simple X continuous; Future in English IN-CLASS: Present perfect tenses; Sentence transformations I; Passive forms; Modals I; Introduction to word formation, abstract vocabulary; Modals II – Degrees of certainty; Sentence transformations II; Conditionals – zero, first, second; Verbs + -ing/infinitive.
    required literature
  • In-class materials designed for teaching LSP.
    recommended literature
  • GILL, Nora, Jiří VACEK, Ruth COUFALOVÁ, Olga INGROVÁ and Jana KOLLÁROVÁ. Communicative ESP Practice for Pre-Service Teachers. 1. vyd. Olomouc: Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic, 2003. 109 pp. English Texts. ISBN 80-244-0652-7. info
  • HASHEMI, Louise and Barbara THOMAS. Cambridge grammar for first certificate : with answers. 1st ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. xii, 260. ISBN 0521533368. info
  • PRODROMOU, Luke. Grammar and vocabulary for first certificate : with key. Essex: Longman, 1999. 319 s. ISBN 9780582400184. info
  • REDMAN, Stuart and Ruth GAIRNS. Test your English vocabulary in use : pre-intermediate & intermediate. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000. 142 s. ISBN 0521779804. info
  • SEAL, Bernard. Academic encounters : reading, study skills, and writing : content focus, human behavior. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997. xx, 220. ISBN 0521476585. info
Teaching methods
Weekly ninety-minute seminars designed for teaching English for specific and academic purposes (activities developing students' awarness of language skills and systems within B2 level - listening and reading tasks; grammar and vocabulary practice, discussions and other speaking activities etc.).
Assessment methods
Course requirements: 1) Attendance (only 2 seminars can be missed due to personal reasons); 2) Active participation in classes + homework; 3) Completed in-term assignments - writing (10 marks); 4) Oral presentation (10 marks); 5) Credit test (20 marks); Assessment: 10 marks - In-term assignments; 10 marks – Oral presentation; 20 marks – Credit test; Total: 40 marks; PASS MARK = 26 points (65%). For information on course recognition see
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Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
Information on completion of the course: Pro úspěšné ukončení předmětu jsou předepsány v semestru průběžné kontroly, jejichž výsledky jsou započítávány do závěrečného hodnocení. Jazykový kurz není určen pro začátečníky.
The course is taught annually.
General note: Kurz úrovně B2 navazuje na kurz B1 z bakalářského studia.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Level B2 English course for students with entrance knowledge at B1 level of the CEFR.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2006, Spring 2007, Autumn 2007, Spring 2008, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2017.
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