Course: Linguistic Seminar

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Course title Linguistic Seminar
Course code KAJ/LNSNE
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course 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
  • Malá Marcela, PhDr. M.A., Ph.D.
  • Šaffková Zuzana, PaedDr. CSc., M.A.
  • Šimůnková Renata, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Peldová Petra, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Tymbay Alexey, CSc.
Course content
Weeks 3-4 The System of the English Tense & Aspect. Non finite Forms. Practical Overview. Weeks 5-6 The Theoretical and Hypothetical Meaning; Conditional Sentences. Weeks 7-8 Wish-clauses and Subjunctive Mood. Weeks 9-10 Modality as a Grammatical Category of the Verb; Forms and Functions of Modal Verbs. Week 11 The Multi-word Verbs - Prepositions and Particles; Phrasal Verbs and Prepositional Verbs. Practical Overview. Week 12 Reporting; Reporting with Passive Forms; Practical Guideline + Practice; The Passives Revisited. Week 13 Organising Information - Focusing; Cleft Construction and Inverted Structures Revisited. Week 14 Final Test

Learning activities and teaching methods
Self-study (text study, reading, problematic tasks, practical tasks, experiments, research, written assignments)
  • Class attendance - 28 hours per semester
  • Home preparation for classes - 15 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 17 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course serves a more clinical and consultative function. The main aim is to revise and extend elements of grammar that have been covered in classes of morphology (year 1) and syntax (year 3) with special attention paid to the Czech language as students' mother tongue. It helps students overcome their problems in various grammar areas. The actual programme is negotiated with students who have chosen this elective so that it meets their individual needs.
Students will develop their general linguistics knowledge and skills in order to meet the requirements of a professional English language teacher.
C1 level of English

Assessment methods and criteria
Systematické pozorování studenta

To get the credit for the course, the students will fulfil the following credit requirements: - regular attendance + active participation in class - passing a credit test in week 14 (70 % to pass); the test can be re-sat once COVID 19- during the pandemic restrictions, the lessons will be online in compliance with the timetable.
Recommended literature
  • Alexander, L. G. Longman English Grammar. Longman, 1988.
  • Eastwood, J. Oxford Guide to English Grammar. Oxford University Press, 2002.
  • Hall, N. and J. Shepheard. The Anti-Grammar Grammar Book. Longman, 1993.
  • Leech, Geoffrey. A Communicative Grammar of English. Longman, 2013.
  • Parrot, M. Grammar for English Language Teachers. Cambridge University Press, 2000.
  • Quirk, R. and S. Greenbaum. A Student´s Grammar of the English Language. Longman, 2010.
  • Swan, M. and C. Walter. How English Works. Oxford University Press, 1997.
  • Swan, Michael. Practical English Usage. Oxford University Press, 2016.

Study plans that include the course
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