Course: English Language - CEFR B1

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Course title English Language - CEFR B1
Course code KCJ/AB1
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction English
Status of course Optional
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
Lecturer(s)
  • Dobrovolná Milena, Mgr.
  • Ryšavá Lucie, Mgr.
  • Shánělová Hana, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Topics: A World of Differences The Working Week Good Times, Bad Times Kids Then and Now Our Changing World My Closest Relatives Grammar: Auxiliary verbs - question and negative Present tenses - simple and continuous State verbs Passive Past tenses - simple and continuous Past Perfect Used to Modal and related verbs Future forms - will, going to, Present Continuous Future possibilities - may, might, could Information questions Content of Units 1-6 - New Headway Intermediate (Fourth edition), including Workbook exercises and listening exercises.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book), Skills training
  • unspecified - 60 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 24 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 30 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Language course of general English, level intermediate. The course focuses on various communicative needs of students developing language skills such as reading and listening comprehension, writing (different types of texts), it also supports orientation in natural communicative situations and when using idioms. Students will be familiar with the systems of English tenses and their basic use in everyday situations. Texts and audio materials work with factual and abstract contexts.
Students will acquire ability of wider use of tenses, will gain a complete grammar review, will learn how to use phrases and phrasal verbs. They will gain the ability to quote and express themselves fluently. After the term, their knowledge will be sufficient for common conversation and a dialogue over the phone.
Prerequisites
Knowledge of English at level A2P at least. At the beginning of semester, students can be tested and on the basis of the entrance test results, they can be redeployed to the course of a different language level according to CEFR.

Assessment methods and criteria
Written examination

Written test (70% at least). Parts of the test: grammar, listening and reading comprehension. Attendance 80%
Recommended literature
  • HNUK VON WICHER, H. English Grammar. OUP, 2004.
  • MURPHY, R. English Grammar in Use. 2004.
  • Soars L. and J. New Headway Intermediate (Fourth edition) - Student´s Book, Workbook. OUP, 2009.


Study plans that include the course
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Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Philosophy (2013) Philosophy, theology - -
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Social Anthropology (2015) Social sciences - -
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Slavonic Studies of the European Union (2013) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Slavonic Studies of the European Union (2015) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Historical and Literary Studies (2013) History courses - -
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Religious Studies (2015) Philosophy, theology - -
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy English for Business (2016) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Religious Studies (2013) Philosophy, theology - -
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Cultural History (2013) History courses - -
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy English for Education (2013) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - -
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy English for Education (2013) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - -
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Philosophy (2015) Philosophy, theology - -
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Slavonic Studies of the European Union (2013) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy English for Business (2013) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy German for Business (2016) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Protection of Historical Heritage and Archeology (2013) History courses - -
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Protection of Historical Heritage and Archeology (2012) History courses - -
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy History (2013) History courses - -
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Historical and Literary Studies (2015) History courses - -
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Documental and Archival Services (2013) History courses - -
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Slavonic Studies of the European Union (2013) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy English for Business (2015) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy German for Business (2014) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Humanities (2013) Philosophy, theology - -
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Social Anthropology (2013) Social sciences - -
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy History (2013) History courses - -
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Historical and Literary Studies (2013) History courses - -
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy German for Business (2013) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Humanities (2016) Philosophy, theology - -