Study programmes / B-AGE Agricultural Engineering / World Language - English Advanced Course 2
Course code:AJP2
Course title in language of instruction:World Language - English Advanced Course 2
Course title in Czech:Světový jazyk - angličtina pokročilí 2
Course title in English:World Language - English Advanced Course 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:WS 2019/2020 - FA
Name of lecturer:Mgr. Lea Hasíková (examiner, instructor)
Mgr. Pavel Reich, Ph.D. (supervisor)
Bc. Ing. Eva Sapáková, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor)
Ing. Nahanga Verter, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor)
Prerequisites:World Language - English Advanced Course 1
Aims of the course:The aim is to consolidate the acquired knowledge and improvement in all skills, ie mainly in the field of communication / understanding and ability to respond in English / and in writing. The course is based on the use of modern methods to enhance the main focus of language skills and competencies - primarily strategic, pragmatic and produktivní.Students will write three 60 min.tests during the semester. The maximum score is 50 points, a total score of 150 points. To get the credit you need to get at least 100 points. Tests will be written in the 5, 8, and 11 week.Participation in the tests is mandatory
Course contents:
1.Curriculum I English language - General English Speaking Oral presentation: • student's personality • family • native town/village • native country • university/application form, job interviews, summer jobs,Revision of the subject matter (allowance 0/2)
a.Presentation skills - University and future career.

2.Topic: Picture yourself-self portraits,Listening for gist, listening for specific information, listening for general information (allowance 0/2)
a.Listening analysis - listening to authentic sources - (BBC, CNN)
b.typical errors and their corrections

3.Topic: Leisure and entertainment, Structured CV, paragraph, essay writing, e-mailing, filling in a form (allowance 0/2)
a.Academic writing according to syllabus.

4.Grammar revision: - word order of statements, question, scope of negation,imperative, tenses, modal verbs, passives, adjectives, phrasal verbs, clauses -relative, time purpose, Office knowledge - testing from the last term. (allowance 0/2)
a.Grammar practice according to syllabus

5.This curriculum is just an orientation survey of topics, skills, grammar areas mandatory for the course of General English. Each lecturer will work up their own sylabus which will contain particular topics, grammar and skills in the order and extent corresponding to their needs. All syllabi will be then consulted with the Head of the Department of Language and Cultural Studies.
Topic: Students' presentations
(allowance 0/2)
6.Topic: The ethics of reality television producers,
Academic writing: A report, an informal letter
(allowance 0/2)
7.Topic: At top speed, reading comprehension, text analysis
Academic witing: A formal letter
(allowance 0/2)
8.Topic: A lifelong process, Why do we need lifelong learning?
Academic writing: A cover letter
(allowance 0/2)
9.Topic: Being somewhere else, text analysis: Disappearing in Africa (allowance 0/2)
10.Topic: Health and Lifestyles, filling in forms and questionnaires. (allowance 0/2)
11.Topic: Moving abroad, Getting a student visa or a work permit. (allowance 0/2)
12.Final testing and examining students. (allowance 0/2)

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to apply knowledge
-ability to create new ideas (creativity)
-ability to solve problems
-ability to understand foreign cultures and customes
-ability to work in international context
-ability to work independently
-skilled at utilizing and processing information
-work in team

Specific competences:
-Ability to communicate in foreign language using corresponding terminology
-Awareness and observing the aspects stemming from non-European national and cultural backgrounds
-Understanding intercultural differences and interrelations

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:WINTER TERM - Credit (required knowledge in a range of subject matter and drawing résumé text), SUMMER TERM - examination (required knowledge in a range of subject matter, the oral test's ability to communicate on the topic).
During the study, students will write a series of test to practice and fixing curriculum. Students prepare projects, which will then submit an oral exam
80% attendance
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     practice24 h
     consultation3 h
     project work4 h
     preparation for exam5 h
     preparation for regular assessment5 h
     preparation for regular testing5 h
     preparation of presentation5 h
     elaboration and execution of projects4 h
     writing of seminar paper1 h
Total56 h

Basic reading list
  • BROOK-HART, G. -- HAINES, S. Complete CAE - Student's Book . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. 264 p.
  • BROOK-HART, G. -- HAINES, S. Complete CAE Student's Book. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. 264 p.
Recommended reading list
  • MURPHY, R. Essential grammar in use : a self-study reference and practice book for elementary students of English : with answers. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998. 300 p. ISBN 0-521-52932-8-.
  • SPARLING, D. English or Czenglish?. SPN, 1993. 220 p. ISBN 80-04-25969-3.
  • English vocabulary in use: pre-intermediate & intermediate. 3rd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. 263 p. ISBN 0-521-01171-X.
  • GAIRNS, R. -- REDMAN, S. Natural English : intermediate class.  [other]. Oxford. 2002. ISBN 0-19-437330-4.