AJL01001 Practical English I

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Dominika Dovčíková (lecturer)
PhDr. Simona Kalová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Christopher Adam Rance, M.A. (lecturer)
Mgr. Vladimir Srebnitskiy (lecturer)
Mgr. Tereza Šmilauerová (lecturer)
Mgr. David Špetla (lecturer)
PhDr. Kateřina Tomková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Kateřina Tomková, Ph.D.
Department of English and American Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Tomáš Hanzálek
Supplier department: Department of English and American Studies - Faculty of Arts
Timetable of Seminar Groups
AJL01001/01: Tue 18:00–19:40 C31
AJL01001/02: Tue 18:00–19:40 G02, V. Srebnitskiy
AJL01001/03: Wed 18:00–19:40 G21, D. Špetla
AJL01001/04: Wed 18:00–19:40 G31, Ch. Rance
AJL01001/05: Mon 18:00–19:40 G02
AJL01001/06: Mon 18:00–19:40 G32
AJL01001/07: Mon 8:00–9:40 G21
AJL01001/08: Mon 8:00–9:40 G12, D. Dovčíková
AJL01001/09: Wed 10:00–11:40 N31, T. Šmilauerová
AJL01001/10: Wed 10:00–11:40 G12
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
there are 8 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
The main aim of the course is to revise and consolidate what students have already learnt, and to develop and extend their knowledge further. This concerns both the language systems and the skills. The course will contain:
- discussions and communication activities that will help students to improve their command of spoken English
- listening exercises with tasks to enhance students' listening skills
- activities to practise functional language needed in different situations
- presenting and practice of advanced grammatical structures
- vocabulary development activities
- work on idioms and collocations
Students will be encouraged to improve their English in the self-access mode.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course, a student will be able to:
- actively use vocabulary, idiomatic expressions and collocations of the set topics;
- master understanding of complex grammar structures and apply them in spoken and written discourse;
- apply acquired language systems and skills adequately in a given communicative context
  • Destination / Vocabulary topics
  • 1 Introduction to the course (ice-breaking, presenting e-learning course, syllabus, outcomes and requirements of the course)
  • 2 Present time - U 1 / Family
  • 3 Thinking and learning - U 2 / Education
  • 4 Past time - U 3 / Home I
  • 5 Change and technology - U 4 / Communication
  • 6 Future time - U 5 / Home II
  • 7 Revision and further practice weeks 1-5 / Progress test 1
  • 8 Time and work Work - U 6 / Leisure
  • 9 Passives and causatives - U 7 / Food
  • 10 Movement and transport - U 8 / Travel
  • 11 Modals and semi-modals - U 9 / Clothes
  • 12 Communication and the Media - U 10 / Media
  • 13 Revision and further practice weeks 8-12 / Progress test 2
    required literature
  • Man, Malcolm - Taylore-Konwles. Destinations C1&C2:. Macmillan 2007. ISBN 978-0-230-03540-9
  • FICTUMOVÁ, Jarmila, John CECCARELLI and Tony LONG. Advanced conversation practice : Success at the state exam. Vyd. 1. Brno: Jazyková škola Brno, Kotlářská 9, 2002. 211 pp. dotisk prvního vydání. info
    recommended literature
  • HEWINGS, Martin. Advanced grammar in use with answers : a self-study reference and practice book for advanced learners of English. 1st pub. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999. ix, 340. ISBN 0521498694. info
  • MURPHY, Raymond. Essential grammar in use : a self-study reference and practice book for intermediate students : with answers. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. x, 350. ISBN 052143680X. info
  • FICTUMOVÁ, Jarmila. Advanced Conversation Practice - Vocabulary Lists. první. Brno: Jazyková škola Brno, Kotlářská 9, 2002. 139 pp. Konverzace pro pokročilé - slovníček. info
  • BROADHEAD, Annie. Advance your English : a short course for advanced learners : coursebook. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000. 74 s. ISBN 052159779X. info
  • CAPEL, Annette and Patricia ASPINALL. Advanced masterclass CAE : student's book. Edited by Kathy Gude. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996. 206 s. ISBN 0194533433. info
    not specified
  • VINCE, Michael. Advanced language practice. 1. ed. Oxford: Heinemann, 1994. viii, 295. ISBN 0-435-24124-9. info
Teaching methods
seminars, e-learning
Assessment methods
- continuous computer-based written tests in vocabulary
- 2 computer-based progress tests, 1 mid-term test and 1 final test, with the required average score of 65%. Passing these tests is a prerequisite for the final examination.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Information on course enrolment limitations: 9 seminárních skupin
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2020.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2019, recent)
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