UCJANGBP20 Communication Skills

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Summer 2024
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Barbora Hamplová (seminar tutor)
Steven Morris, M.A. (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Libor Práger, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Libor Práger, Ph.D.
Institute of Foreign Languages - Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course is intended mainly for the students who find out in the course of the first semester that they are behind as far as their speaking and listening skills are concerned. It is the teacher`s task to focus on the problems connected with the spoken language. Specifically: comprehension, pronunciation, appropriate reaction, appropriate means of expression. The following methods will be employed when practicing communication skills: role play, discussion, addressing an audience, dialogue, description, game, monologue - argumentation, storytelling.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course, the student will be able to coomunicate more effectively. Their listening skills will improve, as well as their vocabulary and the command of English grammar in use
  • (a listening exercise with a comprehension check is part of every lesson). Seminar topics include:
    Personal information and people
    Weather and climate
    City and country life
    Food, Eating
    Employment and jobs
    Pets and other animals
    recommended literature
  • Jones L.: Speaking and listening activities for upper-intermediate students. CUP, 1991. Seymour D., Popova M.: 700 Classroom Activities. Macmillan Publishers Limited, 2003
Teaching methods
Conversation practie, assignments and exercises, class communication projects
Assessment methods
Practicing conversation on given topics. Their mastering will be tested orally.
Language of instruction
The course is also listed under the following terms Summer 2021, Summer 2022, Summer 2023.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Summer 2024, recent)
  • Permalink: https://is.slu.cz/course/fpf/summer2024/UCJANGBP20