Course: English Language 9

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Course title English Language 9
Course code KAJ/UA9Q
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Valentová Ruth, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Kořínková Jana, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
This course focuses on work with the textbook as well as overall revision of grammar covered in all previous semesters. The semester and the whole studies are finished by a summarizing combined examination based on the knowledge of general language covered in the syllabus of all semesters. The exam comprises of a written as well as speaking part. Written exam: Grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation on B1.2 level. Listening and reading comprehension Speaking exam: Monologue (3-4 minutes, no help of written notes, student chooses the topic randomly) Picture description (1-2 minutes) Topics for monologues: 1)How I imagine my future career. 2)Why I want to become a teacher. 3)Three most important events of my life. 4)The most important people in my life. 5)The best and the worst book I have ever read. 6)My favourite fairytale and why I like it. 7)My hobbies when I was a child and now. 8)How to keep fit and what I do to keep fit. 9)My best and my worst holiday. 10)Where I would like to live one day and why. The students can sign up for the written and speaking part of the examination in the order they choose. The passing line in both parts of the exam is at least 70%. At the speaking exam the correctness and fluency of the speech is assessed, as well as the range of vocabulary and grammar structures and pronunciation. The grade of the final exam is calculated as arithmetic mean of the evaluation of both the written and the speaking part of the examination.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Work with Text (with Book, Textbook), Activating (Simulations, Games, Dramatization)
Learning outcomes
The language course is aimed at developing, improving and practising skills in speaking, writing, listening and reading.
By the end of the course, the student will have achieved B1/ B2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference and the European Language Portfolio.
Prerequisites
Active knowledge of English.
KAJ/CJ9A8
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KAJ/UA8Q

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance, Analysis of linguistic, Systematic Observation of Student

- at least 80% attendance of the lessons - active lesson participation, do all homework in time and fulfilment of all other tasks - pass the credit test (the passing line for the test is 70%) - pass both the written and speaking part of the exam
Recommended literature
  • C.Oxenden, Ch.Latham-Koenig. New English File Upper-Intermediate.
  • Raymond Murphy. (2004). English Grammar in Use. A Self-Study Reference and Practice Book for Intermediate Students of English, 3rd edition (Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, 2004). Cambridge.
  • R.Gairns; S.Redman. Oxford Word Skills, Intermediate.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Education Teaching primary school classes 1 through 5 (MD16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 5 Winter