Course: English for Academic Purposes - B2

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Course title English for Academic Purposes - B2
Course code JC/EPAIV
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory-optional, Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Koblížková Andrea, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Students focus on English for Academic Purposes as one of the communication forms and will deal with rhetoric principles and language pragmatics, identification of the type of audience, compliance between the content and the language form, language register, and functional language in terms of specific context, adequate use of audio visual aids, non-verbal communication and other aspects related to the intercultural context (cultural dimensions, case studies).

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Skills training
  • unspecified - 15 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 15 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 30 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 26 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 26 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to develop students´ intercultural and presentation competences in English bearing in mind different phases of academic presentations and communication in intercultural environment: research, preparation of the discourse and final presentations.
Mastering the course will enable students to study English resources for their Bachelor papers,to raise their awareness in intercultural communication and to get prepared for presenting their Bachelor papers/relevant parts in English.
Students are expected to master B1 CEFR level before starting the course.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral performance analysis, Presentation

Final presentation in English on a given topic.
Recommended literature
  • F. Trompenaars, Ch.Hampden-Turner. Riding the Waves of Culture. Nocholas Brealey London.
  • Hindle, T. Making Presentations. Dorling Kindersley Ltd, 1998.
  • Hofstede, G. Cultures and Organizations. Software of the Mind.. McGraw Hill, 1997.
  • Richard D. Lewis. When cultures collide. London Nocholas Brealey, 2006. ISBN 978-1-904838-02-9.

Study plans that include the course