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English language seminar for teachers II - AAU230102
Title: Seminář anglického jazyka pro učitele II
Guaranteed by: Department of the English Language and ELT Methodology (21-UAJD)
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Actual: from 2021
Semester: summer
Points: 0
E-Credits: 3
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:0/2, C [HT]
Capacity: unknown / 12 (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: PhDr. Tomáš Gráf, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): PhDr. Tomáš Gráf, Ph.D.
Annotation -
Last update: PhDr. Tomáš Gráf, Ph.D. (22.01.2020)
The subject is a combination of introduction to linguo-didactic, applied linguistics and practical language seminar aiming to develop advanced language competences at the levels of C1 and C2, using specialist texts on language teaching and acquisition in the form of text-, genre- and content-based approaches to language teaching. The students gain greater command of advanced language forms at the level of grammar, lexis and discourse while encountering key topics and issues in the fields of language teaching and acquisition. Using short micro-teaching slots on selected aspects of grammatical and lexical features they learn essential techniques of presenting new language and they learn to give and receive feedback. The subject is taught in English.
1.–2. Conditionals. How do we learn?.
3.–4. Subjunctives. How do we learn and acquire lexis?
5.–6. Dependent clauses. How do we learn and acquire grammar?
7.–8. Inversion. History of language teaching (direct and indirect methods)
9.–10. Emphasis (including cleft-clauses); History of language teaching (communicative language teaching)
11.–12. Using articles and determiners. History of language teaching (alternative methods)
Course completion requirements -
Last update: PhDr. Tomáš Gráf, Ph.D. (28.10.2019)

All of the credit requirements must be fulfilled by the end of the exam period in the academic year in which the student enrolled for the 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.

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: PhDr. Tomáš Gráf, Ph.D. (10.02.2022)

Credit requirements  

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

  • regular attendance (with a maximum of TWO absences during the term)
  • regular and timely completion of the compulsory assignments in the Moodle
  • delivering a presentation on a given topic
  • designing one lexical test (based on the compulsory lexis for the term) for the fellow students and completing all vocabulary tests prepared by the others;
  • pass in end-of-semester credit test (vocabulary, grammar, introduction to didactics). The test is assessed as either Fail or Pass.
  • participating in vocabulary research (completing an online, anonymous vocabulary test).


Credit test:

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

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