Study programmes / B-EPA Economic policy and administration / English 2
Course code:SVA2
Course title in language of instruction:English 2
Course title in Czech:Světový jazyk - Angličtina 2
Course title in English:English 2
Mode of completion and number of credits:Exam (2 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 0/2
(full-time, hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction:English
Level of course:bachelor
Semester:SS 2019/2020 - FBE
Name of lecturer:Mgr. Michal Mikeš (supervisor)
Prerequisites:English 1
Aims of the course:The main subject goal is to acquire and deepen knowledge of all general language competences (reading, writing, speaking and listening) aiming at B2 level.
Course contents:
1.Lesson 6A (allowance 0/2)
a.will/won't, predictions, opposite verbs

2.Lesson 6B (allowance 0/2)
a.will/won't for offers, promises, instant decisions, verbs+back

3.Lesson 7A+7B (allowance 0/2)
a.infinitive and gerund constructions, verbs followed by infinitive, verbs followed by gerund

4.Lesson 7C (allowance 0/2)
a.modal verbs, have to, don't have to, must, mustn't, language learning, modifiers

5.Lesson 8A (allowance 0/2)
a.should, phrases with get, giving advice

6.Lesson 8B (allowance 0/2)
a.first conditional, confusing verbs

7.Lesson 9A (allowance 0/2)
a.second conditional, 2nd conditional in contrast with 1st conditional, animals

8.Lesson 9B (allowance 0/2)
a.present perfect + for and since, phobias and words related to fear

9.Lesson 9C (allowance 0/2)
a.present perfect vs. past simple, biographies

10.Lesson 10A+10B (allowance 0/2)
a.passive voice, used to, school subjects, childhood memories

11.Lesson 11B (allowance 0/2)
a.phrasal verbs, word order of phrasal verbs, morning routines

12.Lesson 11C (allowance 0/2) and neither + auxiliaries, similarities and differences

13.Revision (allowance 0/0)
a.revision of key grammatical structures and vocabulary

14.Credit test (allowance 0/0)
a.summary test testing acquired knowledge of grammar and vocabulary (second semester)

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to understand foreign cultures and customes
-ability to work in international context
-communication in second language
-general knowledge

Specific competences:
-Student can ask for and search detailed information in a foreign language and pass the information as well.
-Student can participate in interactions ina foreign language.
-Student can understand intermediate texts written in a foreign language and create them.
-Student can write a letter or an email in a foreign language.
-Student understands intermediate grammatical structures of a foreign language.
-The student masters intermediate vocabulary and phrases in a foreign language.

Type of course unit:optional
Year of study:Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement:There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules:none
Assessment methods:In the continuous assessment students have to gain a minimum of 70 points out of a maximum of 100 points to be awarded credit and be admitted to the oral exam. In the 5th and 10th week of the term students take a test that has 20 questions. Each test makes a maximum of 20% of the total marks. Students can gain a maximum of 20 points per each test. In the 14th week of the term students take a final credit test consisting of 60 questions in an electronic form. The test makes a maximum of 60% of the total marks. Students can gain up to 60 points at most. After the credit award students are admitted to the oral exam testing their speaking skills (fluency, accuracy, range of vocabulary, pronunciation). Students have a dictionary at their disposal during the preparation time. The duration of the preparation is 15 minutes. The exam lasts 15 minutes. The minimum to pass is 60% out of the maximum 100%. Students are assigned a final grade A-F. Attendance at the seminars is mandatory.
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     practice28 h
     preparation for exam7 h
     preparation for regular assessment14 h
     preparation for regular testing7 h
Total56 h

Basic reading list
  • OXENDEN, C. -- LATHAM-KOENIG, C. English File Pre-Intermediate Student's Book Third Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. 191 p. ISBN 978-0-19-459881-1.
  • OXENDEN, C. -- LATHAM-KOENIG, C. -- SELIGSON, P. English File third edition Pre-intermediate Workbook. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. 95 p.
Recommended reading list
  • MURPHY, R. English Grammar in Use. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. 380 p. ISBN 05-2153-762-2.
  • English vocabulary in use: pre-intermediate & intermediate. 3rd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. 263 p. ISBN 0-521-01171-X.