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English Language Seminar I - AAA130011
Title: Seminář anglického jazyka I
Guaranteed by: Department of the English Language and ELT Methodology (21-UAJD)
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Actual: from 2023
Semester: winter
Points: 0
E-Credits: 3
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:0/2, C [HT]
Capacity: unknown / 71 (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
Key competences:  
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Additional information:
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Suzanne Lewis, M.A.
Teacher(s): Mgr. Barbora Bulantová
Suzanne Lewis, M.A.
Co-requisite : AAA130021
Interchangeability : AAA230011
Is pre-requisite for: AAA230012, AAA130033, AAA130012
Is interchangeable with: AAA230011
Annotation -
Last update: Mgr. Denisa Šebestová, Ph.D. (05.10.2021)
English Language Seminar (I, II) <br>
This two-term seminar is designed as a practical language foundation course compulsory for all first-year students on the Anglistika-Amerikanistika bachelor's programme.
It is available only to students of this programme.

Its primary aim is to better equip the student for academic studies in the field by: <br>
– further activating and developing productive skills in both speaking and writing for application in the academic environment<br>
– maximizing proficiency in the receptive skills of reading and listening for application in the academic environment<br>
– consolidating and extending advanced language-structural (grammatical, syntactical) skills <br>
– expanding lexis particularly – although not only – in preparation for study in the specialist field (linguistic terminology etc) and for academic writing in general <br>
– increasing lexical awareness and scope particularly with regard to collocation, synonymity, phraseology and idiomaticity <br>
– working on finer details of pronunciation as and when necessary<br>
– paying attention to English-language style and appropriacy in the academic environment.<br>
Course completion requirements -
Last update: Mgr. Barbora Bulantová (20.09.2023)

Course requirements

Assessment is continual. Credit is granted on the basis of:

  • active participation in class exercises, discussions, presentations and peer work.
  • regular attendance, with a maximum of 2 excused absence during the term (excused absences = agreed upon with tutor in advance, or due to illness with medical note) - no unexcused absences allowed.
  • weekly vocabulary self-study (based on Moodle list)
  • final credit test (zápočet) covering grammar and vocabulary in the examination period; one resit is possible; pass mark 70%

English Language Seminar I (Winter Term) is a prerequisite for English Language Seminar II, which is taught in the Summer Term.

Only those students who have obtained credit for English Language Seminar I will be permitted to register for English Language Seminar II in February.

All credit requirements must be met by the end of the academic year in which the student enrolled for this subject. 

Literature -
Last update: Bc. et Bc. Andrea Mudrová (24.10.2019)

Hewings, M. (2009) Grammar for CAE & Proficiency. Cambridge: CUP.
Mann, M., Taylore-Knowles, S. (2008) Destination C1&C2. Grammar & Vocabulary. Oxford: Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
McCarthy, M., O'Dell, F. (2005) English Collocations in Use. Cambridge: CUP.
McCarthy, M., O'Dell, F. (2002) English Vocabulary in Use. Advanced. Cambridge: CUP.
Oxford Advanced Learner´s Dictionary. (2005) 7th edition. Oxford: OUP.
Skipper, M. (2002) Advanced grammar & vocabulary. Newbury: Express Publishing.

Teaching methods - Czech
Last update: GRAFT (27.09.2013)


Syllabus -
Last update: Mgr. Barbora Bulantová (20.09.2023)

Course content 

In class

1. Grammar structures (review and practical exercises in Moodle):

  • Indirect questions

  • Reported speech

  • Conditionals

  • Perfect tenses

  • Expressing the future 

  • Subjunctive


2. English for academic purposes:

  • Focus on formal vs. informal vocabulary and style
  • Participation in researched-based presentations



3. Lexical development:

  • Compulsory vocabulary list for self-study (found in Moodle)

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