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Language Proficiency Seminar (Level C2) II - OPNA2A123B
Title: Jazykový seminář (k úrovni C2) II
Guaranteed by: Katedra anglického jazyka a literatury (41-KAJL)
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Actual: from 2019
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 2
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:0/2, C [HT]
Capacity: unknown / 0 (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
priority enrollment if the course is part of the study plan
Guarantor: PhDr. Mgr. et Mgr. Radek Vít, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): Mgr. Martin Mikuláš, Ph.D.
Annotation -
The aim of the subject is to upgrade the students' language skills from C1-C2 level to a solid C2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. This is the second semester of a three-semester course. Work with the course-book continues and practical language skills are developed through discussions, listening comprehension passages and writing with special emphasis on accuracy, fluency and complexity of the language expression. The grammar topics are e.g. degrees of likelihood and countability of nouns. The topics include the themes like the consumer society, music, art etc. These are thoroughly analysed, the students are encouraged to express and defend their opinions in speaking and writing. Two compulsory writing tasks will be assigned so as to expand the students´ writing skills. (Note for foreign students: the course is shorter due to the compulsory teaching practice of regular Charles Uni students).
Last update: Richterová Jana, Mgr., Ph.D. (02.02.2020)
Literature
  • CAPEL, A.; SHARP, V.;  SUNDERLAND, P.; WHETTEM, E.; KINGSLEY, S. Objective Proficiency. Cambridge: CUP, 2013 (2nd edition). ISBN 978-1-107-61116-0.
  • SUNDERLAND, P.; WHETTEM, E. Objective Proficiency Workbook with Answers with Audio CD. Cambridge: CUP, 2014. (2nd edition). ISBN 978-1107619203.
  • SIDE R. and WELLMAN G. Grammar and Vocabulary for Cambridge Advanced and Proficiency. Pearson Education Limited, 2002. (the edition fully updated for the revised CPE; relevant chapters for self-study)
  • other sources at the C2 (proficiency) level
  • In addition to the regular course content, intensive self-study is expected based on the prescribed self-study reference and practice book (Grammar and Vocabulary for Cambridge Advanced and Proficiency).
Last update: Mikuláš Martin, Mgr., Ph.D. (31.01.2021)
Syllabus
  • Revision of units 1 - 4; talking about rituals
  • Past tenses: revision and focus on special uses; individual presentations
  • Food: adjectives and idioms; individual presentations
  • The consumer society; shopaholism;  key word transformation; individual presentations
  • Advertising; countables and uncountables; individual presentations
  • Phrasal verbs; idioms with 'right' and 'wrong'; individual presentations
  • Music, teaching music; degrees of likelihood; working with two texts
  • Collocations and idioms with the theme of 'music'; contrastive stress

In addition to the regular course content, intensive self-study is expected based on the prescribed self-study reference and practice book (Grammar and Vocabulary for Cambridge Advanced and Proficiency).

NOTE: Adjustments to the syllabus are possible - in accordance with the requirements of the students enrolled in the course.

Last update: Mikuláš Martin, Mgr., Ph.D. (31.01.2021)
Course completion requirements -

In order to obtain the credit, the student must:

  • attend the course on a regular basis,
  • work out all assignments,
  • pass the final written test (the passmark is 70 %).

The test may be taken twice.

Last update: Mikuláš Martin, Mgr., Ph.D. (26.01.2023)
 
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