Course syllabus AJA313E - English III (VŠPP - WS 2019/2020)

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Course code: AJA313E
Course title in Czech: English III
Course title in English: English III
Mode of completion and number of credits: Fulfillment of requirements (3 credits)
Mode of delivery: full-time, 0/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
part-time, 0/8 (lectures per period / seminars per period)
Language of instruction: Czech
Course supervisor: Ing. Mgr. Petra Ležáková
Name of lecturer: Ing. Adam Fireš (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Mgr. et Mgr. Lenka Fojtová (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Mgr. Petra Ležáková (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Mgr. Jan Skipala (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Prerequisites: none
English Language III Pre-Intermediate is a course designed for students in possession of elementary English language skills. It is based on batches 7-9 Pre-Intermediate, which reflects the linguistic substance at levels A2 to B1 of the CEFR. The language level corresponds to the relevant English lessons taught in the tutorials. The subject is terminated with a credit. In the form of full-time education, the foundation is of substance from the language syllabus for English I Pre-Intermediate and substance of the relevant lessons in Textbooks International Express Pre-Intermediate (lessons 7-9).
Course contents:
1.Present perfect simple (allowance 0/0)
2.Vocabulary on trends, description of graphs (allowance 0/0)
3.The best companies (allowance 0/0)
4.Expressing suggestions, agreement, disagreement (allowance 0/0)
5.Expressing probability and assuredness using modals (allowance 0/0)
6.Description (allowance 0/0)
7.Different cultures (allowance 0/0)
8.How to write letters of invitation and make invitations (allowance 0/0)
9.Present perfect continuous (allowance 0/0)
10.News from finance and business areas (allowance 0/0)
11.Changing China (allowance 0/0)
12.Expressing offers and requests (allowance 0/0)
13.Repetition (allowance 0/0)
Learning outcomes:
Expert knowledge:

Students master theoretical essentials of the following grammar structures:

- present perfect tense

- modals and their alternatives

- adjective comparison

- present perfect continuous

Expert skills:

Students master:

- using and distinguishing adjectives derived from nouns

- suggesting and creating a newspaper headline to a technical article

General competences:

Students master:

- formulating a brief description of a company s history

- communicating, co-ordinating and making decisions at making phone calls

- respecting opinions of counterpart during negotiations
Input knowledge:
A prerequisite for a successful handling of the subject matter in the course is passing the lower levels of the subject, ( A1 - A2). Knowledge is verified using a placement test.
Learning activities and teaching methods:
The compulsory four-term English course consists of a block of four consecutive terms. It is not possible to interrupt wilfully one s study and consequently plead for alternative ways of acquiring the missing credit during a term when the particular course is not taught. If students interrupt their study without having acceptable reasons, they are not entitled to sign up for the course till the term comes when this course is taught.

Credits are acquired in logical succession - credits from a higher term cannot be acquired before acquiring a credit from the preceding term.

In each term the language course is accompanied by three self-study batches, which serve for practising and consolidating of the new language. Doing the batches is recommended; the language contained in the batches (and units 7-9 of the student s book and workbook International Express Pre - Intermediate) is examined in the end-of-term test. Students of the combined form of study do three sets of exercises (course requirements) and send them in through the school website to their lecturers to be corrected by stated dates. They correct them and either acknowledge them to be completed or return them to the students to correct the mistakes.

Students who do all the three batches in time must get at least 60 % grades in the end-of-term test.

Students who decide not to do the batches must get at least 80 % grades in the end-of-term test.
Rámcové podmínky zápočtu:
Credit conditions for students of the combined form of study:

- handing in three self-study batches

- end-of-term written test 60 %

- short interview
Rámcové podmínky zkoušky:
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Study load:
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Seminar attendance26 h16 h
Preparation for lectures/tutorials20 h16 h
Study of e-learning materials10 h10 h
Homework (self-study batches)0 h21 h
Preparation for a mid-term test5 h0 h
Preparation for the end-of-term credit test17 h15 h
Total78 h78 h
Recommended reading:
TAYLOR, L. International Express Pre-intermediate Student s Book. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. 144 p. ISBN 978-0-19-457653-6.
MACFARLANE, M. International Express Pre-intermediate Workbook. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. 96 p. ISBN 978-0-19-457498-3.
MASCULL, B. Business Vocabulary in Use from Elementary to Pre-intermediate. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. 176 p. ISBN 978-0-521-77529-8.

MURPHY, R. English Grammar in Use. Cambridge: Cambridge University press, 2007. 350 p. ISBN 978-0-521-53289-1.
REDMAN, S. English Vocabulary in Use Pre-intermediate/Intermediate. 1st ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006. 263 p. ISBN 978-0-521-61465-8.

Last modification made by Lucie Ptáčková, DiS. on 11/11/2019.

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