Course: English Language 1

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Course title English Language 1
Course code KAJ/AJ1
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory, Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Grzinčič Dagmar, Mgr.
  • Muffett Christopher, Mgr. M.A.
  • Míča Slavomír, Mgr. Bc. Ph.D.
  • Peldová Petra, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Šimůnková Renata, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Čanecký Pavel, Mgr.
Course content
The course material is divided into 3 parts: 1) Classroom activities 2) Test writing: Midterm Test 1.1 - 1.5, Credit test 2.1 - 2.5 Week 1-7: Units 1.1 - 1.5 + Review Week 7: Midterm Test Week 8-13: Units 2.1 - 2.5 + Review Week 14: Credit Test During the Covid Crisis, students have to study on-line via Google Meet Sessions.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Practicum, E-learning, Students' self-study
  • Preparation for credit - 28 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 28 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 28 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 8 hours per semester
  • Home preparation for classes - 4 hours per semester
  • Home preparation for classes - 24 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to develop language competences by studying a balanced mix of the four language skills (Speaking, Listening, Reading & Writing) and the four language systems (Grammar, Vocabulary, Functions & Pronunciation) with a strong emphasis on practical, every day communication.
Improvement of the so called Four Skills and communicative approach
B1 level of English

Assessment methods and criteria

At the end of the semester students take a credit test, which is equivalent with the B1+ level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF or CEFR). Thus, students should obtain the ability to achieve most goals and express themselves on a range of everyday topics. The successful completion of the course requires obtaining 130 points out of the maximum 228 points. Besides writing the tests (which can provide 200 points for the student), an additional 28 points can be achieved by the active participation in the course. Note: Focus in improving student learning requires an individual approach, which lies within the competence of each pedagogue. It is expected that students follow the course rules which may differ slightly depending on the individual teacher and which are regulated at the Department Level to provide support for the teaching/learning process. During the Covid crisis, students will be tested/examined/taught via the Online mode: - Presence in online Google Meet sessions (two absences are allowed- email your teacher in advance if you want to be absent) - Active participation in online Google Meet sessions - Following Moodle session by session
Recommended literature
  • Clive Oxenden and Christina Latham-Kownig. New English File Intermediate.
  • Roberts, Buchanan, Pathare. Navigate B1+ Intermediate Coursebook.. Oxford, 2015.
  • Roberts, Buchanan, Pathare. Navigate B1+ Intermediate Workbook. Oxford, 2015.
  • Sparling, D. English or Czenglish? Jak se vyhnout čechismům v angličtině. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1991.. Praha: Státní jazykové nakladatelství, 1990.
  • Stuart, Redman. English Vocabulary in Use. Pre-intermediate & Intermediate. New edition (2nd). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education Study plan (Version): Applied Geography (20) Category: Geography courses - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter