cjva2p Online Course of Academic English for the Humanities

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught online.
Joseph Lennon, BA, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Abigail Mokra, M.A. et M.A. (seminar tutor)
Anjuli Pandavar, PhD (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Šárka Roušavá, B.A. (seminar tutor)
Agnieszka Suchomelová-Polomska, M.A. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. et Mgr. Kateřina Svídová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Martina Šindelářová Skupeňová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Dana Plíšková (assistant)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. et Mgr. Kateřina Svídová
Language Centre Faculty of Arts Division - Language Centre
Contact Person: Mgr. Dana Plíšková
Supplier department: Language Centre Faculty of Arts Division - Language Centre
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This course is intended for part-time students who have an intermediate/upper-intermediate knowledge of English. An exemption to study the full-time course CJVA2B can be exceptionally granted to the students who apply for it should the capacity of the seminar groups allow.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
The capacity limit for the course is 150 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/150, only registered: 53/150, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/150
Course objectives
The course is aiming at achieving the B2 level (based on the Common European Framework of Reference) of English language competence. At the end of this course students should be able to understand the main ideas of relatively complex texts on both concrete and academic/professional topics, including discussions in their field of specialisation. Students should be able to interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. They should be able to produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of academic/professional subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course, the students will be able to: give a short presentation dealing with topic related to their studies and discuss the topic write an abstract of their presentation write a short argumentative text answer questions about a reading or listening text from academic context.
  • 1. Academic Orientation 2. Professions 3. Places 4. Texts 5. Images 6. Events 7. Groups 8. Relations 9. Sounds 10. Speeches 11. Cultures
    required literature
  • A II Seminar materials
  • 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
It is an online course, without class participation. Students work individually with the study materials and online exercises.
Assessment methods
The course requires completing homework assigments. The course is completed by an exam at B2 level according to CEFR which consists of a written test and an oral presentation. The written part of the test includes reading and listening comprehension, tests the knowledge of English vocabulary and grammar and ability to write an argumentative text. The oral part of the exam is in the form of an academic presentation on an academic/professional topic. A written abstract of the presentation is required too.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Information on completion of the course: zkouška se skládá z písemné a ústní části. Písemná část ověřuje schopnost porozumět slyšenému a psanému text, znalost mluvnice a lexika a schopnost napsat argumentativní text. Ústní zahrnuje prezentaci doplněnou písemným abstraktem.
The course is taught each semester.
Note related to how often the course is taught: on-line kurz.
General note: Výstupní úroveň B2 podle ERR pro hodnocení jazyků.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: individuální konzultace.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2006, 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, Autumn 2019, Spring 2020, Autumn 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022.
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