CJVA2M English for Academic Purposes II

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Abigail Mokra, M.A. et M.A. (seminar tutor)
Anjuli Pandavar, PhD (seminar tutor)
Mgr. et Mgr. Kateřina Svídová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Martina Šindelářová Skupeňová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Dana Plíšková (assistant)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Martina Šindelářová Skupeňová
Language Centre Faculty of Arts Division - Language Centre
Contact Person: Mgr. Dana Plíšková
Supplier department: Language Centre Faculty of Arts Division - Language Centre
Timetable of Seminar Groups
CJVA2M/01: Mon 12:00–13:40 L31, K. Svídová
CJVA2M/02: Tue 8:00–9:40 L41, M. Šindelářová Skupeňová
CJVA2M/03: Thu 12:00–13:40 L42, A. Pandavar
(( FAKULTA ( FF ))&&( TYP_STUDIA ( MN ))&&( FORMA ( P ))||( OBOR ( MUSFF )))&&(! OBOR ( AJ )&&! OBOR ( AJA )&&! OBOR ( AJU )&&! OBOR ( PAJ ))
This is a compulsory optional course intended for FULL TIME students who already have an intermediate/upper-intermediate knowledge of English (B2 level according to CEFR). Passing the CJVA1M course is not a prerequisite.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
The capacity limit for the course is 60 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 51/60, only registered: 0/60, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/60
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to achieve the B2+ level (based on the Common European Framework of Reference) of English language competence. The focus is on argument, effective social discourse and on language awareness, which can also be interpreted as a new focus on discourse skills. This new degree of discourse competence shows itself in conversational management (co-operating strategies): give feedback on and follow up statements and inferences by other speakers and so help the development of the discussion; relate own contribution skilfully to those of other speakers. It is also apparent in relation to coherence/cohesion: use a variety of linking words efficiently to mark clearly the relationships between ideas; develop an argument systematically with appropriate highlighting of significant points, and relevant supporting ideas.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course, students will be able to: prepare a poster presentation ona study related topic write an abstract for their presentation write a comparative essay participate at a debate on an academic topic.
  • 1. Academic & non-academic language. 2. Essay writing. 3. Making comparisons. 4. Transitions. 5. Reading skills. 6. Listening & Notetaking. 7. Presentation skills. 8. Abstract & Summary writing. 9. Paraphrasing and referencing. 10. Evaluating texts.
    required literature
  • A II Seminar materials for the CJVA2M course
  • ŠTĚPÁNEK, Libor, Janice DE HAAFF, Alena HRADILOVÁ and David SCHÜLLER. Academic English – Akademická angličtina: Průvodce anglickým jazykem pro studenty, akademiky a vědce (Academic English: a guide for students, academics and scientists). Praha: Grada, 2011. 224 pp. ISBN 978-80-247-3577-1. info
    recommended literature
  • Effective presentations. Edited by Jeremy Comfort. 1st ed. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2001. 80 s. ISBN 0-19-457065-7.
  • Giving presentations. Edited by Mark Ellis - Nina O'Driscoll. 6. impr. Harlow : Longman, 1997. 96 s. ISBN 0-582-06441-4.
  • Murphy, R. English Grammar in Use, CUP 1995
  • Swan, M. Practical English Usage, OUP 1995
  • Thomson, A.J., Martinet, A.V.A Practical English Grammar, OUP 1986
Teaching methods
Seminars focus on building discussion and presentation skills through partner and group discussions, reading skills through articles on academic/professional issues, writing skills focusing on academic genres and listening skills through authentic recordings of lectures, presentations and the like.
Assessment methods
The course is completed by an exam which tests the students ability to write an academic essay, deliver an academic/professional presentation, participate in a round table discussion, work with original sources, read academic/professional literature and understand authentic recordings of academic/professional lectures etc.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Information on completion of the course: Zkouška se skládá z eseje, prezentace na odborné/akademické téma, abstraktu prezentace a diskuse u kulatého stolu.
The course is taught each semester.
General note: Výstupní úroveň B2 podle ERR pro hodnocení jazyků.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2006, Autumn 2006, Spring 2007, Autumn 2007, Spring 2008, Autumn 2008, Spring 2009, Autumn 2009, Spring 2010, Autumn 2010, Spring 2011, Autumn 2011, Spring 2012, Autumn 2012, Spring 2013, Autumn 2013, Spring 2014, Autumn 2014, Spring 2015, Autumn 2015, Spring 2016, Autumn 2016, Spring 2017, Autumn 2017, Spring 2018, Autumn 2018, Spring 2019.
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