AJ01001 Practical English I

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2009
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Teacher(s)
PhDr. Jarmila Fictumová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Cheray Lenore Hogan, B.A. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Matouš Hořínek (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Simona Kalová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Linda Nepivodová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Matthew Nicholls, B.Sc. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Ondřej Padalík (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Soňa Pazderová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Lucie Seibertová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jiří Šalamoun, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Věra Šustáčková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Dita Trčková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Jeffrey Alan Vanderziel, B.A.
Department of English and American Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Tomáš Hanzálek
Timetable of Seminar Groups
AJ01001/A: Mon 8:20–9:55 G21, O. Padalík
AJ01001/B: Mon 8:20–9:55 G22, S. Kalová
AJ01001/C: Mon 10:00–11:35 G21, O. Padalík
AJ01001/D: Mon 10:00–11:35 G22, S. Kalová
AJ01001/E: Thu 8:20–9:55 G21, L. Nepivodová
AJ01001/F: Wed 11:40–13:15 G22, S. Pazderová
AJ01001/G: Thu 8:20–9:55 G22, Ch. Hogan
AJ01001/H: Wed 15:00–16:35 G22, J. Šalamoun
AJ01001/I: Wed 18:20–19:55 G21, L. Seibertová
AJ01001/J: Wed 18:20–19:55 G22, M. Hořínek
AJ01001/K: Wed 15:00–16:35 G21, M. Nicholls
AJ01001/L: Wed 11:40–13:15 G21, D. Trčková
AJ01001/M: Mon 13:20–14:55 G22, S. Kalová
AJ01001/N: Mon 13:20–14:55 G21, V. Šustáčková
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
Destination C1&C2, lessons 1 - 10
English or Czenglish, entries 1 - 150
Topic-based Vocabulary - 10 topics
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 improve their command of spoken English.
- reading texts with tasks to read more effectively and to appreciate the implications and style of a text
- listening exercises with tasks to improve students' listening skills
- useful practical techniques that students can use in their writing
- activities to practise the functional language needed in different situations
- grammar revision, with special focus on the 'problem areas' caused by L1 interference
- work on pronunciation
- vocabulary development activities
- work on idioms and collocations
Students will be encouraged to improve their English in the self-access mode.
Syllabus
  • Destination Vocabulary Topics Czenglish
  • 1 Present time Family Items 1 - 15
  • 2 Thinking and learning Education Items 16 - 30
  • 3 Past time Family / Home Items 31 - 45
  • 4 Change and technology Communication Items 46 - 60
  • 5 PROGRESS TEST (WEEKS 1 – 4)
  • 6 Future time Home Items 61 – 75
  • 7 Time and work Work and Leisure Items 76 – 90
  • 8 Passives and causatives Food Items 91 – 105
  • 9 Movement and transport Travel Items 106 – 120
  • 10 PROGRESS TEST (WEEKS 6 – 9)
  • 11 Modals and semi-modals Clothes Items 121 – 135
  • 12 Communication and the Media Media Items 136 – 150
  • 13 PROGRESS TEST (WEEKS 11 – 12)
Literature
  • Man, Malcolm - Taylore-Konwles. Destinations C1&C2:. Macmillan 2007. ISBN 978-0-230-03540-9
  • SPARLING, Don. English or Czenglish? : jak se vyhnout čechismům v angličtině. 2. vyd. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1990. 274 s. ISBN 8004253296. info
  • 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, 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
  • FICTUMOVÁ, Jarmila. Advanced Conversation Practice - Vocabulary Lists. první. Brno: Jazyková škola Brno, Kotlářská 9, 2002. 139 pp. Konverzace pro pokročilé - slovníček. info
  • VINCE, Michael. Advanced language practice. 1. ed. Oxford: Heinemann, 1994. viii, 295. ISBN 0-435-24124-9. 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
Teaching methods
seminars, e-learning
Assessment methods
Assessment: continuous + computer-based written tests. Self-study and compulsory attendance (2 absencies maximum).
Language of instruction
English
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Information on course enrolment limitations: 9 seminárních skupin
Teacher's information
http://elf.phil.muni.cz/elf/course/view.php?id=535
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 1999, Autumn 2000, Autumn 2001, Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018.
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