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Course, academic year 2019/2020
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 2019
Semester: summer
Points: 0
E-Credits: 3
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:0/2 C [hours/week]
Capacity: unknown / 11 (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
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. 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. (10.05.2020)

Credit requirements in summer term 2019/20 (adapted in connection with the coronovirus measures)

a) attendance – this is replaced by the completion of 85% of the compulsory assignments* in the Moodle (they are marked as compusory there)
b) online presentation as per details specified in the Moodle and in communication with the teacher 
c) vocabulary assessment – an online timed test with different questions for everybody. Dates of the tests (to be announced in due time) will be during the exam period. Pass mark = 70%. One possible resit only.
d) final test – this will be on online, timed test with different questions for everyone (combining grammar, and introduction to ELT methodology). Pass mark = 70%. One possible resit only.



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

·       delivering a presentation on a given topic

·       participation in three lexical tests (in Weeks 4, 8 and 13 of term; pass mark is minimum average 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-semester credit test (assessed as either Fail or Pass).


Credit test:

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


Additional information:


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

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