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Course, academic year 2019/2020
  
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 2018
Semester: summer
Points: 0
E-Credits: 2
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:0/2 C [hours/week]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (100)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Level:  
Is provided by: AAA130012
Additional information: https://dl1.cuni.cz/course/view.php?id=870
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: PhDr. Tomáš Gráf, Ph.D.
Pre-requisite : AAA130011
Interchangeability : AAA130010, AAA130012, AAA230010
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: PhDr. Tomáš Gráf, Ph.D. (10.05.2020)

Adapted credit criteria for summer term 2019/20 (the adaptation is a result of the measures introduced in connection with the covid-19 epidemics)

  • regular 'online' attendance: You must have submitted all the work which has been set via Moodle/email, in a timely manner. This is also how we will assess your 'active participation' in the course. (A maximum of 2 absences – both during term and ‘virtual’ term time)
  • pass in end-of-year lexical examination. In the absence of the lexical tests which we usually take in weeks 4, 8, 13, there will now be a separate component of the final exam to incorporate this. The exam will consist of 25 vocabulary questions randomly pulled out of a bank of questions so that each student completes a unique version of the test. This will cover the vocabulary from all 13 weeks of the summer term. The exam format will be a multiple-choice gap fill. Pass mark is 70%. This exam will be on a different date from the written examination.

 Dates of exams to be announced on the departmental website.

ORIGINAL CRITERIA

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

* completion of compulsory written assignments 

* 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-year examination (Summer 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. 

 

Literature -
Last update: 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: PhDr. Tomáš Gráf, Ph.D. (28.01.2020)

English Language Seminar II 

 

Course requirements

 

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

* completion of compulsory written assignments 

* participation in three lexical tests (in Weeks 4, 8 and 13 of term; pass mark is minimum score of 70% for each test; only one resit is possible for each test, and this has to happen in the following test))

* pass in end-of-year examination (Summer 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. 

 

Syllabus -
Last update: PhDr. Tomáš Gráf, Ph.D. (24.01.2019)

a. Language structures (review and practical exercises):

* wish clauses

* modality and advanced modal verb forms

* relative clauses

* passive forms (all tenses)

* causatives

* emphasis I: inversions

* emphasis II: cleft sentences

 

b. Lexical development:

* regular in-class exercises for collocations and idiomatic expressions

* compulsory vocabulary (posted weekly in Moodle; tests in Weeks 4, 8 and 13 of term)

 

c. Production focus:

* brief oral presentations on topics related to linguistics

 
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