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Course, academic year 2020/2021
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 2019
Semester: winter
Points: 0
E-Credits: 3
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:0/2 C [hours/week]
Capacity: unknown / 72 (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Additional information:
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: PhDr. Tomáš Gráf, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): Suzanne Lewis, M.A.
Mgr. Denisa Šebestová
Co-requisite : AAA130021
Interchangeability : AAA230011
P//Is pre-requisite for: AAA230012, AAA130012
Z//Is interchangeable with: AAA230011
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Annotation -
Last update: Mgr. Sarah Jane Gráfová, BA (28.09.2016)
English Language Seminar (I, II)

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. Its primary aim is to better equip the student for academic studies in the field by:

– further activating and developing productive skills in both speaking and writing for application in the academic environment
– maximizing proficiency in the receptive skills of reading and listening for application in the academic environment
– consolidating and extending advanced language-structural (grammatical, syntactical) skills
– expanding lexis particularly – although not only – in preparation for study in the specialist field (linguistic terminology etc) and for academic writing in general
– increasing lexical awareness and scope particularly with regard to collocation, synonymity, phraseology and idiomaticity
– working on finer details of pronunciation as and when necessary
– paying attention to English-language style and appropriacy in the academic environment.

Course completion requirements -
Last update: Mgr. Denisa Šebestová (09.09.2019)

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

·       regular attendance (with a maximum of TWO absences during the term)

·       active participation in exercises, discussion and peer feedback

·       participation in three lexical tests (in Weeks 4, 8 and 13 of term; pass mark is minimum average score of 70% across the three tests in the term)

·       pass in end-of-semester examination (Winter Term, examination period*)


Note: Double-honours students are not required to take the end-of-year (Summer Term) examination; in keeping with this, please note that their credits for English Language Seminar II differ in number from those awarded to single-honours students.


Credit test:

Students will be offered ONE re-sit if they fail on first attempt.


Additional information:

English Language Seminar I (Winter Term) is a prerequisite for English Language Seminar II, which is offered 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.

Literature -
Last update: 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. Denisa Šebestová (09.09.2019)

English Language Seminar I – Winter term

Course content


a.     Language structures (review and practical exercises):

·       Indirect questions

·       Reported speech

·       Conditionals

·       Perfect tenses

·       Expressing the Future

·       Subjunctive



b.     Lexical development:

·       Compulsory vocabulary for self-study (posted weekly in Moodle).

·       In-class tests in Weeks 4, 8 and 13 of term)



c.     Focus on academic reading skills and academic language

·       Reading and analysis of abstracts and their structure

·       Focus on more academic lexical features in academic texts

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