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English Language Seminar II - AAA230012
Title: Seminář anglického jazyka II
Guaranteed by: Department of the English Language and ELT Methodology (21-UAJD)
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Actual: from 2023
Semester: summer
Points: 0
E-Credits: 2
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:0/2, C [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (100)
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
Is provided by: AAA130012
Additional information:
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Suzanne Lewis, M.A.
Pre-requisite : AAA130011
Interchangeability : AAA130010, AAA130012, AAA230010
Is pre-requisite for: AAA130183
Annotation -
Last update: PhDr. Tomáš Gráf, Ph.D. (28.01.2020)
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
– 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, Ph.D. (01.02.2023)

Credit criteria for summer term 2022/23

  • Regular attendance (a maximum of 2 unexcused absences), active participation in classes

  • Timely submission of all written tasks

  • Weekly Moodle grammar practice, at least 70% for the whole semester

  • End-of-term online vocabulary test (prerequisite to final written exam; max 1 resit)


Criteria for the final written exam concluding the summer term 2022/23

  • Pass in end-of-year written examination. You will have to identify and label the different stages (functional sections) within an abstract, and then write a synthesis based on a given essay question and set texts; within this latter task you will need to include accurate referencing. 

  • Two exam dates will be announced in June and one in September (resit).

  • A maximum of two resits are allowed.


 Note: Double-honours students are not required to take the end-of-year (Summer Term) written 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.

All requirements need to be met by the end of the academic year in which you have enrolled for the subject.


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

Hall, D., M. Foley (2004) Longman Advanced Learners' Grammar. A self-study reference & practice book with answers. Harlow: Longman
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.

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: Mgr. Denisa Šebestová, Ph.D. (12.02.2021)

see above

Syllabus -
Last update: Mgr. Denisa Šebestová, Ph.D. (12.02.2021)

a. Language structures (review and practical exercises):

* modality and advanced modal verb forms

* relative clauses

* passive forms (all tenses)

b. Lexical development:

* compulsory vocabulary (posted in Moodle)

c. Academic skills

* referencing

* reading and analysing abstracts

* writing: synthesis

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